Thursday, October 17, 2019






Fugitive Arrested During Routine Traffic Stop

A North Carolina man wanted on fugitive warrants in South Carolina was arrested near Benson after being pulled over for a tail light violation. ...

KFC / Taco Bell Manager Shot During Holdup

A manager at a KFC / Taco Bell was shot during a holdup.  It happened early this morning (Wednesday). The Johnston County Sheriff's Office said...

Rep. Strickland Updates Benson Chamber On State Budget

Offers insight into process State Rep. Larry Strickland (R-Harnett and Johnston) gave an overview of the North Carolina budget process and the General Assembly’s current...

Benson Court Relocating Due To Broken AC Unit

A broken air conditioning unit has forced Johnston County Court officials to relocate. Benson District Court is scheduled for this Friday, July 19th. However, a...

Benson Man Sentenced To 30 Years For Soliciting Child Porn From Minors On The...

A Benson man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for soliciting child pornography from minors over the internet.  United States District...

Partnership for Children Provides Active Reading Workshops

In June, the Partnership for Children of Johnston County (PFCJC) provided 3 workshops on Active Reading. The two-part workshop for parents with children 2...

Filing Period Opens For 2019 Municipal Elections

SMITHFIELD - The filing period for the 2019 municipal elections in Johnston County opened at Noon today (Friday). Nine candidates filed in the first 30...

Partnership for Children Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Little Free Libraries

The Partnership for Children of Johnston County (PFCJC) cut the Ribbon for two new Little Free Libraries. Little Free Libraries are popping up everywhere....

99th Annual Benson Singing Convention June 21-23

The 99th State Annual Singing Convention will be held Friday, June 21, Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, 2019, in the "Singing Grove,"...

New Helicopter Added To Harnett Health Fleet

Chopper transport to cut response times in emergenciesA medical transport helicopter, like the one shown here, is now stationed at Harnett Health's...