JoCo News Roundup

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

Johnston County Headlines
  • Lara Trump and ‘Diamond and Silk’ to appear in Johnston County Wednesday +

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  • Clayton opens Harmony Playground presented by Caterpillar +

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  • Some Johnston County Schools students head back to the classroom full-time +

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  • Johnston County couple missing for 2 months found dead, son to be charged with murder +

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  • Overnight Closures Planned for I-40 West at N.C. 42 +

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  • Johnston COVID-19 cases surpass 4,600 +

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  • Wife of Clayton firefighter dies from COVID-19 complications +

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  • Johnston County school board unanimously approves return-to-school plan +

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  • Clayton firefighter passes away due to COVID-19 complications, officials say +

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  • On SAT, Johnston's score falls but ranking climbs +

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  • Lynn Stephenson of Johnston County wins big ‘bucks’ with $100,000 lottery prize +

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  • To spend within its means, library lays off four staffers +

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  • Johnston County students will begin returning to school this month. Here’s the plan. +

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  • McGee Crossroads I-40 ramp temporarily closed in Johnston County for construction +

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  • 6 people hurt in 3-car crash on US-70 west in Clayton; road partially closed +

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  • Monday’s rains worse than Hurricane Florence for Johnston County roads, NCDOT says +

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  • 2 children missing after vehicle swept away on flooded road in Smithfield, officials say +

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  • NC public school administrators warn of potential school employee layoffs, asks GA to intervene +

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  • Johnston County extends virtual learning through Oct. 15 +

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  • Statement about Covid-19 Cases and Response at Johnston Community College +

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  • Wife of Clayton firefighter hospitalized due to COVID-19 speaks out +

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  • As FDA authorizes plasma to combat COVID-19, Clayton plant working on possible treatment +

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  • 5 now hospitalized in Clayton firefighter COVID-19 cluster +

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  • Cluster of COVID-19 cases reported at Clayton Fire Department +

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  • Person killed in shooting at Johnston County home near 40/42 +

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  • JCC Training Local Public-School Teachers to Enhance Online Learning with New Technology and Vibrant Content +

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Johnston County Feature Stories

Sugar Lovers Rejoice... Introducing the JoCo Sweet Tooth Trail!

We call it a Sweet Tooth, those of us who love to indulge. Maybe it's chocolate or cheesecake or a...

Hey Raleigh, What you don't know about JoCo...

Hey Raleigh, Johnston County is your neighbor to the east and just 20-30 minutes from your doors. Did you know...

COVID Interupts Marketing and Impacts Tourism

Governor Roy Cooper announced that in 2019 domestic visitors to Johnston County spent $276.08 million, which is an increase of...

Savor Fall with Sweet Potatoes

When the leaves start to change and the slow heat of summer takes it's sweet time clearing the air and...
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Johnston County School News

Johnston County teachers go on-location to make remote learning fun

Archer Lodge Middle School eighth-grade science teachers took their classes from Wendell to the North Carolina coast, virtually. The...

SSS earns national recognition from Special Olympics for inclusion

Special Olympics of North Carolina announced that four NCHSAA member high schools will be recognized as Special Olympics Unified Champion...

JCPS Dr. Amanda Allen named Poe Center’s Educator of the Year

Dr. Amanda H. Allen, Executive Director of Social and Emotional Learning for Johnston County Public Schools, has been named the...

JCPS awarded $100,000 grant to improve school safety

Johnston County Public Schools has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Department of Justice to improve school safety.
North Carolina News Summary

Updated Coronavirus Information

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

UNC: Report of armed person near Chapel Hill campus was...

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill officials said Friday...

Rise in coronavirus cases across NC causing more concern

As North Carolina shatters another new record in Coronavirus cases,...

Abandoned colonial settlement, stop on Underground Railroad, falling apart in...

The remnants of a small colonial community, built roughly 270...

Raleigh mayor enacts curfew in advance of protests

Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin has put a curfew in place for...

Teacher of the Week: Lisa Patterson

As a sports and entertainment marketing teacher, Lisa Patterson says...

Police: 8-year-old boy accidentally shot, killed in Concord by gun...

An 8-year-old boy was shot and killed when a man...

20-year-old in critical condition after officer-involved shooting

A 20-year-old man is in critical condition after an officer-involved...

Car crashes into Fayetteville home, starting fire

A car crashed into a home on Cedar Creek Road...