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 BBQ joint closing after 40 years in business +

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  • Johnston County Heritage Center Call for Submissions Open for Literary and Historical Journal +

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  • ‘Launch Johnston County’ program aims to help businesses drive growth +

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  • Deputies seek ‘blue-light bandit’ in silver Dodge after teen’s traffic-stop scare +

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  • NC congressman to push anti-mask, anti-vaccine rhetoric at Johnston County school board meeting +

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  • Amanda Daughtry Joins WQDR/Raleigh as Morning Co-Host +

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  • Johnston County looks ahead after topping census growth +

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  • Teacher argues masks don't help in virus fight, says she has right not to comply with local mandate +

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  • Johnston County reports record revenue increase in register of deeds office +

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  • North Carolina's eviction moratorium expires as Delta variant spreads +

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  • There’s more restaurant recovery in Johnston County than in Wake County, Facebook data shows +

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  • NC man sets new record after catching 127lb catfish +

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  • CLAYTON FIRE DEPARTMENT FIRST IN COUNTY TO RECEIVE ISO RATING OF 2 +

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  • Miss North Carolina from Johnston County +

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  • Grifols Agrees To Donate Land To JCC, Town Of Clayton +

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  • 'We're optimistic': Event planner says the industry is slowly recovering +

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  • Developer pivots to sell 1,200 acres in Smithfield. Wants almost $40 million +

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  • New Johnston County jobs campaign urges people to ditch the commute +

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  • Johnston County elementary school principal arrested for sexually assaulting 31-year-old man +

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  • Some high school graduation plans are changing. NC has eased rules on guests and masks. +

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  • Homeowners on 'orphaned roads' have to pay for pothole repairs +

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  • Recent fatal crash prompts DOT to consider all-way stop at deadly Selma intersection +

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  • Amazon will build distribution center in Johnston County +

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  • As counties grow, some try to slow density to catch up +

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  • Amazon to create hundreds of jobs in Fayetteville; Johnston County next? +

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  • Clayton town manager resigns just months after controversial appointment +

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Johnston County School News

JCPS announces administration changes for JCPS Virtual Academy, Innovation Academy

Johnston County Public Schools announced administration transitions for the JCPS Virtual Academy and the Innovation Academy at South Campus on...

Kelly Holland named Glendale-Kenly Elementary Principal

Kelly Holland was named the principal of Glendale-Kenly Elementary at the July Johnston County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday,...

Kendrick Byrd named Area Assistant Superintendent for Middle Schools

Kendrick Byrd was named Area Assistant Superintendent for Middle Schools at a Special Session Johnston County Board of Education meeting...

Sandra Morris named Clayton Middle Principal

Sandra Morris was named the principal of Clayton Middle at a Special Session Johnston County Board of Education meeting on...
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...

'We will not live in fear': NCCU, Durham officials respond...

On Monday, North Carolina Central University officials reacted to Saturday...

Fayetteville police looking for man linked to robberies

Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department's Robbery Unit have identified...

Fayetteville police save abandoned 1-year-old after parents overdose

Fayetteville police rescued a 1-year-old boy whose parents had overdosed...

Authorities: Edgecombe man fatally shot son-in-law during domestic dispute

A Nashville man was killed Monday when his father-in-law shot...

Head of North Carolina alcohol board resigns, cites stress

The chairman of the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission...

Audit: Durham police officers routinely disregard policies on bodycam videos

A majority of Durham police officers don't follow the department's...

NC waiting on CDC guidance before giving booster shots to...

The state health department said on Monday that elderly North...

19-year-old facing DWI charges after fatal hit-and-run crash in Johnston...

One person died and two others went to the hospital...