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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Former Superior Court judge's bribery conviction vacated, new trial granted

Former District 8-B Superior Court Judge Arnold O. Jones II's 2016 bribery conviction in federal court was overturned and a new trial granted today by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. No date has been...

Police: Woman had crack for sale near day care

A woman is facing multiple felony charges after police executed a search warrant on her residence Wednesday and found 10 doses of suspected crack cocaine and a firearm, according to a press release. Gamara Sherice Lofton, 39, of 208-A S....

Mount Olive man facing drug charges

MOUNT OLIVE -- A man is charged with trafficking opium after an arrest Saturday night during which police found several opiod-based pills and methamphetamines, according to a Mount Olive police report. Michael Jonathan Schilling, 27, at 1581 N.C. 55 W.,...

Mobile dental clinic docked awaiting dentist, maintenance

The dental clinic at the Wayne County Health Department is currently closed, as officials are advertising for a new dentist and converting the program exclusively to a mobile unit for children. The dentist position has been vacant since November,...

Goodbye, McFly's: Barber shop right outside SJAFB closes today after 20 years

Freddie Davis has been cutting the hair of military servicemen, civilians and children for nearly 20 years from McFly's Barber and Style on South Berkeley Boulevard. After working 54 years in the business, including 20 from the Goldsboro shop, he...

Sheriff's Office: Neighbor woman not impressed with teen's choice to reveal himself

A 19-year-old is accused of exposing himself to a woman while she was out for a walk on Dusty Lane Tuesday afternoon, according to a report filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. The woman, 50, reported to the sheriff's...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Internet gaming request draws ire

A request to open an internet sweepstakes parlor on East Ash Street in a residential area of the city drew opposition from residents during a Monday public hearing. Michael Carroll is seeking a conditional-use permit allowing the opening of the...

Grand jury indicts man for murder

A Wayne County grand jury indicted a Mount Olive man on a second-degree murder charge this month in the October 2016 motor vehicle death of a Virginia woman. Scott St. John Painter, 53, of 988 Bethel Church Road, crossed the...

Student's heart is in the right place

A fourth-grader at Northwest Elementary School got creative with this year's school fundraiser -- using Facebook and pitting competitive aunts and uncles against each other, she raised more than $1,300 for the American Heart Association. Piper Blizzard, 9, had been...

Sorority sponsors heart walk

Gene Thomas loves his sweets -- and barbecue. But the 63-year-old retiree joined his wife Saturday morning at Berkeley Mall for some walking and healthy eating. Thomas and his wife Denise walked inside the mall with 29 other Goldsboro Alumnae...

Local gadfly Tom Drew passes

Tom Drew, who spent decades vexing local politicians with lengthy, rambling philosophical question and comments, was found dead at his residence Saturday by Goldsboro police. Tuesday, Wayne County commissioners said that while they often disagreed with Drew that he still...

Board of Education discusses policies

The Wayne County Board of Education discussed changes to several policies at its monthly work session Tuesday, policies which the board will vote on at its March meeting. Several policies passed through without much discussion. A new policy that designates...

Man accidentally shoots self in leg

A man accidentally shot himself while holstering his weapon Monday afternoon, according to a report filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. The report said 61-year-old Jeffrey Ralph was holstering his gun and shot himself in his right thigh around...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Dollar General on U.S. 13 North robbed at gunpoint Monday night

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Monday night armed robbery of the Dollar General at 2254 U.S. 13 North. According to an incident report filed with the sheriff's office, two black men entered the business around 7:50 p.m....

Wayne County Library closes due to water main break

Wayne County Public Library Goldsboro branch is closed today because of a water main break that has made water and restrooms unavailable. The African American Poetry Program is canceled for tonight. City officials said they will notify the public when...

Warm weather leads to play and a possible early harvest

A few weeks of warm weather could potentially expose otherwise-dormant crops to a late frost, says Wayne County Cooperative Extension Director Kevin Johnson. At this time of the year, the only crop in the fields is winter wheat, which...

Tomato referendum to be held in March

The N.C. Tomato Growers Association will conduct a statewide referendum in March to continue the $20 per acre assessment on harvested commercial tomatoes. If approved, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will continue to collect the assessment....

Council approves TIGER grant

The Goldsboro City Council was divided in its decision Monday to pursue a $5 million grant agreement for downtown development. The council voted 4-3 to execute the agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation for its second Transportation Investment Generating...

Police: Armed robber arrested when he returns to crime scene looking for dropped item

Goldsboro police say the man who held a cashier at gunpoint as he robbed the Circle K gas station at 2035 U.S. 70 West early Tuesday morning returned to the scene of the crime three hours later. He was arrested...

Shots fired into county residence

A bullet cracked a woman's window early Saturday morning and lodged itself in her living room wall, according to a report filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. The report said a car went past the woman's house at 1537...

Monday, February 20, 2017

Police: Mother and son with shotgun threaten woman's life

Goldsboro police arrested a teenager and his mother Saturday after the two allegedly went to a woman's apartment and pointed a .410 shotgun at her and threatened to kill her. Cody Glenn Best, 17, of 1175 Tram Road, Mount Olive,...

Lucama man charged after contact with two girls

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office charged a man with indecent liberties with a child today after learning he was acting inappropriately with two nine-year-old girls, according to a press release. Corey Lee Kerr, 22, of Lucama, was arrested and placed...

Sheriff's Office: Florida woman smokes meth, cuts boyfriend

A Florida woman cut a man she has been dating for a week after she started smoking methamphetamine in a car parked near Buckhorne Road and Old Grantham Road Sunday evening, a report filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office...

Two charged in drug activity

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office arrested two people on various drug charges after serving a search warrant at their residence Saturday. Quinton Edwin Moye, 26, of 131 Woodside Circle, is charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver...

Barbara Price sets up scholarship to remember late daughter's legacy

MOUNT OLIVE -- The late Suzanna H. Weil had a passion to help others. As a tribute to that passion, and to keep alive Mrs. Weil's memory, her mother, Barbara Price, established the Suzanna Bel Hinson Weil Endowed Scholarship...

County to discuss hazard mitigation

Applications are still being accepted from Wayne County residents for assistance under the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management Hurricane Matthew Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Nearly 300 applications have been received thus far, and county planner Chip Crumpler will...

Printing a path to learning

Walking into the STEM lab at Norwayne Middle School, it's difficult to tell who is having more fun -- the teacher or the students. Paul Casey, technology education instructor there for the past eight years, enthuses about the "new toys"...

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