JoCo News Roundup

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

Johnston County Headlines
  • 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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  • Commuters from Johnston County to Raleigh expect headaches with major interchange’s closure +

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  • 'The Report' Film Highlights NC's Role in CIA Torture Program +

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  • Town council candidate in Johnston County charged with animal cruelty +

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  • Johnston County students moved from damaged, moldy classroom trailer +

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  • Johnston County Public Schools faces $10 million shortfall +

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  • Johnston County high school teacher catches flak for response to sign encouraging prayer +

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Johnston County Feature Stories

The 2020 Official Johnston County Visitors Guide is Here

Even in this digital age, one of the vestiges of bygone days that people still cling to are brochures. Travelers...

Unique Events and Festivals in Johnston County in 2020

When planning excursions around festivals that happen annually in the south, keep Johnston County’s towns in mind. Johnston County is...

Weddings in Johnston County - Expos and Expectations

Locals and visitors alike seek to make Johnston County their wedding destination. A JoCo wedding can be rustic, unique, elegant,...

Meet the New JCVB Board Members

In October, the Johnston County Commissioners appointed local hotel developer, Mark McDonnell to the Johnston County Tourism Authority, to represent...
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Johnston County School News

Dr. Ben Williams named JCPS Interim Superintendent

The Johnston County Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Ben Williams as Interim Superintendent effective...

Transportation team honored for 1st quarter perfect attendance

Johnston County Public Schools Transportation Services recognized bus drivers from the North Johnston/Princeton area for having the highest perfect attendance...

JCPS AVID seniors rank above national average

Seniors in the AVID program at Smithfield-Selma High outperformed their peers across North Carolina and the nation. Newly released college-readiness...

JCPS honors local veterans

Hundreds of veterans and their families gathered at Smithfield-Selma High for the 15th annual JCPS Veterans Day ceremony on Monday,...
North Carolina News Summary

Fake Goods Found in Greensboro

RALEIGH – NC Secretary of State Agents led an enforcement...

Small Towns Get Help

RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Main Street & Rural Planning...

Air Taxi Tested in Raleigh

RALEIGH -- More than 100 spectators, including Governor Roy Cooper...

Nash County deputies investigating after three people shot

Three people were sent to the hospital after being shot...

Warmer temps returning but so is the rain on Friday

After several chilly days and mornings with temperatures well below...

Cary mother, business owner spearheading gala against human trafficking

January is Human Traffcking Awareness month in North Carolina. ...

Intersection of Cary Parkway, High House Road partially closed because...

Three lanes at the intersection of Cary Parkway and High...

Former ECU chancellor gets into consulting

Dan Gerlach, ousted last fall as interim chancellor of East...

State panel starts long process of addressing public school needs...

Two days after a state judge called for a concrete...

Frustrated McDougald Terrace residents lash out at Durham leaders

Fed up after living in hotels for much of the...

With golf carts and goggles, NCSU tries to reduce drunk...

The North Carolina State University police are trying to stop...