Corinth Holders played right with the favored Trojans (24-4) for five innings, went ahead in the sixth, only to see that lead slip away in the bottom half of the inning. Then, down to its last out, Alec Seaton, the ninth batter in the Pirate order, doubled to force extra innings.
The Wilkes County Schools Board of Education is joining Johnston County Schools in a pair of lawsuits against the State Retirement System, after it, too, was given a bill to help pay for the pension of its newly-retired school superintendent, which also exceeded a recently created state cap.
A Memorial Day observance is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the Johnston County Courthouse on Market Street in downtown Smithfield. Sherill Stevens of Selma, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, will speak.
Plates of barbecued pork will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Lanwood Chapel Church, 3056 Buffalo Road, Smithfield. The cost is $8 per plate and includes barbecue, boiled potatoes, slaw, hush puppies and desert. For local delivery of five or more plates, call 910-985-2154.