JoCo News Roundup

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

Johnston County Headlines
  • JCC Training Local Public-School Teachers to Enhance Online Learning with New Technology and Vibrant Content +

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  • Builder plots 122-home development in Clayton +

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  • Donors gift $1,000 check to NC trooper who bought tires, lunch for stranded family +

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  • JCC Signs Partnership Agreement with WGU North Carolina +

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  • Work progresses on Clayton development with hundreds of homes, apartments +

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  • Building storefronts collapse in downtown Selma +

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  • Johnston County to begin school year online; younger students will move to ‘Plan B’ on Sept. 8 +

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  • COVID testing facility closes early, runs out of tests +

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  • Johnston County mom plans social group for teens and young adults with autism +

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  • North Carolina Grapples with Complex Civil War History +

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  • Virtual concert highlights Town of Clayton’s revised 4th of July plans +

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  • Selma hosts fireworks show despite many spectating without masks +

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  • Redneck BBQ Lab is no longer moving into Old North State Food Hall +

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  • Beloved Clayton HS principal to receive settlement from district +

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  • North Carolina now has 1,500 COVID-19 contact tracers. Study says state needs 7,100. +

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  • Election change proves easier said than done +

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  • Johnston County Publics Schools looking at 3 reopening scenarios +

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  • Grifols to invest $356M for new facility in Clayton, adding hundreds of jobs +

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  • Hundreds attend Clayton gathering where groups promote love, peace +

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  • Dr. Eric Bracy named new Johnston County Public Schools superintendent +

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  • ALDI possibly coming to Johnston County +

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  • Warning issued for Johnston County as minor flooding forecasted for Wednesday +

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  • NC churches hold indoor services for 1st time in months on Sunday +

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  • Johnston County man wins $10 million, largest scratch-off prize in state +

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  • Johnston County sheriff won’t ‘interfere or prevent’ churchgoers from assembling +

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Johnston County Feature Stories

Grilled, Steamed, or Creamed Fresh Corn - Yum!

It may be yellow or it may be white, but we think fresh corn on the cob is tasty in...

A Plethora of Peaches

Summertime in the south means peaches. And while Georgia is known as the "peach state", North Carolina roadside stands are...

What events are coming up at Howell Woods?

We know it is so very hot these days, but we are all eager to get outside our homes safely...

The ultimate summer guide — reimagined

From the latest (July) issue of Johnston Now Magazine, which you can read in full here. Better a month...
Arrest Reports
Johnston County Arrests


Johnston County News Archive

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Johnston County School News

JCPS breaks ground on Thanksgiving area elementary school

Johnston County Public Schools broke ground on the district’s newest elementary school on Thursday, July 30. The school, located...

JCPS talks equity with ABC11

Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Equity, Information and Student Services Crystal Roberts discussed equity in a recent interview with...

JoCo TEACH Program awarded $120K grant

The JoCo TEACH program, located at Smithfield-Selma High School, was recently awarded a $120,000 grant from the Education and Workforce...

Dr. Eric Bracy sworn in as JCPS Superintendent

Dr. Eric Bracy was sworn in as superintendent for Johnston County Public Schools on Wednesday, July 1. The ceremony...
North Carolina News Summary

Updated Coronavirus Information

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

Duke research shows that classrooms could limit the spread of...

A team of Duke scientists have developed a calculator to...

Wake County handing out 38,000 devices for at-home learning

Wake County Schools will start handing out more than 38,000...

Training begins for Raleigh's police advisory board

A member of Raleigh's newly-formed police advisory board talks about...

Storms with heavy rain return for Friday and the weekend

Localized flooding will be possible from the heavy rain expected...

Builder denies fix on warped pillars in front of Wake...

A Wake County couple reached out to 5 On Your...

Good and bad: Families speak up about their online learning...

While some parents are pleasantly surprised with the structure and...

Several youth soccer teams getting back on the field during...

Many athletic organizations across the Triangle have postponed or canceled...