JoCo News Roundup

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

Johnston County Headlines
  • Dad, husband killed in Johnston County crash had escaped Ukraine to come to US; driver charged had 3 prior DWI charges +

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  • Blue Line Aviation Scraps Plans For Additional Development in Johnston County +

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  • First weapons detection system installed in Johnston County school, more schools to follow +

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  • Clayton begins process for downtown makeover +

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  • FAA Validates Complaints Against Johnston County Airport Authority +

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  • Fire Department could be forced to close +

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  • Culinary arts degree set to ‘open new doors’ to Johnston Community College students +

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  • Charlotte developer to build $20M business park in Johnston County +

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  • ‘The whole state will benefit’: Johnston County court staff working through weekend to ready for $85 million system overhaul +

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  • State of the County Address 2023 +

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  • North Carolina just bought 1,100 acres in Johnston County – here's why +

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  • Clayton native breathes new life into former family farm +

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  • ALE joint operation leads to 31 arrests in Johnston County +

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  • Here’s a peek at plans for Johnston County’s new Waterfront District +

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  • A new North Hills? Johnston County unveils multimillion dollar Waterfront District +

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  • Johnston County leaders give aviation industry update +

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  • Commuter rail system's financial and engineering headaches +

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  • WKJO Smithfield becomes KIX-102 and Drops Country Format +

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  • Johnston County felon busted with 8 pounds of marijuana, $74K worth of fentanyl +

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  • Gas station worker stabbed to death in Cleveland’s Johnston County community +

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  • 1 of 3 suspects shot during targeted home invasion in Clayton, police say +

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  • NC school board member reprimanded for inappropriate texts +

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  • Clayton names company responsible for weekend oil spill, state issues warning to avoid creek +

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  • Work begins soon on short, new road that will make it easier to get through Clayton +

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  • Johnston County Radio Station WKJO Sold to Curtis Media for Over $2 Million +

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Politics - 7th District Updates
JCT News & Features

Do Good!!

Doing better for the planet is hitting Selma with Do Good Foods.  With a ton of waste, Do Good Foods...

April Stephens Sworn in as New Johnston County Commissioner

April Stephens was sworn in this afternoon as the newest member of the Johnston County Board of Commissioners, representing District...

Lewis Announces Candidacy For District Court Judge

Brian E. Lewis filed for District Court Judge in Johnston, Harnett, and Lee Counties. Mr. Lewis seeks to fill the...

Growth in Johnston County - A Grave Situation

There is a price for progress…Most anyone who drives through the intersection of Highway 42 and Interstate 40 would tell...
Johnston County Feature Stories

Make JoCo Part of Your Spring Adventures

The weather is warming and there are so many fun events to attend outside around the county in the coming...

Tobacco Farm Life Museum Barn Restoration Complete

The restoration of the tobacco barn at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum has been completed. Restoration work helped correct weather...

Bentonville's Trails & Upcoming Events

Just a short reminder that it is the Year of the Trail in North Carolina. You can learn all about...

Celebrate Black History Month in JoCo

As February is Black History Month, we wanted to share the events going on around the county celebrating and honoring...
Arrest Reports
Johnston County Arrests


Johnston County News Archive

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Johnston County School News

March Character Education Award recipients

At the March 2023 Regular Session Board of Education meeting, the March Character Education Award recipients were recognized by the...

Tacarrus Bodrick - Classified Employee of the Month

There are not enough words to describe how incredibly lucky Riverwood Elementary is to have Tacarrus Bodrick, also known as “Mr....

Amanda Dale - Certified Employee of the Month

Mrs. Amanda Dale is the School Improvement Team (SIT) leader at West Smithfield Elementary. She is a leader who serves...

Flame For Learning semifinalists announced

The Triangle East Chamber of Commerce and Johnston County Public Schools announced the 2023 Flame For Learning Semifinalists.
North Carolina News Summary

Updated Coronavirus Information

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

"At least they are being given an option." Nash County...

Nash County leaders are responding to a critical state report...

North Carolina, U.S. off track new suggested climate targets from...

The latest United Nations report finds the world is on...

Wake County Commissioners approve updated Food Security Plan

With over 37,000 children in Wake County struggling with food...

Rougemont restaurant owner a 'monster' says mother of teen employee...

A Durham County restaurant owner has pleaded guilty to the...

Stymied by bank customer service, woman turns to 5 On...

Through a brutal mix of traditional and cyber-crime, a Raleigh...

Wake DA: Wait times to test rape kits 'unacceptable;' suspect...

The fact that it took 30 years to arrest someone...

New FirstHealth Cancer Center in Pinehurst now brings all cancer...

FirsHealth leaders in Moore County plan to open their new...