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Johnston County

Neuse River close to 25-foot flood stage in Smithfield

In Johnston County, the Neuse River at Smithfield exceeded its 15-foot flood stage Tuesday and continued to rise, reaching nearly 25 feet Wednesday afternoon. At 23 feet, the river flooded Hospital and Buffalo roads and cut off the town water treatment plant’s access to its reservoir. The river is expected to remain flooded above 15 feet until Friday night. The Neuse in Smithfield broke records during Hurricane Matthew when it rose above 29 feet.

Eastern Wake News

EWHS Alumni group growing

The group is looking for more alumni to join its initiative to provide two $5,000 scholarships annually to East Wake seniors who exhibit outstanding character and are in financial need.

Videos

Airman surprises his kids as they throw out first pitch for Mudcats

Wednesday's ceremonial first pitch at Five County Stadium involved a special homecoming for Tech. Sgt. Lance Daigle of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. TSgt. Daigle received the ceremonial first pitch from his children Karley and Cameron and then surprised them by unveiling himself as the catcher.
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Airman surprises his kids as they throw out first pitch for Mudcats 2:04

Airman surprises his kids as they throw out first pitch for Mudcats

Neuse River close to 25-foot flood stage in Smithfield 1:06

Neuse River close to 25-foot flood stage in Smithfield

Knightdale rum distillery earns high marks 2:04

Knightdale rum distillery earns high marks

Wake school bus in head-on crash near Knightdale 0:39

Wake school bus in head-on crash near Knightdale