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    Friday, November 30, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, North Carolina-- Johnston County Public Schools students and teachers are putting $16,000 in grant money that was awarded this month to use in innovative practices in their classrooms and schools.   The JCPS department of Academic Innovation funded the grants from within their budget. The department awarded $500 grants to 32 students and teachers who submitted proposals detailing why ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Education, Human Interest
    Thursday, November 30, 2017
    Highway Upgrades, Workforce Skills, Industry-Ready Sites and Buildings Are Top Priorities for One of North Carolina’s Fastest-Growing CountiesJohnston County, N.C. – November 30, 2017. Jobs and population are growing at rates faster than the state or nation, and that puts a premium on transportation improvements, occupational skills and buildable industrial properties. Those were among the key ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, December 07, 2016
    BY ABBIE BENNETT The Smithfield Herald Smithfield’s Ava Gardner Museum on Saturday will unveil a new exhibit dedicated to the Hollywood starlet’s life in London. Gardner was born just a few miles east of Smithfield and called Johnston County home as she traveled the world. She’s buried in Smithfield, and the town is also home to the museum that showcases her career. But Gardner also found a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
    Monday, September 26, 2016
    BY MARTI MAGUIRE,Correspondent Smithfield Herald SELMA - A half-dozen middle schoolers gather around the pool table at the Boys and Girls Club of Johnston County. It’s just after 3 p.m., and Mamie Moore stands at one side of the table, asking them about their school day. One boy offers, a little sheepishly, that he had a hard time in math class. A girl says she felt really confident taking a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article
    Friday, May 06, 2016
    BY ABBIE BENNETTThe Smithfield Herald The Smithfield Town Council on Tuesday promoted from within, hiring its veteran police chief as town manager. For his swearing-in ceremony, Michael Scott hung up his police uniform, choosing instead a coat and tie. Smithfield had been without a manager since last August, when a divided council fired Paul Sabiston, ushering him out with $50,000 in severance ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Friday, October 16, 2015
    From WTSB Radio JoCo Report The Edwards Family is celebrating their 66th year in the grocery business.  The celebration will end on October 31st. The business was founded by Joe S. Edwards in Princeton. The business was named in honor of a grandfather, Vine Edwards, and was originally called Vine Edwards and Sons.   The first store was built on Center Street in Downtown Princeton. The first ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, March 05, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact:Rob Goodingrob@accentuatestaffing.com919-844-2900  Accentuate Staffing Opens Johnston County OfficeRaleigh based staffing company opens new location to serve Johnston County area   RALEIGH, N.C. — Accentuate Staffing (www.accentuatestaffing.com), one of the largest locally owned staffing and recruiting companies in the Triangle, today announced the opening of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Jason deBruyn Staff Writer- Triangle Business Journal Grifols, a producer of plasma-derived medicines, celebrated the grand opening of it's newest facility, an expansion at its current site on U.S. 70 east of Clayton. When fully operational, the facility will employ more than 200 and almost double its plasma production capacity to 6 million liters annually. Grifols products are used to treat ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Chamber, General News Article
    Tuesday, February 25, 2014
     From The Johnston County Visitors Bureau North Carolina film legend and Hollywood icon Ava Gardner graces the cover of the newest edition of Our State Magazine, dubbed the publication’s first ever “Movie Issue”. Almost all of the March 2014 issue of Our State is devoted to features about the North Carolina film industry, including a profile on Gardner and features on hometown theaters around ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, January 23, 2014
    Clayton, NC industrial staffing poised for growth    Clayton, NC, Jan. 22, 2014 – The rapidly growing Staffing Solutions Division of Belcan Corporation, located in Clayton, NC, will be rebranded BelFlex Staffing Network and launched as a sister company to Belcan, effective 1/9/2014. While Ohio-based Belcan Corporation continues to focus on providing engineering solutions to clients around ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, November 18, 2013
    The Appearance Committee of the Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce recently noted the landscaping work that has been completed along East Market Street (US 70 Business) in Smithfield. The Chamber, along with several financial partners, raised over $60,000 to install shrubbery beds with crepe myrtles, clean the CSX Railroad Underpass and remove unsightly concrete walls along a stretch of the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
    Friday, November 15, 2013
    The Smithfield-Selma High School Spartan Regiment brought home a national title after competing in the USBands National Championships in New Jersey last weekend. The Spartan Regiment competed on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, home of the NFL's New York Giants and New York Jets, and was crowned the IV-A Open National Champion after competing against 11 other ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, November 04, 2013
    By Paula Seligson, The Smithfield Herald — pseligson@newsobserver.com North Carolina’s secretary of commerce visited Johnston County last week, outlining five ways the state can grow its economy and how Johnston is well positioned to be part of that growth. Sharon Decker was keynote speaker for the annual Johnston County Economic Development Luncheon, held Oct. 29 at the Agricultural Center near ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article
    Thursday, February 03, 2011
    SMITHFIELD, NC - The Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce has named Michael Carroll Wooten its 2010 Citizen of the Year.   Mike Wooten was born in Roanoke, Virginia and moved to Johnston County in 1969 when his father was hired as an assistant principal at the newly completed Smithfield-Selma High School. While a student at Smithfield-Selma, Mike excelled in football, wrestling and track ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article

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