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SMITHFIELD — Police are searching for a suspect accused of fatally shooting a 39-year-old man who was found dead in his home Thursday morning. Officers were called to the Forbes Drive home at … more
RALEIGH — A Clayton man will serve 10 years behind bars on federal firearm charges linked to drug trafficking, prosecutors announced last week. Chief U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle … more
Kenly resident and N.C. State University student Ethan Thompson has been awarded a $2,000 cotton industry scholarship from Amvac Chemical Corp. Thompson is one of seven recipients of Amvac’s … more
Jesus Christ is both Savior and Lord, right? As believers, we all would agree. Scripture states very plainly in I John 4:14 that Jesus is the Savior of the world: “And we have seen and testify … more
ZEBULON — State troopers are seeking witnesses to help identify a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash in rural Johnston County near the Wake County line. Troopers say a vehicle struck … more
SMITHFIIELD — The Johnston County Department of Public Utilities will clean sanitary sewer mains through Dec. 14. This preventative maintenance will occur at various areas within the sewer … more
FOUR OAKS — Sheriff’s deputies have charged a man with murder in a fatal Friday shooting at a rural Johnston County home. Authorities were called to a shooting at 6350-A Devils Racetrack Road … more
RALEIGH — A native of Johnston County’s Cleveland community outside Clayton, Brice Connors said he had no idea what entrepreneurship was. Today, he is president of BluePrint Business … more
KENLY­ — Police are seeking a 26-year-old man who faces an armed robbery charge. Police Chief Josh Gibson said felony arrest warrants have been obtained for Richard Lavar Carver. “The … more
KENLY — Having walked a mile in their cleats, Thomas Jackson wants to show North Johnston High School players they’re appreciated for representing their school on the football field. The … more
CLAYTON — The town of Clayton broke ground Oct. 14 on the Harmony Playground off N.C. 42 and Glen Laurel Road. It’s a playground designed to include special areas and equipment for children with … more
SMITHFIELD —The deadline for submitting Smithfield-Selma High School Hall of Fame nominees is Wednesday, Oct 23. Inductees must have graduated in 2009 or later and may be nominated for diverse … more
SELMA — Candidates for mayor and town council in Selma’s Nov. 5 municipal election addressed voters in a Thursday candidate forum at Town Hall sponsored by American Legion Post 141. In … more
SMITHFIELD — Veteran police K-9 Diesel is now a civilian after the Smithfield Town Council voted unanimously Oct. 8 to allow his retirement. The Smithfield Police Department requested that K-9 … more
KENLY — Town officials say they’re willing to clean canals and ditches on homeowners’ property to reduce residential flooding. But first, Kenly needs residents to sign on the dotted line by … more
SMITHFIELD — Jessica Herring, the peer review nurse for the quality department, has been named Johnston Health’s Ambassador of the Month. During a recent presentation, Hospital CEO Chuck … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Register of Deeds Office generated a record $5 million in revenue for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Register of Deeds Craig Olive said his office’s revenue is up … more
PRINCETON — Improving downtown Princeton’s appearance was a discussion topic at the Oct. 7 town board meeting. Commissioner Mike Rose proposed using a $10,000 state facade improvement grant … more
MICRO — The new utility business center and town hall that’s been under construction since April is almost complete and set to open for business, according to Micro Public Works Director Johnny … more
SMITHFIELD — The North Carolina School of Protocol and Etiquette is off and running as a Johnston County business with founder and etiquette expert April Furr at the helm. The Triangle East … more
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