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Natural Gas Leak Contained

CLAYTON – A contractor working next to US Highway 70 Business and Durham Street in Clayton reported cutting a two inch natural gas line around 10 o’clock Friday morning. Clayton Fire and Johnston County EMS responded and confirmed the leak. One lane of US 70 was shut down,...
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Triangle leaders launch study to get ahead of rapid growth

Clayton, N.C. — Leaders throughout the Triangle from Raleigh to Smithfield are trying to avoid a sprawling, congested mess in the future. The Triangle’s growth is quickly creeping across the Wake County line into neighboring Johnston County. The town of Clayton has between 7,000 and 10,000 residential units either approved or under construction.
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Troopers Identify Driver Killed In Single Vehicle Accident

ANGIER – The State Highway Patrol has released the identity of a driver killed in a single vehicle accident in the 3000 block of Benson Road near the Harnett-Johnston County line. The wreck was reported at 11:39pm Sunday, July 31. The Highway Patrol said Juan Carlos Miguel Gonzalez, age...
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Town Of Kenly Payroll, Public Access Issues

KENLY – Days after the entire Kenly police force quit, more problems are being reported in the Town of Kenly. On Tuesday, August 2nd at 2:00pm, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office assumed patrols and law enforcement protection in the Kenly city limits. Former police chief Josh Gibson and...
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Driver crashes into tree in Johnston County

This video is not supported on your platform. If you are using IE 10 or lower please consider using IE 11, Edge, Chrome, or Firefox. A driver was seriously injured on Wednesday night after crashing into a large pine tree at the intersection of Webb Mill and Thompson Roads. Photographer:...
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JCPS Employee Of The Year Is Dedicated To Keeping Schools Safe

Chase Ferrell is humble. So humble, in fact, that when asked how he felt about being named Johnston County Public Schools Auxiliary and Administrative Services Employee of the Year he said, “There are a ton of great people that we work with that could have easily been named.”. Ferrell...
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Tips Lead To Arrest Of Mother And Daughter

CORINTH HOLDERS – A mother and daughter in Johnston County are facing charges after tips led authorities to them. On July 21, 2022, the Johnston County Report posted a surveillance photo from the Dollar General at 4207 NC Highway 231, across from Corinth Holders Elementary School, of two women who reportedly stole a purse mistakenly left in a shopping cart by a customer.
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Sheriff’s Office Takes Over Patrols In Town Of Kenly

KENLY – Kenly Police Chief Josh Gibson and his four full-time officers ended their duties at 2:00pm this afternoon (Tuesday). The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office has now taken over patrols in the Town of Kenly. On July 20, Chief Gibson and his officers simultaneously submitted their resignations to...
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Johnston County food hall announces vendors

Selma, N.C. — Old North State Food Hall has announced the first vendors moving into its 15,000 square-foot space in Johnston County. The food hall, which is located at 67 JR Road in Selma, is set to open in late summer. The vendors include a mix of North Carolina and regional businesses.
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Kenly Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Double Murder

NEWTON GROVE – A Kenly man will spend the rest of his life in prison for his role in a 2016 double homicide in southern Johnston County. A Johnston County Jury found Jeremy Kyle Price guilty of two counts of first degree murder after a week-long trial that started June 27, 2022.
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'Living ghosts': A lesson in history from the Tuscarora tribe

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. — Today, North Carolina has the largest Native American population east of the Mississippi River, and centuries ago, the tribe that dominated what is now considered North Carolina was the Tuscarora Nation. What You Need To Know. The Tuscarora tribe used to control the majority of...
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