County organizations that promote tourism and economic development, as well as Johnston Health, shared their goals for legislation with a group at the Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce.
Smithfield Fire Chief Patrick Harris will retire from the department after 21 years of service on July 1. At age 51, Harris said he plans to pursue new opportunities and focus on his family’s businesses.
A group of advocates for Smithfield-Selma High School says Johnston County Schools have grown divided along lines of race and wealth. If the county does not address the issue, the group has threatened to take legal action.
The Battle of Bentonville, fought March 19-21, 1865, near modern-day Newton Grove, was the largest battle ever fought in North Carolina and was among the last engagements of the Civil War. At Bentonville Battlefield Historic Site in southern Johnston County, visitors can relive history and learn about what happened during those three days 150 years ago.