Thursday, May 26, 2022




Mother Stole Her Child’s Identity, Report Says

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BENSON - Investigators have arrested 44 year-old Shannon Marie Burnette of Erwin following an identity theft investigation. On March 9, 2022, a 27 year-old...

New Story Walk Open In Selma

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Owen Daughtry, Quinn Earp, Owen Earp, Gracie Earp, and Hutch Earp. SELMA - The first Story Walk in Selma has arrived. It is located along...

Man Thought He Was Leasing To Buy A Home, Except It Was A Scam

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BENSON - In a tight housing market, a Johnston County man thought he had found a small home at a great price. Several weeks...

Scams Target Business, Local Residents

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Two Johnston County residents and one business lost large sums of money in scams reported in the past two weeks. A 48 year-old Four Oaks...

Chellie Cherry Named JCPS Teacher Assistant Of The Year

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SMITHFIELD - Johnston County Public Schools teacher assistant Chellie Cherry from West Smithfield Elementary was named the 2022 Teacher Assistant of the Year at...

15 Car Break-Ins Reported

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The Johnston County Sheriff's Office is investigating 15 car break-ins reported Friday morning in the McGee's Crossroads area in western Johnston County. Authorities believe...

Dunn Man Arrested For Drug Trafficking

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BENSON - A Dunn man was arrested during a Benson-area traffic stop on drug trafficking charges. A SAFE Team deputy with the Johnston County...

Benson Man Surrenders On Drug Warrants

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BENSON - A 44 year-old Benson man turned himself in to authorities April 20. William Lester Denning of the 10600 block of US Highway...

Peedin Appointed To Benson Planning Board

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Johnston County Commissioners have approved a request by the Benson Town Board to appoint Cody Peedin of US Highway 301 to the Benson Planning...

Johnston County Public Schools 2022 Job Fair Draws Large Crowd Of Applicants

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Cooper Academy Principal Jamie Stoke (left) and Assistant Principal Dr. Brayton Leonhardt (right) meet with a candidate at the JCPS Job Fair on Saturday...