Saturday, August 24, 2019






Summer Camp Registration Open At JCC

Fun options for elementary, middle and high school kids Cooking, CSI, biotechnology, robotics and more! Johnston Community College is offering several fun summer camps for kids...

County Employee Linked To Theft From Judge’s Chambers

A Johnston County government employee was arrested Wednesday in connection with a theft reported a day earlier by a district court judge. Judge Paul Holcombe...

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...

Smithfield Police Create ‘No Parking Zone’ On Towne Centre Place

At the request of Police Chief Keith Powell, the Smithfield Town Council has approved creating a No Parking Zone on Towne Centre Place.  The street...

Arrest Made In Robbery, Auto Theft

Police have recovered a vehicle stolen during a robbery earlier this week in Smithfield. Authorities said the incident appears to have been domestic related...

Man Who Followed Children Inside Home Arrested

A 47 year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly followed several young children inside a Smithfield home.  Police said the suspect was “very...

Police Search For Clues In Church Break-In

Police are investigating a break-in discovered Thursday night at a West Smithfield church. Smithfield Police were dispatched to Whitley Memorial Church at 300 Wilson's Mills...

Smithfield Man Arrested Following One Year Investigation

A Smithfield man was jailed under a $2.2 million bond after his arrest last week. The Johnston County Sheriff's Office said the arrest followed an...

Downtown Gas Leak Forces Evacuation Of Homes, Businesses

A gas leak forced emergency crews to evacuate a one block radius in Downtown Smithfield this morning (Thursday).  Around 11:00am, a gas line was accidentally...

Town Prohibits Semi-Truck Traffic On Residential Street

A residential street in West Smithfield is being used by semi-trucks.  The Smithfield Town Council has taken action to try and eliminate the problem. Large trucks...