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Chamber to Hold Selma, Smithfield Candidate Forums

posted Sep 20, 2015, 6:13 PM by JohnstonCountyGOP

Smithfield - September 14, 2015

The Greater Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce will be holding two candidate forums featuring candidates running in the 2015 Municipal Election on November 3, 2015.

The Selma event will be on Thursday, October 15 beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The forum will be held in the Selma Council Chambers located at 106 East Anderson Street in Selma. The following candidates have filed for election to the seats indicated:

Cheryl L. Oliver (I)

William Earl Overby

Jeffrey Watson

Council Seat (2 open seats)

Anthony P. Baxley, Jr.

Tommy Holmes (I)

Eric E. Jackson

Lillie (Shorty) Langston

Mark Petersen

Timmy Strickland

Byron Wickline

The Smithfield event will be on Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. It will take place in the Smithfield Council Chambers located at 350 East Market Street in Smithfield. The following candidates have filed for election to the seats indicated.

Andy Moore

Jim Snyder

Councilmen At Large (3 open seats)

Emery D. Ashley (I)

Andy Byrd III

John A. Dunn

Stephen C. Rabil

Charles Snyder

Charles A. Williams (I)

For further information about these candidate forums, please contact the Greater Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce at (919)934-9166.

Congressman Rouzer to Host Townhall in Smithfield Tuesday, Sep. 22 at 7:00.

posted Sep 20, 2015, 5:42 PM by JohnstonCountyGOP   [ updated Sep 20, 2015, 6:14 PM ]

Washington, D.C. - September 15, 2015

Congressman David Rouzer, NC-7 will be hosting a townhall next week in Smithfield.  Townhalls are a venue for citizens to share their opinions and concerns while also serving to update Southeastern North Carolinians on his work in Washington.

“Hearing directly from the citizens of the district is critical to representing Southeastern North Carolina to the best of my ability.  These townhalls are an opportunity for constituents to ask questions, share their legislative ideas and discuss ways in which we can make this country a better place for hard-working taxpayers, their families and future generations.”

Smithfield Townhall

WHAT:  Congressman Rouzer hosts townhall in Smithfield

WHEN: Tuesday, September 22nd at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Johnston County Community College, Great Hall of the Tart Building, 245 College Road, Smithfield, NC 27577

WHO:  Constituents of the Seventh Congressional District of North Carolina and members of the press are invited to attend.

Judge Holcombe & Rep. Daughtry Named to NC Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice.

posted Sep 20, 2015, 5:32 PM by JohnstonCountyGOP   [ updated Sep 20, 2015, 5:35 PM ]

Raleigh  September 3, 2015

District Court Judge Paul Holcombe and Representative N. Leo Daughtry were named to the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice by Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin. It
is an independent, multidisciplinary commission that will undertake a comprehensive evaluation of our judicial system and make recommendations for strengthening our courts within the existing administrative framework. It consists of five committees including Civil Justice, Criminal Investigation and Adjudication, Legal Professionalism, Public Trust and Confidence, and Technology. Judge Holcombe was named to the Criminal Investigation and Adjudication Committee while Rep. Daughtry was selected to serve on the Legal Professionalism Committee.

According to a press release issued by Justice Martin, "The multidisciplinary commission will undertake a comprehensive evaluation of our state’s justice system and make recommendations for strengthening our courts within the existing administrative framework.

“These respected and innovative leaders will provide the direction necessary in this era of change, ensuring that the justice system works for all,” Chief Justice Martin said. “They bring with them decades of experience in the state and federal judiciaries, business and nonprofit communities, legal education, and private practice.”

The commission will finalize its findings and recommendations in a series of reports that will be presented to the Chief Justice and made available to the public in early 2017.

Further information can be found on the Commission web site.

Novo Nordisk Announces $1.85 Billion Investment in Clayton

posted Sep 7, 2015, 12:40 PM by JohnstonCountyGOP   [ updated Sep 7, 2015, 1:08 PM ]

Clayton - Augus 26, 2015

Novo Nordisk, an international pharmaceutical manufacturing company, announced an expansion of their Clayton, NC facility in a news conference on August 26. Earlier that day, the Johnston County County Board of Commissioners and Clayton Town Council met in a joint session to approve a package of incentives that were necessary to finalize the investment. At that meeting, Johnston County Economic Development Director Chris Johnson disclosed that as a result of Novo Nordisk's investment that 2,000 construction workers would be employed in building the new facility and that the 691 new jobs would in turn lead to as many as 5,000 other jobs in the region. Johnson noted than when completed it would be the largest pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the world.

