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 fire chief pocketed thousands for work never performed, officials say +

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  • I-95 lanes limited in Johnston County though spring 2018 +

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  • I-40 travelers get ready: Work on a 16-mile stretch will start later this month +

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  • New interchange on US 70 east of Smithfield to open Monday +

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  • CSX plans for a major rail hub in Rocky Mount are now in doubt +

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  • With new information, Benson police restart search in 2016 disappearance +

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  • Trash troubles: NC garbage woes mounting +

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  • OPERATION MEDICINE DROP Saturday, October 28, 2017 +

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  • Johnston County could be home to a new kidney dialysis center +

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  • Clayton Police Operation Hailstorm Nets 19 +

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  • Feds approve pivotal permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline +

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  • Many rural NC counties don’t have enough teachers. Can pay bonuses help change that? +

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  • Town council falls short of purchasing Selma pool +

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  • Politics Heating Up for Next Round +

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  • Yes, that is the mayor of Clayton – and his mom – in promos for ABC’s ‘The Mayor’ sitcom +

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  • This suburban community has long resisted taxes. But will voters pay for new parks? +

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  • These 2 interchanges are so bad, NCDOT wants you to drive on the wrong side of the road +

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  • Lidl NOT coming to Clayton, NC +

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  • DOT to widen I-40 between Raleigh, Johnston County +

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  • If you drive I-40 through Johnston County, changes and a new exit are coming +

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  • Legislative leaders warn Cooper, commission on Confederate statue removal +

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  • Report: N.C. drops seven from list of schools eligible for charter takeover +

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  • Durham, Johnston schools ask to be excluded from NC's new Innovative School District +

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  • Atlantic Coast Pipeline opponents turn to God to stop project while builders asked for more details +

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  • North Carolina governor trying to move old Capitol monuments +

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  • 4 people dead after a Duke Life Flight helicopter crashes in eastern North Carolina +

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Johnston County Feature Stories

You don't have to go to the mountains to visit...

If you've ever driven down Main Street in Four Oaks, you've probably noticed the flower beds on the corner of...

Did You Dig the 6th Annual Shindig?

This is a guest blog written by Jamaal Porter with Mainstreet Today. He also owns Massive Motives. The...

Victoria Price, Vincent’s Daughter will stop in Smithfield on her...

On Wednesday, Nov 8, Victoria Price will visit the Ava Gardner Museum at 11:00 am. Victoria will be signing her...

Sweet Potato Recipes and a BBQ Cook-off

Sweet Potato Recipes and a BBQ Cook-off... Must be Fall in the South In the South, the long stretch...
Arrest Reports
Johnston County Arrests

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North Carolina News Summary

Museum Director Wheeler to Retire

RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Museum of Art’s director, Lawrence...

First Responders Can Join First Net

RALEIGH -- North Carolina took a step today toward strengthening...

Feds: Raleigh man made Xanax, sold it on 'dark web'

A Raleigh man made and sold Xanax pills through encrypted...

Robeson County man charged with murder, child abuse in death...

A Robeson County man is facing several charges following the...

Restaurant manager robbed after being hit, pinned in Raleigh wreck

Officers with the Raleigh Police Department were investigating a crash...

Wake commissioner: 'Granny flats' could provide low-cost rentals in Raleigh

The Raleigh City Council is once again weighing whether to...

Three charged in connection to Henderson officer-involved shooting

Three people have been charged in connection to an incident...

Message from woman orphaned in crash: Hang up and drive

A young woman orphaned in a crash caused by a...

Duke Energy to seek slightly smaller rate increase

The nation's largest electric company agreed Monday to seek a...

3 injured in shooting outside Raleigh restaurant

Two people were injured early Sunday after a shooting and...