Building permits for new single family homes in Johnston County increased 11 percent in July, compared to numbers from a year earlier.
The Johnston County Inspections Department issued 197 permits for new single family homes last month up from 177 in July 2018. The average value of those new homes was $182,806, compared to an average of $170,227 a year earlier.
Manufactured housing numbers were down slightly. New commercial construction numbers were virtually unchanged.