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Friday, March 27, 2015

Vultures will hang out on tank

There's something lurking on the Harris Street water tower downtown -- turkey vultures, to be specific. But not to worry. They aren't alive -- not anymore, at least. Goldsboro Fire Department placed several taxidermied turkey vultures on the water...

And the band played on ...

The Wayne County Public Schools All-County High School Band performs in the auditorium of Dillard Middle School Thursday night. The annual program featured two bands, made up of more than 105 students from middle and high schools in Wayne...

N.C. lieutenant governor makes campaign stop in Goldsboro

As lieutenant governor, Forest presides over the state Senate's daily sessions, but only votes in case of a tie. However, Forest said that when the Senate is not in session he is "all over the state." Forest said the return...

Man leaps out of a car

A Knightdale man jumped out of a moving car and sustained non-life-threatening injuries Thursday after the man he was riding with turned a gun on him and threatened to kill him. The incident took place at 5:47 p.m. in...

Rosewood band performs at Disney World's Magic Kingdom

Members of Rosewood High & Middle School Marching Band and Chorus became stars of their own Disney show last week when they entertained resort guests at the Magic Kingdom Park. The group traveled from Goldsboro to the Walt Disney...

Event being planned to teach healthy living, cooking tips

Wayne Memorial Hospital is hosting a free event next week promoting living healthier. "Eat, Move, Live Well" is the theme of the March 31 event that will include a healthy cooking demonstration by one of Wayne Memorial Hospital's registered...

Veterans to be honored

Wayne County will observe Saturday as National Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. The event will kick off at 10 a.m. with a celebration at the Wayne County Museum, 116 N. William St., and ceremony at the Wayne County Veterans Memorial,...

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wayne Community College board OKs transfer of acreage

The Wayne Community College board of trustees on Tuesday approved land transfers for three projects, including up to six acres for the county's proposed agricultural and civic center at the corner of New Hope Road and Wayne Memorial Drive....

Employee steals $25,000 in cell phones

A U.S. Cellular employee working in both Goldsboro and Wilson confessed to stealing more than $25,000 in smart phones from the business, a Goldsboro police report said. Craig Scott Capps, 33,131 Adler Lane, is charged with larceny by employee...

Project switches lanes

Streetscape, the downtown street renovation project that has been going on since August, will switch construction from the southbound to the northbound lane of Center Street today. Traffic patterns will switch as well while construction occurs simultaneously on each...

Local youth earns Boys & Girls Club honor

A 16-year-old junior at Charles B. Aycock High School has been named runner-up "Youth of the Year" for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne/Johnston counties. T'Keya Banks has been an active member of the Northern Wayne unit in...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Student picked for NASA program

Craig Bennett II has always loved space. This May, he is one large step closer to exploring the final frontier. The Wayne Community College student has been selected to travel to NASA's Johnson Space Center this spring to participate...

Work proceeds on new veterans cemetery

"Is this where the veterans cemetery is being built?" a man shouts from a car that has just stopped in front of Bill Royall of Daniels and Daniels Construction Co. "Yes sir," Royall replies. The driver and passenger look...

Crime of the week

On Wednesday, Dec. 17, at approximately 2:50 p.m. the Goldsboro Police Department responded to Wells Fargo Bank at 605 N. Berkeley Blvd. regarding an armed robbery. Employees and patrons of the bank reported a black male entered the bank with...

Council eyeing device to track shots

Technological improvements for the Goldsboro Police Department and future projects and concerns for the city's Public Works Department dominated the first day of the City Council's retreat. The retreat was held at the Wayne County Museum, starting Tuesday. Police...

Fremont committee reviews logo

FREMONT -- The Fremont Small Town Economic Prosperity committee viewed potential options for the new town logo at Tuesday night's meeting. None of the options met with approval. STEP chairman Keith Spivey said he would be open to feedback,...

Northeast Elementary wins Battle of the Books

Northeast Elementary School students won the recent Elementary Battle of the Books competition for Wayne County Public Schools. Nearly 70 students in grades 3-5 from 12 elementary schools competed for the title. The annual quiz bowl style competition encourages...

All-County Band Festival will be Thursday

Wayne County Public Schools will hold its annual 2015 All-County Band Festival on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Dillard Middle School. More than 105 band members representing middle and high school bands will join together to showcase their instrumental...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

NC DOT worker killed along highway

The N.C. Department of Transportation has released the name of a worker killed by a vehicle along U.S. 70 East near Capps Bridge Road Monday. The wreck took place at 10:59 a.m. A Princeton woman is in custody charged with...

Fremont daffodil festival to be held this Saturday

FREMONT -- Fremont residents and visitors are expected to line Main Street this Saturday for the town's 29th annual Daffodil Festival that celebrates the yellow flower associated with the arrival of spring. Patrons of the festival have no excuse to...

Church dedicates new $2.5 M student center

First Pentecostal Holiness Church held a grand opening Sunday for its new $2.5 million student center. Pastor Bill Rose said the center is the result of a year of planning and another year of construction work. "We thank our...

Goldsboro Police say scam calls on the rise

A person claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service contacted a local citizen's cell phone recently and threatened to have him jailed over money owed to the government. The Goldsboro Police Department said these kinds of calls are...

Man arrested at Wayne County Landfill

A Mount Olive man found hiding in a 40-yard container at the Wayne County Landfill Friday is charged with first-degree trespassing, a sheriff's office press release said. Justin Paris Best, 29, 716 NE Church Road, was placed in the...

Tickets are on sale now for 11th annual Lobster and Shrimp Fest on May 1

Tickets are now on sale for the 11th annual Lobster and Shrimp Fest, sponsored by the Partnership for Children of Wayne County and coming up on Friday, May 1. It's all for a "good claws," says Charles Ivey, executive...

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