Garner Cleveland Record

News Briefs

Public meeting on road project

The City of Raleigh Public Works Department will hold a public meeting at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, for review of the landscape design for the Jones Sausage Road/Rock Quarry Road landscape-improvement project. This meeting will take place at the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Geotechnical Engineering Unit, 3301 Jones Sausage Road, Garner.

The project will involve planting trees and other ornamental plants along the roadside and medians. For more information, call project engineer Sammy Wood at 919-996-3030 or email

Raleigh to take over road maintenance

The Raleigh City Council has given the initial green light for the city to take over a potholed service road near the Raleigh-Garner line.

The road runs parallel to U.S. 70/South Wilmington Street between Tryon Road and Chapanoke Road.

No one currently maintains the road, which city officials initially thought was under state control. Property owners will foot the majority of the $90,000 bill to fix the road, with Raleigh covering the remaining $23,700.

The council’s vote on Tuesday allows for temporary repairs; they’ll take a final vote after a May 7 public hearing on the issue.

Republicans elect new leadership

The Johnston County Republican Party elected new officers at its annual convention.

Jackson Stancil of Princeton is the new county chairman. Joining Stancil are Keith Brinson as vice chairman, Bob Clarke as treasurer and Michelle Haller as secretary.

Jackson’s first duty is to preside over the next Johnston County Republican Party meeting on Tuesday, April 9.

Deeds office offers online purchases

The Johnston County Register of Deeds Office has switched to a new online order and payment system to purchase vital records. The website link is

•  Purchasers can now pay for vital records online using all major credit cards.

•  A computer is now available in the Registrar of Deeds lobby.

•  All orders will receive a unique order number, and purchasers will be notified of receipt of the online application via email or text messaging.

•  Applicants can log into the Registrar of Deed’s website and check the status of their order.

After April 12, the deeds office will no longer accept paper applications.

For more information, call Craig Olive at 919-989-5160 or email

Meeting notices

The Johnston County Board of Education will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the A.G. Glenn Building, 501 S. Second St., Smithfield.

The Johnston Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Wilson Building conference room on the Smithfield campus, 245 College Road.

The Johnston County Voluntary Agricultural District Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield.

The Johnston County Veterans Service Advisory Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the conference room in the Land Use Center, 309 E. Market St., Smithfield. For more information, call 919-989-5067.