JoCo News Roundup

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

Johnston County Headlines
  • 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 school leader says corruption is occurring. Here’s the district’s response. +

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  • Johnston County Schools board member says corruption is behind district’s $9M deficit +

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  • Mexican citizen who voted in 2016 US election won’t go to prison, NC judge says +

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  • Johnstonian News reporter Steve Reed dies suddenly +

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  • Man drives away after being shot, collapses and dies soon after in Clayton +

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  • Johnston County school board member alleges ‘corruption and deception’ in $8.8M budget shortfall +

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  • Johnston County schools seeks $8.8 million from county, no action taken Monday +

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  • Bridge replacement to close Johnston County road near Clayton for months +

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  • 2 hurt when barn at Johnston County public school collapses +

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  • Johnston County spending $1.8M to add new layer of security to all schools +

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  • Johnston County Schools announces role changes for area assistant superintendents +

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  • Son shot to death while defending mother during Johnston County armed robbery, family says +

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  • These NC schools need to improve their scores or they could be taken over by the state +

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  • Teacher accused of dividing NC students based on their religious beliefs is suspended +

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Politics - 7th District Updates
Johnston County Feature Stories

Local Musician Performs for (Other People's) Tips

You may have seen him on the ABC 11 nightly news last week, but JoCo local Nathan Wayne was also...

Surveying Nature, Supporting Local, and Social Distancing

As social distancing becomes more and more necessary for us to practice as a community both locally and globally, it...

What's New at Howell Woods for Spring 2020

We are ready for Spring, aren't you? We are eager to put away the heavy coats, sweaters, and rain boots...

Bentonville Reenactment has been Rescheduled to March 20-21, 2021

One might wonder, what does it take to prepare for the largest Civil War battlefield reenactment held in North Carolina...
Arrest Reports
Johnston County Arrests


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Johnston County School News

Meadow School tops Elementary Battle of the Books Competition

Meadow School was the first place winner of the Johnston County Public Schools Elementary School Battle of the Books Competition.

RMS tops Middle School Battle of the Books Competition

The Riverwood Middle Ravens were the first place winner of the Johnston County Public Schools Middle School Battle of the...

DRES student tops Johnston County Elementary Spelling Bee

Students from 27 different elementary schools competed in the 2020 Johnston County Elementary Spelling Bee on Jan. 23 at Selma...

JCPS celebrates district’s National Board Certified Teachers

Johnston County Public Schools honored the hard work of the district’s National Board Certified Teachers during the Johnston County Board...
North Carolina News Summary

Updated Coronavirus Information

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

Trooper killed in Wayne County crash remembered as 'outstanding young...

A N.C. State Highway Patrol trooper was killed in a...

Harnett County man facing drug charges in deaths of three...

The Harnett County Sheriff's Office was investigating after finding three...

List of adjusted grocery store hours and special hours for...

Many grocery and drug stores have reduced their hours of...

Suspect in custody after car involved in hit-and-run with Raleigh...

A suspect is in custody after Raleigh police said a...

North Carolina couple coping after forced to stay in Peru...

It was a vacation they were looking forward to. But...

Weeks without collection plate leaves many churches starved of funds

The coronavirus pandemic is the type of rocky economic environment...

Home and garden locations packed as customers, businesses practice social...

Shoppers out and about on Saturday were flocking to garden...

Summer-like warmth provides chance to get outside

This weekend's summer-like temperatures could provide a good opportunity to...