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.
Harnett Central made up for its only runner-up finish of the season by picking up its sixth team win in Greater Neuse River 4A Conference boys golf, a five-stroke victory Thursday over Garner at River Ridge Golf Club.
Southeast Raleigh has had quite a dynasty in Greater Neuse River 4A track and field. And that continued on Thursday, but while the girls’ team won in a blowout the boys needed about every point they got.
Cleveland, the defending champion in the Two River 3A Conference, bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Erwin Triton the night before to stayed tied for second in the league with Triton at 4-2 behind unbeaten Corinth Holders. Smithfield-Selma dropped to 6-6-1 and 3-3 in the league.
If North Carolina’s tax burden has no effect on business decisions and the performance of the economy, as left-of-center politicians and editorial writers repeatedly insist, then why are they so enamored with targeted tax breaks?