Thursday, January 20, 2022





Johnston County Couple “Still Haven’t Wiped The Smiles Off Our Faces” After $200,000 win

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FOUR OAKS – Betty Brantley of Four Oaks said she told her husband that he forgot to buy her a scratch-off ticket as he...

Minister Plans All Night Run To Raise Funds For Mental Health Awareness

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JOHNSTON COUNTY - Smithfield native Paul Burgess will be running all night long on Tuesday, December 21st, the longest night of the year, to...

Benson Increases Starting Police Salary, Adds Sign-On Bonus

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Increases full-time officer positions from 16 to 18 BENSON - During its December meeting, the Benson Board of Commissioners unanimously approved four measures that...

Benson’s Newly Installed Mule Sculpture Gets A Name

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Benson’s Arts Advisory Board launched a campaign to name the town’s newly installed mule sculpture in early November. After one month and more than 150 submissions,...

Police Identify Pedestrian Fatally Struck On Highway 50

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BENSON - Police have released the name of a woman struck and killed near her home Wednesday night on Highway 50 at Benson-Hardee Road....

K-9 Helps Apprehend Burglary Suspects

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FOUR OAKS - Law enforcement officers aided by a K-9 captured three burglary suspects at a Four Oaks area home. At 10:26pm Monday, Johnston...

Highway Patrol Car Struck At Accident Scene

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BENSON - A state trooper was involved in an accident Sunday night after he had stopped at a wreck scene. The mishap shut down...

Benson Man Receives Martin & Pelt Excellence In Teaching Award At UMO

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MOUNT OLIVE - The University of Mount Olive Alumni Association recently presented Barry Staton Toole, from the Class of 1983, with the Lorrelle F....

SHP: Both Drivers Involved In Fatal Accident Contributed To Crash

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BENSON - The State Highway Patrol says both drivers involved in fatal collision on Thanksgiving Day in Johnston County contributed to the accident. One...

Man Dies Trying To Retrieve Object From I-95 Travel Lane

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BENSON - The State Highway Patrol has identified a 45 year-old Benson man who died after darting into the southbound travel lane of Interstate...