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Monday, May 30, 2016

Wayne County Public Schools names Teacher of the Year finalists

Three finalists have been chosen for the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year for Wayne County Public Schools, with the district winner to be announced June 1. Each of the 33 schools had earlier named individual recipients of the distinction....

Boy Scout Troop 222 retires American flags

Members of Boy Scout Troop 222 retired nearly 50 flags Wednesday night during a flag retirement ceremony at Madison Avenue Baptist Church in Goldsboro. Of the total 47 flags that were retired, three American flags were respectfully retired. Respectfully...

Honoring the fallen

Volunteers placed flags on the graves of veterans at Wayne Memorial Park, Evergreen Cemetery, Willowdale Cemetery and the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery for Memorial Day....

County talks $19.7 million capital plan

Wayne County's proposed five-year, $19.7 million capital improvement plan would add $3 million in new county debt that would be somewhat offset by 2020 when the county's current indebtedness will drop by more than $2 million annually. County Manager...

June blood drive schedule

Following are the June blood drives for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross: * June 9 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Red Cross chapter, 600 N. George St. * June 10 from 7:30 a.m....

Berkeley project nearly finished

A yearlong road widening project along North Berkeley Boulevard is nearing completion with a planned opening in late July or early August. The $3 million N.C. Department of Transportation project, designed to alleviate congestion along the busy thoroughfare, includes...

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Woman's body found

Part of the body of Tricia Williams Todd, a 30-year-old Air Force veteran whose ex-husband admitted to killing her in front of their 2-year-old child, was found late Thursday night in a marshy area of south Florida. Ms. Todd's ex-husband,...

U.S. 70 Bypass open to traffic

The completed U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass opened Friday afternoon, sparing motorists many stoplights as well as a confusing exit on the western outskirts of the city that has plagued drivers for years. The opening comes just days after the...

Memorial Day events planned

The official Wayne County Memorial Day Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Moffatt Auditorium at Wayne Community College. Gold Star Mother Isabel Carrasquillo will represent all fallen warriors, including her son, Army Spec. Jocelyn Luis Carrasquillo,...

Human remains discovered

Possible human remains discovered Friday night near 1723-B Holly St. have been sent to the state Medical Examiner's Office for identification. Maj. Anthony Carmon of the Goldsboro police said the remains were found around 9 p.m. Friday by the...

Dillard-GHS alumni gather

Thousands of people turned out Saturday for the annual Dillard-Goldsboro High Alumni parade that had streets in south Goldsboro packed with participants and onlookers. This year's event paid special homage to the classes ending in 1 an 6. Former...

Central-EWHS alumni reunite

Ask any member of the Central/Eastern Wayne High School Alumni & Friends what makes their annual homecoming so important, and you will hear the same three words -- friends, community and memories. Many of those memories center around the...

YMCA offers summer session of CHANGE

The Goldsboro YMCA is offering a summer session of its CHANGE for Children program, an acronym for Commitment to Healthy Attitudes in Nutrition, Growth and Education. With childhood obesity rates more than doubling over the past 30 years, efforts...

Wayne Christian students graduate

Mason White seemed unruffled by the din created by the roomful of soon-to-be-graduates, his lips moving as he read over a hastily drafted speech. "I found out about 10 o'clock yesterday (Friday) morning that I would have to give...

Rebuilding Broken Places receives grant

Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corp. received a Creating New Economies Fund grant of $11,290.00 from The Conservation Fund's Resourceful Communities program. The grant will help establish a community kitchen and garden, a culinary and food service training initiative. The...

Program June 11 at Aycock Birthplace

The lilting tones of the dulcimer, the buzz of bees and the chugging of antique farm tractors will be the symphony for Farm Day, Saturday, June 11, at Gov. Charles B. Aycock State Historic Site. The free program will...

Purple Heart Banquet Aug. 5

The fifth annual Goldsboro/Wayne Purple Heart Foundation Banquet and Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, at The First Church at 1100 The First Church Road. The Wayne County Veterans and Patriots Coalition is serving...

Mural in progess

Artist Ryan "Arcy" Cristenson paints a mural of a fighter jet outside Berkeley Mall on Saturday....

Lost funding tops $12 million

Nearly $12.5 million that would have gone to Wayne County Public Schools has been lost in recent years as a result of the General Assembly's decision to eliminate average daily membership (ADM) funding and to highjack lottery proceeds. Wayne...

Deputies promoted

Wayne County Sheriff Larry Pierce recently announced the promotions of several deputies. The sheriff explained that the recent retirements of other deputies has opened up opportunities to other deputies to apply for new positions. The deputies awarded the promotions are:...

County budget has more school money

As promised, Wayne County's $148,292,780 budget proposal for fiscal year 2016-17 unveiled Tuesday morning increases funding for the county's public schools, including $600,000 to jump start the system's new technology plan. It also shares in the economic growth in the...

City Council to hold budget hearing Tuesday

The city's $57.7 million budget includes a $3 million, 5.6 percent, increase from the city's current fiscal 2015-16 budget of nearly $54.7 million. The largest portion of the increase is due to the cost of a new $1.2 million aerial...

Camp Liberty July 21-23

Citizens for Constitutional Liberties, a Wayne County tea party group, will hold Camp Liberty Thursday through Saturday, July 21 through 23, at Victory Free Will Baptist Church, 1806 Wayne Memorial Drive. The constitutional seminar is designed to give attendees...

Bentonville history event set for June 11

FOUR OAKS -- Discover camp life and the role of the Civil War enlisted man in battle at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site on Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. From cooking to cannon firing, the...

Friday, May 27, 2016

Graduating with heart

Same ambitions, different heart. Slightly more than two months ago, 17-year-old Ashley Larimore's future hung in the balance. On March 11, Ms. Larimore did not know if she would make it to Wayne Early/Middle College High School's graduation Thursday...

Wayne Country Day graduates 1,000th student

Wayne Country Day School's 45th commencement on Thursday morning marked a significant number for the school -- the class of 2016 held the school's 1,000th graduate. Will Bartlett, 17, a salutatorian, followed in his father, Gary Bartlett's, footsteps. Gary...

Local offices to close for holiday

Local, state and federal offices, the post office and banks will be closed Monday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. County offices, including all library branches, will be closed as well as Wayne County Public Schools and the...

Gospel music celebration Saturday

The popular musical duo Eric and Laura Olli, will join their sons Payton and Mikey to present a gospel music event in Benson on Saturday. The Eric and Laura Ollis Memorial Day Homecoming Celebration will take place at the...

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