Two towns receive award
The Town of Benson was among the 2014 N.C. Main Street award winners. The town received an Award of Merit for its Say “I Do” promotion.
The Town of Smithfield, meanwhile, was a winner when the N.C. City & County Communicators presented their eighth annual Excellence in Communications Awards. The town placed first in civic participation with “Fresh Perspectives,” a video series made with help from Smithfield-Selma High School students. Smithfield placed second in external electronic newsletter.
County, college leaders to meet
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Johnston County Commissioners and Johnston Community College trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, in the multipurpose room in the Tart Building on JCC’s Smithfield campus, 245 College Road. Trustees will update commissioners on the college’s capital needs and other budget matters.
At their 10 a.m. meeting Monday at the courthouse in Smithfield, commissioners will talk about how best to pay for trash disposal and recycling in Johnston.
Amateur radio operators sought
Johnston County Amateur Radio Emergency Services is seeking licensed amateur radio operators to help Johnston County Emergency Management provide auxiliary communications in times of disaster. Johnston ARES meets on the second Monday of the month. Meetings are at 7 p.m. at the Red Cross office, 805-A S. Third St., Smithfield. Training is at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday on the Carolina 440 UHF repeater system. For more information, visit johnstoncountyares.com. or call Michael Callam at 934-9623.