Thursday, January 23, 2020





Impaired Driver Injures Two People In Crash, Police Say

A Benson woman was arrested for several offenses including driving while impaired following a crash near Downtown Selma.  The collision sent two people to the...

Benson Police Searching For Man Wanted For Several Break-Ins

Benson Police are searching for a suspect following several area break-ins targeting local businesses. Multiple breaking and entering warrants have been taken out on Dantrel...

Kelli Bynum Named Relationship Manager, VP With KS Bank

Kelli B. Bynum has joined KS Bank as the Relationship Manager, VP for the Garner retail office.  She is responsible for managing the retail office,...

Benson’s Lee Street Gym Reopens

Court Dedicated To Parks & Rec Director On Saturday, January 11th, the Lee Street Gymnasium in Benson was packed with excited parents, coaches walking up...

Impaired Driver Attempts To Outrun Deputies, JCSO Says

The Johnston County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) arrested a Four Oaks man after he led SAFE Team deputies on a brief pursuit on his van. Around...

JWL Of Smithfield Collecting Peanut Butter For Children In Need

The Junior Women's League of Smithfield (JWL) is holding its first Peanut Butter Buddies Drive to collect peanut butter for children enrolled in the...

Steven Babel Earns Highest Award In Scouting

On January 5th an Eagle Scout Ceremony was held for Eagle Scout Steven James Babel from Boy Scout Troop 64 of Garner. The Ceremony...

Deputy Injured During Arrest

A Johnston County deputy sheriff was injured while arresting a Benson man.  It happened around 7:30am Tuesday at a home in the 4400 block of...

Driver Leads Deputies On Chase To His Home

A 47 year-old Johnston County man is facing a long list of charges after he reportedly led Johnston County deputies on a chase.  It started...

4 Juvenile Suspects Linked To Rash Of Egg-Throwing Cases

Four juvenile suspects are facing petitions following a string of vandalism first reported in late December. Benson Police located and detained four male juveniles —...