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Monday, October 23, 2017

Kinston man charged in dog fighting ring

A man is in custody in Kinston after police found a dog fighting ring and several dogs on his property Saturday, according to a press release from the Kinston Police Department. Kinston Police Department officers responded to a dog fighting...

Argument results in shots being fired, two men are charged

Two men escaped injury after an argument ended in shots fired Friday night in the 1200 block of Edgerton Street. Police were able to arrest the men accused of shooting at the victims once the suspects returned to the scene...

Two face meth charges after authorities receive numerous drug complaints over a six-month period

Two people are facing charges after Wayne County sheriff's deputies pulled them over leaving their house after numerous drug complaints from neighbors over the past six months. Bryant Cansler, 32, of 579 Cox Pond Road, Mount Olive, is charged with...

Group awarded $61,000 for books

The Wayne County Partnership for Children is slated to receive $61,000 in funding to provide books for young children over the next two years. Funding is being provided through the N.C. General Assembly. During the 2017 legislative session, state lawmakers...

County seeks funds for streams cleanout

Wayne County is seeking a $400,000 grant to help clean out streams that empty into the Neuse River in an effort to improve drainage and reduce flooding. If it is funded, it will bring the total for the project...

A look at the Dewey Bros.

The first 100 people to show up for a program about Wayne County's iconic Dewey Bros. could leave with a unique impression of the historic company known for its manhole covers. The free program, to be held from 7...

Renovations at Cliffs of the Neuse to be completed by Nov. 1

If you are planning a stay at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, you'll notice some big changes at the family campground. Renovations on existing campsites began June 1 and are expected to be completed by Nov. 1. In...

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Board of Education looks at stricter background checks

Stricter requirements for school volunteers may be on the way come November, after the Wayne County Board of Education discussed a revision to its volunteer policy at a work session Tuesday. The new policy would require that all school...

Tax reform on horizon

The Senate pushed through a $4 trillion budget proposal Friday, which, with the House likely to approve the measure, paves the way for an expansive tax reform. Rep. David Rouzer, R-N.C., says the new tax reform proposal is rolled into...

Fun and charity at Que for Kids

Que for the Kids, a barbecue supper and gospel music show at the fairgrounds Saturday night, was also a fundraiser for an orphanage in Bolivia. Dr. Frank Farrell knew the first time he went on a mission trip that...

Taking the plunge

Scoping out the right trail for the Pink Plunge event Saturday morning at the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park wasn't too hard -- follow the strategically placed pink tutus from the entrance to the swim lake. The theme...

An eye for the finer things: Jay's Steak and Sushi to open by 2018

Renovations are underway to convert the former Texas Steakhouse into a new fine dining steak and sushi restaurant. Jay Shin, the owner of seven restaurants, including six in Wayne County, plans to open Jay's Steak and Sushi restaurant by...

Celebrating 150 years of the National Grange and its impact

The Grantham Grange will sponsor a daylong celebration in observance of the 150th anniversary of the National Grange from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, 2801 U.S. 117 South. The National Grange,...

Fremont board votes to spruce up Main Street

The Fremont Board of Aldermen voted to spend $2,200 of a $4,000 ElectriCities grant to put new flowers along Main Street at its Tuesday meeting, with the other $1,800 to be allocated later. The vote came after a discussion...

Bentonville Battlefield to hold annual fall festival

FOUR OAKS -- Take a ride on a wagon around the historic Harper House at Bentonville Battlefield's annual fall festival Oct. 28. The program is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but are subject to change without notice. The program...

Local BB&T branches to remain despite 140 locations closing

The BB&T Corp. has no plans to close branch locations in Wayne County as part of the company's move to close 140 branches in 2017. BB&T, which operates 2,100 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C., confirmed the planned...

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Man charged for armed robbery on Lionel Street

Goldsboro police arrested a man Friday in an armed robbery incident after a nearly two-week investigation. Daijuan Raymel Price, 25, 305 Benton St. Apt. A, was charged with one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of...

Bras out for breast cancer: First responders put on a show to raise money to support free mammograms

Fremont Police Chief Paul Moats cast off his shirt, kept the hat, picked up his whistle and donned a bra Friday night -- all for a good cause. The annual Bras for a Cause event, hosted at the Paramount Theatre...

Friday, October 20, 2017

Robbery, assault leaves man injured

A man and woman were robbed at gunpoint as they left their apartment at the reserve at Bradbury Place Thursday evening. A police report said the pair walked out of the residence, located inside the apartment complex at 532 W....

Robbery, assault leaves man injured

A man and woman were robbed at gunpoint as they left their apartment at the reserve at Bradbury Place Thursday evening. A police report said the pair walked out of the residence, located inside the apartment complex at 532 W....

Man, 19, charged with assaulting a juvenile

A 19-year-old is facing charges after allegedly assaulting a juvenile earlier this month. Michael Ray Pigford Jr., 19, of 170 Dallas Road, is charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury. Pigford was arrested and charged Thursday after an investigation into...

Vidant pulling out of Wayne County, hospital seeks to acquire two practices

Wayne UNC Health Care is positioning itself to take ownership of two medical practices following a recent Vidant Health decision to stop providing medical care in Wayne County. Wayne UNC Health Care President Janie Jaberg confirmed the pending acquisition...

Chief releases details about shooting

Goldsboro Police Chief Mike West said Thursday the victim of the city's most recent homicide was defending himself against a failed robbery attempt when he was shot October 11. Robert Baymon, 60, of 516 Eason St., died at Vidant...

Disabilities luncheon honors individuals and businesses

Five awards were handed out during the annual Mayor's Disabilities Award Luncheon on Thursday, recognizing individuals and businesses that make life better for those with unique challenges. The City of Goldsboro community relations department along with the Mayor's Committee...

Around 95,000 people attend county fair

DUDLEY -- An estimated 95,000 people made their way through the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair over its 10-day run from Sept. 28 to Oct. 7. That included those who purchased tickets, entered exhibits or participated in the variety of competitions,...

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