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Monday, March 27, 2017

Summit highlights value of involvement

Thirty neckties became a representation of the connection between a father and son during the Father-Son Summit Saturday at Refuge Temple Church Saturday. The Prevention and Treatment Center, the Tranz Center and the church hosted the event that welcomed only...

Sunday, March 26, 2017

City pilot program employ youth

The city of Goldsboro is getting ready to launch a new summer youth employment program that will offer teenagers minimum-wage jobs. The city-funded program, which will be operated out of the Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Department, is expected to...

Second graders will tour farm on Thursday

The annual We Dig It Ag Day for second-graders will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at Odom Farming Co. at 1426 Claridge Nursery Road. The event, sponsored by the Wayne County Farm...

Extension Office hires new 4-H agent

Growing up in the Grantham community, Jessica Hogan's involvement in the 4-H horse program had her wanting to be a professional horse rider when she grew up. That didn't happen. But, as she grew older, Ms. Hogan decided she wanted...

UMO to sponsor naval history program in April

The University of Mount Olive will sponsor a program on the history of the United States Navy Monday, April 10 from 11 a.m. to noon. It will take place in the Hennessee Room in the Holmes and Lois K. Murphy...

Plans to use U.S. 70 to recruit industry

An effort is underway to designate sections of U.S. 70 from Wayne County through Craven County as a "North Carolina Aerospace Corridor" in an attempt to market the area to the aerospace industry. Crystal Gettys, Wayne County Development Alliance...

Community meeting on children April 11

NC Child, Goldsboro Pediatrics, WAGES, and the Partnership for Children of Wayne County invite the public to join them for a community discussion about important issues facing children and families in our community. Specifically, the focus will be on the...

Law enforcement, community come together

Over 100 people gathered at Fairview Park Saturday to see law enforcement and non-profit organizations unite with the community. The 3rd annual Community Fun Day kicked off with 65 students from A Drummers World getting people to stomp their feet...

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is praised for resiliency during gala

People often ask Kathleen Ferguson what the Air Force thinks of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. According to Ms. Ferguson, who spoke at the 2017 Friends of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base gala Saturday, not much of anything. That is...

Police crack down on drunk drivers

Upward of 20 patrol cars stacked alongside the edges of U.S. 70 East and West, with signs alerting oncoming drivers to what was waiting for them up ahead Friday night -- a DWI and traffic violation checkpoint. The Goldsboro Police...

UPDATE: Vanderbilt Circle fire displaces 16, deemed suspicious

An early morning fire that  displaced two families in the Westhaven community Saturday  has been deemed suspicious. Officials said two women who live side-by-side were forced from their homes along with their children ---- 14 kids in all ranging in...

Council approves multiple uses for center

The former W.A. Foster Center could become a future educational site and boxing facility following a Goldsboro City Council decision to allow multiple uses under one roof. The council, which received ownership proposals from three groups in February, was presented...

Mobile medical unit rolls out to help people

Carlos Trevino walked inside the new Bridge to Hope mobile medical clinic Saturday with high blood pressure and an injured arm. What could have been a routine health check, at Fairview Park, resulted in Trevino being connected to a local...

Common thread of grief

A common thread of tragedy and grief wove the audience and the keynote speakers together during a banquet at Dillard-Goldsboro Alumni Cultural Center Saturday night. Tiffany and John Maddox, parents of the slain A'Tiya Maddox, remembered their daughter during the...

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Police crack down on drunk drivers

Upward of 20 patrol cars stacked alongside the edges of U.S. 70 East and West with signs alerting oncoming drivers to what waited for them up ahead Friday night -- a DWI and traffic violation checkpoint. The Goldsboro Police Department...

Fire displaces two families, 14 children among them

Authorities are investigating a suspicious fire that broke out at 124 Vanderbilt Circle early Saturday morning and displaced 16 people -- 14 of whom were children. Assistant Goldsboro Fire Chief Frank Sasser said the cause of the blaze, which broke...

