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Teen driver charged in Johnston Co. bus crash
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:49:51 -0800

A Johnston County school bus was involved in a crash Friday morning on U.S. 70 Business near Swift Creek Road in Smithfield, according to Highway Patrol.

Tourism Authority welcomes three new members
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:03:05 -0800

The Johnston County Tourism Authority has three new faces and two returning members after appointments by the Johnston County Board of Commissioners and the Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce. Click to Continue »

Inside Politics: McCrory, Burr ahead in poll of 2016 races
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:15:47 -0800

A new poll finds U.S. Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina and Gov. Pat McCrory, both Republicans, with modest leads over their potential Democratic opponents in 2016.

Rides denied: Johnston County’s rural transit system rejects more than 1,000 trip requests each year
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 21:03:11 -0800

Data obtained from the N.C. Department of Transportation show that the Johnston County Area Transit System, or JCATS, denies the second-most ride ride requests amongst North Carolina’s more than 80… Click to Continue »

Police, US Marshals arrest robbery suspect at Durham motel
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:34:38 -0800

The Durham Police Department and U.S. Marshals arrested a man Thursday who was wanted in connection with a Dec. 12 robbery.

NC illegal gambling investigation could top $20 million
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:35:06 -0800

What started out as a raid at a Johnston County business with known ties to video poker has now turned into a multi-county investigation into illegal gambling in North Carolina that could top $20 million.

Human rights group says Senate report confirms NC's involvement in 'torture flights'
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 12:35:07 -0800

A North Carolina human rights group said that the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program validates some of their claims about the involvement of a central North Carolina contractor in illegal torture.

Car slams into Raleigh apartments, driver flees scene
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:19:38 -0800

Raleigh police arrested a man early Friday morning after he slammed his car into an apartment building and then drove off.

Top projects within 10-year North Carolina road-building plan
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:41:04 -0800

RALEIGH- Highlights of top projects included within North Carolina's draft State Transportation Improvement Program, released Thursday to the state Board of Transportation:

WIC gets tech boost
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 05:33:19 -0800

The state has been using Crossroads, new management information system aimed at making all operations surrounding WIC benefits easier. Since Johnston County started using it at the end of July, Click to Continue »