Saturday, August 24, 2019






Woman Hid 3 Bags Of Meth Inside Body Cavity, JCSO Says

A 33 year-old woman was arrested and jailed Monday on a $55,000 bond after she was stopped by an officer near Benson. A Johnston County...

Woman On Probation Arrested Following Search Of Her Residence

A Benson woman on probation was arrested during a search of her Tarheel Road home this week. Probation officers reportedly searched the home of 22...

Suspect In 1972 Murder Of Bonnie Neighbors Returned To Johnston County

SMITHFIELD - A Florida man arrested last month for the 1972 cold case murder of Bonnie Wheeler Neighbors of Benson was extradited from Florida today (Friday)...

Farm Heritage Days Return To Benson

Lots to do for fans of antique tractors Fans of antique tractors will have plenty to keep them occupied this weekend at Benson’s Chamber Park. The...

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 —...

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...

Drone Used To Recover $50,000 In Stolen Property

A Johnston County Sheriff's Office drone was used to locate $50,000 in stolen property in a wooded area near Benson. Detectives received a tip that...

Former NCSU, NBA Champion Named West Johnston Head Coach

West Johnston High School named former NC State standout and NBA champion Chucky Brown as the school’s boys basketball head coach at a special...

Firefighter Killed In ATV Mishap At GALOT Motorsports

A volunteer firefighter was killed in an ATV accident at GALOT Motorsports Park in southern Johnston County. 17 year-old Brock Currens was a cadet firefighter...

Car Slams Into Guardrail Seriously Injuring Driver

The driver of a car that slammed into the end cap of a guardrail was pinned in the wreckage for about 30 minutes before...