JoCo News Roundup

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

Johnston County Headlines
  • 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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  • Gas station worker stabbed to death in Cleveland’s Johnston County community +

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Politics - 7th District Updates
JCT News & Features

Do Good!!

Doing better for the planet is hitting Selma with Do Good Foods.  With a ton of waste, Do Good Foods...

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

Blueberry Season Begins

Great news, blueberry season is here early in Johnston County with some farms already offering u-pick blueberries and many with...

Clayton Clovers Opening Weekend

Did you check out a Clayton Clovers home game last summer? If not, don’t miss them this season! ...

301 Endless Yard Sale Just Two Months Away

This year’s 301 Endless Yard Sale is June 16th and 17th. Founded in Selma and now hosted by a variety...

NTTW 2023: Travel Forward

National Travel and Tourism Week, (NTTW) the annual celebration of the contributions of the U.S. travel industry, will spotlight the...
Arrest Reports
Johnston County Arrests


Johnston County News Archive

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Johnston County School News

JoCo TEACH awards inaugural scholarship to Smithfield-Selma High senior

Carter Clever, a senior at Smithfield-Selma High School (SSS) and a 2023 Johnston Community College graduate was awarded one of...

Smithfield-Selma High senior awarded inaugural scholarship

Lilly Johnson, a senior at Smithfield-Selma High School (SSS) was one of two students who received Johnston County Public Schools’...

North Johnston High graduate receives Sam Narron Award

North Johnston High class of 2023 graduate Carter Aycock was recently awarded the prestigious Sam Narron Baseball Award. The award...

School nurses play critical role in school systems

Johnston County Public Schools (JCPS) School Health Coordinator Allison Marshall knows first-hand that school nurses are vital to a student’s...
North Carolina News Summary

Updated Coronavirus Information

Updated coronavirus information from state health officials. Updated coronavirus...

Tracking the tropics: Here comes hurricane season; what you need...

Tropical storm and hurricane forecasts. The WRAL Severe Weather Center...

Former pastor and son charged in drug-making operation at closed...

A Baptist church in Davidson County was the site of...

WRAL Weather lesson: Many models for tracking storms look like...

When looking at developing systems, one of the most important...

Dallas United withdraws from The Soccer Tournament after player alleged...

Dallas United has withdrawn from The Soccer Tournament (TST) in...

'Welcome to Fort Liberty, the center of the universe:' NC...

The name Fort Bragg, which referenced a Confederate general from...

Students accused of setting firework off inside bathroom stall at...

Two students set off a firework Wednesday in a bathroom...

Foodie News: National Doughnut Day and free ice cream

Triangle Food Guy has information about free Jeni's ice cream,...

80s workout party, LEGOs and retro market: 8 ways to...

From a Pride Month pop-up, to a rad workout party,...