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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Man flees during traffic stop

A Goldsboro man is under arrest after he attempted to flee during a traffic stop.The Regional Enforcement And Criminal Target Team was patroling the area along Wayne Memorial Drive on Saturday, when they stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation.According...

Man drives car into house during medical emergency

A man traveling Slocumb Street lost control of his car while having a medical emergency Monday afternoon and hit a house.According to the Goldsboro Police Department, Ksean Shearod, 27, of Goldsboro, was driving north on Slocumb Street when he began...

Teen dies in car wreck

A vehicle crash led to the death of a teenager from LaGrange last week.Rylee Miller, 15, of LaGrange, was a passenger in a tow truck driven by 17-year-old.The crash happened on Friday just before noon when the driver ran off...

Matthew victims may remain eligible for property tax adjustment

Ronda Hughes' home, like many in the riverside village of Seven Springs, was flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.Unlike some of her neighbors, Hughes' family was able have the house quickly repaired and was able to...

Opioids top list of 'emerging issues'

The growing opioid crisis is topping the list of "emerging issues" on the Wayne County Community Health Assessment.In the latest State of the County Health report, while some things like leading causes of death and the ongoing need for primary...

Stuff the Bus setting new record, official says

The Stuff the Bus donation drive will accumulate an estimated value of $25,000 in school supplies and monetary donations by the end of the month, said Selena Bennett, Communities Supporting Schools executive director.Last year, Communities Supporting Schools acquired a record...

Monday, August 13, 2018

WCPS hiring school bus drivers

A school bus driver application and information fair will be offered by Wayne County Public Schools Friday.The event will be from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Wayne County Public Library on Ash Street.The district's transportation department will have staff...

Seven Springs teen dies in shooting

The Wayne County Sheriff's office is investigating the shooting death of a Seven Springs 17-year-old Saturday.According to a press release from Sheriff's Office Major Richard Lewis, deputies responded to a shooting at 332 Sanderson Road, Seven Springs, just before 11...

Boy Scouts adapting to changes

Even though the Tuscarora Council is one of the smallest Boy Scouts councils in the nation, it's also one of the most dynamic -- something council president Steve Moore attributes to the organization founder's mission."Baden Powell said when he founded...

Wayne County fair readies to open

DUDLEY -- With muggy temperatures hovering in the 90s, it might be difficult to think that one of the first signs of fall, the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair, is just nearly month away.The 70th annual fair will be held Sept....

Gore calls for fight against environmental injustice

Al Gore, former vice president of the United States, called on North Carolinians to take action and fight environmental injustice during the start of his Ecological Justice Organizing Tour Sunday at Greenleaf Christian Church Disciples of Christ.Gore, joined by his...

Sunday, August 12, 2018

WCC Scholarships Available

Scholarships are available for upcoming short-term training at Wayne Community College.The college's Workforce Continuing Education division has Project Skill-UP scholarships for courses to learn or upgrade job skills and acquire in-demand credentials in areas such as welding, heating, ventilation and...

Wayne Library to host nature exhibit

The Wayne County Public Library, 1001 East Ash St., has been chosen to host a traveling exhibit from the State Library of North Carolina."Rich in the Rare" is the title of the exhibit that will open at the Goldsboro library...

Goldsboro Masonic Lodge celebrates centennial

Goldsboro Masonic Lodge No. 634 A.F. & A.M. celebrated its centennial Thursday night.It wasn't the only milestone celebrated.Former state legislator and former Wayne County commissioner Efton Sager received his 60-year pin, and Charles Southerland was honored for his 62 years...

Street Beats: Sounds of downtown

Florence Cutler and her husband, Edwin Cutler, decided to take an impromptu trip downtown to enjoy the weather and beat the heat with a bite of ice cream.After grabbing their cones, they stopped in the median of South Center Street...

Haven of love

Jimmy and Jenny Millard created a blended family when they married: Jimmy brought two children and Jenny three biological children to their home.What makes the family unique, though, is that Jenny actually was a single mother of 21: her three...

'We are in remission'

Sarah Jernigan, the Southern Wayne High School student battling leukemia and on track for a bone marrow transplant before learning that the cancer had returned, received some encouraging news this past week.Her mother, Sandy Thornton, texted the News-Argus with the...

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