Smithfield Herald

High School Sports

Clayton basketball sweeps West Johnston boys, girls

While Clayton’s boys and girls teams are finding success on the hardwood, Greater Neuse River 4A Conference rival West Johnston’s teams are both winless in league play. They met Tuesday with the Clayton girls racing to a 67-22 win, but coach Denny Medlin’s boys found themselves in a battle before pulling away in the final four minutes for a 68-57 win.

Smithfield: Opinion

How can state grow?

Recently in one of my statistical journeys, I discovered a mystery about North Carolina’s economy. Like the nation and most states, North Carolina’s economy has made progress since the end of the Great Recession. However, compared to recent recoveries from recessions, the pace of North Carolina’s current economic progress has been relatively slow.

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Women at Selma rally on why they support Donald Trump

Women attending Donald Trump's campaign rally in Selma, NC talk about why they choose to support the Republican candidate for president.
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Women at Selma rally on why they support Donald Trump

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Matthew flooding collapses Smith Road

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Matthew floods Johnston County Boys & Girls Club

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Matthew floods Smithfield councilman's business