Monday, June 27, 2022




Partnership for Children Provides Active Reading Workshops

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In June, the Partnership for Children of Johnston County (PFCJC) provided 3 workshops on Active Reading. The two-part workshop for parents with children 2...

4 Juvenile Suspects Linked To Rash Of Egg-Throwing Cases

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

Johnston County Bridge Being Replaced

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BENSON – The Zack’s Mill Road bridge over the Pole Branch north of Benson closed Monday morning for a replacement project. The bridge, built in...

Break-Ins Reported At Two Benson Area Businesses

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BENSON - An undisclosed amount of money was stolen during a break-in discovered Friday morning at the Taco Bell / KFC located at 12340...

NC SweetPotato Commission Names New Executive Director

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BENSON –The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission, Inc. has announced that Michelle L. Grainger has joined the Commission as Executive Director. With over 20 years...

One Person Killed In Benson Area Wreck

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Speed was a contributing factor in a fatal single car crash near Benson.  The crash was discovered at 12:19am Sunday on Tarheel Road near...

Stronger Together: Cities Form Crossroads Alliance

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Three cities near the heart of everything came together Thursday to forge a single, unified vision of the future. Leaders from Dunn, Benson and Four...

Commissioners Approve $36 Million General Obligation Bond From 2018 School Referendum

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Funds Will Help Pay For New Thanksgiving Elementary School , JCC Engineering Building Johnston County Commissioners adopted a resolution April 19th approving the sale...

Benson Woman Cited In Smithfield Traffic Accident

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SMITHFIELD - A Benson woman was cited for causing a two car collision Tuesday afternoon on Market Street (US 70) at South Sixth Street. ...

Benson To Receive $22.7 Million From State Budget For Infrastructure Upgrades

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Funds will be utilized for wastewater treatment plant and water/sewer lines. With the signing of the state budget into law on Thursday, the Town of...