Thursday, February 25, 2021






Benson Planning Board Appointments

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At the request of the Benson Town Board, Johnston County Commissioners approved the appointment of Sherry Lockamy and Joshua Hefner to the Benson Planning...

Kilo Of Cocaine Seized During I-40 Traffic Stop

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BENSON - A kilo of suspected cocaine was located inside a vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 40 in Johnston County. A sheriff's deputy...

Commissioners Approve Rezoning Cases

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Johnston County Commissioners approved several rezoning cases during their February meeting.  Mideast Materials LLC of Dunn won approval to rezone 134 acres out of a...

Benson Man Arrested On Drug Charges

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A 42 year-old Benson man is facing charges after Johnston County deputies assisted Probation & Parole officers with the search of a home in...

KS Bank Names New Vice President, Marketing Manager

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SMITHFIELD - KS Bank and the Board of Directors has announced that Lisa Markowski has been named Vice President, Marketing Manager. In this role,...

Johnston County ABC Distributes $500,000 In January

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Johnston County Board of Alcoholic Control has declared $500,000 surplus and distributed to the County of Johnston and incorporated towns. Johnston County received 75 percent...

McGee’s Crossroads COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Friday, Feb. 5th

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CommWell Health will be holding a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Friday, February 5th, 2021 at their McGee's Crossroads location at 70 Crepe Myrtle...

Suspect In Convenience Store Burglaries Captured Following Chase

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A Smithfield man was apprehended early this morning (Wednesday) following a two county chase that started in Wake County and ended in Johnston County. One...

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Scheduled For Wednesday, Feb. 3rd At West Johnston High School

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The Johnston County Health Department has scheduled a drive-thru clinic on Wednesday, February 3rd from 10:00 a.m. until supplies last at West Johnston High...

Occupant Escapes From Burning RV

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BENSON - Working smoke alarms are credited with helping one person escape a burning camper-RV this morning.  Around 7:30am, the Benson, Elevation and West...