JoCo News Roundup

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

Johnston County Headlines
  • ALDI opens first store in Johnston County Thursday +

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  • Take a look inside the Johnston County 911 call center +

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  • 800 get shots at Johnston County mass vaccination event +

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  • Johnston students still will attend in-person classes, but the original plan will change +

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  • Hundreds line up for COVID-19 vaccine hours before Johnston County drive-thru event begins +

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  • Lawyer: Med First had right to fire woman for social media video that suggested Biden be shot +

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  • ohnston County middle school teacher and coach dies from COVID-19 complications +

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  • Johnston County Register of Deeds Office closed until further notice due to COVID-19 +

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  • Harnett, Johnston County schools among those chosen to be part of COVID-19 rapid testing pilot program +

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  • Tommy Fitzgerald, owner of Clayton's 'almost famous' hot dogs, dies +

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  • Johnston County school board votes to revert back to all-online learning as COVID-19 surges in NC +

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  • Why UNC Health's latest deal means $125M dedicated to Johnston County +

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  • NCDOT looking to extend Ranch Road to NC-42 in Clayton; public comments needed +

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  • Heavy rains cause 300K+ gallons of raw sewage to spill in Johnston County +

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  • 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 School News

JCPS administers first round of COVID-19 vaccine to employees

Johnston County Public Schools began vaccinating employees with the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

JCPS provides more than 80K meals for children over the holidays

School Nutrition staff for Johnston County Public Schools served Holiday Meal Kits to nearly 6,000 children ahead of the district’s...

JCPS 2020 Living Legends gave more than 100 years of service

Johnston County Public Schools named three former educators, Sandra Edwards, Shelly Marsh, and Valerie Carpenter, as the 2020 Living Legend...

JCPS Student Services team members earn state awards

Two members of the Johnston County Public Schools Office of Equity, Information and Student Services were recognized with state awards...
North Carolina News Summary

Updated Coronavirus Information & Election Info

Election returns from the State Board of Elections Updated...

Seniors making the trip to get shots in Cumberland County

While some counties in North Carolina are dealing with clogged...

Seniors to relocate while JJ Henderson Housing Center undergoes renovations

Nearly 200 seniors, 62 years and older, will relocate from...

Harris Teeter promises COVID-19 vaccines 'when available,' taking appointments in...

Harris Teeter announced on January 20 that they will be...

UNC fraternity loses charter after drug bust

Kappa Sigma, Phi Gamma Delta and Beta Theta Pi at...

Doubly victimized: Unemployment fraud victims told to repay money they...

Victims of fraudulent unemployment claims tell 5 On Your Side...

Wake County inmate accused of assaulting detention officer

Jonathon Courtney is charged with assault on government official and...

Snowstorm wreaked havoc across North Carolina 12 years ago

On Tuesday, it was 12 years since a snowstorm dumped...

Officials: No wait at COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Fayetteville's Crown...

Staff were reporting short lines at the drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine...