JoCo News Roundup

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

Johnston County Headlines
  • 2 hurt when barn at Johnston County public school collapses +

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  • Johnston County spending $1.8M to add new layer of security to all schools +

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  • Johnston County Schools announces role changes for area assistant superintendents +

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  • Son shot to death while defending mother during Johnston County armed robbery, family says +

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  • These NC schools need to improve their scores or they could be taken over by the state +

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  • Teacher accused of dividing NC students based on their religious beliefs is suspended +

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  • Commuters from Johnston County to Raleigh expect headaches with major interchange’s closure +

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  • 'The Report' Film Highlights NC's Role in CIA Torture Program +

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  • Town council candidate in Johnston County charged with animal cruelty +

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  • Johnston County students moved from damaged, moldy classroom trailer +

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  • 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 Feature Stories

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JCVB Releases 2018 Annual Report

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Christmas traditions made easy!

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Shindig Boasts Amazing Line-up In 2019

The Shindig is held the first Saturday in November in downtown Clayton, NC. This year it will be on Saturday,...
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Johnston County School News

JCPS AVID seniors rank above national average

Seniors in the AVID program at Smithfield-Selma High outperformed their peers across North Carolina and the nation. Newly released college-readiness...

JCPS honors local veterans

Hundreds of veterans and their families gathered at Smithfield-Selma High for the 15th annual JCPS Veterans Day ceremony on Monday,...

Thousands attend JOCO WORKS Career Expo at JCC

The JOCO WORKS Career Expo kicked off today at Johnston Community College with nearly 2,000 of Johnston County’s eighth graders...

West Clayton Elementary celebrates 50 years of education

Dozens of Clayton community members gathered together to celebrate West Clayton Elementary’s 50th Anniversary on Nov. 2.
North Carolina News Summary

Elon Poll Speaks to Confederate Monument Controversy

ELON—Confederate statues are a public symbol of North Carolina's past,...

UPS Hires Help for the Holidays

RALEIGH—UPS expects to ship 750 million packages this holiday season....

Veterans Eligible for Seed Discount

RALEIGH—The North Carolina Forest Service has some good news for...

This Cary student heard NC children are struggling to read....

Bria Wurst told her neighbors she was collecting books to...

Foodie News: Trophy Brewing opens expansion

Sean Lennard, the Triangle Food Guy, has the scoop on...

East Durham Bake Shop makes it easy for customers to...

Ali Rudel, owner of East Durham Bake Shop, says the...

Some rain possible for Raleigh Christmas Parade, WRAL Winter Wonderland

The Raleigh Christmas Parade on Saturday could end on a...

Man seriously injured after falling from apartment balcony near NC...

A man was seriously injured when falling four stories from...

Harrison Ford to play Michael Peterson, executive produce TV series

Harrison Ford's first crack at television in years could lead...

Goldsboro headmaster out after allegations that include sexual misconduct, underage...

Todd Anderson, headmaster at Wayne Country Day School, has resigned...

Apex police warn people to protect themselves against holiday crimes

In Apex and across the county, police have their eyes...