Saturday, August 24, 2019






Update: Benson Bank Robbery Suspect Captured In South Carolina

UPDATE: Ronnie  Wessinger was located in Greenville, South Carolina Tuesday night about 8:35pm and was taken into custody. Wessinger is facing charges of Attempted Robbery with a...

Benson Court Relocating Due To Broken AC Unit

A broken air conditioning unit has forced Johnston County Court officials to relocate. Benson District Court is scheduled for this Friday, July 19th. However, a...

Interim Benson Town Manager Named

The Benson Board of Commissioners has chosen an interim Town Manager. Frederick D. Nelson, Jr. will take over as Town Manager beginning May 23....

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...

Fire Destroys Building

A Benson-area building was destroyed by fire on Thursday. It happened at 990 Five Points Road next to McLamb’s Rest Home. Officials said some leaves were...

54 Years After His Death, Lost Dog Tags Returned To Fallen Marine’s Family

Memorial Day 2019 will be one that the family of a fallen Johnston County Marine will never forget. Lance Corporal Harold Vernon Dayringer Jr. of...

Benson Bank Robbery Suspect Jailed Under $1 Million Bond

A 46 year-old South Carolina man charged in the April 2nd attempted robbery of the PNC Bank on South Wall Street in Benson is...

Rep. Strickland Updates Benson Chamber On State Budget

Offers insight into process State Rep. Larry Strickland (R-Harnett and Johnston) gave an overview of the North Carolina budget process and the General Assembly’s current...

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Held In Benson

It was a packed house inside the Benson Baptist Church Fellowship Hall this morning (Thursday) for the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast — a Benson tradition...

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...