Saturday, August 24, 2019






Suspect Confesses To Starting Grass Fire

A fire that burned a grassy area in Benson was intentionally set.  Around 4:30pm Tuesday,...

Benson Police Still Trying To Solve 2015 Homicide

It was four years ago today, May 31, 2015, Richard O'Neal Longmire of Thorne Road, Selma was gunned down outside a home on West...

Suspect In 1972 Murder Of Bonnie Neighbors Indicted By Grand Jury

A Johnston County Grand Jury has returned a True Bill of Indictment against a Florida man charged in the 1972 death of Bonnie Neighbors...

54 Years After His Death, Lost Dog Tags Returned To Fallen Marine’s Family

Memorial Day 2019 will be one that the family of a fallen Johnston County Marine will never forget. Lance Corporal Harold Vernon Dayringer Jr. of...

Benson Baptist Church Choir Invited to Perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City

Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) announced that Todd Johnson and the Benson Baptist Church Choir have been invited to participate in the...

Victim Seriously Injured At Benson Bar

An arrest has been made in connection with an assault at a Benson club earlier this month that left the victim with serious injuries. A...

His Tunes Are Legendary And The Legend Began In Benson

Jimmy Capps returns with honors He’s performed on “The Mother Church of Country Music” stage. His tunes can be heard in many of country music’s...

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)...

Suspect In Custody Following Standoff At Benson Motel

  BENSON - A Cumberland County man is in custody following a 3-1/2 hour standoff with law enforcement officers in southern Johnston County. Around Noon today...

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...