The Johnston County school system demolished the Smithfield-Selma High School field house in July.
The Johnston County school system demolished the Smithfield-Selma High School field house in July. Abbie Bennett abennett@newsobserver.com
The Johnston County school system demolished the Smithfield-Selma High School field house in July. Abbie Bennett abennett@newsobserver.com

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