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.
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.
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
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