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    Inmate Charged After Posting Photo From Jail

    A picture is worth a thousand words. It also worth one felony charge and a $20,000 bond. An inmate in the Johnston County Jail was arrested Tuesday after he reportedly took a photo while in the Johnston County Jail then posted it to Facebook, according to Tammy Amaon, Public Information Officer, with the Johnston County […]


    Rouzer Selects Clayton High Student As Congressional Art Winner

    Congressman David Rouzer (NC-7) has named Clayton High School student Lydia Johnson as the winner of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. Lydia’s water color and ink portrait, Mal de Mer, will hang in the United States Capitol where Congressional members, staff, and visitors will be able to enjoy her work.  Additionally, she has been invited […]


    Sex Offender Arrested For Violating Probation, Failing To Register Address

    A Johnston County man on the NC Sex Offender Registry has been arrested.  Johnny Franklin Thornton, 66, turned himself in to his probation officer Thursday afternoon. Thornton was charged with felony probation violation and for failing to report a new address as a sex offender. Johnston County Sheriff’s Captain A.C. Strickland said Thornton had listed his […]


    Selma Man Attacked With Brick During Robbery

    Selma Police are investigating a robbery reported early-Monday in the 900 block of West Waddell Street. A 46 year-old man was less than 1 block from his home when he was attacked by a man who had gotten out of a black SUV.  The suspect reportedly struck the victim with a brick, knocking him to […]

    Smithfield Church Van Vandalized

    A van owned by First Baptist Church in Smithfield was vandalized overnight Wednesday while parked outside the church. Between Wednesday night and Thursday, someone broke out a window to a 2006 Ford van parked next to the church at 202 South Fourth Street. Police Captain R.K. Powell said damage was estimated at $500. Powell said […]


    Deputies Link Smithfield Man To Break-In

    A Smithfield man has been linked by sheriff’s deputies to a break-in April 12th off US 70 East. Thomas Colon Rozier, 27, of Buckingham Court, Smithfield was arrested May 22nd and charged with breaking and entering and damage to property.  Sheriff’s deputies accused Rozier of breaking into a storage building and damaging a John Deere lawn […]


    JCSO: Ex-Husband Forges Wife’s Name On $866 Check

    A Garner man is accused of forging his ex-wife’s name on a check then cashing it.  Those alleged actions led to the arrest of Dirk Mattin, 35, of Larkwood Lane, Garner on May 15th. The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office charged Mattin with identity theft, forgery, and uttering a forged endorsement. Authorities said the offense was […]


    Town of Princeton Receives $400,000 Grant

    The Town of Princeton has been selected to receive a $400,000 Brownfields assessment grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct environmental site assessments, cleanup planning and community engagement activities. The successful implantation of prior grants and low interest loans awarded to the Town totaling over $2.7 million since 2000 from the United States Department […]


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