JoCo News Roundup

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

Johnston County Headlines
  • No charges for Johnston County deputy who shot suspect during drug arrest, DA says +

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  • New drive-thru COVID testing site opening in Smithfield +

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  • New drive-thru COVID testing site opening in Smithfield +

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  • Johnston County launches new jobs platform to connect workers to local jobs +

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  • 1 dead in Johnston County house fire after man with gun seen entering home before blaze started, deputies say +

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  • Clayton man wins $1 million on $10 scratch-off bought at Johnston County store +

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  • 2 previous positives, vaccine not enough to stop Johnston County man from getting COVID a 3rd time +

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  • Johnston County company launches GoFundMe after employee's house burns down on Christmas Eve +

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  • Shooting investigation underway at Circle K gas station in Johnston County +

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  • AdvanceTEC to invest $10M in Johnston County, creating 25 jobs paying $125,000 average wage +

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  • Affordability has made Johnston County the fastest-growing NC county for the past decade, census data shows +

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  • NC school board passes strict rules for teaching about race after threat to cut funding +

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  • Johnston County BBQ joint closing after 40 years in business +

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  • Johnston County Heritage Center Call for Submissions Open for Literary and Historical Journal +

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  • ‘Launch Johnston County’ program aims to help businesses drive growth +

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  • Deputies seek ‘blue-light bandit’ in silver Dodge after teen’s traffic-stop scare +

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  • NC congressman to push anti-mask, anti-vaccine rhetoric at Johnston County school board meeting +

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  • Amanda Daughtry Joins WQDR/Raleigh as Morning Co-Host +

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  • Johnston County looks ahead after topping census growth +

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  • Teacher argues masks don't help in virus fight, says she has right not to comply with local mandate +

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  • Johnston County reports record revenue increase in register of deeds office +

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  • North Carolina's eviction moratorium expires as Delta variant spreads +

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  • There’s more restaurant recovery in Johnston County than in Wake County, Facebook data shows +

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  • NC man sets new record after catching 127lb catfish +

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Johnston County School News

JCPS FFA teams recognized at December BOE Meeting

Students from Cleveland High, Corinth Holders High, and South Johnston High FFA chapters were recognized at the Johnston County Board...

NC Teacher of the Year tours Johnston County Public Schools

Johnston County Public Schools welcomed North Carolina Teacher of the Year Eugenia Floyd to three of its schools, Selma Elementary,...

Tami Poland named Principal of Polenta Elementary

Tami Poland was named the principal of Polenta Elementary at a Special Session Johnston County Board of Education meeting on...

Crystal Gregory named Principal of Innovation Academy at South Campus

Crystal Gregory was named the principal of Innovation Academy at South Campus at a Special Session Johnston County Board of...
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Wrongfully convicted Wilson man dies months after receiving pardon of...

Charles Ray Finch spent 43 years in prison for the...

One juvenile killed, another two airlifted to hospital following Kinston...

One juvenile was killed and another two were airlifted to...

'The war will spill across borders:' Local Ukrainian groups prepare...

Thousands of Ukrainian families here in the Triangle are closely...

Pandemic exhaustion: After 2 years of restrictions, many feel hopeless,...

From mandates to school closures and a lack of social...

School bus lands in ditch following crash in Johnston County,...

Highway patrol officers were called to the scene of a...

911 calls: Man who fled the scene of fatal Western...

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21-year-old charged with crash that killed two women, injured man

A 21-year-old was charged on Wednesday in connection to a...