School supply giveaway
The Salvation Army will give away school supplies from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 12-13 at 310 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield. Bring your children’s birth certificates, ID for the head of household and proof of all income and expenses.
Ruby Tuesday diners can benefit JCC
From Aug. 13 through 15, Ruby Tuesday in Smithfield will donate 20 percent of all sales to Johnston Community College. Customers should present to their server the flyer found at www.johnstoncc.edu/pdfs/RTAug.pdf. The restaurant is at 119 Industrial Park Drive in Smithfield.
Alumni to meet
The Johnston County alumni chapter of N.C. Central University will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Johnston Piney Grove Baptist Church, 1691 Barber Mill Road, Clayton. For more information, call Margaret Barbee at 919-585-2934 or 215-840-6877. Selma residents can call Jacqueline Lacy at 919-965-5216; Smithfield residents can call Q.K. Wall at 919-631-3441.
Hunter Rhodes of South Johnston High has been named to the ninth grade Principal’s List for the fourth nine weeks of school.
Cassandra Pezza chosen as Ambassador
Cassandra Pezza, a junior business administration major from Clayton, has been named a UNC-Chapel Hill Phillips Ambassador. She will study abroad at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
The program is designed to broaden awareness of Asia on and off campus. Ambassadors are chosen based on academic achievement and commitment to activities, service and leadership roles in the classroom and the community.
Free school supplies, haircuts
The 2013 Back to School Blast will get under way at noon Sunday, Aug. 25, at New Believers Christian Center Church, 140 Durham St., Clayton. School-aged children will receive free backpacks filled with school supplies. The event will also feature food and free haircuts for boys and girls by licensed barbers and beauticians. For more information, call 919-550-2121 or visit www.newbelieverscc.com.