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SELMA — Highlighted by a ceremonial first plunge into the deep end by both Selma Mayor Cheryl Oliver and Councilman Mark Petersen on May 25, the town’s public swimming pool at 211 W. Griswold St. … more
SELMA — Town residents may notice smoke rising from out of the ground, sidewalks, cleanouts and streets beginning Monday, but officials say the smoke is harmless and people should not be … more
SMITHFIELD — A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper who fired 11 shots, killing a fleeing suspect, will face no charges in the July 1 incident. “Trooper (Joshua) Kiser was legally justified … more
KENLY — DaVita hopes to have its new kidney dialysis clinic currently under construction in Kenly ready to open by mid-November, according to company officials. Project superintendent Dax … more
SMITHFIELD — When the Rev, Lee Colbert arrived at First Baptist Church of Smithfield, Jimmy Carter was president, “My Sharona” by The Knack ruled the airwaves and the top movie was “Kramer … more
RALEIGH—A 29-year-old Selma man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after police say he fired a gun into a neighboring apartment. Darnell Thomas Brown pleaded guilty to possession … more
GOLDSBORO — Sheriff’s deputies say they approached a car stopped in the middle of the road and found a Johnston County man “grossly impaired” on alcohol and drugs behind the wheel. … more
SMITHFIELD — Normally, the Triangle East Chamber of Commerce hosts a fall business expo. This year, chamber leaders chose something different. On Wednesday, Sept. 25, the chamber will host a … more
SELMA — Steven Hicks is Selma’s new town manager effective Tuesday, town officials announced last week. The Selma Town Council planned to introduce Hicks during its Tuesday evening meeting, … more
MICRO — Hinnant Outreach Center, an arm of Micro Original Free Will Baptist Church, will hold a toy giveaway and “hot dogs with Santa” lunch at 11 a.m. this Saturday for Micro-area children. … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2 in the college’s Wilson Conference Room. For more information, call 919-209-2011 or email … more
SMITHFIELD— A 7.5-mile segment of U.S. 70 in the Selma-Smithfield area will be resurfaced after the N.C. Department of Transportation awarded a $4.7 million contract in May. S.T. Wooten Corp. of … more
SMITHFIELD — A 28-year-old woman found dead outside her Smithfield home on July 2 was fatally stabbed, police confirmed last week. “With the assistance of the North Carolina Medical … more
SMITHFIELD — Duke Energy Chairwoman, President and CEO Lynn J. Good was the keynote speaker at a broker/consultant “fly-in” held at the Johnston Regional Airport on Thursday. A crowd of … more
SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield Town Council delayed action on the Neuse Amphitheater renovation project at its Oct. 1 meeting. Mayor Andy Moore asked Parks and Recreation Director Gary Johnson to … more
SMITHFIELD ­­­­­­­— The second annual Smithfield-Selma High School Hall of Fame banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday in the school cafeteria. “It’s … more
Scattered showers and storms this weekend combined with comfortable temperatures make for typical spring weather in eastern North Carolina, Albert Thomas Jr. says in the latest installment of The … more
GARNER — The Pine Level-based Baker School of Dance will celebrate its 40th anniversary with its annual spring recital, “Top 40 Hits” this Saturday at the Garner Performing Arts Center. … more
KENLY — Several streets that were in dire need of repairs have a new look and feel following a repaving project that began May 21 and wrapped up Friday. Kenly Town Manager Michael Douglas said … more
SMITHFIELD — After the first 10 days of school, there are 37,411 students enrolled in Johnston County Public Schools, a 334-student increase from last year’s 37,077 students. The school with … more
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