JoCo News Roundup

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

Johnston County Headlines
  • Johnston County buys nearly 50 acres for possible administrative site, Business NC reports +

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  • 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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JCT News & Features

Do Good!!

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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...
Johnston County Feature Stories

Smithfield's River Rat Regatta Aug. 10th

The "Smithfield Yacht Club" will open once again for the River Rat Regatta on the Neuse on Saturday, August 10...

Live @ The Rudy: JoCo's Must-See Show

Live @ The Rudy in Selma is a must-visit entertainment venue that brings a blend of music, comedy, and theatrical...

Introducing the Beer, Wine, Shine Trail Digital Pass!

With a growing craft beverage scene in Johnston County, the VisitJoCo Team has been hard at work over the last...

Blueberry Season Begins

Great news, blueberry season is here in Johnston County with some farms offering u-pick blueberries and many more with fresh...
Arrest Reports
Johnston County Arrests


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WakeMed Violence Recovery Program helps heal bodies, minds communities

More people, and more young people, are coming to WakeMed...

Five people killed, tractor-trailer driver arrested after fiery crash on...

Charles Haskell was arrested after being released from the hospital...

15 rounds fired, three tires shot out: Two men arrested...

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How a three-week-long stretch of tropical humidity has packed a...

Tropical humidity has led to excessive heat and flood potential...

Police chase ends after car crashes into Wake Forest home,...

Around midnight, authorities said Rolesville police began a chase near...

Motorcycle crash sends one person to the hospital

According to the Raleigh Police Department, the crash happened in...

Truck crashes Wednesday on Lake Wheeler Road

It is unclear what caused the crash or how many...

Two North Carolina public universities may see academic degree cuts...

Two of North Carolina's public universities will be allowed to...