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    Johnston County Farm-City Week Recognition

    November 28, 2015 1:00 pm

    By: Bryant M. Spivey, County Extension Director  It is tradition for the Johnston County Farm-City Week Committee to host a banquet each year to celebrate agriculture and agribusiness in Johnston County.  Agriculture and the greater agribusiness industry are part of a tremendous partnership that accounts for roughly 10% of the Johnston County economy and 10% […]


    NC Employers Set To Save $550 Million In Taxes In 2015-2016

    November 28, 2015 9:00 am

    The Division of Employment Security (DES) has started mailing out 2016 tax rate notices to over 200,000 employers in North Carolina. This tax notice mailing will include information alerting employers of a combined unemployment insurance tax savings of more than $550 million in 2015-2016. The savings are the result of the state paying off a […]


    Two People Shot At Mobile Home Park

    November 27, 2015 5:20 pm

    Two people were shot in Selma Friday afternoon. The double shooting was reported at 2:22 pm in the Southern Estates Mobile Home Park off Lizzie Mill Road. Selma Police Captain R.L. Daniels told WTSB News the suspect, Lacy Holmes, used a shotgun to shoot Randy Dunston in the hand following an altercation over a woman.  A […]


    Fire Damages Mobile Home

    November 27, 2015 5:15 pm

    A Johnston County family was displaced by a fire on Friday. The family was away from their residence in the 1100 block of Cardinal Court in Clayton when the flames broke out. A neighbor saw smoke and called 911. Crews from the Clayton, Cleveland and Wilson’s Mills Fire Department responded to the scene to extinguish […]


    Truck Overturns On I-40

    November 27, 2015 5:09 pm

    Hundreds of people headed to do their Black Friday shopping ended up being stuck in traffic Friday afternoon after a box truck overturned.  The accident happened around 1:00pm on Interstate 40 at the 313 mile marker, just east of the I-40 / NC42 interchange. The truck, hauling food products, overturned in the westbound median, after […]


    Motorcyclist Charged With DWI Following Accident

    November 27, 2015 5:05 pm

    A motorcyclist is facing DWI charges following an accident Thanksgiving Day.  The crash occurred at 5:16pm on Shotwell Road near Old US 70  (West Main Street) in Clayton. Clayton Police said Ronald Joseph Nutt of Pen Oak Drive, Willow Spring was traveling northbound on Shotwell Road when he lost control causing the 2000 Harley Davidson […]


    Accident Causes Power Outage

    November 27, 2015 5:03 pm

    A Raleigh woman received minor injuries after crashing her car into a utility pole on Thanksgiving Day. The accident happened at 4:03pm on South Lombard Street near Blanchard Street in Clayton. Clayton Police said Wanda Byrd Evans ran off the roadway and struck the utility pole. Evans was taken by ambulance to Johnston Medical Center […]


    Businesses Warned About Bomb Threat Scam

    November 27, 2015 4:30 pm

    Local businesses are being warned about a scam.  Small to large businesses are being targeted across the country by a caller who threatens to blow up a business with a bomb if employees do not wire money to an overseas account. Workers have sent thousands of dollars to the caller who was likely thousands of […]


    Assistance Needed Identifying Robbery Suspects

    November 27, 2015 3:30 pm

    The Wake County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two masked robbers. The suspects entered the GSK Mini Mart at 6100 Penny Rd just after 8:00pm Tuesday.  They approached the clerk at gunpoint and stole an undisclosed amount of money.  If you have any information that will lead to the identification or […]


    3 Charged With Possessing Stolen Kayak

    November 27, 2015 2:30 pm

    Three people have been charged in connection with the theft of a kayak earlier this year. On July 15th, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a kayak valued at $1,000 being stolen.   In late-October, the kayak was recovered. On Monday, three arrests were made in the case. Cody David Rockvoan, 21, […]


    Second Arrest Made In Jewelry Theft

    November 27, 2015 1:30 pm

    A second arrest has been made in connection with the theft of a large amount of jewelry taken from a Clayton-area home. Eric Michael Nellis, 22, of Bent Branch Loop, Clayton was arrested Monday by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office. Previously, on Nov. 18th, Gregory Harrison Tuttle, 29, of Pine Bark Lane, Clayton was arrested. […]


    Man Charged With Burning Clothes

    November 27, 2015 1:00 pm

    A Smithfield man is facing charges after he allegedly set fire to his girlfriend’s clothes following a domestic argument.  It happened Friday night on Midway Street. Jonathan Luna, 29, is accused of burning about $30 worth of clothing items belonging to his 21 year-old girlfriend following an altercation, according to Smithfield Police.  During the physical […]


    Four Oaks Resident Recognized

    November 27, 2015 11:00 am

    Sigma Alpha Lambda has announced Cierra Evan Alford of Four Oaks has recently been recognized as a member of the organization at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Sigma Alpha Lambda is a national leadership and honors organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development, […]


    Tips To Care For Fresh Christmas Trees

    November 27, 2015 9:00 am

    Because Thanksgiving falls late this year, many Christmas tree growers are opening up early for the season. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services encourages consumers to use proper techniques to care for their fresh trees. “Real Christmas trees offer a great addition to your holiday decorations, but they do need a little extra […]


    Selma Churches Cater To Special Needs Worshippers

    November 26, 2015 3:30 pm

    Selma Presbyterian Church and Good Samaritan United Church of Christ are partnering to offer new services to families with special needs. Both churches, which are co-located at 306 N. Pollock St in Selma, saw an opportunity to minister to a sector that may have been discouraged from attending worship services in the past. “We have […]


    Fire Destroys Mobile Home

    November 26, 2015 2:30 pm

    The Johnston County Fire Marshal’s Office continues to investigate the cause of a fire that destroyed a mobile home. The blaze was reported just before 4:00am Saturday on Ridge Road in western Johnston County. A singlewide mobile home, owned and occupied by Kenneth Parker, burned to the ground.  No one was at home at the […]


    Arrest Made In 2014 Business Fire

    November 26, 2015 1:30 pm

    More than a year after authorities said a Smithfield business was burglarized then set on fire, an arrest has been made in the case. Aaron Levell Freeman (aka Aaron Levell Freeman-Gray), 27, of Maple Street, Knightdale was arrested Monday by Smithfield Police.  Freeman is linked by Smithfield Police to an October 28, 2014 fire that […]


    Two Arrested During I-95 Traffic Stop

    November 26, 2015 12:30 pm

    Two Virginia men were arrested and their vehicle impounded following a traffic stop on Interstate 95 near Selma. Johnston County sheriff’s deputies stopped a 2016 Ford Fusion Friday night for speeding. After approaching the car, the deputy detected a strong odor of marijuana, according to Sheriff’s Captain A.C. Strickland. During a search of the vehicle, […]


    Man Accused Of Stealing Electricity

    November 26, 2015 11:30 am

    A Clayton man is accused of stealing an electric meter owned by Duke Progress Energy to provide power to his home. Sheriff’s investigators allege Joseph Graham Vaughn Jr., 27, of Jack Road, stole approximately $500 worth of electricity for his home.  Authorities said the meter had been reported stolen on Oct. 19th from a residence […]


    Johnston Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Federal Prison

    November 25, 2015 3:55 pm

    On Tuesday, a federal judge sentenced a Johnston County man to 15 years in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release. US District Judge Terrance W. Boyle handed down the sentence against Markie Devon Jones, 39, of Clayton, according to US Attorney Thomas G. Walker.On August 12, 2015, Jones pled guilty to one count […]


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