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.
Shaun Williams and Hunter Lesslie wanted the chance to play in the annual student-faculty basketball game at Garner High School a few years ago, just like any other Trojan who loves basketball would. And that — to be treated like anyone else is — is the simple thing any special needs student like Williams or Lesslie wants most from their school experience says Garner teacher Jane House.
With a pair of quick strikes, the Pirates managed to successfully pluck that thorn out from their side with a 2-1 victory that completed the season sweep of their rivals and put Corinth Holders in the driver’s seat for a potential league title of its own.
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.
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