JoCo News Roundup

A daily collection of local and regional news, information and features from across Johnston County and NC

Johnston County Headlines
  • Dr. Eric Bracy named new Johnston County Public Schools superintendent +

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  • ALDI possibly coming to Johnston County +

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  • Warning issued for Johnston County as minor flooding forecasted for Wednesday +

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  • NC churches hold indoor services for 1st time in months on Sunday +

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  • Johnston County man wins $10 million, largest scratch-off prize in state +

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  • Johnston County sheriff won’t ‘interfere or prevent’ churchgoers from assembling +

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  • Why a JoCo facility could soon be mass producing a COVID-19 treatment +

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  • Novo Nordisk makes insulin free for 90 days to diabetes patients affected by COVID-19 job losses +

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  • 16 more COVID-19 cases linked to Clayton nursing home outbreak, bringing total to 51 +

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  • North Carolina coronavirus cases top 4,500 as new retail restrictions begin Monday +

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  • 31 people tested in COVID-19 outbreak at Clayton nursing home; some workers walked out last week +

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  • ‘I suffered’: Johnston County man shared COVID-19 experience, thanks hospital workers he says saved him +

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  • Two Johnston County ABC store workers tested for COVID-19 +

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  • These Triangle counties are the best and - worst - in NC at staying home amid coronavirus +

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  • With schools closed, Johnston County sets up 13 food pick-up sites for students +

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  • Corona Virus Shows Up in Johnston County +

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  • 1 lane of I-40 EB to I-95 in Johnston County to close for weeks due to construction +

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  • Johnston County leaders unanimously OK resolution supporting gun rights +

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  • $3.6 million school funding measure passes in Johnston County +

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  • Johnston County I-95 road work to continue until summer 2021 +

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  • NCDOT gives major Johnston County road project the green light +

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  • Johnston County school district names interim superintendent +

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  • Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in homes in Johnston, Wayne, Vance counties +

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  • Citing school board 'roadblocks and interference,' interim Johnston schools chief quits +

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  • A bestselling author’s burger joint is the latest NC addition to the JoCo food hall +

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Johnston County Feature Stories

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Johnston County School News

Dr. Eric Bracy named JCPS Superintendent

The Johnston County Board of Education has named Dr. Eric Bracy as the next superintendent of the Johnston County Public...

Selma Elementary honored as Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School

Selma Elementary School is one of ten schools in North Carolina to receive the Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase Schools...

Corinth Holders High hosts ‘We Are One: A Unity Forum’

Corinth Holders High students, Johnston County Public Schools staff, and a community representative shared their personal experiences and shed light...

JCPS principals complete Distinguished Leadership Program

Johnston County Public Schools had two principals recently complete the Distinguished Leadership Program (DLP), a year-long leadership development program for...
North Carolina News Summary

Updated Coronavirus Information

Updated coronavirus information from state health officials. Updated coronavirus...

Severe weather produces flooding in Sampson County; level 1 threat...

A tornado warning that was issued for eastern Sampson County...

Shooting at Dunn fast food restaurant leaves man dead

Law enforcement are investigating a deadly shooting that happened Thursday...

Coronavirus in NC: Live updates for May 28, 2020

Here are the latest updates on the impact of the...

Durham police investigating after man found dead of gunshot wound...

Durham police were on the scene of a homicide investigation...

'It's still palpable to people like me:' NCCU coach shares...

LeVelle Moton hasn't shared his story publicly, until now.

Effort by Duke Fuqua School of Business aimed at saving...

The COVID-19 pandemic has crippled many non-profit organizations that help...

Coronavirus antibody work at UNC showing promise

While some researchers at the University of North Carolina at...

Wake schools squeezed by higher costs in pandemic, no new...

The coronavirus pandemic has ratcheted up costs for the Wake...