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Search Underway For Driver Involved In Fatal Accident

Authorities are searching for the driver of a pickup truck wanted for a deadly hit and run accident. Goldsboro Police said they were dispatched to a traffic accident around 11:22pm Saturday on a service road near America’s Best Value Inn just off US 70 East. First responders located a pedestrian, 39 year-old Windom Levi Elliott of […]


2016 Benson Mule Days Draws Up To 25,000 People

The 2016 Benson Mule Days is in the history books.  The 67th annual Benson Mule Days was held Thursday through Sunday in Benson, drawing between 20,000 and 25,000 people to the southern Johnston County town. Golf carts may have outnumbered mules this year but the festival was well-attended and no serious incidents were reported.  The […]


Motorcyclist Injured In Crash

A motorcycle and pickup truck collided Sunday afternoon in Benson sending the motorcyclist to the hospital. The accident happened around 4:50 pm in the 600 block of Chicopee Road. Witnesses said the pickup truck pulled from a field onto Chicopee Road into the path of the motorcycle. The cyclist was transported to Betsy Johnson Hospital […]


Suspect Linked To 1987 Rape

Goldsboro Police have solved a 29 year-old rape case.  Around 2:40 am on the morning of February 1st, 1987, a woman was leaving the Pizza Inn restaurant when she assaulted by an unknown assailant. The suspect was never identified.  The case was recently assigned Investigator J. Sturgill with the Goldsboro Police Department to reexamine the […]


Arrest Made In Weekend Homicide

An arrest has been made in a fatal weekend shooting. It happened at 1800 London Church Road in Wilson. Wilson Police said they were dispatched to the address around 12:53 am Saturday and found 26 year-old Christopher Andrew Molson suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers and EMS workers attempted life-saving efforts however Molson died at […]


Large Quantity Of Marijuana Found Inside Home

Johnston County deputies said they seized 3.5 pounds of marijuana found inside a residence during a search warrant on Friday. The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division executed the search warrant at 13 Riquel Drive, off Brown’s Pond Road, outside of Selma. The two occupants, Jesse Andrew Warren, 34, and Denise Nicole Futch, 30, were […]


NC State Fair Announces 2016 Wine Competition Winners

A pomegranate wine from Lumberton and a muscadine from Mocksville were the top winners in the 2016 N.C. State Fair Wine Competition sponsored by the N.C. Wine and Grape Growers Council. Stephens Vineyards and Winery of Lumberton won Best of Show and the N.C. Winegrowers Cup for its Pomegranate Wine. The fruit wine also won […]


4 Facing Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

Four people are facing drug charges after suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found inside an SUV during a traffic stop. Smithfield Police Captain T.S. Choe said an officer conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle around 2:00 am Sunday in the 400 block of East Dundee Street. Inside the vehicle officers reportedly found […]


Police Investigating Theft From Country Club

Smithfield Police are investigating a theft reported at the County Club of Johnston County on Country Club Road. Officers were dispatched to the location Friday morning after employees at the golf course discovered 5 golf cart chargers had been stolen. Police said the theft occurred between 11:00 pm Thursday and 9:00 am Friday. The chargers […]


New Subdivision, Restaurant, Pharmaceutical Plant Projects Go Before Planning Board

The Clayton Planning Board will hear three separate requests when they meet tonight (Monday), including plans for a new subdivision and a new restaurant. Triangle Real Estate Company will ask permission tonight to build 154 single-family homes on two different parcels of land on either side of Dairy Road just south of the Brittany Woods […]


Campbell Baseball Teams Plans Oct. 20th Visit To Miracle League In Smithfield

Buies Creek – Campbell opened their  fall baseball practice on Friday at Jim Perry Stadium. The Camels will host their annual scout day today (Monday) at 7 p.m., with the team’s first scrimmage coming this Friday, September 30th. “The biggest thing for us is to come out and be really competitive,” said head coach Justin […]


Corinth Holders Teacher Assistant Recognized

Corinth Holders High teacher assistant Frederick McClamb was recently featured in an article by the North Carolina Association of Teacher Assistants (NCATA) for his service to the organization. For the second year, McClamb was named the chair of the Education and Human Relations (EHR) Committee for the NCATA. The committee is responsible for choosing the […]


Johnston County EMS Receives American Heart Association Recognition

Johnston County EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Award for achieving patient care quality measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Across the United States, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) each year.  The most deadly type of heart attack, a […]


Suspect In Shooting Incident Arrested During Traffic Stop

A Benson man wanted in connection with a shooting incident in Harnett County has been arrested. Benson Police conducted a traffic stop just after midnight on Thursday and determined the driver, Jerry Larmot James, was a wanted person. James was wanted for allegedly shooting into a home on July 13th on B H Lane, which […]


Johnston County Christian Fiction Writer Holding Book Signing

Hope Toler Dougherty was interviewed by Lynda Carroll on WTSB Radio 105.5FM / 1090AM. Hope is a native of Johnston County, and is a daughter, a wife, a mother of four children, and since 2009 a Christian fiction writer. Hope discussed two books, Irish Encounter and Mars….With Venus Rising. Hope said she got the inspiration […]


Town of Benson Named Winner In KaBOOM! $1 Million Play Everywhere Challenge

This week, the Town of Benson was selected as a winner in the Play Everywhere Challenge, a $1 million national competition that will award innovative ideas to make play easy, available, and fun for kids and families in cities across the U.S. The Challenge is hosted by KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced […]


Town Wants More Control Over Sidewalk Uses

After several complaints, the Selma Town Council is looking to revamp their sidewalk ordinance.  At issue is what businesses are allowed to do with the sidewalks in front of their storefronts and how much space they can use. Planning Director Julie Maybee appeared at the Selma Town Council meeting on Sept. 13th seeking direction from […]


Cattle Handling Equipment Available To Johnston County Cattlemen’s Members

The Johnston County Cattlemen’s Association, in cooperation with Johnston County Cooperative Extension, have announced the availability of portable cattle handling equipment to its members. The equipment includes a Priefert S04 squeeze chute and a Priefert CS-1 Cattle Handling System. The CS-1 includes panels, bow gates, a sweep tub and an alley. This project is funded […]


Mule Days Taking Over Benson

They come from far and near. They bring some of the most stubborn yet revered working animals to Benson every year when the Johnston County town celebrates Mule Days. This year’s celebration — the 67th to be exact — began its annual takeover as livestock owners, carnival rides, rodeo workers and horses, mules and donkeys […]


Man Accused Of Selling Prescription Pills Out Of His Home

A Johnston County man is accused of selling prescription pills out of his home. Following a three month undercover investigation by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division, 63 year-old Billy Davis Young was arrested on Tuesday. Young lives in the 3600 block of Old Fairground Road, Angier.  Lt. J. Coats said Young sold prescription […]


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