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News in Johnston County, North Carolina

Johnston Co. couple killed in accident laid to rest
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:25:02 -0700

Friends, family and musicians paid tribute Saturday to a couple killed in a Sept. 17 Johnston County accident.

Charges filed in double fatal accident that killed Johnston County couple
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:24:35 -0700

Robert Sherrill McGee, 81, and his 79-year-old wife Melba died in the crash.

Charges filed in Johnston County double fatal accident
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:39:42 -0700

North Carolina State Highway Patrol investigators have charged a 19-year-old in a horrific crash in Johnston County.

$5 billion Pipeline Project Expected to Pump Natural Gas to N.C.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:20:07 -0700

A multi-billion dollar underground proposal that would pipe natural gas into North Carolina may soon become a reality. The project could create hundreds of jobs and make a big economic impact on our state, but not everyone's pumped about the pipeline project.

Third-graders avoid reading camp
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:33:06 -0700

When the last school year ended, 963 of the more than 2,600 Johnston County third-graders did not read well enough to meet state standards. Click to Continue »

NC 210 near Smithfield closed after wreck
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:20:15 -0700

Authorities in Johnston County have closed N.C. Highway 210 east of Smithfield after a wreck Wednesday afternoon.

Pipeline could give Johnston County a boost
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 04:33:07 -0700

Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas have selected Richmond, Va.-based Dominion Resources to construct a 550-mile pipeline to bring natural gas to Eastern North Carolina from the Marcellus Shale and… Click to Continue »

Benson couple mourned after fatal head-on collision
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:20:17 -0700

A family in Johnston County is wrestling with the loss of a husband and wife from Benson who were killed Wednesday in a head-on collision.

COMtech to hold info forum on gas pipeline
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:06:24 -0700

PEMBROKE — Representatives of the companies that will own and operate the proposed 550-mile natural gas line that will end in Robeson County will be in Pembroke on Monday to update public officials and community residents on the project.

NC prosecutor warns Internet sweepstakes operators
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:43:28 -0700

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — Johnston County's district attorney is warning Internet sweepstakes operators they must close by Nov. 1 or face the possibility of criminal charges.