Monday, November 18, 2019






Homeowner Robbed By Burglars

A 44 year-old Smithfield man was robbed after returning home only to find three burglars inside his residence. Smithfield Police said they are investigating the...

Fatal Moped Accident Under Investigation

One person was killed following an early morning moped accident. The accident was reported at 5:36AM today (Monday) on Packing Plant Road outside...

Smithfield First Baptist Church Pastor Lee Colbert Announces Retirement

After 40 years of sharing the gospel message at Smithfield First Baptist Church, Pastor Lee Colbert has announced his retirement. Rev. Colbert was born in...

Johnston Health Names Tom Williams as Interim CEO, Begins National Search

Johnston Health’s board announced today (Friday) they have selected Tom Williams to take over as interim CEO when CEO Chuck Elliott retires in December....

Bids Awarded For Water And Sewer Equipment

The Smithfield Town Council has awarded a contract to replace a media filter at the Smithfield Water Plant.  The Public Utilities Department had budgeted $100,000 to...

Smithfield Widening Project Requires New Traffic Pattern

Widening project expected to be completed by December  Drivers will encounter a new traffic pattern this weekend where crews are completing a $13.2 million project...

Commissioner Jeff Carver Will Not Seek Re-election

Johnston County Commissioner Jeff Carver of Clayton announced this afternoon (Wednesday) he would not seek re-election to another term. Carver was first elected in December...

Teen Charged With Rape

A Smithfield teenager has been charged with statutory rape following an investigation into a missing 13 year-old girl. On Saturday, Smithfield Police said they were...

Tow Truck Driver Arrested After Responding To Accident

A tow truck driver dispatched to an accident scene Tuesday was arrested. Smithfield Police said they were investigating a collision on Booker Dairy Road at...

SSS Down Syndrome Awareness Night

Smithfield-Selma High School will partner with the Triangle Down Syndrome Network to honor individuals with down syndrome. Individuals and their families from the community with...