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.
Usually when something’s happening in Clayton, it’s happening in Town Square. So that’s why it was so surprising when former town manager Steve Biggs recommended the Town Council look elsewhere to build a permanent stage.
The Johnston County school system has named its top principal and assistant principal for 2016-17. They are Kenneth Bennett, principal of Dixon Road Elementary School, and Maritza Rosado, assistant principal of Selma Middle School.
As great as it was for Smithfield golfer Neal Lancaster to hop back in his car with a top 10 finish and a big check on the way after a long week working his way into a Champions Tour event, a third place finish in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open on Sunday didn’t change a whole lot of the immediate future for the mostly self-taught pro.
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.