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Johnston Ambulance Service Closing Immediately, 400 Employees Laid Off

A local ambulance company is shutting down today and Johnston County officials are scrambling to make sure there will be enough ambulances to provide non-emergency transports to residents. Johnston Ambulance Service, known as “JAS”, will cease operations at 7:00pm tonight (Wednesday).  The company provides non-emergency transports for patients to and from hospitals, nursing homes, dialysis […]


Sex Offender Charged With Kidnapping, Attempting To Rape Woman

A Kenly man has been arrested on allegations he abducted and attempted to rape a woman. The incident happened around 10:30am on Saturday, August 20th. That’s when the victim said she was walking on Highway 581 in northern Wayne County near NorAm Road when a man stopped and offered his assistance. The suspect allowed the […]


Man Charged With Statutory Rape

A 30 year-old man is facing charges after he allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a 15 year-old girl. Goldsboro Police said the victim’s father reported the incident last week. After an investigation, Richard L. Cutshall of Goldsboro was arrested and charged with statutory rape. Cutshall was taken before a magistrate and given a $10,000 […]


Suspicious Fire Not Linked To 2004-2007 Arsons

A suspicious fire discovered Monday in the Blackmon’s Crossroads community does not appear to be connected to about two dozen unsolved fires in the same area between 2004 and 2007. Around 4:48am, a fire was discovered on Sandy Road outside of Four Oaks. Approximately 38 hay bales had been set on fire in a field. […]


Injuries Reported In Two Accidents On US 301

Emergency workers responded to two accidents on US 301 that occurred at the same time Tuesday night. EMS and fire crews were responding to a report of a collision between a moped and car on US 301 at Bagley Road when they located a second accident on US 301 at Pittman Road. The operator of […]


‘Remembering Frank’ Art Exhibit Set for September

The Frank Creech Art Gallery, in partnership with the Johnston County Arts Council and Johnston Community College will sponsor a new exhibit, “Remembering Frank,” beginning in September 2016. The exhibit premieres Thursday evening, September 15 at the Frank Creech Art Gallery on the campus of Johnston Community College. The premiere will be from 5:30 until […]


Teen Charged With Extortion

Nineteen year-old Tattrell Keyonne Smith, of 714 Penn Rd in Raleigh, was arrested and charged Tuesday with attempting to extort drugs from someone. Officers say Smith, who was illegally carrying a concealed weapon, threatened another man to give him marijuana, which Smith intended to sell. Smith is charged with extortion, possession with intent to sell […]


Benson Man Arrested During Traffic Stop

A small amount of suspected crack cocaine and a smoking pipe were allegedly seized from a car during a traffic stop Friday night on Zack’s Mill Road near Old Fairground Road in western Johnston County. The driver, 37 year-old Ricky Ray Williams Jr. of the 6800 block of Elevation Road, Benson was charged with felony […]


Man Arrested For Larceny

A West Johnston man was arrested Sunday for allegedly stealing tools from a residence on Southgate Drive in the Cleveland community. Eric Scott Clark of Grand Stand Lane, Angier was charged with four counts of larceny and two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. On August 18th, the victim reported hand tools valued at […]


Wife Charged With Animal Cruelty

A 37 year-old woman is charged with animal cruelty. The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tiffany Allison Costante of Lindsay Drive, Garner on Monday. Authorities had been investigating a report filed by Costante’s husband on July 25th. He reportedly claimed while away for several weeks his 7 year-old pit bull was allegedly neglected and severely […]


Third Arrest Made In Double Murder Investigation

A third arrest has been made in a double homicide in Johnston County. Tuesday morning, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office announced the apprehension of 28 year-old Jeremy Kyle Price of Highway 222 East, Kenly. Price is charged with two counts of accessory after the fact of murder in connection with the March 10, 2016 homicides […]


Superintendent Travels 175 miles, Visits Every School On Opening Day

Johnston County Schools Superintendent Dr. Ross Renfrow celebrated the start of the school year by visiting every school in the district on their first day. “We need to demonstrate to not only our students and teachers, but to our community as well, that we’re about supporting what goes on at each of our schools,” said […]


School Buses Involved In Minor Accidents

It was a bumpy start for two buses headed to school Tuesday morning. Bus number 284 was headed to Selma Elementary when it was involved in a minor accident on South Sharpe Street at East Watson Street in Selma. Selma Police are still investigating the incident. Two students were on board at the time but […]


Teen Accused Of Making Bomb Threats

The Clayton Police Department has made an arrest in a string of bomb threats that were called into Clayton convenience stores and fast food restaurants over a two-day period in July. Sixteen year-old Dallas Lamar Phillips, of 119 Lynn Drive in Clayton, was arrested yesterday on three felony counts of falsely reporting a bomb threat. […]


Dunn Man Sentenced To 72 Years In Prison

A Harnett County man was among two suspects sentenced in federal court in Raleigh on Monday for committing three violent robberies in 2012 and 2013. United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced Smith Merinord, 23, of Dunn to 72 years in prison followed by 5 years of probation. A second defendant, Cortese Tramand Davis, […]


Man Arrested for Murder

A 34 year-old man is facing murder charges following a deadly confrontation. On Friday, Nash County deputies responded to a report of a person not breathing on Highway 97. Upon arrival, deputies said they determined the victim had been assaulted and died as a result. David Lee Durham, 34, was identified as the suspect. He […]


Three People Found Shot

Two women and one man were found shot at a home in the Dudley community in rural Wayne County Monday afternoon. Deputies responded to a 911 call reporting a possible robbery at an address on Carraway Creek and located the victims. Officers said the male occupant of the home, Danielle Duboris Vann, 35, was found […]


Second Arrest Made In Robbery, Shooting Of Store Clerk

A second suspect has been arrested for the robbery and shooting of a convenience store clerk. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says they arrested 18 year-old Tyquellas Jaire Thompson of Big Daddy’s Road, Pikeville is charged with attempted murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping and felony breaking and entering.  He is being held under […]


Jones Named To National Performer Of The Year Watch List

Buies Creek – Campbell running back De’Shawn Jones has been named to the 2016 College Football Performance Awards Performer of the Year Watch List. The Fayetteville native is one of just 40 FCS players nationally to make the preseason list. Jones, who enters his senior season in 2016, topped the PFL in rushing with 1,072 […]


First Day Enrollment Up 1,098 Over Last Year

Johnston County Schools operating on the traditional calendar opened Monday for the 2016-2017 school year. Superintendent Dr. Ross Renfrow pledged to visit all 42 schools on the opening day. While traveling between two campuses Monday afternoon, Dr. Renfrow said the first day had went well but some improvements will be made on Tuesday. “We have […]


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