Sunday, September 15, 2019






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...

SSS Student Chosen As NC Senate Page

Smithfield-Selma High School student Camryn Barefoot has been accepted to serve as a Senate Page for the North Carolina General Assembly.  Barefoot's application was...

Homeless Man Arrested For Spitting On Policeman

A homeless man was arrested by Smithfield Police after he allegedly assaulted an officer. Police said they were called to a disturbance around 12:20am last...

Town Board Approves Bids

Two bids have been awarded by the Smithfield Town Council for upgrades and repairs. The council has awarded a $14,800 bid to Mark Gregory Roof...

Kenly Man Arrested During Smithfield Traffic Stop

An expired license plate and a non-working taillight were the reasons a Johnston County deputy pulled over a car Wednesday at 11:35pm on East...

Reading At Heritage Center Will Feature Smithfield Native Barbara Baker Elliott

Smithfield native Barbara Baker Elliott, author of The Accidental Mountaineer, will read selections from the book this Saturday, May 4th, at 11 a.m. at the...

Johnston County GOP Criticizes School Board For Cancelling Classes For Teacher Rally

UPDATE 3:20PM - Superintendent Dr. Ross Renfrow and School Board Chairman Mike Wooten released a joint statement in response to the GOP news article...

Do You Recognize This Truck?

Local authorities need help locating this pickup truck.  The Johnston County Sheriff's Office said the truck was involved in the theft of a 2018 car...

Police: Shoplifting Suspect Had Narcotics Inside Vehicle

Things went from bad to worse for a man reportedly caught shoplifting at Walmart in Smithfield. Smithfield Police responded to Walmart at 1:30am last Friday...

Shoplifting Suspect Charged With Habitual Larceny

When 54 year-old Gregory O'Neal Rhone of Cumberland County was arrested April 25th for allegedly shoplifting from Belk's in Smithfield, authorities said this wasn't...