Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell and Register of Deeds Craig Olive will receive higher salaries following a vote by the Johnston County Board of Commissioners.
During their August meeting, the board agreed to increase the salary of Sheriff Bizzell from $141,010.68 to $164,000.04 annually, an increase of 13.4 percent.
Mr. Olive received a 6.6 percent salary adjustment from $98,473.56 to $105,000.
Commissioner Fred Smith made the motion to approve the salary hikes. Commissioner Patrick Harris seconded the motion, which was approved in a 7-to-0 vote.
Sheriff Bizzell and Mr. Olive are the only two elected positions on County staff.
County Manager Rick Hester said the vote to increase their salaries was made in public session to be transparent.