JoCo News Roundup

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

Johnston County Headlines
  • Clayton police searching for man wanted for domestic strangulation +

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  • School bus, teen driver involved in crash in Johnston County +

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  • Men charged with stealing diesel fuel from Johnston Co. toilet rental company +

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  • Judge warned of deadly path for Johnston County man wanted in Fayetteville double murder back in 2012 +

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  • “JoCo Grows” Agriculture Initiatives Continue Through 2022 Strawberry Season +

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  • Meet the Teacher of the Year winners in Wake, Johnston, Orange and Chatham counties +

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  • Overnight lane closures begin on I-40 East between Wake and Johnston counties +

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  • 650-home Smithfield subdivision near Amazon site wins approval +

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  • Johnston elementary's CrossFit program is 1st in N.C. +

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  • Man facing indecent liberties charges involving 3 girls in Clayton, police say +

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  • Johnston school board candidate associated with extremist group Proud Boys +

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  • Stripe Rust Alert in Johnston County, NC +

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  • This Triangle town has the best value for renters, study says +

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  • Lost for centuries: Triangle's oldest church site discovered in woods of Johnston County +

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  • Woman crushed to death in Food plant accident +

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  • Highway patrol: Habitual drunk driver on probation hits Johnston sheriff's deputy in head-on crash +

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  • Trump holds rally with NC candidates in Johnston County +

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  • Ahead of his visit, these Republicans say Trump made the wrong call in Johnston Co. race +

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  • Johnston Community College Foundation Announces Business and Industry Partner of the Year +

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  • Storms bring fire and ice: Lightning strike causes Johnston Co. house fire, hail pelts eastern counties +

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  • Multi-agency Johnston County chase ends in crash on I-40 in Raleigh: officials +

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  • Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson to join Trump, Cawthorn and Budd at Johnston County rally this weekend +

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  • US 70 Business closing at I-40 for overnight bridge demolition +

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  • NC police captain arrested on domestic assault charge +

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  • "I have not seen any growth like this." Census estimates Johnston County 3rd-fastest growing in NC +

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  • Triangle Area's Earliest Known Church Site Rediscovered in Johnston County +

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Politics - 7th District Updates
JCT News & Features

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...
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Johnston County School News

Corinth Holders High Winds Ensemble blows competition away

The Corinth Holders High Wind Ensemble group was named the 2022 World Guardian International Scholastic A Class Champions at World...

Swift Creek Middle is 2022 Battle of the Books Champions

Swift Creek Middle won 1st place at 2022 Battle of the Books.

Clayton High are 2022 Battle of the Books Champions

The Clayton High School Battle of the Books team won first place in the Johnston County School competition on March...

Middle school spelling bee winners announced

The Middle School Spelling Bee was held on February 10, 2022 with 14 students from Johnston County participating.
North Carolina News Summary

Updated Coronavirus Information

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

NC man accused of operating $7 million Ponzi scheme to...

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday charged a...

Sheriff: NC man caught for stealing diesel fuel from construction...

A North Carolina man is facing several charges after deputies...

Man receives life-threatening injuries following 8-vehicle crash in Durham

A 42-year-old man received life-threatening injuries in a Durham crash...

NC native wins Pulitzer Prize for play set at barbecue

James Ijames knew that the Pulitzer Prizes would be announced...

Fire causes roof of Cary home to cave in

A fire destroyed the roof of a house in Cary...

Witness: Lightning could have contributed to Apex house fire

A 15-year-old called for help after seeing a large lightning...

Middle Creek scores with 10 seconds left to beat Weddington...

After watching his team's four-goal lead against Weddington disappear, Tate...

Orange County ambulance crash into utility pole causes power outages

The driver of an Orange County ambulance crashed into a...