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Calendar of Events

News Releases


FY 2015-2016 Manager's Budget Letter

FY 2015-2016 Budget

FY 2015 Final Audit

Town of Benson Fees (adopted 12/2015)

 Infill House Effort

2015 Recycling Calendar

2016 Recycling Calendar 

2016 State Holiday Calendar

Comprehensive Mule Days Ordinance


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 Public Notice



GS143-318.12.(b) (3) (f)


DATE: February 12, 2016

PLACE: 303 East Church Street, Benson, NC 27504


Weather permitting, the Town of Benson Board of Commissioners will hold an emergency meeting on February 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM to discuss a complaint received by the North Carolina State Auditor by way of the Hotline.


Connie M. Sorrell, Town Clerk, CMC



Public Notice


Beginning Tuesday March 01, 2016 the City of Dunn will be temporarily change the current disinfection process of the potable water from the use of Chloramines to Free Chlorine. The City of Dunn will resume the Chloramination process on Friday April 1, 2016.


If you have any questions about this change in water treatment or your water status, please feel free to contact Pamela Gibbons or Ian Stroud at the City of Dunn's Filtering Plant at (910) 897-5129. To read full Public Notice, please click here.


Commercial Breaking, Entering and Larceny 02/04/2016:

A Press Release with information about a Commercial Breaking, Entering and Larceny under investigation by the Benson Police Department is attached.  Suspect photos taken from the surveillance system are included with the Press Release, and anyone with information about either of these incidents is encouraged to contact Detective William Brown at 919-894-2091, or by email at  Anonymous information may also be submitted to


For any additional information, please contact Chief Edwards at 919-894-2091.  

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Elections update (01/26/2016):

If you are a registered voter and reside within the Town of Benson, you should have received a letter from the Johnston County Board of Elections notifying you of changes to Benson voting districts as well as new voter registration cards. Most voters will not have any changes to their voting district, but some voters were moved to a new district. This was done to align the County voting rolls with the latest election map provided by the Town of Benson and confirmed by an audit at the County level. Registered voters that are in District 2 will vote in a new election for a representative to the Town Board of Commissioners on March 15, 2016. Please click here for a copy of the letter.


If you have any questions about these changes, the results of the November 2015 election, or the upcoming re-election for Benson District 2 please contact the Johnston County Board of Elections at 919-989-5095.


You can help Triangle J Council of Goverment Area Agency on Aging by completing a survey related to the Area Plan on Aging 2016-2020. Triangle J hopes to hear from the following stakeholders: older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, relatives, volunteers, professionals in the field, elected officials and others. For the online link please click here,to mail a paper version, please click here.


Board and Committee Vacancies:

**NEW** Application process for Board and Committee vacancies open until filled. For more information, please click here.


 Excellence Award:

   Press Release: Benson Receives 2015 NC Public Power Service Excellence Award


Benson's "Caught Ya Doing Good" Campaign:

The program is off to a great start in 2016! Read more about the story on our Facebookor read the latest press release, click here.


   Events and Holidays



Friday, March 25, 2016: Town Hall and the Parks and Recreation Department will be closed to observe Good Friday. Offices will re-open for regular business on Monday, March 28, 2016.


***Please note, the Town of Benson observes the same Holiday schedule as the State of North Carolina. Click here for the 2016 Holiday Schedule.


Conference Center, Classroom, & W.J. Barefoot Auditorium Rentals

A renovated conference center, classroom, and kitchen are located on the bottom floor at the back of Town Hall. These spaces are available for your next conference, workshop, training class, corporate retreat, birthday party, or baby shower.

The W.J. Barefoot Auditorium is located on the second floor of Town Hall. This space is avaiable for your next show, pageant, concert, or event.

The conference center and classroom have wifi access and support computer-based presentations. If you are interested in renting the facilities or to learn more about the technological capabilities, please, please contact Ms. Erin King at 919-894-3553 or

For photos of the Conference Center, click here.





























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