Saturday, August 24, 2019






Crews Near Completion On Benson Sewer Project

Many lessons learned The town of Benson has learned some valuable lessons from the project aimed at upgrading the sewer system in the downtown area. Benson...

Restaurant Employee Goes On Spending Spree With Customer’s Credit Card

An employee at a Johnston County fast food restaurant reportedly went on a spending spree with a customer's credit card after they mistakenly left...

Child Sexual Assault Suspect Held Under $2 Million Bond

A 61 year-old Johnston County man is being held under a $2 million bond after his arrest on sexual assault charges. JoCoReport has learned the...

Benson Woman Critically Injured In Early Morning Shooting

A 35 year-old Benson woman was shot and critically injured this morning (Tuesday).   The shooting was reported at 1:25 AM on Jada Allen Road...

Johnston County School Board Violates Open Meeting Law

When the Johnston County School Board gathered at the Benson Town Hall Conference Center last month they likely violated the North Carolina Open Meeting...

Benson Man Charged With Statutory Rape

A yearlong investigation by detectives with the Johnston County Sheriff's Office has led to the arrest of a Benson man on statutory rape and...

$800,000 Worth Of Cocaine Found In Secret Compartment During Traffic Stop

A driver stopped in Johnston County on Friday night was reportedly caught with $800,000 worth of cocaine found in a secret compartment. A Johnston County...

Benson Reading Program Ends In Fun

Large number of participants this year  A large crowd of children — who contributed to impressive statistics in Benson’s summer reading program this year —...

Man Found Running Beside Highway With Stolen Rifle

A Benson man arrested while running with a stolen rifle in his hands allegedly claimed he was on the way to the victim's home...

Driver Leads Deputies On Chase Reaching 115 MPH

Deputies with the Johnston County Sheriff's Office arrested a 23 year-old man and two passengers in his car following a high speed chase.  It...