Clayton News-Star

Clayton News-Star

Biggs: Clayton budget pays for quality of life

Proposed $53.1 million budget won’t raise taxes, but will add around $1 million to the town’s recurring expenses, with more to come next year

The town could do away with the $3.95 credit card fee for utility payments, instead tacking 11 cents onto the base rates for water, sewer and electricity

Budget suggests a turn away from Johnston County towns and toward the likes of Cary, Apex and Holly Springs

Clayton News-Star

Clayton outlines manager search

The chair of Clayton Town Manager Steve Biggs is still warm, mostly because he’s still sitting in it, but the town council is already looking for a replacement. The town posted the job this past week and expects to take until August or later to name a new manager.

Clayton News-Star

Mondo Roots debuts June 4

The maiden voyage of the Mondo Roots Cultural Arts and Music Festival will set sail Saturday in downtown Clayton. The event replaces the long-running Millstock arts festival and looks to shake things up with different forms of art and music.

Crime

Man, woman charged with delivering drug used to make meth

Wake County sheriff's deputies Wednesday filed multiple charges related to methamphetamine and other drugs against a woman who was convicted in February of drug felonies in Johnston County and a man who was release from prison in April after being convicted in Johnston of meth-related charges.

Johnston County

Memorial Day observances

A Memorial Day observance is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the Johnston County Courthouse on Market Street in downtown Smithfield. Sherill Stevens of Selma, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, will speak.

News-Star: Opinion

School system shows its colors

On May 18, Concerned Citizens for Successful Schools issued a news release saying the Johnston County schools had agreed to release public records the citizens’ group had sought for more than a year. In response to the news release, the schools issued a statement that says much about Johnston school leaders, not much of it good.

News-Star: Opinion

Five things to know about House budget

The House finished its budget, so now it’s on to the Senate. The big question is whether the Senate will agree with most of the House’s spending or differ extensively, setting up potentially contentious negotiations. Here are five items in the House budget to help get you up to speed:

Community

Faith Notes: May 29

A rummage sale is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 11, at St. Ann Catholic Church, 4057 U.S. 70 Business West between Smithfield and Clayton. The sale will feature a variety of items. Fill a bag with clothes for $4.

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