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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Car in ditch leads WCSD to robberies

A car left in a ditch off Claridge Nursery Road Friday led Wayne County sheriff's deputies back to the scene of two residential break-ins that occurred side-by-side, a Sheriff's Office press release said. One man is in custody. Austin...

Pikeville hires new police chief

PIKEVILLE -- Pikeville town commissioners unanimously appointed Bryan Leonard as the town's new police chief Monday evening. Before his appointment, Leonard, 33, spent two years with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and moved on to the North Carolina Highway...

Testimony begins in trial of ex-officer

Diamond Coley Smith broke down when she detailed, for a Wayne County jury, how her mother reacted when she confided in her that her stepfather sexually assaulted her. "She put it back on me. She said our lives would...

Board acknowledges subdivision

Wayne County Board of Education dispensed with its business quickly Monday night, with the smattering of action items receiving unanimous votes, 6-0. The only thing missing was its seventh member, Dr. Dwight Cannon. The District 2 representative was again...

Downtown restaurant adds on a new bar

There's a new spot in town to grab a mean martini and a cold beer after a long day of work. The owner's name -- JoJo -- is splashed across the back of the bar in all capital block...

It's a Cat in a Hat; How about that?

The children listened to the story about the Cat in the Hat. They listened quietly as they sat and they sat. March 2 was Dr. Seuss' birthday at the library on Ash. More than 100 children registered to attend...

Man charged with theft

A Goldsboro man is charged with using his employer's company credit card to make unauthorized purchases, according to a Goldsboro Police Department press release. The alleged transactions took place in July 2014. Javarus Juante Wooten, 34, 609 Wilmington Ave.,...

Monday, March 2, 2015

Walmart robbed by note

A man walked into the Walmart at 2908 U.S. Highway 70 W., Saturday and robbed the service counter by handing the clerk a note, according to a Goldsboro police report. The robbery took place at 12 p.m. and was...

Jury seated in Calloway assault case

With 12 jurors and two alternates impaneled, opening statements commenced in Wayne County Superior Court Friday in the statutory rape trial of former Goldsboro police Capt. Chad E. Calloway. Calloway is accused of sexually assaulting his then-stepdaughter over a...

Logan's proxy

Logan Burch is a typical 7-year-old. He likes Spider-Man, Sponge Bob and playing Disney Infinity 2.0. Teachers says he is smart and witty and often engages in good-natured teasing. His classmates in Sarah Dunn's second-grade class at Northwest Elementary...

School seeks funding OK

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday could adopt a resolution approving the issuance of up to $50 million in charter school revenue bonds for charter schools in Wayne and Mecklenburg counties. If approved the $50 million would be evenly split between...

Ambulance crew involved in wreck

Two Wayne County Emergency Medical Services employees were taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital Sunday morning after the ambulance they were riding in was involved in a one-vehicle wreck in Greene County. Jeremy Rouse, 24, intermediate EMT, was treated and...

UMO faculty recital to feature 'The Carnival'

MOUNT OLIVE -- The University of Mount Olive will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12,  in the Hazel Waters Kornegay Historic Assembly Hall located at 207 Wooten St. in Mount Olive. Dr. Alan Armstrong and Dr....

Town reports 720,000-gallon wastewater spill

MOUNT OLIVE -- Heavy rain on top of melting snow and ice is being blamed for causing a sewer spill of 720,000 gallons of untreated wastewater. The overflow started at 6 a.m. on Thursday at the town's sewer treatment...

Meeting will address changes to U.S. 70 flow

PRINCETON -- A public meeting will be held in March regarding proposed improvements to U.S. 70 at its intersections with Martin Livestock Road and Pondfield Road near Princeton in Johnston County. The N.C. Department of Transportation will host the...

City Council to discuss program to combat child hunger locally

Goldsboro's City Council will kick off March with a discussion about a program that is expected to help ease the problem of child hunger within the county. A program to combat child hunger in the community will be launched...

'Legacies' panel set for Thursday

The "Living Legacies" presentation scheduled for Feb. 26 at Wayne Community College has been rescheduled for next Thursday. Wayne Community College's Cultural Diversity/Global Education Task Force and the Wayne County Historical Association are partnering to provide a discussion with Wayne...

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Cannon defends "duel" residency

As the Wayne County Board of Education exited a three-hour-long closed session Monday preparing to begin a work session of the called meeting, a table carrying a laptop and bearing the nameplate of board member Dr. Dwight Cannon was...

Actors' group to honor Carl Sandburg

The great 20th century writer Carl Sandburg more often than not is associated with Illinois. But what many people do not realize is that he also belongs to North Carolina having lived his last 20 years at a home...

Schools set make-up days

Make-up days have been announced for the six days missed over the past two weeks -- two of them extending the school year to June 12, Wayne County Public Schools officials announced Saturday. The district was forced to close...

Wayne Community College's Child Care Conference set for Saturday

A creative education advocate is the keynote speaker at this year's Wayne County Child Care Conference, being held this week at Wayne Community College. The March 7 conference -- offering sessions on dozens of topics -- is an opportunity...

Wall of Fame nominations sought

The Wayne County Historical Association is again accepting applications for persons to be considered for the Wall of Fame. Applications must be received before April 1 for consideration. A committee of long-time residents across the county, who are not...

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