Traffic stop leads to drug charges

A man is charged with drug possession after Wayne County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped him for driving on a suspended license Wednesday, according to a sheriff's office press release. Deputied pulled over Jonathan Nathaniel Brooks, 30, of 961 Dollardtown Road,...

Friday, March 24, 2017

Officers assaulted during arrest

A woman assaulted two officers as they tried to arrest her Wednesday afternoon, according to a Goldsboro police report. Stephanie Nicole Martin, 35, of 219 Randall Lane Apt. 2, is charged with two counts of assault on a government official,...

Man shot at after witnessing a break-in on Parkstown Road

A Wayne County man was shot at Thursday afternoon while walking back into his house to call 911 to report a suspected break-in at a neighboring residence, according to sheriff's office report. Investigators believe that the break-in at 1493 Parkstown...

Schools would need to build 60 classrooms if bill passes

Wayne County would need to build more than 60 new classrooms should a General Assembly bill limiting classroom size become state law. That would be on top of the 22 new classrooms already planned for in a $400,000 expansion project...

Southern Wayne student brings knife to school, talks of being "mass murderer"

A 14-year-old was removed from class at Southern Wayne High School Wednesday after threatening to shoot up the school and bringing a knife onto the campus, according to a report filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. The report said...

Saturday Father-Son event

Guest speakers, real-life advice and information will be offered Saturday during a Father-Son Summit in Goldsboro. The Prevention and Treatment Center, Tranz Center and Refuge Temple Church are hosting the event -- Adopting the Mandate. The mandate includes several...

Friends of Seymour Johnson to hold annual gala Saturday

Nearly 300 people will join together for the 4th annual Friends of Seymour Johnson AFB Gala at the Goldsboro Event Center Saturday. Kate Daniels, president of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, said the gala presents a way for...

Police: Man robbed, face slashed in Wal-Mart parking lot

A man was robbed and cut several times in the face in the parking lot of Wal-Mart at 1002 N. Spence Ave. early this morning, according to a police report. The report said 30-year-old Scotty Eugene Davis was leaving Wal-Mart...

Gov. Roy Cooper visits local food pantry

GRANTHAM -- Gov. Roy Cooper was carrying a sack of groceries as he stepped out of his vehicle. He was followed moments later by two of his staffers who were carrying similar sacks. They handed the sacks off to 12-year-old...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Police say man, 28, had sexual relationship with 15-year-old girl

A man is facing a statutory rape charge for having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl, according to a press release from the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Mark Alan Clark, 28, of 716 Ditchbank Road, is charged with statutory rape...

Woman robbed at gunpoint in her home

Two men entered a woman's house Wednesday afternoon and robbed her at gunpoint. Joshua Shaquille Joyner, 22, 303 N. Kornegay St., and Joshua Terrell Roberson, 21, 2004 Hilltop Lane, broke into a woman's house in the 400 block of North...

Rouzer to vote in favor of AHCA

Rep. David Rouzer, R-Dist. 7, who represents Wayne County, is set to vote in favor of the highly criticized Republican health care overhaul bill today. The American Health Care Act, should it pass, would repeal and replace the Affordable...

Fremont discusses sewer upgrades

FREMONT -- The Fremont Board of Aldermen discussed sewer pump improvements, set costs for new cremation lots and addressed a town hall safety concern at its meeting Tuesday evening. Fremont's sewer pumps have been a long-standing point of concern...

Governor vists WCC, promotes free community college proposal

Free community college tuition would be available to recent high school students under the N.C. GROW (Getting Ready for Opportunities in the Workforce) scholarship program in Gov. Roy Cooper's budget proposal. Cooper touted the scholarship plan and the role community...

Commissioner questions need for Pre-K during joint meeting with school board

Wayne County Commissioner Joe Daughtery Tuesday questioned the need for a pre-Kindergarten program when the county should be concentrating on improving K-12 education. That is particularly true since the pre-K program is not state-mandated, he said. "All I am saying...

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