Tuesday, October 15, 2019






Council Approves First Phase Of East River Subdivision

In a unanimous vote, the Smithfield Town Council approved a request by developers of the new East River subdivision on Buffalo Road just north...

Discovery Channel Celebrity To Appear With Local Robotics Teams

Craig Danby, a familiar face on Discovery Channel’s Battlebots, will appear with Johnston County’s only all-girl, FIRST Lego League robotics team, the Techno Tigresses,...

$1 Million For A New Neuse River Amphitheater?

On October 1st, the Johnston County Visitor's Bureau (JCVB) and the Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department submitted plans to the Smithfield Town Council for...

85 Year-Old Woman Struck And Killed In Parking Lot

An elderly Johnston County woman was struck and killed by a vehicle at the Pine Needle Plaza Shopping Center.  The accident was reported at...

Fire Chief Wants Department To Keep Old Ladder Truck

The Smithfield Fire Department has just received delivery of a 2019 Smeal 100 foot ladder truck.  The new truck is expected to be put into...

Triangle East Chamber Named 2019 Outstanding Chamber of the Year

The Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE) recognized the 2019 Outstanding Chamber of the Year (for a chamber with under 700 members)...

Ex-Girlfriend Accused Of Poisoning Drink

A Smithfield teenager was hospitalized Thursday after authorities said his drink bottle was poisoned. It happened just before 6:00PM at a home on Weatherspoon...

Retirement Reception Honors Caregiver For 41 Years Of Dedicated Service

A Retirement Reception was held for Ms. Janice Gaddis a Certified Nursing Assistant at Smithfield Manor Nursing and Rehab on September 20th.  Gaddis was honored...

Congressman Honors Retired Radio Legend Carl Lamm

U.S. Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC) on Monday honored recently retired radio legend Carl Lamm. Rouzer presented Mr. Lamm with a flag that was flown over...

Mother, Daughter Accused Of Exploiting Money From Disabled Veteran

Two Johnston County women are accused by authorities of exploiting an elderly disabled veteran, in the process taking a large sum of money from...