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Johnston County Approves Sales Tax Hike

Posted March 4, 2003 1:07 a.m. EST

— Johnston officials have agreed to a countywide sales tax increase.

Commissioners voted unanimously for the proposal Monday night. The change takes effect July 1.

Officials say Johnston County should collect an extra $4.5 million a year from the increase.

Several other counties, including Wake, Durham and Chatham, are already benefiting from higher sales taxes.