JoCo News Roundup

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

Johnston County Headlines
  • Commissioner arrested for indecent liberties with a 13-year-old child in Johnston County +

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  • 301 Endless Yard Sale kicks off later this week, marking 10th year of central NC event +

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  • Wrong-way driver involved in Johnston Co. Crash - Shuts Down I-40 +

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  • SBI investigating Johnston County husband-wife pair for inappropriate relationships with students +

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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Now Available for 5-11 Year Olds at the Johnston County Public Health Department +

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  • Clayton man shot 2 teens in Johnston County, deputies say +

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  • Shooting reported in Johnston County neighborhood +

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  • 1 sought after worker shot inside Clayton store, officials say +

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  • Roman candle used in effort to torch police car in Johnston County town +

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  • Clayton police searching for man wanted for domestic strangulation +

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  • School bus, teen driver involved in crash in Johnston County +

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  • Men charged with stealing diesel fuel from Johnston Co. toilet rental company +

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  • Judge warned of deadly path for Johnston County man wanted in Fayetteville double murder back in 2012 +

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  • “JoCo Grows” Agriculture Initiatives Continue Through 2022 Strawberry Season +

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  • Meet the Teacher of the Year winners in Wake, Johnston, Orange and Chatham counties +

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  • Overnight lane closures begin on I-40 East between Wake and Johnston counties +

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  • 650-home Smithfield subdivision near Amazon site wins approval +

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  • Johnston elementary's CrossFit program is 1st in N.C. +

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  • Man facing indecent liberties charges involving 3 girls in Clayton, police say +

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  • Johnston school board candidate associated with extremist group Proud Boys +

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  • Stripe Rust Alert in Johnston County, NC +

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  • This Triangle town has the best value for renters, study says +

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  • Lost for centuries: Triangle's oldest church site discovered in woods of Johnston County +

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  • Woman crushed to death in Food plant accident +

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  • Highway patrol: Habitual drunk driver on probation hits Johnston sheriff's deputy in head-on crash +

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  • Trump holds rally with NC candidates in Johnston County +

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April Stephens Sworn in as New Johnston County Commissioner

April Stephens was sworn in this afternoon as the newest member of the Johnston County Board of Commissioners, representing District...

Lewis Announces Candidacy For District Court Judge

Brian E. Lewis filed for District Court Judge in Johnston, Harnett, and Lee Counties. Mr. Lewis seeks to fill the...

Growth in Johnston County - A Grave Situation

There is a price for progress…Most anyone who drives through the intersection of Highway 42 and Interstate 40 would tell...
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Johnston County School News

School Nutrition supervisors shine bright at conference

JCPS School Nutrition Services took home top honors in several categories at the School Nutrition Association of North Carolina's State...

Cleveland High graduate receives Sam Narron Award

Cleveland High class of 2022 graduate Skyler Locklear was recently awarded the prestigious Sam Narron Baseball Award. The award celebrates...

Melissa Waring turns a new page at Corinth-Holders Elementary

Sitting at the northern point of Johnston County lies a magical place. It isn’t the tobacco farms or the strawberry...

JC Board of Education honors 2022 JCPS Employees of the Year

The Johnston County Board of Education honored the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools Employees of the Year at their June...
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Durham home burst into flames along North Hyde Park

More than 40 firefighters worked to put out a fire...

Police investigating bomb threats reported at several community colleges in...

On Thursday, several bomb threats were reported at community colleges...

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Emmett Till's family seeks arrest after 1955 warrant found for...

A team of researchers including relatives of Emmett Till, the...

RDU installs new tech, expecting over 180,000 passengers over July...

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Frank Daniels Jr., longtime News & Observer publisher, dies

Frank Daniels Jr., who shepherded The News & Observer of...

Supreme Court EPA ruling could shift focus to Cooper's climate...

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Thursday to limit federal agencies'...

'An absolute slap to the face of justice': Family critical...

WRAL News examined Satana Deberry's record to see if she...