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Good news: Sometimes, you just have to point to the positive

Wayne County had a busy weekend. From the touching lantern ceremony and the walk/runs to raise money for cancer patients at the Cures for the Colors event to the fun and pickles at the N.C. Pickle Festival, there was plenty...

Call to arms -- Cancer survivors have a point: We should get involved

Irene Thornton is right. And so is Kem Lancaster. And if you asked any one of the hundreds of people who gathered for this year's Survivors' Banquet in preparation for the 2015 Relay for Life, they would echo the...

Pickle fun: Take a moment this weekend to enjoy local festival

You might not realize it as you wander up and down the streets at Saturday's N.C. Pickle Festival enjoying the food, fun and music. You might not even think about it as you chomp down on a Mt. Olive Pickle...

Good call: Commissioners give right advice to make sure money spent well

It is easy to understand why the Wayne County Board of Education might have wanted to push forward with a project at Goldsboro High School. Nobody wanted to give the impression that the project was being shelved or ignored...

Iran watch: Latest 'gotcha' proves Iran cannot be trusted

It is getting tiresome talking about it. The failures of the Obama administration's foreign policy are becoming legendary. But this time, it is serious. The deal in the works with the Iranian government regarding nuclear science and weapons requires a...

One week later: College moves forward after horrifying week

The ordeal is not over for the young men and women who attend Wayne Community College. And it is going to be an even more distinct presence for those who work there. Kenneth Stancil will be in court again...

Support: Community should talk about Monday's events

There should be more events like Thursday's prayer service at First Baptist Church. Gathering together as a community during times like these is critical -- both for those who suffered the trauma and for those who want to be...

Spendthrifts: Want to save money? Stop spending on ridiculous stuff.

Nothing sticks in the craw more for taxpayers on April 15 than hearing about more irresponsible spending in Washington. And on this tax day, we hear about another round of just such expenditures -- this time at the IRS....

Appearances: Candidates need to remember -- it is not just about how you look

Over the next few months we are going to get sick of candidates for president of the United States trying to look like regular people. We are going to get tired of "candid" shots at restaurants and references to how...

Sad, but proud: Law enforcement, leaders proved we are one community, first.

We are sad today. Violence has not only touched our community, it has claimed the life of a young man with much more life to live. We cannot imagine the pain his family feels today. They are in our thoughts....

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