JoCo News Roundup

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

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  • Developer pivots to sell 1,200 acres in Smithfield. Wants almost $40 million +

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  • New Johnston County jobs campaign urges people to ditch the commute +

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  • Johnston County elementary school principal arrested for sexually assaulting 31-year-old man +

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  • Some high school graduation plans are changing. NC has eased rules on guests and masks. +

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  • Homeowners on 'orphaned roads' have to pay for pothole repairs +

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  • Recent fatal crash prompts DOT to consider all-way stop at deadly Selma intersection +

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  • Amazon will build distribution center in Johnston County +

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  • As counties grow, some try to slow density to catch up +

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  • Amazon to create hundreds of jobs in Fayetteville; Johnston County next? +

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  • Clayton town manager resigns just months after controversial appointment +

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  • Johnston County road closure to impact road near East Clayton Elementary +

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  • Proposed commuter rail would connect Triangle municipalities from Durham to Clayton +

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  • Clayton Police To Participate In April 23 Operation Medicine Drop +

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  • 700+ home development earns approval in Clayton as demand booms +

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  • Manufacturer that makes personal protective equipment, cleaning wipes to bring 63 new jobs to Johnston County +

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  • Johnston County will offer drive-thru Johnson & Johnson vaccines. How to get a dose. +

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  • Johnston County experiencing possible 911 outage +

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  • U.S. 70 Upgrades In Johnston County +

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  • Johnston County Schools to stop COVID-19 symptom screenings before school +

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  • 282 homes planned in Clayton as interest in Johnston Co. surges +

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  • Another big one: Johnston County development plots 700+ homes by golf course +

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  • Johnston County making changes to COVID-19 vaccine registration due to high demand +

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  • Johnston County school leaders vote to send grades 6-12 back to classrooms +

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  • Johnston County to hold mass drive-thru vaccine clinic Wednesday +

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  • Clayton PD: 3 suspects get away with cash, ‘prescription narcotics’ in Walgreens armed robbery +

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  • Dozens quarantined after COVID cluster reported at Johnston County elementary school +

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Johnston County School News

JCPS principals complete Distinguished Leadership Program

Johnston County Public Schools had two principals recently complete the Distinguished Leadership in Practice Program (DLP), a year-long leadership development...

Dr. Ryan Ewell named Cleveland Elementary Principal

Dr. Ryan Ewell was named the principal of Cleveland Elementary at the June 8th Johnston County Board of Education meeting.

Amy Creed named Dixon Road Elementary Principal

Amy Creed was named the principal of Dixon Road Elementary at the June 8th Johnston County Board of Education meeting.

Jenny Durko named River Dell Elementary Principal

Jenny Durko was named the principal of River Dell Elementary at the May Johnston County Board of Education meeting, effective...
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