At tonight’s Board of Commissioners meeting (4-26-18):

Town Manager Matt Zapp introduces three new town employees to the Board - lineworker Anthony Steffenilla, Public Works intern Marshall Gibson, and Police officer/animal control officer Zach Brogden.

Welcome to Benson guys!

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Spotted in Chapel Hill this morning (4-26-18):

Benson Fire Chief Alan Johnson, Police Chief Kenneth Edwards, Parks & Rec Director Matt Smith, and Town Manager Matt Zapp attending the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Government’s annual update seminar for municipal and county administration alumni.

The four are School of Government graduates and heard sessions on the importance of communication during the Thursday morning seminar.

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Shayne Bradley
· January 17, 2018
We just bought our first home on Silas Moore rd and move there in two weeks (so excited) . We cannot wait to be involved in this quaint place, and meet some of these wonderful people. We have lived i...n Raleigh for 7yrs and we cannot wait to leave it behind. All of the great reviews really make us feel we made the right decision. See More
Mary Carter Neighbors
· September 27, 2017
Benson is a small town and there are many things we do not have...but we have the greatest bunch of people and we are able to walk around town without worrying about being accosted. I love my little on Main Street! See More
Renee' Hinson
· November 8, 2017
Love the town of Benson! We have had several music show at the auditorium and everyone was so supportive! Very grateful to have had that opportunity in this special little town!
Renee Hinson
Linda Hardison Haynes
· September 25, 2017
It is one of the best small towns in NC. I had the privilege of working for this town for 13 years. I saw wonderful growth and changes. One thing that never changed was friendliness of the people t...hat lived here and their willingness to help people. The people take pride in making Benson a delightful town. See More
Hannah Denise Pegram
· September 25, 2017
I have lived here all my life & no matter what happens or where I end up, my heart will always be here. I love this town. The businesses, down to earth people, & how everyone makes you feel like you b...elong here. I ❤️ Benson! See More
MeLinda McLamb
· November 8, 2017
I love this beautiful little town , it's a town of neighbors and kindness. I will always call it my hometown even thought I was not born here. �
Dany Mulcahy
· September 19, 2017
I've been living in Benson for about a year and a half. I absolutely Love it!! The people are kind and upbeat. It's peaceful and it's the first place I have lived (I have had about 15 addresses lol)... that really feels like "Home". So happy to be here! � See More
Renee Kempka
· August 9, 2017
The town of Benson does not have many places to eat. It does not have anywhere for you to take your kids too. It is just a small town and that is all it will ever be.
Pilk Lee
· January 17, 2018
Absolutely the best town in southeastern Johnston County! Friendly helpful staff at Town Hall and citizens are amazing.
Debi Carbine Porter
· May 19, 2017
I am so blessed to have met some amazing people that I now call friends while going through a horrendous time...the disappearance of someone whose family that I love.....
COLE THOMAS. There have been... mistakes made in our mind (my husband and many friends are LE) but I know that everyone is human. I have found out things that have hurt me. Sadness is ever present. We will NEVER give up looking for Cole. We live in a small town and know that people talk so he truth will come out. I just beg everyone to share with the family or with LE anything that you hear because no matter how small it is, it can be just what we need to break the case. To bring Cole home.
Thank you to all the wonderful people that I have met in Benson.
God bless you all.
#BringColeHome #ColeStrong
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Dura Calcote
· April 21, 2017
A big thank you to the Town of Benson and those in authority here; especially our Police Officers and those who put their lives on the line each day. Bashing our town, as I have seen recently on FB, i...s not helping the morale of those in authority. I love my hometown of Benson and respect those in authority. Let's be more mindful of how hurtful and discouraging negative words can be. Let's pull together and support our town! See More
Demi Marie
· September 29, 2017
Terrible town to reside in. They are worried more about taking your money than cleaning up the filth and drugs.
Lindy Wade Macon
· July 26, 2016
I have worked in administration for the Benson Police Department for 16 years. I am now a sworn officer with the department and I could never think of calling anywhere else home! I love this communi...ty and its people and love being a part of it! See More
Kim Strickland
· April 22, 2014
Hey town of benson...the hole at the entrance of pope street you put dirt long do you think that will last....the whole has been there 6 months or more..and you just put dirt... in it...ok...that works.
Tax dollars doing its best.
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Young Flacco
· June 9, 2017
I went to Jordana's pizza today to eat for the 1st time and the customer serive was awful!!! When i came in nobody greeted me, nobody gave me a menu, i had to get up and walk to the register just to them know that i was here. Then they didn't know what kind of beverage they had, i waited 30 to 45 min just for my drink. When my food arrived they didnt give me any napkins or silverware! The food was good but i had to get up to ask them for a refill on my drink and for the check!!!! I will NEVER dine here again!!!!! See More
Kameron Combs
· April 12, 2014
Why is it that this towns leaders are so simple minded that they can't tell that traffic is good for Benson and more cars mean more money for the businesses here . But instead they setup not one but 3... traffic check points to discourage driving in our town . Think about this is someone from out of state was to pull off the highway to pee and get a drink and then they hit a checkpoint . Do u actually think that they would get off exit 97 ever again . What we really need is less government and regulations . Its like this town has there priority's twisted and would rather take away our rights than make money unless u consider the way they rape all there citizens for utilities See More
Emma Yzaguirre
· September 25, 2015
I would like to know how many residences have seen a change in their water bill since the new meters have been put in? Since they have been installed my water bill has gone so high that the worker the office have stated that someone must have been stealing water from me on the outside mind you the spicket is broken and another said I had a leak. When the meter was installed my water bill stated I used 10,000 gallons of water I called the office to see what was going on at that point Erica stated I was at 35,000 gallons and I still had about 14 days till the meter was read. I live in a small 2 bedroom apartment with my 6 year son and we normally so call use about 2,000 a month. When I called they had workers come check the meter and nothing, they said maybe my toilet was leaking and told me how to check if it was and nothing it's working fine. I started writing down the meter number since I called and decided to take pictures of it instead every few days how can it be that after I called all the sudden my meter is registering only a few gallons of use, how is it that someone stop stealing water or the so call leak stopped after I made that call to see what was going on. When I call the town office and try to talk about t they give me attitude. I want to know if anyone else if going though the same thing how can it be that my son and I used up over 35,000 gallons of water and there is no leak and the spicket can not be used. I really starting to believe all the rumors that I've heard about this town. See More
Wanda Barefoot
· July 4, 2017
I LOVE this town!! I grew up in Benson with Mule Days and Fireworks displays. A great place to be. :)
Kimberly Tyner Pickett
· July 25, 2016
Great place to work and great people I'm working with! Couldn't ask for a better group to spend my days with!
Tammy Barefoot
· February 6, 2017
I love my small town and our local police department. This is a great place to live and raise a family and visit.
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