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Novo Nordisk Layoffs Will Not Impact New Clayton Facility Opening In 2020

Novo Nordisk, which broke ground in March on a new $1.8 billion diabetes medicine production facility in Clayton, said this week the project will not be impacted following the layoffs of 1,000 workers. Most of the job cuts will be made in Denmark, where the company is based.  Research and development, headquarters staff and global […]


298 Students Stay At Home Following Rumors Of Violence

About one-third of the students who attend North Johnston High were not in class today (Friday) following rumors of an act of violence at North Johnston High School.  Some parents say they kept their children home from school today because of the rumors and a lack of information from school officials. WTSB News has learned […]


JCSO: Hidden Video Camera Captures Father Choking 6 Month-Old Son

A young mother recently became suspicious after noticing bruises on her six month old baby. Concerned that someone may be harming her child, the woman set up a hidden video camera in her baby’s room without telling anyone. What she saw on the video camera this week shocked the young woman and has led to […]


JCSO: Sexually Explicit Photos Of Minor Found On Cell Phone

More charges have been filed against a man who allegedly assaulted an off-duty officer last month. Billy Chris Massengill, of Go Cart Road, Four Oaks was arrested August 31st after his release from the hospital. Massengill was injured while being detained outside Barefoot’s Country Store on US 701 South of Four Oaks on August 27th […]


Suspect In Multiple Burglaries Found Hiding In Creek

A Selma man arrested while hiding in a creek Thursday afternoon has been linked to seven break-ins in northern Johnston County. Deputies were called to check on a suspicious burgundy SUV parked behind a convenience store at Stancil’s Chapel, on Highway 222 at Highway 42, outside of Kenly yesterday. When an officer arrived the vehicle […]


Engagement Ring Stolen From Mother While She Gave Birth

While a woman was in the hospital giving birth to her child, someone was stealing her engagement ring. The incident happened earlier this year and this week an arrest was made in the case. The victim, who lives in Four Oaks, said she was in the hospital over a three-day period in July while giving […]


5 Members Of Violent Drug Trafficking Organization Arrested

Following a year long investigation into a violent drug trafficking organization, five people were arrested Thursday as multiple search warrants and over 20 federal and state arrest warrants were executed in Sampson County. During the investigation over 11 pounds of cocaine and several firearms were seized. The five suspects arrested Thursday were identified as: Antonio […]


A Family Of Pulmonologists

Johnston Health staff and administrators, patients and family members joined Dr. Mumtaz Ali at his clinic on Sept. 14 for a celebration of his 36 years of practice in pulmonology. Selma Mayor Cheryl Oliver was among the grateful who spoke of his kindness and compassion for patients. Before opening a full-time practice in Smithfield in […]


Eric And Lara Trump Visit Johnston County

A number of people were surprised to see Donald Trump’s son, Eric and his wife Lara, in Johnston County today (Thursday). Eric and Lara Trump are making several stops in North Carolina Wednesday and Thursday as part of efforts to elect Donald Trump as President. The couple took a stroll down Main Street in Benson […]


Partnership For Children Elects Six New Board Members

Partnership for Children of Johnston County (PFCJC) has elected six new members to the Board of Directors. New board members include Suefan Johnson, First Grade teacher at South Smithfield Elementary School; Melissa Palmer, Audiologist with High Point Audiological; Helen Patterson, Director at Johnston Health Early Learning Center: Amber Straley, Retail Lender with Four Oaks Bank […]


Rouzer Votes For Vital Infrastructure Bill For Coastal Communities

This week, with the support of Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC), the House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 which addresses the needs of America’s harbors, locks, dams, provides for flood protection and other water resources infrastructure by authorizing specific U.S. Army Corps of Engineers activities.  WRDA 2016 is a fully […]


Cocaine Found During Traffic Stop

A Smithfield man got more than a speeding ticket when he was pulled over Wednesday afternoon.  A Johnston County Sheriff’s Office SAFE Team deputy stopped a car for speeding on Barber Mill Road near Howard’s Mini Mart. While writing the driver a speeding citation, the deputy said he noticed the driver acting very nervous. The […]


Suspect Linked To Deadly Hit And Run Accident

An arrest has been made in a deadly hit and run accident that claimed the life of an Arizona man. Windom Levi Elliott, 39, of Show Low, Arizona was walking on a service road beside US 70 and near America’s Best Value Inn around 11:22 pm Saturday when he was struck and killed. Based on […]


Reward Offered In Unsolved Murder Of 15 Year-Old

It has been nearly a year since a 15 year-old was shot and killed. No arrests have been made. In hopes of generating new leads in the case, Governor Pat McCrory has announced a $5,000 reward will be offered by the State of North Carolina for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the […]


Veterans Treatment Court Awarded $1.37 Million Federal Grant

The Harnett County Veterans Treatment Court located at the Harnett County Courthouse in Lillington has been notified they will receive a grant from the from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services) and BJA (Bureau of Justice Assistance- US Department of Justice). The grant will equal $1.37 million […]


Tractor Stolen From Farm Field

Deputies are searching for a large farm tractor stolen from a field near Four Oaks. The theft was reported Wednesday. Keith Smith of Four Oaks reported a John Deere 7410 tractor and potato plow were stolen from a field on Lakewood Road, off Highway 210, Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.  The tractor was parked […]


Gunman Charged In Fatal Overnight Shooting

Two people were shot, one fatally injured, Tuesday night in Harnett County. Deputies responded to a shots fired call on McKay Drive just before midnight. A deputy and state trooper arrived on the scene and found the two gunshot victims and a group of women attempting to detain the alleged shooter.  The suspect fled on […]


Retired Police Chief C. Lindell Nordan, 85, Benson

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) for retired Benson Police Chief C. Lindell Nordan.  Nordan, of West Hill Street, died Sunday at Harnett Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Erwin just three days after his 85th birthday. A large number of people attended services this morning at the Benson Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church in Benson. […]


Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Minor

A 24 year-old man is charged with taking indecent liberties with a 14 year-old girl in Johnston County. On August 18th, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said they received a report from the victim’s parents reporting the alleged assault. On Tuesday, Estevan Roberto Silva of the 1000 block of Ridge Road, Angier was arrested. Silva is […]


Arrest Made In Assault In Wal-Mart Parking Lot

An arrest has been made in a cutting outside the Cleveland Wal-Mart store last week. Thursday night, a 31 year-old Smithfield man said he was in the parking lot when someone cut his hand with a knife. The victim was driven by personal vehicle to the hospital for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries. […]


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