DOT to hold meeting in Wilson’s Mills
An informational meeting on proposed changes to U.S. 70 in Wilson’s Mills is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the cafeteria at Wilson’s Mills Elementary School, 4654 Wilson’s Mills Road.
The N.C. Department proposes to build bridges that would carry Swift Creek Road and Wilson’s Mills Road traffic over U.S. 70. Currently, those roads have intersections with U.S. 70. The DOT would also build ramps and service roads to serve the new interchanges.
DOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments about the project.
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County waiving fees because of storm
Through March 1, the Johnston County landfill is waiving tipping fee for storm-related construction debris and yard waste. Also through March 1, the county is also waiving building and permit fees for storm-related damage.
Johnston woman wins $150,000
A Johnston County woman claimed a $150,000 Powerball prize after the drawing on Jan. 9.
Ashley Cook of Clayton bought her winning ticket at the Hasty Mart on N.C. 42. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she received $103,875.
Cook bought a $3 Power Play ticket. She matched four of the five white balls and the red Powerball. The prize tripled from $50,000 to $150,000 because of the 3x multiplier.
Separately, a Johnston County store, Dunn’s Gas and Grocery in Four Oaks, sold a $100,000 ticket in the Jan. 13 Powerball drawing.
Sewage spills in Smithfield
The Town of Smithfield on Tuesday reported a 6,000-gallons sewage spill at a pump station off of U.S. 70. The town fixed the leak and cleaned up the spill, according to a news release.