Friday, February 21, 2020





8,000 Gallon Sewage Spill Reported In Smithfield

The Town of Smithfield says 8,000 gallons of sewage spilled Saturday morning in West Smithfield. The spill was discovered around 7:00AM in the area...

Tree Damages Smithfield Home

A Smithfield home was damaged by a tree toppled over by gusty winds Thursday evening. It happened at a residence in the 400 block of...

Johnston County Emergency Operations Center Activated

The Johnston County Emergency Operations Center inside the Johnston County Courthouse in Smithfield was activated at Noon today (Thursday) and will operate on a...

Town, Business Owners Say CSX Railroad Is Not A Good Neighbor

CSX Accused Of Not Maintaining Drainage Pipes Under Railroad Tracks, Flooding Nearby Businesses In October 2016, torrential rains from Hurricane Matthew caused extensive flooding in...

Lost Wallet Leads To Criminal Charges Against Smithfield Couple

A Smithfield couple was arrested Monday by Smithfield Police, hours after a customer lost their wallet in the parking lot of a local pharmacy. Around...

Bid Awarded To Elevate Transformer Flooded During Hurricane Matthew

In October 2016, floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew caused widespread damage and power outages.  In Smithfield, a key transformer that supplied power to Johnston Medical Center...

Road Renaming Could Impact Two Dozen Smithfield Homes And Businesses

Some Smithfield homes and businesses could have a new street name by the end of this year.  The NC Department of Transportation has asked the...

Leslie Hufton Takes Oath As Smithfield Police Officer

Smithfield Mayor Andy Moore administered the oath for newly hired Smithfield Police Officer Leslie Garner Hufton.   Officer Hufton was sworn in during the August...

Smithfield Approves Large Indoor Hemp Greenhouse

In a unanimous vote, the Smithfield Town Council has approved a special use permit from businessman Frank Lee to operate a greenhouse inside a...

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...