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Friday, June 22, 2018

Seeking the Miss North Carolina crown

Several competitors with ties to Wayne County are in the running for the title of Miss North Carolina this week. Miss Goldsboro 2018 Bailey Stamper and Miss Goldsboro 2017 Courtney Smith, who became the first runner-up in the Miss North...

End of an era: Schools abandon valedictorians, salutatorians

It's the end of an era for valedictorians and salutatorians, at least in Wayne County Public Schools. The latest round of commencement ceremonies marked the last official designation since the district made the shift to a new class ranking system....

Safe shelter kits for children during natural disasters

It pays to be prepared -- literally -- in the case of the Partnership for Children of Wayne County. On Thursday, the partnership put the finishing touches on a set of safe space boxes designed to give shelters the materials...

Wayne Community College signs agreement with East Carolina University

Wayne Community College is one of 14 community colleges to sign a co-admission agreement with East Carolina University. The agreement is designed to improve transfer student access and success through a collaborative degree-completion program. Students will be able to apply...

Master Gardeners award two scholarships

The Wayne County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association recently presented two $500 college scholarships to two Wayne County students. Taylor Glover, of Pikeville, is a recent graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and has been in the dual enrollment...

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Fremont board remembers Andy Evans, passes budget

Before passing the town's 2018-19 budget Tuesday evening, the Fremont Board of Aldermen took time to remember former Mayor Andy Evans with board members, town staff and residents alike offering their thoughts on what Evans meant to them and the...

Former Fremont Mayor Andy Evans' funeral set for Saturday

FREMONT -- Floyd Anthony "Andy" Evans, a longtime rural Wayne County farmer and community leader, is remembered as a devoted advocate who invested his time and energy in improving the town of Fremont and beyond. The tragic death of the...

Triple-digit heat index continues

Oppressive heat and humidity will continue to bake Wayne County today as residents suffer through a third consecutive day of heat index values shattering the 100-degree mark. Today's combination of a high temperature of near 94 degrees and high humidity...

Councilman secures occupancy permit

Goldsboro Councilman Antonio Williams received a certificate of occupancy for his property at 143 N. Center St., shortly after Goldsboro officials sent him a letter stating that a resident complained of him living inside the building illegally. When asked if...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

No tax increase, supplements in Wayne County budget

Just weeks after arguing the case for more local funding for teacher supplements, Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning stripped $500,000 for that purpose from their budget in order to dodge a property tax increase. Commissioners unanimously approved the approximate $190...

Summer swelter

For the second day in a row, Wayne County residents are being urged to exercise caution as high temperatures and humidity create conditions in which heat illnesses are possible. Also for the second consecutive day, a heat advisory is in...

Suspect in Saturday shooting surrenders

The suspect wanted in a shooting over the weekend turned himself in to the authorities Monday. Demarcus Martrell Davis, 33, 7008 E. Spruce St., wanted for the shooting of Ashley Oates, 34, walked into the Goldsboro Police Department at 1:30...

Nahunta High School Class of 1960

The Nahunta High School Class of 1960 recently held a class reunion. The following attended. Front row, Wayne Sasser, Faye Pope Scott and Carol Fields Teachey. Back row, Glenn Sasser, Hilton Winders, Joyce Ricks Owens, Lois Edgerton Sasser, N.T. Holland,...

Climb Out of the Darkness walk planned Saturday

Wayne UNC Health Care will sponsor the Climb Out of the Darkness walk Saturday that focuses on raising awareness of pregnancy and postpartum mental health disorders. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. at Stoney Creek Park, 2200 Ash St. The...

Former WWE star brings anti-bullying message to youth

At 4-foot-4, Chris Hollyfield was shorter than most of the youth who surrounded him during a recent visit to the Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County. But it soon became apparent that his stature has not held him back...

Test dates set for career readiness certification

The WorkKeys tests for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) will be offered just three times during the month July at Wayne Community College. The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success (WORKS) program will provide testing sessions on July 10...

Battle for the best; shrimp and grits throwdown set

What began as a simple matter of taste turned into an all out throwdown recently. A shrimp and grits cookout was held downtown at the old drugstore building on Center Street to see who had the better dish, Chef Carl...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Heat index expected to hit 106 today

Wayne County residents are being urged to exercise caution today as the county bakes under temperatures near 98 degrees and a heat index as high as 106 degrees. Despite the chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight and into Wednesday, no...

Camp Kilowatt offered at middle schools

The popular energy camp, Camp Kilowatt, returns to Wayne Community College this summer for its 10th year. Nearly 120 middle schoolers from around the county are expected to attend the sessions, being held at several schools at no charge, courtesy...

Wayne Community College fall registration opens

Wayne Community College registration dates have been announced for students taking classes in the fall. Officials advise early registration for students interested in having the best selection of courses. Open registration for college credit courses will be held on Wednesday...

Rosewood graduate headed to Air Force Academy

A Rosewood High School graduate has been accepted to three prestigious military schools, setting his sights on the U.S. Air Force Academy. Caden Reiss just received his high school diploma a week ago. He will report to the academy in...

Wayne County to receive grant to combat opioid crisis

Wayne County is set to receive a portion of $1.5 million in state grant awards that will go to 12 agencies working to combat the opioid crisis in North Carolina. Gov. Roy Cooper announced the grants that will go toward...

Monday, June 18, 2018

Death of former Fremont Mayor Andy Evans ruled a homicide

The death of former Fremont Mayor Andy Evans has been ruled a homicide, Wayne County Sheriff Larry Pierce confirmed Monday evening. "I cannot go into details how many times he was shot or where he was shot," Pierce said. An...

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