At the news conference held at Novo Nordisk's Clayton facility, Governor Pat McCrory hailed the cooperation between Novo Nordisk and state, county and town officials. In his remarks, Gov. McCrory noted that it was the result of building a positive business environment coupled with a positive working relationship that had been developed over many years.

Johnston County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tony Braswell noted in his remarks that close cooperation between elected officials, county and state economic development professionals were critical in a process that lasted several months. He also noted that one of the reasons for Novo Nordisk's investment was that Johnston County had a talented workforce and the ability to train additional highly skilled workers for the new plant. He also noted that it was personally gratifying that the lifesaving medications produced in Clayton would be made by fellow Johnstonians.

Additional coverage was provided by WTSB, WRAL TV and online, and the Raleigh News and Observer.

Johnston County Veterans Benefit Action Event Serves Over 1,000 Veterans

posted Sep 7, 2015, 12:19 PM by JohnstonCountyGOP

Smithfield, August 26, 2015

The Johnston County Veterans Service Office, staff from Congressman David Rouzer's office and numerous Veterans Service Organizations held a three day Veterans Benefit Action Event at the Johnston County Agricultural Center. It served over 1,000 veterans by providing assistance with VA claims, health services and vocational opportunities on August 26 - 28.. Not only did it provide one-stop assistance, but the resulting benefits will contribute to increased economic activity in the county and surrounding region.

Congressman Rouzer Votes for Regulatory Reform

posted Jul 28, 2015, 5:24 PM by JohnstonCountyGOP


July 28th, 2015

Contact: Tyler Foote

Email: Tyler.Foote@mail.house.gov

Rep. Rouzer Votes for Regulatory Reform

 Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman David Rouzer (NC-7) released the following statement after the House passed the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act (H.R. 427) by a vote of 243 to 165:   

“Our Founding Fathers understood that it is dangerous for any branch of government to have unchecked power.  The REINS Act would require executive agencies to submit every new major rule to Congress for final approval.  This would re-assert Congress’s oversight authority as established in the Constitution.”

 Under the REINS Act, Congress would have 70 legislative days to approve a major rule with economic impact over $100 million, as certified by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), last year federal agencies published 80 major rules; based on historical data, over the last five years, the average was 82 major rules per year.



Johnston County Commissioners Support Governor's Infrastructure Bond Proposal

posted Jul 26, 2015, 1:19 PM by JohnstonCountyGOP

Raleigh, July 23, 2015

In a press release issued by the Governor on Thursday, it was announced that the Johnston County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution supporting his bond issue to support infrastructure and road improvements in North Carolina, better known as "Connect NC." According to the release, “Local leaders understand the urgency of investing now to ensure North Carolina remains competitive in the future,” Governor McCrory said. “I commend them for their call to invest now rather than reacting to infrastructure needs down the road.”

It further said, 'The Johnston County resolution emphasizes the statewide benefits of the bond package by affirming, “These strategic investments, as proposed, are designed to benefit every community across North Carolina and will create jobs and improve the quality of life and environment for every North Carolinian.”'

John Shallcross and Darryl Mitchell Take Oath for County Board of Elections

posted Jul 26, 2015, 1:06 PM by JohnstonCountyGOP

Smithfield, July 21

John Shallcross and Darryl Mitchell took the oath of office to serve on the Johnston County Board of Elections. Clerk of Superior Court Michelle Creech Ball administered the oath as employees of the board looked on. Immediately following the swearing-in ceremony, Shallcross was elected Chairman of the Board and Mitchell was elected Secretary. The mission of the Johnston County Board of Elections to ensure that elections are free, fair, accurate, convenient and accessible to all voters in Johnston County. It is governed by a three-member board appointed by the North Carolina State Board of Elections. No more than two members of the County Board of Elections shall belong to the same political party. Shallcross and Mitchell are the Republican members.

Michelle Creech Ball administers the Oath of Office to John Shallcross.
John Shallcross takes the Oath of Office, administered by
Clerk of Superior Court Michelle Creech Ball.

Darryl Mitchell takes the Oath of Office administered by
Clerk of Superior Court Michelle Creech Ball
while his wife Melody holds The Bible.

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