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SMITHFIELD — Milton Capps, or “Mr. Milt” as friends call him, said hard work is the secret of a long life. Capps turns 100 on June 10. Capps said he never went to school and learned to plow … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County commissioners approved $120,820 for seven more school resource officers during their March 4 meeting. That means every county middle school will have an assigned SRO … more
SMITHFIELD — The Triangle East Chamber of Commerce recently hosted Semester Superstars honorees at the Sleep Inn and Suites in Smithfield. This celebration is held twice a year and honors … more
PINE LEVEL — Following a 21-year career, Keith Sparks has retired as chief of police for the town. His last day on the job was Feb. 28. To mark the occasion, Mayor Jeff Holt presented Sparks … more
SMITHFIELD — Police are continuing their investigation of a weekend stabbing of a hospital employee at Johnston Health. Police Capt. Ryan Sheppard said a patient identified as 25-year-old Connor … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston Health Foundation is registering runners for its Champions 5K and 10K race April 13 at Johnston Health. The event is family-friendly, with dogs and strollers welcome, … more
SELMA — To improve safety, the N.C. Department of Transportation plans to convert the junction of N.C. 42 and N.C. 96 near Selma into an all-way stop on March 20, then construct a roundabout at … more
Parent company Dollar Tree plans to shutter up to 390 Family Dollar stores this year, according to its fourth-quarter report, and it’s unclear whether any of the six Johnston County locations could … more
PRINCETON — The deal to purchase the former Holt True Value Hardware store at 102 S. Center St. happened over an impromptu lunch. Last October, local builder Donnie Allen was eating at Hwy 55 … more
SMITHFIELD — The Durham-Orange Light Rail setback won’t affect Johnston County’s plans to start commuter rail service, said Triangle East Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mike … more
PINE LEVEL — With some 60 guests on hand during town commissioners’ March 4 meeting, the town of Pine Level promoted one of its own as Lt. Ashley Woodard became the new police chief. Retiring … more
SMITHFIELD — During her five-year battle with breast cancer, it wasn’t the many treatments, doctor visits or harsh side effects of medication that Kay Wallace of Clayton talked about with family … more
FOUR OAKS — Carl Lamm, 92, a legendary figure in the world of radio in North Carolina, has announced his retirement and will be turning off his microphone for good at station WTSB AM 1090 and FM … more
SMITHFIELD — The town of Smithfield received a positive economic report at the March 5 town council meeting. The 2017-18 audit was presented by Alan Thompson of Whiteville-based Thompson, Price, … more
KENLY — Hickory Cross Gospel Center, 3713 Hickory Cross Crossroads Road, will have revival beginning at 7 p.m. daily Wednesday, March 13 through Friday, March 15. The Rev. Dennis Pollock is the … more
CLAYTON — Police say a car thief is behind bars after he stole a car with two kids in the backseat but later helped call family members to return them. 22-year-old Brian Keith Allen Jr. of … more
PRINCETON — Kim LeQuire of Kornegay Family Farms and Produce recently completed the executive farm management program. In this program, participants focus on all aspects of management needed to … more
SELMA — Following the inaugural NoJo Family Day last year, a second edition of the event is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Farm, 215 Batten Road. Just like last year, the event … more
CLAYTON — It was the first week of middle school for two Clayton police officers. Officers Aurora Mayo and Scott Holzshu are heading to middle and elementary school as the Clayton Police … more
BENSON — Police took a Dunn man into custody March 2 and the excuses for his violations were as abundant as the blue light, gun and marijuana found in his vehicle, according to a police … more
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