News Briefs

February 28, 2014 

Clayton says no to senior center

Community and Senior Services of Johnson County didn’t get the financial assist it was seeking from the Clayton Town Council last month. But the county agency still plans to expand the existing senior center in Clayton or move to another space.

At 3,200 square feet, the space at 303 Dairy Road is too small, said Rebecca Freeman, the agency’s director of community services.

“We hear from them a lot that they are not happy with the facility,” she told council members, speaking of Clayton seniors. “I think the folks of Clayton deserve to have at least the minimum.”

Community and Senior Services had hoped Clayton leaders would offer money to help expand or relocate the senior center. But the Town Council said no, explaining that it does not award money to nonprofits.

Neal Davis, executive director of Community and Senior Services, said his agency was not a traditional nonprofit, and he suggested the town could be more flexible.

“We’re bringing money in here,” Davis said. “If you don’t give us a nickel, we’re still going to bring a lot of money into the community through the programs that we do.”

Davis said his agency would move forward without Clayton’s help. “We got to meet the needs of the community,” he said. “Our responsibility is to figure out a way to do that.”

Clayton man faces drug charges

After a traffic stop and the house search on Tuesday, Clayton police arrested a man on multiple charges.

Michael Reginald Lloyd of 727 S. Moore St. is charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana; maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance; maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance; felony possession of marijuana, possession of counterfeit currency; possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of a controlled substance in jail.

Bond was set at $107,500.

Doyle named to state group

N.C. Speaker of the House Thom Tillis has appointed Johnston County District Attorney Susan Doyle to the N.C. Human Trafficking Commission. She will serve until Sept. 30, 2015.

Meeting notice

The Johnston Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the Wilson Building conference room on the Smithfield campus, 245 College Road.

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