JoCo News Roundup

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

Johnston County Headlines
  • Chamber to market Johnston as Triangle East +

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  • NC school systems closely eyeing Florence; possible makeup days being designated +

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  • NCDOT taking lessons from Matthew to prepare for Hurricane Florence +

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  • Smithfield Foods closing meat distribution center +

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  • Johnston County subdivision hit with holiday water outage +

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  • Wilson Times Co. purchases Johnstonian newspapers +

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  • NC measles outbreak: What you need to know +

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  • Former NC magistrate pleads guilty to tipping off people who were about to be arrested +

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  • Amazon Fulfillment Center, thousands of jobs, coming to Town of Garner +

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  • Johnston County leaders OK earlier Sunday restaurant alcohol sales +

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  • 16 shelter cats were dumped on a rural road. +

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  • Johnston County high school students run pet salon +

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  • Johnston County residents await Brunch Bill decision +

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  • Major construction projects underway for Johnston County drivers +

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  • Fallin enters U.S. House race as Constitution Party challenger to Rouzer +

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  • The CSX Story Continues +

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  • Seeking a home under $200,000? +

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  • Our View: Suddenly, I-95′s future is looking a lot brighter +

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  • Johnston County drug bust leads to more than 100 arrests, including an elected official +

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Johnston County Feature Stories

'White Liquor and White Lies' details county's history of moonshining

As long as there have been governments, there have been taxes. And since governments began trying to collect those taxes,...

Visitors Bureau Offers New Maps on Website

The Johnston County Visitors Bureau marketing team has been busy creating new Map Publisher trails, day trips, custom itineraries, and...

Produce Stands & Farmers Markets

My mother gave me many lectures. Some of which I listened to (don't take candy from strangers!), and some of...

Tourism Authority Exceeds $2 Million in Grants

In 1987 when the Johnston County Tourism Authority was created, the very first grant for a Capital Project was the...
Arrest Reports
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Johnston County News Archive

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Johnston County School News

JCPS students and staff recognized at September BOE Meeting

The Johnston County Board of Education recognized outstanding staff members and students who demonstrated excellence in the classroom, in student...

Clayton High is ALL IN for ‘Flex Days’

Clayton High School will have six Flex Days built into their school calendar for both students and staff for the...

Fraternal Order of Police donates 500 book bags to JCPS

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #88 bought and donated 500 book bags to help children in Johnston County Public...

New McGee’s Crossroads principal puts people and family first

McGee’s Crossroads Elementary Principal Stephanie Leonard has been involved with Johnston County Public Schools for most of her life. The...
North Carolina News Summary

Autumn's arrival celebrated differently, at different times around the world

The September equinox occurs on Saturday at 9:54 p.m., marking...

Flooding: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

Florence's floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir...

Kinston wary as floodwaters roll down Neuse River

People sat in a Kinston park on the banks of...

Trying to navigate hurricane recovery process, Goldsboro resident can't return...

For 33 years, Staris Morgan's home here was her haven....

Wilmington braces for second hit from Florence

Last week, Hurricane Florence battered Wilmington with days of high...

Grassroots, online donations blossom after Florence

Many ways to help, but of course be careful who...

Night-vision, helicopters used to rescue 100 from flooded Bladen town...

More than 100 people and 33 animals were rescued late...

DOT chief: I-40, I-95 to remain closed for another week...

Interstate 40 and Interstate 95, which have been plagued by...