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(The Center Square) — The North Carolina House voted Thursday in favor of a bill that would allow bars to reopen immediately and expand capacity for restaurants, a measure that would override … more
SMITHFIELD-Two incumbent Selma councilmen,  one Clayton and one Wilson's Mills councilmam lost re-election amid a light turnout for the Nov. 5 municipal election. According to the state … more
SMITHFIELD-Johnston County Commissioner Jeff Carver announced Wednesday, Oct. 30 he won't seek re-election to his District 1 seat. Carver has served on the board  for over 16 years, since … more
KENLY­-Kenly Police are seeking a 26-year-old man charged with armed robbery. Police Chief Josh Gibson said felony warrants have been obtained for Richard Lavar Carver. "The Kenly … more
SMITHFIELD-A Johnston County Grand Jury Monday, Oct. 7 handed down seven superseding indictments on sex crimes against a former Four Oaks pastor. The new indictments charge Rev. Steve Morris, 61, … more
SMITHFIELD -— An 85-year-old woman died after a pickup truck hit her as she walked through a supermarket parking lot last week. The crash happened at noon Oct. 9 at Carlie C’s IGA, … more
SMITHFIELD-A Superior Court judge said Wednesday, Oct. 9 that if Rev. Steve Morris is convicted of statutory rape he could face a life sentence without parole. Judge Keith Gregory said … more
SMITHFIELD-Johnston County Interim School Superintendent Jim Causby granted former Clayton High School principal Bennett Jones a grievance hearing on Tuesday morning , Oct. 1.  Jones was … more
SMITHFIELD- Johnston County Public Schools has set the dates needed to make up the two missed school days from Hurricane Dorian. The following days have been designated as make-up days for the … more
SMITHFIELD-Johnston County District Attorney Susan Doyle dropped charges against four suspects in the Cole Thomas disappearance.  Julian Valles Jr., of Dudley, Anthony Ridell James Jr., … more
BENSON- On Saturday, Sept, 21 at 12:30a.m., three persons were injured after multiple gunshots were fired on Benson Housing Authority property, located at East Benton and South Whittington … more
KENLY-Kenly Town Manager Michael Douglas issued the following statement Thursday, Sept. 19: "In accordance with GS 143-318-12, the Town of Kenly will conduct an emergency council meeting on … more
SMITHFIELD­-A revised public comment policy which would still restrict topics addressed by speakers received its first reading at the Sept. 10 Johnston County Board of Education meetng.  … more
SMITHFIELD­-A revised public comment policy received its first reading at the Sept. 10 Johnston County Board of Education meetng.  The board may vote to approve the changes at its Oct. 8 … more
SMITHFIELD-Johnston County School Board Chairman Mike Wooten said Wednesday, Sept. 11 the issue of Principal Bennett Jones'  transfer from Clayton High School should be resolved in two … more
SMITHFIELD-A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper who fired 11 rounds on July 1, killing a fleeing suspect will face no charges in the incident. Johnston County District Attorney Susan Doyle … more
SMITHFIELD-A Johnston County Grand Jury indicted a married couple on felony charges of obtaining property by false pretenses when they were hired as teachers by Johnston County Public Schools … more
SELMA­- The Johnston County wastewater collection system discharged 640,000 gallons of untreated wastewater into Mill Creek, Selma, in the vicinity of 1457 W. Noble St. on Sept. 6  from … more
RALEIGH- The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch  until 7 p.m. Thursday for Johnston County.  The watch includes the cities of Clayton, Selma and Smithfield. Other … more
SMITHFIELD-Smithfield and Selma are among Johnston County towns that declared sta tes of emerency in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. Others are taking a wait-and-see approach. Smithfield Mayor … more
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