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    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 […]


    Student Enrollment Up To 34,681

    Enrollment numbers in Johnston County Schools continues to climb. On Tuesday, 34,681 students were enrolled in classes at the 44 public school campuses.  That represents an increase of 1,153 students from August 24th opening day attendance of 33,528.  Even more students are expected this year.  Before school started, school administrators had projected 34,765 students would […]


    High School Student Arrested For Weapons Charge

    A North Johnston High student was arrested Monday for possession of a weapon on educational property. Destin Marqueese Kelbaugh, 16, of Country Day Circle, Selma was arrested by a deputy with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office. According to Detective Lt. M.J. Carson, a school administrator at North Johnston High was investigating the possible use of […]


    Teachers Gain Global Insight

    Selma Elementary teachers Heidi Meyer, Katie Strickland, and Dani Yarborough were given an amazing opportunity through the UNC Word View Immersion Program this summer. Every summer World View leads educators on 10-14 day international study visits to countries or region of the world where few North Carolina educators have traveled before. The experience is to […]


    Johnston’s Unemployment Rate Increases

    Johnston County’s unemployment rate increased slightly from June to July, according to the NC Department of Commerce. Johnston’s jobless rate climbed from 5.5 to 5.6 percent. However, the unemployment rate is 0.4 percent lower than this same time a year ago. A total of 79 of the state’s 100 counties saw jobless numbers increase in […]


    Four Oaks Bank Names Interim Chief Financial Officer

    Four Oaks Fincorp, Inc., the holding company for Four Oaks Bank & Trust Company announced Monday that Nancy S. Wise, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer resigned from her positions with the Bank, effective as of September 1st to spend time caring for aging family members. The Bank will search for a replacement. Until […]


    Marijuana Found During Traffic Stop

    A quarter pound of marijuana was reportedly found in a vehicle Saturday night during a traffic stop by a state trooper on Keen Road at Interstate 95 in Four Oaks. Johnston County sheriff’s narcotics agents were called to the scene and arrested 39 year-old Derrick Montez Wilson of La Grange. In addition, Wilson allegedly had […]


    Man Accused Of Growing Marijuana

    An Angier man was arrested for allegedly growing marijuana at his western Johnston County home.  Jim Kelly Carter, 37, of Ridge Road was arrested on Friday. Carter had one marijuana plant growing at his residence, according to Tammy Amaon, Public Information Officer, with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office. Also, deputies seized marijuana seeds, a smoking […]


    Visitors Bureau Hires Chairman’s Daughter

    By Mickey Lamm and Oonagh McQuarrie Part 2 of WTSB News – Dunn Daily Record Investigation -Chairman Votes To Give Visitors Bureau President 10% Pay Raise After Hiring His Daughter -Hiring Violated Johnston County Nepotism Policy  -Vote Held In “Improperly Closed Meeting” according to NC Open Government Coalition  The Johnston County Visitors Bureau’s (JCVB) hiring of its […]


    Teen Killed In Crash

    The Highway Patrol has released the name of a teenager killed in a single car accident Monday morning.  The collision happened on US301 just south of the Four Oaks city limits.  Nineteen year-old Johnny Shaquan Campbell of Four Oaks was traveling southbound and attempted to pass a line of vehicles.  Campbell, who was traveling between […]


    Two Motorcycles, Truck Collide

    Two motorcyclists were injured, one seriously, in a wreck on the US70 Clayton Bypass Sunday night.  The collision happened just after 10:00pm in the westbound lanes between US70 Business and Ranch Road. According to a witness, two motorcycles collided. After the collision, a pickup truck struck the wrecked motorcycles.  The driver of the truck was […]


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