JoCo News Roundup

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

Johnston County Headlines
  • 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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  • BD Plans New $30M Manufacturing Site in Four Oaks +

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  • Former Johnston County high school English teacher accused of statutory rape due in court +

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  • Johnston County sees success improving test scores +

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  • Ousted Kenly town manager responds to her dismissal after only 3 months on the job +

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  • 73% of Johnston County schools exceeding capacity +

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  • Johnston County school board members push back on leaked audio, claims of hiding money +

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  • Protecting a homeland: New houses threaten ancient ones +

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  • In 24 hours, Kenly will lose its police chief and full time officers. What's next? +

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  • Kenly town attorney will investigate police allegations of 'toxic work environment' +

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  • 'It's devastating': Kenly business owners react to PD resigning +

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  • Suspended police officer now says he won’t resign from Johnston County school board +

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  • Longtime Smithfield police officer on paid leave while internal investigation is underway +

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  • Commissioner arrested for indecent liberties with a 13-year-old child in Johnston County +

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  • 301 Endless Yard Sale kicks off later this week, marking 10th year of central NC event +

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  • Wrong-way driver involved in Johnston Co. Crash - Shuts Down I-40 +

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  • SBI investigating Johnston County husband-wife pair for inappropriate relationships with students +

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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Now Available for 5-11 Year Olds at the Johnston County Public Health Department +

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  • Clayton man shot 2 teens in Johnston County, deputies say +

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  • Shooting reported in Johnston County neighborhood +

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  • 1 sought after worker shot inside Clayton store, officials say +

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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

JCVB 2022 Annual Report

The staff of the Johnston County Visitors Bureau prepares a financial overview for the County Commissioners as each fiscal year...

Shop Small for the Holidays in Downtown Smithfield

‘Tis the Season for gifts and shopping; you know what they say: it’s better to give than to receive. Many...

Museum Continues Celebration during Ava’s Birth Month

The Ava Gardner Festival was a huge success this past October, with over a thousand visitors attending the full weekend...
Arrest Reports
Johnston County Arrests

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Charges: FELONY POSSESSION OF COCAINE

Johnston County News Archive

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Johnston County School News

JC Board of Education approves JoCo TEACH scholarship

At the November Regular Session Board of Education meeting, the Board voted unanimously to approve the creation of a scholarship for...

SJHS teacher named 2022 NC Construction Trades Teacher of the Year

Carpentry is in Jack Littleton’s blood. That is why it is no surprise, except to him, that he was named...

Charlene Spruill - November Certified Employee of the Month

Charlene Spruill is named November Certified Employee of the Month.

Kristiina Long - November Classified Employee of the Month

Kristiina Long is named November Certified Employee of the Month.
North Carolina News Summary

Updated Coronavirus Information

Updated coronavirus information from state health officials. https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-response-north-carolina Updated coronavirus...

NC woman gives birth, wins $100,000 in lottery on the...

Hours before Brenda Gomez Hernandez went into labor and delivered...

Memorial service to honor fallen Raleigh police officers

A memorial service on Monday will remember two officers from...

Chilly Monday, but warm temperatures headed our way this week

After a cold start Monday, above-normal temperatures are headed our...

Silver Alert issued for missing Cumberland County woman, baby

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's...

State of Emergency: Residents in Moore County dealing with multi-day...

The power outage in Moore County has made keeping warm...

Firearms caused damage that led to Moore County blackout; schools...

Nearly 40,000 customers lost power over the weekend after a...

Durham police investigate two shootings, minutes apart

Police in Durham are investigating two shootings that happened minutes...

Durham deputy injured during pursuit of hit-and-run suspect

A man is accused of crashing his car into someone...