JoCo News Roundup

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

Johnston County Headlines
  • Schools, college seek $9.2M budget boost +

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  • JoCo nonprofit exec accused of embezzling to fund Amazon, eBay purchases +

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  • Johnston Co. police chief warns residents following report of woman knocking on door in middle of night +

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  • Johnston high school student arrested, accused of having multiple weapons on campus +

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  • Register of deeds warns Johnston County residents of misleading solicitation letters +

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  • You can now see the final plans for the US 70 freeway in eastern Johnston County +

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  • No property tax increase for Johnston County residents in county budget proposal +

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  • Open House Set for U.S. 70 Upgrades +

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  • Four Oaks Woman using legal CBD arrested for marijuana possession +

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  • Recent incidents have some wondering if Johnston County schools have a gang problem +

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  • Johnston Co. teacher provokes controversy with Holocaust lesson plan +

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  • JCC Receives First National Science Foundation Grant +

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  • Detour ahead: East Garner Road is closing for a year later this month +

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  • ACLU questions legality of Johnston County deputies' use of drone +

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  • School safety at forefront of teacher rally after shooting +

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  • Johnston County Sheriff makes arrest in 46-year-old murder case +

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  • Mom says Johnston judge threatened to take her baby because she was breastfeeding in court +

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  • Johnston DA, law enforcement blame courts for spike in DWI dismissals +

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  • 11 of the 23 credit card skimmers found in the first quarter were found in Johnston County +

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Politics - 7th District Updates
Johnston County Feature Stories

County Historical Markers to Be Unveiled

The Johnston County Heritage Center and Heritage Commission will unveil five historical markers in various Johnston County locations during June...

Strawberry Season at Smith's Nursery - Video Blog

The Visitors Bureau recently worked with a local company, Matthew Telford Films, to produce a short video about the fun...

State Annual Singing Convention Celebrates 99th Year

Almost 100 Years of Song With the 2019 event coming-up in June, the 99th year, the Benson Sing is...

Selma Preview Day Added to the 301 Endless Yard Sale

The 301 Endless Yard Sale, founded in Johnston County to showcase the Selma Antique District, is in its 7th year...
Arrest Reports
Johnston County Arrests


Johnston County News Archive

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Johnston County School News

Summer reading made easier with StudentAccess

More than 37,000 students in Johnston County now have easier access to books and educational materials this summer thanks to...

Outstanding students recognized at BOE Special Session

The Johnston County Board of Education recognized outstanding students who excelled in academic competitions and in athletics at their May...

Student projects transform classroom and community

Hundreds of people attended the Johnston County Public Schools Innovation Expo to see teachers and students showcase innovative teaching and...

JCPS names 2019 Bus Driver of the Year

West Johnston Area bus driver Kathy Wood was named the 2019 Johnston County Public Schools Bus Driver of the Year.
North Carolina News Summary

Initiative Launched to Fight Hepatitis C

RALEIGH – A multi-million dollar initiative has been launched in...

Business Leaders Anticipate Recession

DURHAM -- Nearly half of chief financial officers in the...

Governor Outlines Opioid Response

RALEIGH – At the opening of the 2019 Opioid Summit,...

Silver Alert issued for man last seen in Raleigh

Jarrell Marquis Jones, 28, was last seen at 3908 Iverson...

Home invasion suspect arrested in Burlington after escaping from Chapel...

The home invasion suspect who escaped from a Chapel Hill...

8-year-old bitten by shark at Bald Head Island

Brunswick County confirms EMS was called to Bald Head Island...

Father's Day a time to celebrate for some, mourn for...

For many, Father's Day is a time to celebrate dads....

Retired UNC professor dies after going missing in Hudson River...

A swimmer from North Carolina died after going missing Friday...

Shelby woman says neighborhood Sasquatch loves candy

Footprints are a Shelby woman's proof of Sasquatch sightings, she...

Fayetteville police: Boy with autism reunited with parents

Update: Hayden "Hay Hay" Marroquin has been located and is...

Surry County teen credits tracking app for her survival

Many teens don't want their parents to know where they...