Wilson NC – Smithfield workers turn down union representation

Employees at Smithfield Packing Company Wilson plant voted 338 to 181 against having the United Food and Commercial Workers Union represent them in contract negotiations.

Employees who wanted union representation waited outside of the plant in the parking lot in chilly temperatures Wednesday night to get the results of the vote. (Wilson Times)

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Johnston County – Lawyers, ex-clerk surrender in ticket-fixing case

Four defense attorneys and a former court clerk surrendered Tuesday, a day after a Johnston County grand jury indicted them and three others on charges that they fixed drunken-driving and other traffic cases. (WRAL)