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Arrests Made In Rash Of Break-Ins

Following a lengthy investigation by Four Oaks Police and the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, two arrests have been made in a rash of car and building break-ins in recent weeks in the Four Oaks and Benson areas. Four Oaks Police arrested the first suspect, 19 year-old Lenterrel Demill Ray of Lillington, during a traffic stop […]


Wife Charged As Accessory To Clayton Shooting

The wife of a Johnston County man arrested earlier this month for attempted murder has been charged with tampering with evidence. Marie Elizabeth Aberant, 69, of 60 Waymon Way, Clayton was charged Aug. 20th by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office with accessory after the fact. On August 11th, her husband, 59 year-old Joseph Kalvin Aberant […]


Truck Collides With Home

A truck struck a home early Friday morning in Johnston County. Around 3:00 AM a resident on Majestic Lane in the Cleveland community happened to be away. They said they heard a large diesel truck coming down the street. The truck ran off the roadway, drove through their yard, and struck their home adjacent to […]


Johnston County Highway Projects Included In 2018-2027 Transportation Plan

The NC Department of Transportation announced this week that several key transportation projects aimed at improving regional mobility and better connecting eastern North Carolina’s communities will be included in the state’s next draft 10 year transportation plan, which will be released in January 2017. The plan includes the years 2018 through 2027. In Johnston County, […]


Woman Robbed At ATM

A woman was robbed while at an ATM. It happened last Friday at the BB&T ATM in Newton Grove. The victim said after she had pulled her vehicle up to the ATM, two men approached, pulled out a handgun, and demanded money. The suspects took $20 in cash and her wallet containing personal information. The […]


Man Faces Statutory Rape Charges

A Godwin man remains in the Sampson County Detention Center following his arrest Thursday afternoon on statutory rape charges. Stanley Spencer, 40, was charged with statutory rape of a child under the age of 15, incest with a child over the age of six and indecent liberties with a child. According to Sampson County Sheriff’s […]


Camels Host Fan Fest, Final Preseason Scrimmage

Buies Creek – Campbell concluded its 2016 training camp Thursday with its annual Fan Fest and final preseason scrimmage. The event featured an hour long scrimmage, followed by autographs and photos with the team and coaching staff at Barker-Lane Stadium. The Camels reported to camp on August 3. Campbell kicks off the 2016 season Thursday […]


Internal Investigation Finds No Wrongdoing By SRAC

An internal investigation into a report children from the Salvation Army summer camp were allegedly turned away from the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center (SRAC) has been completed. The copy of the report compiled by the Smithfield Police Department for Town Manager Michael Scott and members of the Smithfield town council has been obtained by […]


Motorcyclist Critically Injured

A motorcyclist was critically injured after being thrown from his bike during a crash on the US 70 Bypass in Wilson’s Mills Wednesday afternoon. The 2016 Harley Davidson was traveling eastbound when it appears the bike collided with another vehicle headed in the same direction. The motorcycle slid 245 feet before ending up in a […]


Drugs, Small Children Found In Car At Kenly Checkpoint

A Johnston County man is facing drug and child abuse charges. Stevie Allen Cantrell II, 37, of S. Wilson Street, Kenly was arrested at a Johnston County Sheriff’s Office SAFE Team license checkpoint Wednesday afternoon on Princeton-Kenly Road. When Cantrell stopped at the checkpoint, deputies allege they detected an odor of marijuana coming from his […]


Driver ‘Checking Email’ Charged With DWI

A Clayton woman was arrested for driving while impaired after deputies reportedly found her behind the wheel of her SUV in a parking lot on Highway 42 near I-40 around 11:15 PM Wednesday. Deputies said the vehicle was still running when they found the suspected impaired driver who claimed she had stopped at the location […]


Construction Sites Targeted By Thieves

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating four break-ins in a 24 hour period at new homes under construction. The thefts were discovered Monday and Tuesday near McGee’s Crossroads, Cleveland, and Selma. Among the items taken from the four locations were windows, vinyl siding, lights, appliances, and four pallets of shingles. The total value of […]


Local Woman Whose Father Fought In Civil War To Be Honored

It seems unlikely that a soldier from the Civil War would have a child who is still alive. However, according to the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) there are at least 10 ladies whose fathers fought for the South between 1861 and 1865. One of these is Johnston County’s Iva Lee Benson Gainey, a […]


Johnston Baptist Association Celebrates Schools For 20 Years

For the 20th year, the Johnston Baptist Association graciously welcomed back the Johnston County Schools (JCS) family with a special luncheon to show their support for the upcoming school year. While many faith communities provided meals for schools on their first week back to school, one of the largest luncheon events was held at West […]


School Board Approves Advisory Council Appointments

The Johnston County School Board has approved appointments to advisory council’s at three public schools. The board approved a request to renew the appointments of Tina Lee, Ashley Anderson and Brent Massengill on the advisory council at Meadow School. Walter Martin, Kevin Dougherty, and Malcolm Hinton were approved for a three-year term on the Princeton […]


University Of Mount Olive Summer Graduation Set For Saturday

Mount Olive – The University of Mount Olive will graduate approximately 250 students on Saturday. Commencement exercises are scheduled for 2 PM in the George and Annie Dail Kornegay Arena on the Mount Olive Campus. Businessman and UMO Board Member Donnie Lassiter will be the commencement speaker. Lassiter grew up on a farm in the […]


Interstate 40 Lane Closures Set For Thursday

Maintenance work along the median on Interstate 40 between Exits 306 and 309 near the Johnston-Wake County line near Garner will require the closure of the inside lane in both directions. The closure, for the safety of the crews repairing the median shoulders, will be in place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday. No […]


Neglect Allegations Made Against Assisted Living Center

Allegations have arose of neglect of residents at Oakview Commons Adult Living Center. The facility owned by Depaul Senior Living is located on Boyette Road in Four Oaks. Former employees and a family member have told The Daily Record conditions for both residents and employees of the facility’s Alzheimer’s wing — also known as the […]


Woman Calls 911 Reporting Burglary Told Home Is On Fire

A woman who dialed 911 early-Wednesday reporting someone was kicking in her back door didn’t expect the 911 operator to tell her that her house was on fire. Around 3:00am, a woman was at home with her 8 year-old son and 4 dogs when she heard what sounded like an explosion. She retrieved a gun […]


Booster Club President Proposes Multi-Use Facility On SSS Campus

Johnston County School officials have not determined what type of facility will be built on the Smithfield Selma High campus to replace the former Field House that was demolished over-the-summer. However, the president of the SSS Athletic Boosters has a suggestion he recently shared with members of the school board. At their August monthly meeting, […]


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