Thursday, October 17, 2019






Commissioners Honor American Legion’s 100th Anniversary

Johnston County Commissioners recognized the American Legion's 100th Anniversary last week. Commissioners adopted a resolution at their April 1st meeting at the Johnston County...

County Hires Firm To Oversee Construction Of New Detention Center

SMITHFIELD - Johnston County Commissioners have approved the hiring of M. Durwood Stephenson & Associates Inc. to oversee construction of the new detention center...

Court of Appeals Rules Against Town Of Smithfield In RV Park Lawsuit

In a unanimous decision, the NC Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday against the Town of Smithfield’s attempts to block a controversial RV Park. In the...

Sketch Of Proposed New Detention Facility Unveiled

The public got the first look at drawings of the proposed new Johnston County Detention Center being planned east of Smithfield. On Monday, representatives from...

Business Gas Leak Caused By Copper Theft, Police Say

Police in Smithfield are investigating a gas leak caused by a copper thief.  Around 6:00AM Wednesday, an officer was on patrol and discovered an...

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...

Drive Thru Worker Assaulted With Hamburger, Police Say

An employee at a local fast food restaurant says a customer in the drive thru assaulted her with a hamburger. The incident was reported Wednesday...

Roger Pope Appointed To My Kid’s Club Board Of Directors

My Kid’s Club of Johnston County has announced the addition of Roger Pope, a UNC Kenan Flagler School of Business graduate and banker of...

Hit & Run Driver Strikes Man Taking Out The Trash

A Smithfield man said he was knocked unconscious by a hit and run vehicle that struck him while taking his trash to the curb.  Smithfield...

6 Year-Old Recovering From Dog Bite

A Smithfield youth is recovering after being bitten by a dog.  Smithfield Police and Animal Control are jointly investigating the incident that happened on South...