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...Records: Greenbrier 1-7, Lakeside 3-3-1. Next: Lakeside at Marist, Thursday. Girls Tennis Aquinas 4, johnston county 1 Class A State Tournament First Round Denton Boone (A) def. Eric Powell, 6-2 6-1; Will Kittle (A) def...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/04/22/hig_521324.shtml
High school
Freedom frustrating for 35-year convict

...you were black, nine times out of 10, you wouldn't make it to jail," he says. Under the law of the day, a Johnston County jury sentenced the black man to life in prison for second-degree burglary - a crime that today would carry a maximum...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/03/met_457698.shtml
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Fans connect with North Carolina film sites

...performers with a more concrete connection to the state. The Smithfield museum dedicated to actress Ava Gardner (born in Johnston County's nearby Grabtown) takes up three pages. Actor Andy Griffith, born in Mount Airy, has 14 references in the index...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/20/liv_443845.shtml
Life & style
Free-range hog farmers say taste sets their pork apart

...last year and $200,000 this year. Cole, 52, has lived about three decades on his family's 75-acre farm in Johnston County, where he also has a small tobacco crop and raises soybeans, corn, cucumbers, squash and peppers for the wholesale...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/30/foo_371177.shtml
Food
Across the southeast

...tactical situation," said Fred Burgess, assistant manager of the Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site in Johnston County. Between March 19 and March 21, 1865, about 4,100 soldiers from both sides died in the pitched battle as the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/22/met_365390.shtml
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Board raises minority issues

...force. "As soon as they can, they contribute to the family income." Mr. Barnes cited what has happened in the Johnston County, N.C., system as an example of the type of rapid progress that can be made toward closing those education gaps...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/13/met_263556.shtml
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Across the southeast

...mortgaged his farm to get the recruiter's $11,000 fee. He left behind his wife and infant son and headed to Johnston County. There, he claims, he became a prisoner in a storage building.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/03/12/met_119985.shtml
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People in the News

...Bush signed legislation Monday to rename the post office in honor of the Oscar-nominated actress, who grew up in Johnston County. "Ava Gardner was a small-town girl who became a big-time celebrity," said Rep. Bob Etheridge, D-N.C...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/23/ent_72850.shtml
Things to Do
Confederate memorials falling victim to change

...residents scotched the idea of a monument to Gen. William T. Sherman's troops at the Bentonville battleground in Johnston County. Five Confederate monuments were already in place, but even state officials objected to the Union monument, saying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/04/26/met_207353.shtml
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Fran at-a-glance

...killed in Durham County, N.C., a motorist and a firefighter when a tree fell on a firetruck. -- Resident of Johnston County, N.C., killed when tree fell on house. -- A 13-year-old boy in Alamance County, N.C., when a tree...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/09/07/met_199457.shtml
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