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 Public Schools faces $10 million shortfall +

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  • Johnston County high school teacher catches flak for response to sign encouraging prayer +

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  • Students from 2 schools posted about killing black people. Should they be punished? +

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  • Hemp thieves continue to target Johnston County farmers +

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  • Publix location confirmed for Clayton +

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  • Bennett Jones to return as Clayton High School’s principal +

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  • With increasing demand for pilots, aviation school looks to move operation from RDU to Johnston County +

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  • JCC probes instructor’s Facebook post +

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  • Proposed deal would combine UNC Rex and Johnston Health systems +

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  • Johnston County Public Schools announces Hurricane Dorian make-up days +

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  • Charges dropped in Cole Thomas’ disappearance; DA says case still open +

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  • More North Carolina families using religious exemptions to opt out of vaccinations +

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  • Benson police announce person of interest following weekend shooting +

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  • SBI investigating small Johnston County town’s police department, officials say +

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  • 6 students cleared in Clayton High School grade-fixing investigation +

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  • Anonymous survey to staff led to expansion of Clayton grade-fixing investigation +

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  • Johnston County Schools says Clayton students graduated without enough credits +

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  • Johnston County deputy involved in 3-vehicle crash +

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  • Broad-daylight armed robbery reported in Clayton neighborhood, suspect on the run +

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  • Police seize 90 pounds of marijuana off Goldsboro man, largest drug bust in Clayton history +

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  • 640,000 gallons of sewage spills in Johnston County after Hurricane Dorian’s rain +

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  • VIDEO: Serial pizza thief on the loose in Clayton, police say +

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  • Johnston superintendent to receive $75,000 lump sum, other benefits after retirement +

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  • Johnston County superintendent announces retirement amid controversies +

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  • 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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Politics - 7th District Updates
Johnston County Feature Stories

Meet Local Ghost Legends in Smithfield

Five characters from Johnston County’s past will be brought back to life October 24 during the Johnston County Heritage Center’s...

Beer, Wine, Shine Trail Returns to Roots

Once again, the Beer, Wine, and Shine Trail in Johnston County expands to include two new tourism partners, and the...

Learn More About JoCo Native Emily Wallace and Her Delicious...

“I grew-up in Smithfield. My Dad and his brother owned Heavner-Wallace Implement Company – which started as a mule company...

Fear and Fun can be Found in Johnston County this...

The Clayton Fear Farm has been run by Boyette Family Farms for years and is the Triangle area's only scream...
Arrest Reports
Johnston County Arrests


Johnston County News Archive

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Johnston County School News

‘Pup Cups’ open for business, helps build community at PES

Every Friday morning at Princeton Elementary “Pup Cups” is open for business; there the students don special aprons and sell...

South Johnston High celebrates 50 years of excellence

Hundreds of members of the South Johnston High community gathered together to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary and rich history...

Role changes in JCPS, Area Assistant Superintendents

Under the direction of Johnston County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Causby, three staff members in leadership positions have been...

Smithfield-Selma community remembers 9/11

The Smithfield-Selma community gathered to reflect on one of the nation’s most horrific tragedies with a ceremony at Smithfield-Selma High...
North Carolina News Summary

NCDOT Wants Public Feedback on Transportation

RALEIGH—North Carolina’s Department of Transportation wants public input to influence...

NC Official Elected President of NASCIO

RALEIGH—The Secretary of North Carolina’s Department of Information and Technology...

NC State Fair Returns to Raleigh

RALEIGH—North Carolina’s 152nd annual State Fair is underway, and there...

Google affiliate begins drone deliveries in Virginia following in steps...

A Google affiliate started using drones Friday to deliver customers’...

$50B settlement talks with NC, others over opioid crisis fail;...

Six drug companies accused in thousands of lawsuits over their...

Officials working hard behind the scenes to keep everyone safe...

With so many people attending the NC State Fair, safety...

Protesters gather near Pittsboro Confederate monument

More than 100 people gathered Saturday in Pittsboro for protests...

Nestor weakens to post-tropical storm cyclone; will bring heavy rain,...

The system named Nestor weakened from a tropical storm to...

Wake County has alarming number of fentanyl deaths since 2013

A new report sheds light on overdose deaths in Wake...

HS Football: Middle Creek upsets Holly Springs, Leesville survives Broughton,...

HS Football: Middle Creek upsets Holly Springs, Leesville survives Broughton,...

Silver Alert canceled for missing Chatham County woman

A Silver Alert has been issued by the N.C. Center...