Bah Humbug! Meadow Lights Canceled For 2020

BENSON - For the first time in almost 50 years, the Meadow Lights will not shine this year.  The Grinch responsible for the decision...

Benson Promotes Interim Chief Greg Percy To Permanent Police Chief 

The Town of Benson made the decision this week to allow Interim Police Chief Greg Percy to continue his role as head of the Police Department...

Johnston County Woman Wins $100,000 Lottery Prize

Lynn Stephenson of Willow Springs tried her luck on a $20 scratch-off and walked away the winner of a $100,000 prize. Stephenson purchased her lucky...

Benson Man Linked To ATV Theft

A Benson man was arrested Sept. 14th for allegedly stealing a Honda ATV. Gary Steven Littleton Jr., 44, of the 500 block of W. Watson...

United Community Bank To Resume Reopening Branch Lobbies

United Community Bank has announced they are reopening lobbies at additional branch locations across their five-state footprint, effective this week. United closed lobbies in...

Driver Involved In Two Pursuits, Authorities Say

A 40 year-old man is facing a long list of charges after he reportedly led law enforcement officers from two different agencies on brief...

Box Truck Overturns

BENSON - A box truck and passenger car sideswiped each other causing the truck to overturn. The collision happened overnight on Interstate 95 near...

Man Tries To Rob Grocery Store On Motorized Cart

BENSON - A Dunn man was jailed Friday, Sept. 4, after an alleged foiled attempt at stealing from Carlie C’s in Benson using the...

Two Tractor Trailers, Pickup Collide On Interstate 95

BENSON -  Three vehicles were involved in collision on Interstate 95 near Benson this afternoon. The wreck was reported just after 3:00pm in the...

August 2020 – Johnston County Appointments

Johnston County Commissioners approved the following board appointments during their August 2020 meeting: • Patricia Chisholm-Jones of Smithfield, William W. Massengill Jr. of Benson, and...