Each year, thousands of Johnston County parents ask to transfer their student to another school. And for the most part, the district says, “Yes.” For the past three years, Johnston County schools has OK’d 91 percent of the more than 8,200 total transfer requests, according to reassignment data.
It has been a long time since judges ruled on traffic tickets and misdemeanor criminal charges in Clayton. But the idea of court in Clayton is back on the table, as the town mulls proposed uses for a building that last hosted a courtroom decades ago.
Hunter Mundy ripped the first pitch of her sixth-inning at-bat over the right-field fence for a three-run homer, lifting the Vikings to a 3-0 win over North Johnston in the fourth round of the state 2A softball playoffs.
The 2015 edition of the Nationals — which includes players from Clayton, Middle Creek, Green Hope and Midway high schools — has zero returnees from those state tournament-qualifying clubs, but veteran manager Chris Cook thinks he’s put together the team to make the kind of history the Nationals want to make.
For the North Johnston softball team, however, it seems to be finding its comfort zone as the Panthers easily ousted the Eastern Carolina Conference champion South Lenoir 6-2 on Tuesday night to advance to the fourth round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1A playoffs.
Aycock eliminated the Trojans for the second consecutive season, relying on the pitching of junior left-hander Allie Phillips and a pair of early runs to defeat South Johnston 2-1 on Tuesday night in the third round of the Class 3A playoffs.
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