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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Blackbeard's 'loot'

Artifacts from Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge will be on display at the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace in Fremont through May 24. Visitors will see cannonballs, platters, a gun flint and other objects that were recovered from the wreck...

Junior Livestock Show

The Junior Livestock Show weigh-in will begin today at 3 p.m. at the Wayne County Agricultural Fairgrounds with the show to follow on Thursday. The show is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Thursday with the goat show followed...

One-stop voting begins Thursday

One-stop early voting for the May 6 primary starts Thursday at the Wayne County Board of Elections office, 209 S. William St., and at First Congregational Church, 215 Sleepy Creek Road, Dudley. It will continue on Friday, then all...

Goldsboro police officer assaulted by suspect

A Goldsboro police officer assaulted in the 900 block of South Slocumb Street during the apprehension of a suspect Tuesday night suffered only scrapes and bruises. Jonathan Junior Oneal, 24, of 808 Heather Ann Lane, is charged with resisting,...

Police: No new leads in shooting

Goldsboro police have no new leads in the shooting of a 51-year-old woman at The Reserve at Bradbury Place Saturday afternoon. The suspect remains unidentified. Lori Ruth Pate is recovering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen after a...

Democrats gather

For a while Tuesday night, Goldsboro's $18.9 million recreation bond referendum threatened to turn a forum to showcase Democratic candidates into a debate on the bond's merits. Questions about the bond, and a brief exchange between District 5 state...

SJAFB airmen defuse 'threat'

A suspicious package making "an alarm sound" in the parking lot of the Rite Aid at 100 S. Berkeley Blvd. prompted an evacuation of the surrounding area Tuesday evening. Bomb disposal experts from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base dismantled...

Two Wayne students will attend Governor's School

Two Wayne County Public Schools students have accepted invitations to attend the 2014 Governor's School of North Carolina session this summer. Governor's School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically and intellectually gifted high school students in...

University of Mount Olive seeks fine arts series

MOUNT OLIVE -- The University of Mount Olive is looking for interested supporters of the arts who want to see more fine arts events in southern Wayne County. Mary Kerstetter, volunteer chair of the newly created Fine Arts Circle,...

Crime of the Week

On Tuesday, April 15, Stanley Bowers reported that an unknown black male approached him in the parking lot of J.C. Penney. After asking Mr. Bowers for a cigarette, the unknown male snatched an envelope of money from his shirt...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

'Unpopular,' but needed

Traffic congestion on Wayne Memorial Drive is leading local and state transportation agencies to install a median along the busiest part of the thoroughfare and eliminate most left turns in that section of the street. The project is intended...

Prom season patrols begin

The N.C. State Highway Patrol announced that it will be conducting an operation this week aimed at reducing the number of traffic accidents and deaths involving teenagers during prom season. "Operation: Drive to Live" will commence at 6 a.m....

Promising outlook

Three dogs look through the window of a house on Chestnut Street in Mount Olive. Warm weather has returned to Wayne County, and the forecast for this weekend's N.C. Pickle Festival has organizers excited....

Lawmen arrest woman for meth

A Newton Grove woman is charged with seven counts of possession and distribution of a methamphetamine precursor, according to a press release issued today by the Goldsboro/Wayne County Interagency Drug Task Force. Wanda Larue Long, 31, 3974 Alex Benton...

Council talks health care

A light agenda at the City Council meeting Monday night left the Goldsboro City Council free to discuss, at length, a possible change to the city's health insurance coverage. The city benefits committee recommended that the city move over...

Wayne Memorial Hospital honors its outstanding volunteers of 2013

Outstanding volunteers at Wayne Memorial Hospital were recognized during ceremonies Wednesday at Lane Tree Golf Club. The annual luncheon to honor volunteers for service hours centered around the theme, "Volunteers Make a World of Difference," said Donna Archer, director...

Video store fire shuts down traffic

A fire at an adult video store Monday started in the attic, Goldsboro Fire Department Capt. Carlton Parks said. The cause was electrical. Firefighters and Wayne County EMS responded to Southside Video at 1505 U.S. 117 S., Monday just...

