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Friday, February 23, 2018

Black History Quiz Bowl slated for Saturday

In an effort to promote more unity in the community, the Goldsboro/Wayne County NAACP will host its annual Black History Quiz Bowl and art/literature competitions Saturday at the Wayne County Museum from noon to 3 p.m. "The more people know...

Making a Difference

Each year, the Goldsboro News-Argus takes an in-depth look at what the people of Wayne County are doing through cooperation and collaboration. The Progress 2018 edition highlights people, organizations and movements that are making a difference -- and they are...

Progress 2018 -- Making a Difference: Offering a helping hand

The Rev. Lula Newkirk has no idea how many people she has helped over the past nearly 30 years. No idea how much food, clothing and comfort that she has provided. All she knows is that it will never be...

Heart Walk to be Saturday

Looking for a fun, free and beneficial way to spend a little time this Saturday morning? Walk, just for the health of it. A "Heart Healthy Walk" will be held at Berkeley Mall on Saturday from 7 until 9:30 a.m....

Black professionals offer perspective on history, success

For the students at Eastern Wayne High School, Black History Month is as much about the present as it is about the past. The school hosted a Black History Month panel discussion in its media center Thursday, bringing together...

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Former Goldsboro Family Y child care worker is charged with misdemeanor child abuse

A former child care worker at the Goldsboro Family Y was arrested last week for misdemeanor child abuse. Goldsboro police arrested 25-year-old Joshelyn Parker, 1407 Humphrey St., on Feb. 15 and charged her with misdemeanor child abuse. Information obtained from...

Two injured in head-on crash

The North Carolina Highway Patrol investigated a crash that occurred on Wednesday just after 11:30 a.m. along N.C.111 North and Lancaster Road. A 2011 Silver Kia Forte driven by 36-year-old Jason Camaioni failed to yield to the driver of...

District lines remain a hot issue after class sizes

At the joint meeting of the Wayne County Board of Education and Board of Commissioners Wednesday, there was an "elephant in the room" as one school board member put it -- redistricting. The topic came up after a presentation...

Sheriff talks schools security

Anyone who sees a threat against a school on social media needs to call law enforcement or school officials instead of adding to the threat by reposting it, Wayne County Sheriff Larry Pierce said. "We have a lot that...

Board talks safety

Wayne County School Board member Len Henderson Wednesday asked Wayne County commissioners to consider additional funding earmarked for security at the county's public schools. School board members are looking at some very particular priorities they want to put into...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Two families displaced, animals perish in Pikeville fire

PIKEVILLE -- Two families lost their belongings and family pets when a fire engulfed their Pikeville duplex Wednesday. The fire, which destroyed their home during the early morning hours, also claimed the lives of two dogs and two cats. Two...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Vehicle Crash Claims Life of Driver

mbrownpeyton@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- A one-vehicle wreck on N.C. 403 near the Duplin County line on Monday claimed the life of the driver. Jack Lee Felker, 62 of 922 N.C. 403 West in Mount Olive, died at Vidant Medical...

A solution and a contract

The six-member team was excited. Duke Energy had responded to its letter proposing a way to safely remove coal ash contaminants from the soil and groundwater. But the excitement was mixed with surprise. The energy giant's response included an...

Discover Wayne Community

College application season is either coming up or already underway for Wayne County high school juniors and seniors, and Wayne Community College wants to make sure students consider staying local. To that end, the college welcomed nearly 200 students...

Mobile unit fitted with a dentist

After being without a dentist for the bulk of a year, the Wayne County Health Department has hired Dr. Bill Radford to take over its mobile unit that travels to school campuses and serves children without a dental home. Davin...

Free Spirit plans swan-song concert

MOUNT OLIVE -- After 21 years of music ministry at the University of Mount Olive's Free Spirit is performing its final season during the spring semester. Founded by Dr. Alan Armstrong, professor of music, the group has developed a...

To make the world more beautiful

Ravonda "Pinky" Jacobs had a dream to one day paint a mural over graffiti sketched along the brick wall of a bridge underpass on George Street. As a little girl, she wanted to paint rainbows and hearts in an...

Station repairs under question

A $258,293 city cost to replace the roof on the historic Union Station train depot came under question by one member of the Goldsboro City Council Monday. Councilman Bevan Foster questioned the need of replacing the roof and asked what...

Police investigate armed robbery at Hi-5's Vapor

Goldsboro police are investigating an armed robbery that took place this morning at the Hi-5's Vapor store on New Hope Road. The robbery took place shortly after 10 a.m. at the store, which is located in the New Hope Plaza...

Second person dies from injuries sustained in Monday wreck

MOUNT OLIVE -- A one-vehicle wreck on N.C. 403 near the Duplin County line on Monday claimed the life of the driver. Jack Lee Felker, 62 of 922 N.C. 403 West in Mount Olive, died at Vidant Medical Center in...

Seymour Johnson AFB declares Torero's Restaurant off limits

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base has declared Torero's Restaurant off limits to its military personnel, citing an alleged incident at the establishment involving a military family member. The base announced the decision in a post on its Facebook page Tuesday...

New GWTA executive director in waiting

An eastern North Carolina native with 25 years of public transportation experience is positioned to become the next Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority executive director. Don Willis, who most recently worked as operations manager for EZ Rider for the town of...

Carver alumni host Black History Month program

"Let ... individuals make the most of what God has given them, have their neighbors do the same, and then do all they can to serve each other. There is no use in one man, or one nation, to try...

Commissioners, school board to meet on funding, class sizes

The state's low-wealth funding formula and a new law dealing with classroom size limits will be discussed Wednesday during a joint meeting of Wayne County commissioners and the Wayne County Board of Education. Also on the agenda is a...

Monday, February 19, 2018

Law enforcement, school system say no credibility to threat to shoot up Southern Wayne High School

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday it has been investigating reports of a threat that someone was going to shoot up Southern Wayne High School. Deputies found in talking to people throughout the weekend and on Monday that there...

Passenger killed, driver critical after morning wreck

MOUNT OLIVE ---- A one-vehicle wreck on N.C. Highway 403 near the Duplin County line Monday morning around 10 a.m. left one passenger dead and the driver of a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado in critical condition. Wilma Noren Felker, 63, of 922...

Small arsenal stolen from owner's garage

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating after someone stole thousands of dollars in guns and hunting equipment from a detached garage in Seven Springs Friday morning. According to a sheriff's office investigation report, the owner of the garage in...

Under the sea

Raiford Turner's body is under a table, but his head sticks up through a hole in the top so it's on a platter under a domed lid. As the chef lifts the lid, it exposes Turner's head -- with a...

Man charged with trespassing, firing gun

A man is in custody after allegedly firing shots into the air while trespassing in a Goldsboro public housing neighborhood, according to a Goldsboro Police Department public information log. At around 9:45 a.m. Sunday, a GPD officer responded to a...

Driver killed, passenger critical after wreck

MOUNT OLIVE ---- The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal wreck on N.C. 503 near N.C. 55. Initial reports are that a single vehicle wreck claimed the life of one person this morning. A passenger is in...

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