A decade ago, the Town of Smithfield borrowed $250,000 for downtown streetscape improvements. The caveat was that the Downtown Smithfield Development Corp., a public-private partnership, would repay the loan.
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 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.
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
Play in the 2016 N.C. American Legion Baseball State Tournament began Friday morning near Charlotte. Local squad Garner, featuring players from Wake and Johnston counties, is in the field for the fourth consecutive year after winning the Area I West championship.
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.
Six players from Johnston County were selected to the N.C. Baseball Coaches Association all-state high school teams. Cleveland’s Tyler Keenan and Ryan Flores made the 3A squad, North Johnston’s Blake McLean and Steven Worley were on the 2A team and Princeton’s Tanner Flowers and Matt Daughtry were on the 1A team.
West Johnston High School graduate Deandre Blevins talks about the East squad's 20-3 win Wednesday night in the annual N.C. Coaches Association All-Star Football Game played at Jamieson Stadium in Greensboro on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
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Deandre Blevins on the East squad's 20-3 All-Star win
Segundo scores game-winning goal for East in All-Star game
Guerrero and Eckard on East girls soccer All-Stars win