Wednesday, February 8, 2023



Police Department To Purchase 5 SUV’s

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Earlier this year, the Smithfield Town Council approved a request by Police Chief Keith Powell to purchase seven new Dodge Charger patrol cars. Due...

Town Of Smithfield Applies For $900,000 COVID-19 Grant

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The Smithfield Town Council has approved a request from Town Manager Michael Scott to apply for a $900,000 COVID-19 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). ...

Design Services Contracts Awarded For 3 School Construction Projects

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Johnston County Public Schools has approved an expenditure to pay for design services at three pending construction projects, all being funded from the 2018...

Former Assisted Living Center Employee Convicted Of Raping Elderly Patient

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SMITHFIELD - A former employee at a Smithfield assisted living center was found guilty of rape Thursday by a Johnston County Jury and sentenced...

Smithfield Town Manager Receives Pay Increase

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The Smithfield Town Council has given Town Manager Mike Scott a salary increase following the completion of his annual performance evaluation.  Mr. Scott was...

Photo Of Suspect Vehicle Released In Rash Of Convenience Store Break-Ins

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Ten break-ins reported in Johnston County Early Friday morning, the 10th Johnston County convenience store was broken into.  Authorities believe all ten break-ins, committed since...

Johnston County Heritage Center To Expand Into Former Rose’s Building

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SMITHFIELD - The Johnston County Heritage Center will be expanding. The county-operated facility has signed a lease for the former Rose's building at Market...

Smithfield Business Named A Winner In N.C. Specialty Food Association’s Awards Competition

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Specialty Foods Association recently announced winners in its 2022 awards competition, with Alley Twenty Six of Chapel Hill named Grand Champion for its...

SECU Foundation Awards $10,000 Scholarships to Area High School Students

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Smithfield, NC – State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members via the SECU Foundation, presented $10,000 four-year college scholarships to 8 local graduating high school...

Johnston County Store Fined For Price Scanning Errors

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70 stores in 38 counties fined RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Standards Division has collected fines from 70 stores...