Saturday, August 24, 2019






Highway 210 Residents Concerned About Wastewater Treatment Plant Being Built Near Their Homes

During a public hearing Monday night, Johnston County Commissioners modified a special use permit for a 623 acre parcel of land they own on...

Hit And Run Driver Strikes Same Vehicle Twice

A motorist traveling in Smithfield was hit not once, but twice by the same hit and run vehicle.  Police are looking for the driver...

Employee Accidentally Shoots Himself Inside Restaurant

An employee at a Smithfield restaurant was shot while at work.  The shooting was reported at 1:46pm Tuesday at San Marcos Mexican Restaurant at...

Johnston Health CEO To Retire This Year

Johnston Health Chief Executive Officer Chuck Elliott has announced that he will retire at the end of the year. Elliott has served as the top...

Shoplifting Suspect Charged As Habitual Offender

A 52 year-old man released from prison in December 2018 after serving time for several Wayne County car break-ins is back behind bars. Wednesday night,...

Suspect Linked To 3 Business Break-Ins

Smithfield Police have announced an arrest in three business break-ins reported hours apart. During the overnight hours of July 22nd, police allege 55 year-old Ezekiel...

Search On For Gunman Who Shot Smithfield Man

The Johnston County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect wanted for the shooting of a Smithfield man.  The shooting was reported just before...

Smithfield Man Charged With Selling Meth, Heroin

A 22 year-old Smithfield man is behind bars following a month-long investigation.  The Johnston County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division arrested Ja'Qkwon Anthony Mingus of...

Surplus Smithfield Vehicles, Equipment To Be Sold Online

The Smithfield Police Department and Public Works Department will be selling surplus vehicles and equipment online.  The Smithfield Town Council approved a request by...

Town Of Smithfield Donates $1,000 To Each Area School

The Town of Smithfield has donated $1,000 to all six area schools. During recent budget workshops, the town council and manager discussed distributing a total...