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 buys nearly 50 acres for possible administrative site, Business NC reports +

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  • Dad fights back on Father’s Day: Home intruder killed after kids encounter suspect near Clayton +

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  • Lumos to Invest Over $50 Million for 100% Fiber Optic Internet Expansion in Johnston & Harnett Co. +

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  • Newly added lanes on I-40 now open; eliminates I-40/Clayton Bypass bottleneck +

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  • Wreck knocks power out in parts of Smithfield +

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  • Johnston County School Board member, ex-police officer wanted candidate recorded for leverage, warrants reveal +

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  • Ronald Johnson free on bond day after indictment +

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  • Dad, husband killed in Johnston County crash had escaped Ukraine to come to US; driver charged had 3 prior DWI charges +

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  • Blue Line Aviation Scraps Plans For Additional Development in Johnston County +

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  • First weapons detection system installed in Johnston County school, more schools to follow +

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  • Clayton begins process for downtown makeover +

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  • FAA Validates Complaints Against Johnston County Airport Authority +

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  • Fire Department could be forced to close +

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  • Culinary arts degree set to ‘open new doors’ to Johnston Community College students +

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  • Charlotte developer to build $20M business park in Johnston County +

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  • ‘The whole state will benefit’: Johnston County court staff working through weekend to ready for $85 million system overhaul +

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  • State of the County Address 2023 +

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  • North Carolina just bought 1,100 acres in Johnston County – here's why +

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  • Clayton native breathes new life into former family farm +

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  • ALE joint operation leads to 31 arrests in Johnston County +

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  • Here’s a peek at plans for Johnston County’s new Waterfront District +

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  • A new North Hills? Johnston County unveils multimillion dollar Waterfront District +

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  • Johnston County leaders give aviation industry update +

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  • Commuter rail system's financial and engineering headaches +

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  • WKJO Smithfield becomes KIX-102 and Drops Country Format +

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  • Johnston County felon busted with 8 pounds of marijuana, $74K worth of fentanyl +

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JCT News & Features

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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...
Johnston County Feature Stories

38th Annual Smithfield Ham & Yam Festival is May 4

The Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation (DSDC) is pleased to announce the dates and preliminary details for the 38th Annual Ham...

The Entertaining History of Benton Card Co.

In Downtown Benson sits a multi-generational, family-owned business called Benton Card Company; sitting in a geographical footprint that goes back...

BrewShots Premieres with Deep River

As part of a 2024 partner marketing initiative, the NC Craft Brewers Guild, in conjunction with the creators of FlavorNC,...
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Pastor Bobby Leonard, who heads the Bible Baptist Tabernacle in...

Diverse crowd Unites in support of Ukraine's struggle downtown Raleigh

Dozens gathered at the North Carolina State Capitol grounds for...

Man fatally shot on Quail Hollow Drive in Raleigh, no...

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Raleigh Celebrates Black History with North Central CAC's 35th Annual...

Local and national leaders joined forces at the Tarboro Road...

I-40 west reopens after crash near Harrison Avenue

The westbound lanes of I-40 have reopened after a crash...

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump said...

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The North Carolina Theatre, Raleigh's largest professional theatre company producing...

Old Shiloh: Lost 1800s community for Black families once thrived...

Thousands of people tour the grounds of the picturesque Biltmore...