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Dollar General Purchases Local Wal-Mart Express Stores

Dollar General announced late-Wednesday it has completed the purchase of 41 former Wal-Mart Express locations across 11 states, including several in this area. Dollar General said they anticipate relocating into each of the purchased sites no later than October 2016. Former Wal-Mart Express stores in the area purchased by Dollar General include locations in Four […]


Johnston County Serviceman Killed Coming To Woman’s Aid

  One of two United States servicemen killed while trying to help a woman being attacked in a South Carolina bar Sunday morning had attended West Johnston High School. Sgt. Jonathan Prins, 29, and Staff Sgt. Charles Allen Judge Jr., 40, were gunned down at the Frayed Knot Bar & Grill in Lexington County, S.C. […]


Suspects Charged With Numerous Car Break-Ins

Good ol’ fashioned police work, great information from victims and law enforcement networking has two Wake Forest men behind bars suspected not only in a series of car break-ins in Clayton, but across the Triangle. On Monday, officers were called to the Amelia Village Apartments, off Amelia Church Road, after valuables were stolen from seven […]


Police Arrest Suspect In Two Smithfield Break-Ins

Smithfield Police say they have solved two business break-ins. Detectives have charged 42 year-old Odell Sheffield of Goldsboro with a June 18th break-in at Murphy’s Express on North Brightleaf Boulevard and a July 19th break-in at the Speedway on South Brightleaf Boulevard. In both break-ins, tobacco products were taken from the businesses. Interim Police Chief […]


Scholarships Awarded To Local Students

Johnston Health Volunteers have awarded scholarships to 10 local students pursuing careers in health-related fields. They are: from left and seated, Chelsea McDaniels of Kenly, Jatina Cradick of Four Oaks, Taylor Driscoll of Clayton, Callin White of Willow Spring; and standing, Hunter Welfare of Wilson, Tyler Parker of Selma, Krista Cannady of Clayton, and Elizabeth […]


Silver Alert Issued For Elderly Man

The search is underway for a missing 81 year-old man. A Silver Alert has been issued for Arthur Pickens who was reported missing Tuesday by his family. Pickens was last seen around 9:00am yesterday and is believed to have left on foot from his house on Jones Street in Eureka. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said […]


Murder Suspect Facing New Charges

More charges have been filed against a murder suspect. Matthew Craig Moyers of Dudley was arrested by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office on Monday and charged with fatally shooting Joshua Omar Forbes at a location on Bryan Boulevard in the Mar Mac Community early Saturday morning. Forbes died on the way to the hospital. On […]


Weaver Road In Wayne County Closed

Maintenance crews with the N.C. Department of Transportation have closed a section of Weaver Road in Wayne County this week to replace a collapsed pipe. The work is expected to take approximately three weeks. An on-site detour is in place. Motorists can get around the closure by using Old Grantham Road, Falling Creek Church Road […]


Town Of Pine Level Launches New Website

The Town of Pine Level has launched a newly redesigned website. The website is designed to be easier for the public to use to access information about the Town of Pine Level. Citizens and out-of-town visitors to the site will be able to access information about the community and what’s going on in their little […]


Plant Needs $7 Million To Remain Open, Keep 203 Jobs

A Johnston County manufacturing plant is looking for investors so they can stay in business. Otherwise, the plant will close in less than eight weeks forcing the layoff of 203 workers. Last Thursday, SONA BLW Precision Forge, Inc. announced they were being forced to shut down their facility in the Oak Tree Business Park in […]


Town Spends $20,804 To Keep Two Managers On Payroll

Smithfield taxpayers spent over $20,800 to keep interim Town Manager Jim Freeman on the payroll for 10 weeks after the hiring of a new town manager. Former police chief Michael Scott was hired as the town manager on May 3rd. However, interim town manager Jim Freeman was asked to remain on until July 13th.  A […]


Truck Strikes Bridge

Witnesses said it was a miracle the driver of this pickup truck was able to walk away from this violent crash Monday night. Around 8:45pm, a pickup truck was traveling westbound on US 70 near Selma when it ran off the roadway and struck the Buffalo Road bridge. The truck came to rest on its […]


15 Year-Old Severely Injured In Crash

Four family members were injured, one seriously, following a collision at the busy intersection of US 70 Business and Highway 42 East in Clayton. The accident happened around 11:30 Sunday night. Clayton Police said a 44 year-old mother was headed eastbound on US70 with her husband and two teenage children in the vehicle. They were […]


Drivers Seriously Hurt In Collision

The drivers of two vehicles involved in a near head-on collision Sunday night were both injured. The collision occurred around 10:00pm at the intersection of Barber Mill Road and Government Road outside of Clayton.  A red car and blue pickup collided in the intersection. Both drivers were taken to Wake Medical Center for treatment of […]


Police Ask Citizens To Be Alert Following Dramatic Increase In Burglaries

Interim Smithfield Police Chief Keith Powell confirmed Monday there has been a spike in business burglaries “during the last few months.” The burglaries have occurred overnight and authorities believe a small group of people are involved with the crimes, which could possibly be related. Powell said the police department’s Investigation Division is working on leads […]


Health Care Worker Accused Of Stealing From Elderly Patient

A home health care worker has been arrested on charges she stole from an elderly patient. The incident was reported on March 28th. The victim said $5,305 in property was taken from their home in southwestern Wayne County. This week, Kimberly Ann Anys, 46, of Cambria Lane, Goldsboro was arrested. Anys was charged with felony […]


Inmates Caught With Pills

Two inmates in the Johnston County Jail are facing new charges. Detention officers searched the inmates cell on Monday and reportedly found a quantity of prescription pills. Jennifer Erin Marks, 32, of Jacksonville, NC and April Dawn Canady, 36, of Brogden Road, Smithfield were charged by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office with felony possession of […]


Four Oaks Bank Helps Team Get To Tournament

The Four Oaks All Stars 8U baseball team has earned a spot in the North Carolina State Championship Tournament which takes place this Thursday in Wilkesboro, NC. To help with the expenses of getting to the tournament, Four Oaks Bank’s Four Oaks City Executive Tim Barbour recently presented a check to Cason Pope who accepted […]


Driver Crashes Into Building

An elderly driver sustained minor injuries Monday afternoon after her car crashed into a building. It happened at a beauty salon in the 500 block of Village Court in Garner. The vehicle crashed through the front of the business sending people inside scrambling. The driver sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene by […]


Second Fire Reported In Same Neighborhood

A fire heavily damaged a building Saturday night in Smithfield, a short distance away from where a commercial office burned three nights earlier. Around 10pm Saturday, fire fighters responded to a large out building that caught fire behind residence at 522 North Seventh Street. Smithfield Fire Chief John Blanton said the blaze appears to have […]


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