The late actress Ava Gardner, who lived much of her life in London, will be honored with a Blue Plaque on her longtime home. The Smithfield museum that bears her name hopes putting Gardner in the limelight will bring financial support.
Keni Harrison spoiled the big surprise she had for her family late Friday night in London. The one good thing about missing out on the Olympics was that it opened up a week in mid-August where she could do something she’s wanted to do for a while: visit her parents and 10 siblings back home in Johnston County.
The changes could also deflate a growing battle between public employers and the state retirement system over who should pay the cost of pension bills for highly paid employees whose impending retirements were triggering two pension caps
Clayton thought about fixing its bad-check problem by cutting out credit-card fees, which Town Hall hoped would encourage more people to pay by card than check. Instead, the town is likely going to raise its bad-check fee and institute a “two strikes and you’re cash” policy.
The Garner Nationals American Legion Baseball squad really doesn’t have a home. It’s a collection of players from schools across Wake County that don’t fit into a normal puzzle and they play all of their games basically on the road.
West Johnston High School has promoted assistant coach Josh Plisko to head coach of the Wildcats’ baseball program. Plisko has been a part of the West staff for the past two seasons under departing head coach Joey Worley.