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Monday, February 8, 2016

Crews prep for U.S. 117 project

Crews have been testing subsurface conditions at U.S. 117 at Country Club Road at Mount Olive and at O'Berry Road at Dudley in preparation of building an interchange there in 2017. "The work that you are seeing now ......

Dodging for vets

One might say that Samantha Creech came into this world ready to give back. It started soon after she was born, when she became a gift to her parents, Tim and Sandy Creech. "I was adopted from Russia when...

Man killed on John Street

The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that took place in the city during the early morning hours Sunday. Patrol officers called to a shooting in the 400 block of South John Street at 2:44 a.m. discovered...

Authorities apprehend both suspects in manhunt

Both suspects in a residential break-in in the north end of the county Feb. 2 are in custody, but it is unlikely either of the men charged will be made to reimburse the county for the manhunt that ensued...

Auditor: Costs are down by 1 percent

Averaged over the past three years the cost of Wayne County government is down by 1 percent, according to an audit of the county budget for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2104. "Your revenues are actually down by...

State of the Child to be held in March at University of Mount Olive

The 15th annual State of the Child Conference will be held March 11 at the University of Mount Olive. The one-day event, from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., features an array of workshop topics, speakers, as well as vendors...

Wayne County Shrine Club members earn leadership roles

Two members of the Wayne Shrine Club have leadership offices in the Sudan Shrine during its annual meeting and elections on Jan. 23 in New Bern. Cale L. Grady of Albertson was elected potentate (president) of Sudan Shriners. Grady...

Mount Olive Chamber, Jaycees to hold 10th annual awards banquet March 3

MOUNT OLIVE -- The 10th annual membership and awards banquet for the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce and the Mount Olive Jaycees will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, in the Hennessee Room of the...

Sunday, February 7, 2016

R.E. McCullen killed in traffic accident

A seat belt might have saved the life of one of Wayne County's oldest and most dedicated agriculturists Friday. Unfortunately, R.E. McCullen, 93, was not wearing his. McCullen died at the intersection of N.C. Highway 55 and Pineview Cemetery...

New chaplains take on law enforcement duties

It never gets easier. Death notifications are part of the job no law enforcement officer -- or clergyman -- ever gets used to. The difficult task is one of many a new corps of chaplains will take on after...

Mystery Masterpieces art fundraiser held

The Arts Council of Wayne County welcomed dozens of artists, art enthusiasts and supporters to its annual Mystery Masterpieces Friday evening, there to take a look at works donated by local talents. Paying guests were then able to take...

Cornerstone

Stephanie Kornegay, far left, speaks Thursday during the unveiling of her late father George Kornegay's cornerstone at Cornerstone Commons. George Kornegay, who passed away in November of 2014, was honored with the Cornerstone Award during the chamber's annual banquet....

Mozingo honored for volunteer efforts by Children's Miracle Network

People, including children, just walk up and hand money to Vicki Mozingo -- at her job at Sam's Club, in the parking lot, in restaurants and even once at a funeral visitation. A Sam's Club customer walked up and...

Explorers get state grant

Gov. Pat McCrory's youth advocacy and involvement office announced Thursday that it had chosen 15 youth organizations across the state to receive a total of $6,300 in grant funding. Among the 15 youth organizations selected was the Goldsboro Police Department's...

Friday, February 5, 2016

Two county schools selected for demonstration sites

Wayne County's two newest schools have been selected to be demonstration sites for educators, policy makers and community leaders from North Carolina and other states, officials announced Thursday. The local innovative high schools, Wayne Early/Middle College High School, or...

Impact Wayne kicks off

The Wayne County Development Alliance's Impact Wayne Campaign has raised $870,500, or 79 percent, of its $1.1 million goal to implement a public/private economic development initiative in the county. Campaign Chairman Grey Morgan announced the total during Thursday night's...

T.A. Loving gets ag center contract

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday took what they say is another step closer to an early summer groundbreaking for the $16 million Wayne Regional Agricultural and Convention Center. In December, commissioners awarded the design contract for the center to HH...

Many may lose food stamps in July

Beginning July 1, 1,300 people in Wayne County could be in danger of losing their food stamp benefits. An old federal regulation that was waived in 2008 has been reinstated by the United States Department of Agriculture, which controls...

ATM with $5,000 missing from store

The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating how and when someone removed an ATM containing $5,000 from a closed business on South John Street. Elite Merchant Services reported the theft Thursday, telling police the ATM was last seen in place Dec....

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