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    County Visitors Bureau President: “I’m Not Breaking Any Laws. This Is How We Do Business…”

    Interim Smithfield Town Manager Jim Freeman said Tuesday night he will assist the Smithfield Town Council with the hiring of a new town manager. The board voted not to hire an outside consultant at this time to search for a replacement for Paul Sabiston who was fired Aug. 4th.

    Smithfield To Handle Hiring Of New Manager In-House

    Smithfield Mayor John Lampe said Tuesday night members of the town council were split on how to hire a new town manager.  Some wanted to conduct the process in house while others wanted a consultant hired to handle most of the process. After some discussion, the council voted unanimously to handle the hiring with town […]


    Trash Truck Overturns

    An accident involved a trash truck shut down Covered Bridge Road near Archer Lodge for a few hours Tuesday. The accident happened near the intersection of Applewhite Road. The large truck overturned in the roadway. Initial reports indicate the driver lost control, ran off the roadway, overcorrected, then overturned on its side in the middle […]


    New Housing Starts Up 21 Percent

    The building industry in Johnston County is back to levels not seen before the recession. New housing starts in the county are up 21 percent this year, compared to the first seven months of 2014.  And the trend shows no signs of letting up. Between January 1 and July 31st, 2015, 789 new housing permits were […]


    Four Oaks Man Charged In Fatal Wreck

    A Four Oaks man is facing charges following a deadly wreck in Sampson County last month. Richard Alfonso Huerta, 27, was formally charged with death by motor vehicle, unsafe passing and driving while impaired. According to reports, on Aug. 19, Mr. Huerta was traveling southbound on U.S. 701, outside Clinton, when he pulled his car […]


    Victims Of Dog Mauling May Have To Undergo Rabies Treatment

    Caution: Story Contains Graphic Images: Tests on a pit bulldog shot to death by Four Oaks Police after it bit three people at the Travelers Inn Motel on August 27th are inconclusive for rabies. Johnston County Animal Services Director Ernie Wilkinson told WTSB News on Tuesday the dog was taken to the NC Public Health […]


    3 Held In Robbery

    Smithfield Police apprehended three robbery suspects a short time after they allegedly took money from a woman in the parking lot of a Selma convenience store. The 23 year-old victim said she accepted a ride from the suspects as she walked along South Pollock Street around 12:20am Monday. The driver soon pulled into a store […]


    Man Found Dead In Grocery Store Parking Lot

    Wilson Police do not suspect foul play in the death of a man inside a van in a grocery store parking lot. The body of the victim was discovered in a vehicle just after 5:00pm Monday outside Piggly Wiggly on Ward Boulevard.   Detectives are treating the death as a suicide. The name of the victim […]


    Toys Land Men In Jail

    Two men were arrested for separate incidents involving toys at Wal-Mart on North Brightleaf Boulevard. On Sunday, Smithfield Police said 32 year-old Daniel Lee Glover of E. Abbey Court, Smithfield removed a toy from the shelf, took the item to the customer service desk, and attempted to obtain a cash refund by presenting an old […]


    Man Arrested For Drunk Driving On Bicycle

    A 55 year-old man has been arrested by police for drunk driving on his bicycle. Selma Police said they got behind a bicycle being operated by Gary Wayne Gaylord of Selma around 2:00am Saturday. An officer said he turned on his blue lights but Gaylord did not immediately pull over. He finally stopped when he […]


    DOT Subcontractor Injured In Work Zone Collision

    A subcontractor for the NC Department of Transportation was struck by a car in a work zone on US70 near Selma Tuesday. The crash happened around 11:30amon the Neuse River Bridge between Oak Street and Bear Farm Road.   The victim, Mark Licius, 47, of Moneta, Virginia was working on a deck preservation project on […]


    School Teacher Arrested For DWI

    A Johnston County school teacher has been arrested for driving while impaired after police said she nearly struck a parked police cruiser. The incident happened around 8:35pm Sunday night on South First Street near West Davis Street in South Smithfield.  Police Captain R.K. Powell said an officer was near the intersection when his cruiser was […]


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