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SMITHFIELD — “Fake news” became a local concern last week when a false story about a make-believe Smithfield murder went viral on the internet Dec. 17. The gruesome story, “Butcher charged … more
Johnston County Public Schools has qualified for a new grant program that will help expand school breakfast access in 10 North Carolina school districts. As part of the 2018-19 Breakfast After the … more
Wireless carrier U.S. Cellular will recognize children and teens making a difference in their communities and is accepting nominations throughout eastern North Carolina. The company plans to make … more
SMITHFIELD — Every year at the Tree of Light ceremony for the State Employees’ Credit Union Hospice House, Lynne Bigness debuts a whimsical creation that always wows. Her gingerbread house sits … more
SMITHFIELD — Among many problems facing law enforcement, Smithfield Police Chief Keith Powell says opiod abuse is an ongoing issue. “The pills are so readily available,” said Powell. “Some … more
KENLY — Southern Heritage will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30 at Hickory Cross Gospel Center, 3713 Hickory Cross Crossroads. Admission is free and a love offering will be taken. For more … more
SMITHFIELD — Sheriff’s deputies have charged a 31-year-old man with raping a preteen girl. The victim, who is related to the suspect, is pregnant, according to the Johnston County Sheriff’s … more
SMITHFIELD — The Eastern Chapter of the North Carolina Transportation Maintenance Council recently awarded toolboxes, tool sets, gift cards, and other prizes valued at more than $17,000 to 29 … more
SMITHFIELD — Three exceptional children teachers in classrooms across Johnston County received more than $400 each through the Knights of Columbus’ Operation LAMB program, which is organized by … more
BENSON — Johnston County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Benson couple and charged them stealing a patrol car. Capt. Jeff Caldwell said the theft happened when deputies responded to a 12:12 p.m. … more
KENLY — The Interstate 95 North on-ramp at Exit 95 on Bagley Road reopened Dec. 14 after a bridge construction project resulted in three years of on-again, off-again closures. “It is a … more
SMITHFIELD — Detectives have arrested a suspect in a man’s killing following a countywide manhunt on Dec. 18. Johnston County sheriff’s deputies were called to an assault at 1516 Braswell … more
PINE LEVEL — The North Johnston High School chapter of Family Career and Community Leaders of America made a special visit last week to Pine Level Elementary School in order to present Christmas … more
CLAYTON — Grifols began purifying the first batch of plasma from healthy Liberian Ebola survivors at its Clayton plant on Dec. 18. The plasma will be used to produce potential treatment for … more
SMITHFIELD — Hundreds of volunteers gathered Dec. 15 to package more than 18,000 meals to fight childhood hunger in the Smithfield-Selma community for the Generosity Feeds event. More than 400 … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Community College’s basic skills staff and J&M Auction in Smithfield brought lots of smiles to faces and joy in hearts week when they handed out toys, blankets and coats … more
Instead of a white Christmas, the greater Wilson area will enjoy a bright Christmas. Plenty of sunshine is in the seven-day forecast with Old Man Winter leaving the snow behind and bringing just … more
SMITHFIELD — Detectives have arrested a suspect in a man's Monday killing following a countywide manhunt on Tuesday. Johnston County sheriff's deputies were called to an assault at 1516 … more
Temperatures should remain mild from now through Christmas, with only one overnight low at or below freezing predicted for the next 10 days, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this week's installment of … more
FREMONT — Two men face first-degree murder charges in a fatal Saturday night shooting. Officers were dispatched to a shots-fired call at 402 S. Goldsboro St. around 10:08 p.m. and found … more
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