Johnston County voters thought they had narrowed their school board field to six candidates from eight. But the May 8, 2018, primary wasn't necessary, so now, all eight candidates will advance to the November elections.
The NC Department of Transportation plans to widen Covered Bridge Road to three lanes through Archer Lodge, from just west of Helena Lane to just east of Buffalo Road. It also wants to add turn lanes a several intersections and traffic lights at two of them.
The Johnston County school system became at least the 14th North Carolina school system to announce that it will cancel classes on May 16 because so many teachers plan to take the day off to participate in a protest in Raleigh.
The N.C. Department of Transportation will present detailed preliminary plans for widening N.C. 42 to four lanes from N.C. 50 east to U.S. 70 Business in Clayton at an open house meeting at the Clayton Center on Thursday evening, May 10.
Matt Johnson of Smithfield, an assistant principal at Archer Lodge Middle School in Johnston County, appears on "Wheel of Fortune" on Friday, May 4, 2018. Johnson appears in an episode filmed at Epcot at Walt Disney World.
North Carolina insurance investigators on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, announced that the suspended fire chief of a volunteer fire department in Johnston County has been charged with multiple counts of embezzlement and fraud.
Beth Hamblin Cooke of Johnston County, North Carolina, was arrested and charged with a felony after investigators said they discovered she knew her daughter was being sexually assaulted by her cheerleading coach but did not stop it.
The North Carolina primary elections are coming up for state Senate and House and Congress seats. Get details on how to register to vote and when to cast votes. Know what's on the ballot for May 8, 2018, primaries and the general election on November 6, 2018.