JoCo News Roundup

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

Johnston County Headlines
  • 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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  • 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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Politics - 7th District Updates
Johnston County Feature Stories

It's 301 Endless Yard Sale (Road Trip) Time Again!

This year’s 301 Endless Yard Sale is June 19th and 20th. Founded in Selma and now hosted by a variety...

Valentine Events in JoCo

If you're looking for a date night activity in the month of February to celebrate Valentine's Day (or Galentine's Day),...

Racing in Johnston County – 2020 GALOT Schedule

Start Your Engines! Come out to GALOT Motorsports Park in 2020 for an all-new schedule of fun events for racers...

Clayton Piano Festival Announces the Annual Valentine’s Day Gala

The date is set for Friday, February 14th for Grammy-nominated clarinetist David Krakauer and acclaimed virtuoso pianist Kathleen Tagg to...
Arrest Reports
Johnston County Arrests


Johnston County News Archive

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Johnston County School News

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...

WJHS unveils new ‘Wildcat Cafe’ experience

West Johnston High School unveiled the school’s new vision for the Wildcat Cafe to its students and staff on Friday,...

Dr. Ben Williams sworn in as JCPS Interim Superintendent

Dr. Ben Williams was sworn in as Johnston County Public Schools Interim Superintendent on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

FOMS teacher receives Governor’s Educator Discovery Award

Four Oaks Middle School teacher Tori Gwaltney received the Governor’s Educator Discovery Award for the 2019-2020 school year.
North Carolina News Summary

Eaker Named To Leadership Post

CARY -- Kerri Eaker of Asheville, NC, has been appointed...

HPU Sanders, Biden, Trump lead primary races

HIGH POINT --  A new High Point University Poll finds...

Commissioner Warns of Oxygen Fires

RALEIGH -- After a recent burn incident at an assisted...

Winter weather advisory: Triangle could see 3 inches of snow...

About 3 inches of snow could fall Thursday evening in...

Crash on NC 98 leaves man seriously injured

A man is in the hospital after a serious crash...

NCHSAA postpones seeding of basketball playoffs due to winter weather

The N.C. High School Athletic Association has delayed the seeding...

NC State study finds levees are at risk with frequent...

New research out of North Carolina State University is showing...

Bill Leslie: The winter that never was

Everyone in my neighborhood has at least something blooming in...

Will we see snow Thursday?

Will the Triangle see snow Thursday? The answer seems to...

NC man creates custom casket honoring Kobe Bryant's life

Collins' company, Glorious Custom Designs, is known for making designer...