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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 […]


Bullet Fired Into Four Oaks Home

Two people escaped injury after a bullet was fired into a Four Oaks home last night. The incident happened just after 11:00 pm at a home on Meade Drive, off Old School Road, just outside the Four Oaks city limits. A man and woman in their 20’s were in the kitchen when they heard a […]


Man Assaulted With Knife In Wal-Mart Parking Lot

A Smithfield man is recovering from injuries after allegedly being cut with a knife in the parking lot of Wal-Mart at 5141 Highway 42 West. Johnston County deputies said the incident happened just before 7:00pm Thursday. The 31 year-old victim was driven by a personal vehicle to the hospital for treatment. The victim sustained serious […]


ATV Operator Arrested

A Benson man is facing a number of charges after being clocked speeding on a four wheeler on a busy highway. Around 10:00 pm Thursday, a Johnston County deputy has responded to the area around McGee’s Middle School for a report of an ATV riding in a field near the school campus. The deputy had just […]


Eyewitness Helps Police Arrest Shoplifter

A shoplifting suspect was arrested at his home Thursday afternoon thanks to an alert eyewitness. Just before 1:00pm Thursday, Smithfield Police said the suspect entered the Adidas Outlet on Outlet Center Drive, removed anti-theft devices, and stole $329.98 worth of merchandise. An alert eyewitness was able to write down the license plate number of the […]


Benson Man Killed In US 301 Crash

One person is dead following a two car accident on Highway 301 near Benson. The collision occurred at 4:42pm Wednesday on US 301 South at Hodges Chapel Road. The Highway Patrol said 42 year-old Roderkus Bailey of Benson was operating a Nissan Altima on Hodges Chapel Road and failed to stop for a stop sign […]


Semi Sends Car Into Building

A Newton Grove woman was seriously injured after her SUV was struck by a tractor trailer Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened at 1:11 pm after the semi failed to stop for a stop sign on Drag Strip Road at Highway 242 South of Benson. Sgt. J.E. Clark with the NC Highway Patrol said the driver […]


Speaker Inspires Students And Staff

Motivational speaker Reggie Dabbs brought a powerful message to the students at South Campus Community School that encouraged them to reach their full potential. Dabbs message to students is that, “You can never change your past, but you can change your future.” He delivered a dynamic, music-infused presentation that empowered students and urged them to […]


Three Linked To Car Break-In

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three suspects for breaking into a parked car and say the suspects could face more charges for at least 4 other unsolved car break-ins in the area. Around 3:00am Tuesday deputies were called to check on a suspicious vehicle parked in a subdivision off Old Drug Store Road. Authorities […]


Harnett Teen Charged In Johnston County Sexual Assault Investigation

An Angier teenager has been arrested on allegations he sexually assaulted a 12 year-old girl. Landon Garrett Wood, 18, of Circle Tree Lane, was arrested Wednesday by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office. On August 28th, Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Caldwell said investigators received a report of the alleged assault which occurred in the Four Oaks area. […]


Four Juvenile Escapees Apprehended

State and local law enforcement officials have apprehended four juveniles who last night escaped from the Edgecombe Youth Development Center. Officials with the Spring Hope Police Department apprehended Dakota Y. from Guilford County; Joshua G. from Wake County; Justin M. from Carteret County; and Juan M. of New Hanover County in Spring Hope Thursday morning […]


Man Exposes Himself Beside Interstate 40

A homeless man was arrested Wednesday for an indecent exposure incident beside Interstate 40 in Johnston County. An off-duty female police officer from the Benson Police Department reported that while she was traveling on the exit ramp at I-40 to Highway 210 she observed a man who had exposed himself while urinating on the edge […]


Man Arrested In Wal-Mart Parking Lot For Heroin Possession

A man out of jail on bond awaiting trial on several charges was rearrested Wednesday morning in a local Wal-Mart parking lot. Around 6:10am, Johnston County deputies said they received a request to check on the welfare of an individual inside a vehicle in the parking lot of the business on Highway 42 West near Interstate […]


Joseph Lansinger Memorial Blood Drive October 6th

The Johnston County Department of Social Services is hosting the 12th Annual Joseph H. Lansinger, Jr. Memorial Blood Drive on Thursday, October 6th from 1:30pm – 6:00 pm in Building 3 of the DSS Campus. Joe Lansinger passed away October 12, 2004, but his legacy lives on through the employees who worked with him and still […]


Donald Trump Holds Rally In Duplin County

A number of Johnston County residents made the short trip to Duplin County on Tuesday to see GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Trump held a rally in Kenansville at 5pm yesterday.  People began lining up just after midnight Tuesday to get in. The venue was filled to capacity. Several thousand people gathered outside the Duplin […]


Local Firefighter To Be Honored At National Memorial Service

Emmitsburg, MD – The 35th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will honor three firefighters next month who died in the line of duty from North Carolina. They are among the 79 firefighters who died in 2015 and 33 firefighters who died in previous years who will be remembered at the official national service at […]


State Investigating Oakview Commons

State officials have confirmed to The Daily Record an investigation has taken place at what was formerly known as Oakview Commons Assisted Living Facility in Four Oaks. The facility recently underwent an ownership change and is now called Four Oaks Assisted Living. According Kate Murphy, senior manager of media relations for the office of communications, […]


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