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Police say a convenience store clerk told a customer his lottery ticket wasn’t a winner, then cashed it in herself.

Modified: 12/28/12 05:44:14 PM

Employees of Johnston County schools might face ongoing criminal-records checks to ensure they're not getting into trouble while on the job. The superintendent's staff introduced the measure at a school board meeting earlier this month. The board will consider it in January.

Modified: 12/27/12 01:21:40 AM
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The popular burgers and milkshake joint Char-Grill, based in Raleigh, may soon move to Clayton now that the town’s Planning Board has approved for it to open locally, and next the council will make the final decision.

Modified: 12/24/12 08:58:41 PM

The South Johnston High School baseball team raised money to fund a toy-buying trip to benefit the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program. In total, the 20 players purchased 529 toys that will be under deserving children’s Christmas trees this year.

Modified: 12/24/12 07:39:18 PM

A 15-year-old Wendell boy died Friday night after a gun went off and shot him, according to the Johnston County Sheriff.

Modified: 12/22/12 03:48:55 PM

Two Smithfield Police Department officers have been cleared in an August shooting that left one man dead, according to the Johnston County District Attorney’s Office.

Modified: 12/21/12 07:24:25 PM

Harbor Inc., one of the charities in The N&O’s Holiday Guide to Giving, works to help those who have suffered abuse and to prevent future abuse.

Modified: 12/20/12 10:53:46 AM

Starting next year, most euthanasia at the Johnston County Animal Shelter will be done with lethal injection instead of a gas chamber. The shelter has pledged to change its practice after months-long pressure from animal-rights activists.

Modified: 12/19/12 05:13:35 PM

Fearing new firearms restrictions in the wake of last week's Connecticut school shooting, customers are flocking to Triangle gun sellers this week. Semiautomatic rifles, such as the AR-15 and its magazines, seem to be the must-have items.

Modified: 01/31/13 04:09:26 PM
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Paula Gail Harrison, the daughter of Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison, will be in court Wednesday to answer for a positive drug test that violates the prayer for judgment she received less than a year ago for a drug trafficking charge. She could be ordered to spend more than three years in prison.

Modified: 12/19/12 10:28:55 AM
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Rockside Tire, a shop on Smithfield's Bright Leaf Boulevard near Market Street, has an unusual Christmas decoration - a pyramid-shaped stack of tires crowned with a brightly-lit star. A town councilman said the unusual "tire tree" is a fire hazard, despite the fact the display is in compliance with local fire codes.

Modified: 12/17/12 08:28:56 PM

The machete-wielding man who was shot and killed by a Johnston County sheriff's deputy early Saturday morning had grabbed the weapon during a fight with his brother, according to a family friend who witnessed the incident.

Modified: 12/19/12 04:03:32 PM

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