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Two Charged With Attempted Murder Of Deputy Following Shooting, Chase

Two people have been charged with the attempted murder of a Johnston County sheriff’s deputy.  A search is underway for a third suspect. Around 10:00pm Monday, a deputy on routine patrol attempted to make a traffic stop on Cleveland Road near the intersection with Barber Mill Road.  The driver of the car refused to pull […]


Kyle Wilson Photography Exhibit Opens Next Week

The Frank Creech Art Gallery, in partnership with the Johnston County Arts Council and Johnston Community College will sponsor a new exhibit, “Kyle Wilson Photography,” beginning in November 2016. An exhibit by photographer Kyle Wilson of Clayton will open Nov. 1 with a reception catered by the Johnston County Arts Council in the Frank Creech […]


Transportation Workers Continue To Repair Roads Damaged By Hurricane Matthew

Two weeks after Hurricane Matthew slammed eastern North Carolina, residents are still reeling from the storm’s impact. Crews from the N.C. Department of Transportation are doing everything they can to help life return to normal. “Our staff is working tirelessly to assess the damage and repair our roads and bridges,” said Greg Burns, division engineer […]


One Lane Of I-95 South Closed For Two Days

Work on Interstate 95 southbound near mile marker 91.5 near Smithfield will require the right lane of I-95 South to be closed for two days. The lane was closed Tuesday morning and will not reopen until 9:00am Thursday, weather permitting. The lane is closed so the existing approach to the bridge over the Neuse River […]


Jewelry Store Employee Arrested After Returning Stolen Rings

A woman who allegedly stole two expensive rings from her employer was arrested when she tried to return the merchandise. Smithfield Police said they are investigating the incident that occurred last week at Zale’s Jewelry on Outlet Center Drive.  Police Captain R. Sheppard said two rings, worth $3,575 and $4,540, had previously been stolen from […]


Break-In Reported At Rescue Mission

There are no suspects in a break-in reported Monday at the Smithfield Rescue Mission. The break-in occurred sometime between Friday and Monday at the mission headquarters on Glenn Street. Police said someone damaged a window when they gained entry. No items were reported missing however the window sustained approximately $200 in damage. Anyone with information about […]


Selma Students Transform Hallways Into Arcade

The hallways of Selma Middle were transformed into an arcade for an interactive math lesson for the school’s fifth grade students on Monday, Oct. 24. All of the games were built out of cardboard and other household supplies by students in Shannon Snipes’ and Brandon Sullivan’s fifth grade math classes. “The kids absolutely loved the […]


Benson Healthy Harvest Festival Draws Large Attendance

The Town of Benson hosted its annual Healthy Harvest Festival on Saturday to beautiful weather and great attendance from the community. The Healthy Harvest Festival included a 5K run, 1-mile Cupcake Walk for cancer, live entertainment, a diverse roster of vendors, a car show, and a pie eating contest sponsored by the North Carolina Sweet […]


No Charges Against Homeowner Who Shot And Killed Intruder

No charges are expected against a homeowner who shot and killed a burglar after breaking into his home. The incident happened around 4:15am Saturday on Little River Drive in Wayne County.  Deputies from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrived to find the suspect wounded and lying near a door. The burglar, identified as 32 year-old […]


Town Employee Arrested For Threatening To Kill Woman, Burn Down Home

A Town of Smithfield employee is facing charges after he allegedly threatened to kill a person then burn down their home. WTSB News has learned Donald Ray Tyndall, 56, was arrested Thursday one day after a warrant was issued for his arrest.  Tyndall is employed by the Town of Smithfield as a Sanitation Equipment Operator. […]


JCS Senior Staff Get Back To Their Roots By Shadowing Students

Johnston County Schools Superintendent Dr. Ross Renfrow and his senior staff got back into the classroom to get a firsthand look at how students across the county are learning. Renfrow recently challenged himself and members of his cabinet to shadow a student in the school system for an entire day to gain a better understanding […]


Stabbing Victim Who Caused Head On Collision Arrested

A woman driving herself to the hospital after being stabbed, only to cause a serious head-on collision, has now been arrested. On March 5th, Amanda Lyn Gustavson said she was stabbed several times with a knife while inside a vehicle on Bratton Drive near the I-40 / NC 42 interchange.  Gustavson said she was able […]


Portion Of Neuse Correctional Institution Evacuated Following Prison Disturbance

Correctional staff with the assistance of law enforcement evacuated a portion of Neuse Correctional Institution in Goldsboro Monday morning following a disturbance that started late Sunday afternoon. Due to damage inside some sections of the facility, approximately 500 inmates were transferred to other prisons leaving about 288 at Neuse Correctional. One corrections staff member and one […]


Armed Gunmen Steal Woman’s Car At ATM

Two men have been charged with robbing a woman at an ATM in the parking lot of a local convenience store. Officers from the Goldsboro Police Department responded to the parking lot of the Wilco Hess at 1501 US Highway 70 West around 10:36 am Sunday. The victim said she was getting money from an ATM […]


Eagle Scout Recognized

Eagle Scout Michael A. Pettit from Boy Scout Troop #210 of McGee’s Crossroads was presented the Eagle Scout Good Citizenship Award Saturday afternoon. The presentation was made by Eagle Scout Coordinator Lewis W. Rice III on behalf of the Johnston County Marine Corps League Carry-On Detachment #1236. The ceremony took place at the Providence Presbyterian […]


Disaster Food And Nutrition Services Benefits Available In Johnston County

Thousands of households in an 18-county area slammed earlier this month by Hurricane Matthew may be eligible to receive Disaster Food and Nutrition Service benefits, following approval of a request from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services for assistance to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This benefit are for individuals who are not […]


More Than 11,000 Receive Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits

Application period remains open through Wednesday RALEIGH – Slightly more than 11,000 people received Disaster Food and Nutrition Service benefits cards on Saturday, the first day the federal assistance was available to North Carolina residents affected by Hurricane Matthew. Governor Pat McCrory announced Friday that households in an 18-county area slammed earlier this month by […]


Seeking A Pet Lost In Hurricane Matthew? Check With Your Local Animal Shelter

State officials are advising people trying to recover pets they lost in Hurricane Matthew to visit their county’s animal shelter. Hundreds of pets have been rescued and housed in shelters since Hurricane Matthew impacted the state Oct. 8. Officials in three eastern North Carolina counties still have temporary rescue shelters because the regular county shelters […]


School Employee Arrested Following Search Warrant

A Johnston County Schools employee was arrested Thursday night on felony charges following a search warrant at her home. WTSB News has learned that Johnston County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division was called to assist the Johnston County Department of Social Services investigate a complaint at a home in the 5400 block of Applewhite Road, Wendell. […]


Meth Lab Found Inside Downtown Clayton Home

A Clayton man faces a variety of eight felony drug and firearms charges, including manufacturing methamphetamine, after Clayton Police searched his home Thursday with the help of state and county law enforcement. Brian Michael Hoeger, 24, of 264 Johnson Drive in Downtown Clayton, is in the Johnston County Jail after officers searched his home and […]


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