Monday, April 21, 2014

Woman forced to file taxes

A Goldsboro woman told police she did not initially report a gunman forcing his way into her home and making her file his taxes at gunpoint, until the man returned a week later for corrections to be made, according...

Partnership getting ready for annual boil

The 10th annual Lobster and Shrimp Fest, sponsored by the Wayne County Partnership for Children, will be May 2 from 2 to 6 p.m. "The reason we started doing something like this is because with us receiving state funds,...

Two face charged in meth arrests

The Goldsboro/Wayne County Interagency Drug Task Force has charged two people with manufacturing and possession of methamphetamine after responding to a call regarding property damage at a home in Dudley on Thursday. Michael Britt Holmes, 23, and Kristen Rene...

'American Idol Live!' tour announces summer dates

The American Idol Live! Tour has been announced, with one summer date planned in North Carolina. Majesty Rose, the popular Goldsboro contestant who made it into the Top 10 for Season 13, will be part of the 41-city tour...

Parking options announced for Pickle Festival

MOUNT OLIVE -- Vehicles will not be allowed in the downtown area of Mount Olive on Saturday as the community celebrates a full day of events during the 28th annual North Carolina Pickle Festival. Downtown streets will be lined...

New city construction now back on schedule

Warmer, drier weather has spurred construction in Goldsboro after a tough winter of ice and snow held up work. At the Holiday Inn Express, under construction on Sunburst Drive since July, work on the exterior of the building is...

Author to speak on parks at Wayne Community College

The renowned author of "National Parks: The American Experience," Alfred "Al" Runte, will visit Goldsboro for a lecture on national parks scheduled at the Paramount Theatre on Thursday, April 24, starting at 7 p.m. "I'll be talking about the national...

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Volunteers honored by WCPS

An 18-year-old aspiring teacher was named the Terry Eugene Pilkington Volunteer of the Year Award recipient for Wayne County Public Schools on Wednesday afternoon. Zach West, who graduated from Wayne Early/Middle College High School last May and is preparing to...

Getting their goats (ready)

George, Daphne and Elvis are getting ready for the show. They've gotten their hair washed, cut, and whitened and their nails done. Now, they just need to stop bobbing their heads when they walk. You know? Goat problems. Meanwhile,...

Hospital locked down after woman shot in city

Wayne Memorial Hospital went into emergency lockdown for about 10 minutes Saturday after Wayne County EMS transported a woman with a gunshot wound to the emergency room following a shooting at an apartment complex Saturday. The suspect remains at...

Police, city man face off at home

Goldsboro police are releasing few details after officers engaged in a standoff with an armed man who barricaded himself inside his home on North Jefferson Street and threatened to harm himself Saturday. The subject's name has not been released....

Pikeville names new police chief

PIKEVILLE -- The town of Pikeville has a new police chief. The Pikeville Town Board agreed this week to hire Joseph Sadler, a former state Highway Patrol trooper and currently a Wayne County Sheriff's deputy, for the job. Sadler,...

Yes to parks?

With a $18.9 million Parks and Recreation bond vote looming May 6, city officials are working hard to spread information voters need to make an informed decision. If approved, the proceeds from the sale of the bonds would pay...

One-stop voting begins Thursday

One-stop voting for the May 6 primary starts Thursday at the Wayne County Board of Elections office, 209 S. William St., and at First Congregational Church, 215 Sleepy Creek Road, Dudley. The dates are April 24-25, 28-30 and May...

Col. Leavitt gets next assignment

Two weeks after the Air Force named the next 4th Fighter Wing commander, the woman currently charged with leading Seymour Johnson Air Force Base was notified about her next assignment. Col. Jeannie Leavitt will, after a June change of...

City Council meets Monday

The Goldsboro City Council will hold two public hearings at its meeting Monday night. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at historic City Hall. The first hearing is held each year as...

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