Monday, June 27, 2022




Driver Found Dead In Overturned Car

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BENSON - A 65 year-old man died in a single vehicle accident discovered around 8:00am Sunday. The accident happened on Godwin Lake Road in...

Motorcyclist Injured In Collision

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BENSON - A motorcyclist was transported to the hospital following a traffic accident Friday afternoon outside of Benson. Johnston and Harnett County emergency crews...

3 Killed In Fiery Wrong-Way Crash On I-40

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UPDATE THURSDAY 3:15PM: The pickup truck driver has been identified as Nicholas Glenn McGee, 24, of Fuquay Varina. Impairment is suspected. The...

Benson FD Receives Rating Upgrade After Inspection

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BENSON - The Benson Fire Department received official documentation Monday regarding its new insurance classification from Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey. Effective February 1,...

School Board Approves Personnel Changes

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The Johnston County Board of Education approved several personnel changes during a Special Session held on Friday, June 25th. The changes include: PrincipalSandra Robertson was...

Johnston County Students Attend UMO Ag Fest

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Event Highlights Agriculture and College Life MOUNT OLIVE - The University of Mount Olive recently hosted its 7th Annual AgFest event to promote and...

Teacher Apologizes After Challenging Student Christian Group’s Bible Verse

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A teacher at West Johnston High is under investigation for comments he allegedly made after a Christian student group posted a Bible verse inside...

JCPS Board Asks Commissioners For 11 Percent Budget Increase

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Wants To Keep Projected $20 Million Fund Balance Asks Commissioners For Separate $3.6 Million Performance Bonus 1250 Fewer Students Expected Next School YearSMITHFIELD -...

Edgewater Ventures Will Invest $40M In Benson Distribution Space

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Facility Will Add More Than $73 Million To Johnston County’s Economic Output BENSON - Edgewater Ventures, a Raleigh-based commercial real estate investment and development...

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...