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.
At a recent Johnston Community College Foundation gala, one of our students addressed the attendees. As she was speaking, one of the individuals next to me whispered, “She has a tremendous story to tell.” In total agreement, I whispered back: “So does every one of our students. She is but a single representative of the hundreds of stories about the impact JCC has on students’ lives.”
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