JoCo News Roundup

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

Johnston County Headlines
  • Reassigned Clayton HS principal files complaint with Johnston County school board +

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  • MCNC to expand fiber network in Greene, Harnett, Johnston, Wayne counties +

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  • Resolution passed in favor of ex-Clayton principal +

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  • Clayton’s football coach resigns amid turmoil at school +

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  • Clayton High School students protest principal’s resignation +

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  • Woman shot, seriously injured overnight in Johnston County +

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  • Johnston County church deacon shot to death in home, roommate charged +

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  • Register of deeds warns Johnston County residents of misleading solicitation letters +

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  • Huge demand': Latest on the flight school coming to Johnston County +

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  • 3rd suspect arrested in Johnston County drive-by shooting that killed teen +

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  • Proposed $300M live-work-play project on I-95 in Johnston could transform county +

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  • Mom robbed in front of her children by 3 men who stormed into Smithfield home in middle of day +

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  • National Weather Service confirms 2 tornadoes touched down during Tuesday’s severe weather +

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  • Taco Bell on Hwy 210 - employee shot while closing restaurant +

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  • Teen kicked out of Johnston County Domino's says it was act of racism +

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  • Teachers asked to return money after being paid twice in Johnston County +

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  • Teen arrested in Johnston County drive-by shooting that killed 15-year-old, injured man +

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  • 15-year-old killed, another injured in Clayton drive-by shooting +

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  • Johnston County flooding results in rescues, multiple evacuations, officials say +

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  • Who’s running for election in Smithfield, Clayton and the rest of Johnston County +

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  • Second Johnston school employee accused of using bogus credentials +

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  • Female acquaintance of suspect killed in Johnston County police chase and crash found dead +

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  • Suspect dead after shootout, chase involving NC trooper in Johnston County +

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  • U.S. 70 In Johnston County To Be Repaved +

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  • Johnston County warns some private wells may have ‘toxic levels’ of unsafe chemicals +

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Johnston County Feature Stories

2019 Clayton Piano Festival Line-up

Join us for the new season! Once again artistic director of the Clayton Piano Festival, Jonathan Levin, has...

JoCo Ranks 3rd in NC for Visitor Spending Growth

2018 County Spending by Domestic Visitors Increases by 7.1% Governor Roy Cooper announced this week that in 2018 domestic...

The New Clayton Sculpture Trail

The 7th Annual Clayton Sculpture Trail has been turned into an easy-to-navigate map on our website. Find it below. Each...

Benson Mule Days Celebrates 70 Years!

The small town of Benson, North Carolina, with a population of around 3500, will swell to approximately 30,000 come September...
Arrest Reports
Johnston County Arrests


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Johnston County School News

Students and staff honored at June BOE meeting

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

‘Servant Leadership’ at the heart of JCPS principal awards

Leigh White, principal of Riverwood Elementary School, was selected as the 2019-2020 Principal of the Year for Johnston County Public...

Summer reading made easier with StudentAccess

More than 37,000 students in Johnston County now have easier access to books and educational materials this summer thanks to...

Outstanding students recognized at BOE Special Session

The Johnston County Board of Education recognized outstanding students who excelled in academic competitions and in athletics at their May...
North Carolina News Summary

Companies Vow to Crack Down on Robocalls

WASHINGTON, DC -- Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that...

Adjutant General To Retire

RALEIGH -- Major General Greg Lusk, 40th adjutant general for...

New Broughton Hospital Opened

MORGANTON -- North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services...

Storms make for another tricky night around the Triangle, central,...

A cold front dropping down from the north triggered another...

Durham DA won't charge security guard who shot, killed NC...

The Durham district attorney's office says it won't press charges...

Minor player pleads guilty in Russian money-laundering case

Federal officials have obtained a guilty plea in an international...

Chapel Hill police looking for missing woman

Chapel Hill police are asking for the public's assistance looking...

Goldsboro police report gas leak in city

Goldsboro police reported a gas leak in the city on...

State to host community disaster information sessions in hurricane-impacted counties

State officials announced Friday there will be a series of...

Organ recipient meets parents of donor at Duke University Hospital

The death of a New York man has helped prolong...

UNC Hospitals placed on probation by accrediting group

Accreditation for one of the state's premier hospitals has been...