JoCo News Roundup

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

Johnston County Headlines
  • Dad fights back on Father’s Day: Home intruder killed after kids encounter suspect near Clayton +

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  • Lumos to Invest Over $50 Million for 100% Fiber Optic Internet Expansion in Johnston & Harnett Co. +

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  • Newly added lanes on I-40 now open; eliminates I-40/Clayton Bypass bottleneck +

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  • Wreck knocks power out in parts of Smithfield +

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  • Johnston County School Board member, ex-police officer wanted candidate recorded for leverage, warrants reveal +

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  • Ronald Johnson free on bond day after indictment +

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  • Dad, husband killed in Johnston County crash had escaped Ukraine to come to US; driver charged had 3 prior DWI charges +

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  • Blue Line Aviation Scraps Plans For Additional Development in Johnston County +

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  • First weapons detection system installed in Johnston County school, more schools to follow +

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  • Clayton begins process for downtown makeover +

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  • FAA Validates Complaints Against Johnston County Airport Authority +

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  • Fire Department could be forced to close +

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  • Culinary arts degree set to ‘open new doors’ to Johnston Community College students +

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  • Charlotte developer to build $20M business park in Johnston County +

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  • ‘The whole state will benefit’: Johnston County court staff working through weekend to ready for $85 million system overhaul +

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  • State of the County Address 2023 +

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  • North Carolina just bought 1,100 acres in Johnston County – here's why +

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  • Clayton native breathes new life into former family farm +

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  • ALE joint operation leads to 31 arrests in Johnston County +

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  • Here’s a peek at plans for Johnston County’s new Waterfront District +

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  • A new North Hills? Johnston County unveils multimillion dollar Waterfront District +

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  • Johnston County leaders give aviation industry update +

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  • Commuter rail system's financial and engineering headaches +

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  • WKJO Smithfield becomes KIX-102 and Drops Country Format +

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  • Johnston County felon busted with 8 pounds of marijuana, $74K worth of fentanyl +

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Politics - 7th District Updates
JCT News & Features

Do Good!!

Doing better for the planet is hitting Selma with Do Good Foods.  With a ton of waste, Do Good Foods...

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...
Johnston County Feature Stories

Global Sporting Event Coming to Smithfield

Visit Smithfield on Saturday, September 30th to attend an exciting, international sporting event. The Global Open Kukkiwon Cup Taekwondo Championships...

Fun Fall Events & Activities

"And all at once, summer collapsed into fall." -Oscar Wilde How well we know, especially in North...

Johnston County Exceeds 11% Growth in Visitor Spending

Travel statewide rose 15.2 percent in 2022 to set a record in visitor spending. That increase followed a 2021 turnaround...

Full Schedules for Autumn Festivals

Benson Mule Days, Selma Railroad Days, and the Clayton Harvest Festival are three of the largest fall festivals in JoCo....
Arrest Reports
Johnston County Arrests


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Updated Coronavirus Information

Updated coronavirus information from state health officials. Updated coronavirus...

Cary hit with string of early morning break-ins impacting at...

Police are investigating a series of early morning break-ins that...

Rocky Mount police arrest, charge felon who led officers on...

The police officers were partially in the suspect's when he...

1 dead after a motorcycle crash in Catawba County

A 25-year-old man is dead after a motorcycle crash in...

Couple dies in Beaufort house fire Saturday night

Authorities do not believe foul play is involved.

Driver loses control, crashes into front yard in Raleigh

A woman lost control of her vehicle and crashed down...

Tropical Storm Ophelia causes damage, power outages across Triangle

Tropical Storm Ophelia continues to impact North Carolina, leaving a...

Specialized water rescue team heads to coast to help with...

NCTF-8 is currently assisting with local evacuations off of U.S....

Couple gets married as Tropical Storm Ophelia rolls through NC

Not even 80 mph wind gusts and 8-foot storm surge...