Johnston County

News Briefs: Dec. 27

Need to discard your Christmas tree?

Johnston County residents may carry their discarded Christmas trees to any solid-waste convenience site or to the county landfill at 680 County Home Road, Smithfield.

Residents with a solid-waste decal can discard their trees for free. Other residents can expect to pay $5.

The trees should be free of lights, ornaments and other decorations. The county will grind them into mulch.

Holiday trash

Because of the New Year’s Day holiday, the Town of Smithfield will run its Jan. 1 trash-collectiom route on Dec. 30.

JCC trustees to meet

The Johnston Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 in the Wilson Building conference room on the Smithfield campus, 245 College Road.