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    Heritage goes on display

    This year’s Heritage Quilt show was scheduled to be held at the Johnston County Agricultural Center from Thursday, Oct. 9 to Saturday, Oct. 11. More than 100 quilts were scheduled to be on display for the public to see.


    Gay couples marry in Johnston

    Gay marriage became legal in North Carolina just after 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10, when Judge Max Cogburn issued a ruling deeming the state’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. As of Wednesday afternoon, 7 same-sex couples have been married in Johnston County.


    Smithfield might ease sign rules

    Restaurants whose backs have effectively become their fronts as a result of the Smithfield Crossings Roadway Project could soon be allowed to put up a second sign along the new road.

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    McCall’s Bar-B-Q & Seafood is celebrating 25 years of building a barbecue brand

    McCall’s Bar-B-Q & Seafood is celebrating 25 years of business. The business sells about 40,000 pounds of pork a month out of its Goldsboro and Clayton locations and pulls in more than $9.6 million in revenue annually.


    Summit to confront injustice

    The First Missionary Baptist Church of Smithfield will host “The Bible and Our Stories of Resistance,” its second annual justice summit.


    Board hears industry recruiter

    In order to grow, Johnston County needs to attract new businesses and nurture the ones it already has. County economic development director Chris Johnson gave a presentation to county commissioners to inform them of progress made during his first year on the job.


    Officers honored for saving life

    At 2:55 a.m. on May 10, Smithfield police responded to a shooting in a parking lot at 1300 S. Bright Leaf Blvd. First on the scene was Officer Jordan Cutchins, who found a man, pale in the face and critically injured, lying on the ground.


    Nighttime program at Bentonville

    One of Bentonville Battlefield’s most-requested programs, “War so Terrible,” a nighttime re-creation of a Civil War hospital scene, is back Oct. 25, in combination with the site’s annual Fall Festival.


    Business Notes: Oct. 15

    The Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual planning retreat from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Sysco Food Services, 1032 Baugh Road, Selma. Comedian Lowray Bartney Jr. will perform, and management trainer Dave Rendall will facilitate the retreat. For registration information...


    Crime Notes: Oct. 12

    Kyle Russell Murray, 20, of 1325 Wade Stephenson Road, Holly Springs, was charged Sept. 26 with carrying a concealed weapon.

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