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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Wayne Community College partners with Delta to train technicians

Wayne Community College has entered a partnership with Delta Airlines to train aircraft maintenance technicians, officials announced. The college's Aviation Systems Technology program is one of 42 Aviation Maintenance Technician, or AMT, schools across the United States selected by...

Learning how to deal

Charles B. Aycock High School 10th-grader Maddy Belanger has moved eight times, across the country and across the world. Belanger, whose father is in the Air Force, was among several students from Charles B. Aycock, Eastern Wayne High and...

*** Empty Stocking Fund ***

• Jerry and Gwendolyn DeVaughn, $100. • The Logan Family, $50, in memory of James and Akina Logan. • Edward Brewington, $50, in memory of Margaret H. Brewington. • Lorie Tisdale and Mark Price, $50, in memory of our...

Maxwell Center to open in March

The $20 million Maxwell Regional Agricultural and Convention Center will open during the first weekend of March with four days of celebration. The center, located at 3114 N. Wayne Memorial Drive, will be 1.5 acres under roof. T.A. Loving...

City offers 30-pound bags of compost for $4

The city of Goldsboro is now selling 30-pound bags of compost to the public from its compost facility 200 Westbrook Road. The popularity and overall quality of the compost, typically purchased in larger quantities from area nurseries or landscaping companies,...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Reward offered in LaGrange killings

LAGRANGE -- Lenoir County Crime Stoppers is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to arrests in a Nov. 12 triple homicide as investigators work to piece together what happened when the botched heist ended with a dead body count....

Man's car is struck by gunfire on Berkeley Boulevard and New Hope Road

Police do not yet know whether gunfire that struck a man's vehicle Tuesday night was meant for him or someone else. The victim's car was struck by a bullet when shots were fired near the crossroads of Berkeley Boulevard and...

Man shot in the buttocks on Central Heights Road

A 57-year-old man is recovering after someone shot him in the buttocks early Tuesday morning. The victim told officers he was walking south in the 3500 block of Central Heights Road when someone shot him in his hindquarters. The victim...

Tax discount on the table

Offsetting an increase in the property tax rate by offering a discount for early payment is the latest option to come before Wayne County commissioners as they search for a way to replace $2 million in lost low wealth school...

Tax deadline approaches

Wayne County taxpayers have about a month remaining in which to pay their 2017 property taxes without being delinquent. Property taxes are due Sept. 1, but people have until 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5. A 2-percent penalty will be...

Looking forward, talking progress

The state of the Wayne County community is one of growth spurred by collaboration, but one that is still facing challenges -- mainly planning for the future. Those were the assessments Tuesday evening of Goldsboro Mayor Chuck Allen and...

New stormwater fee begins at start of new year

Commercial and all non-residential properties across the city of Goldsboro are under review for a new stormwater fee that is expected to start in early 2018. City officials originally planned to implement monthly stormwater fees for non-residential properties in...

Wayne Community College, Brevard College sign agreement for ag course credits

Wayne Community College and Brevard College have signed an agreement to allow agricultural students' course credits to flow seamlessly between the schools. The transfer articulation agreement allows students who earn associate degrees in agriculture at Wayne Community College to...

The Platters to perform at Brookdale

The Platters music group released such hits as "Only You," "The Great Pretender," "Twilight Time" and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes." And on Thursday they will be performing in concert in Goldsboro, says Kelly Helms, sales and marketing manager...

Graduate of Goldsboro High School honored with W.C. Legacy Award

A Goldsboro High School graduate was recently honored with the W.C. Legacy Award from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Alumni Association. Dr. Manuel Dudley, dean of Guilford Technical Community College's campus in Greensboro, is a 1990 GHS...

Nominations sought for best small business in Wayne County

Nominations are being sought for best small businesses in the county. The Small Business Center at Wayne Community College, Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce and the Foundation of Wayne Community College are seeking...

Inductees announced for fall 2017 Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter

The fall 2017 inductees into Wayne Community College's Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter are pictured, from left, Celeste Aguirre, Hope Mitchell, Kristen Rochelle, Aneesha LaFleur and Faith Mitchell; middle row, Maggie Anne Powell, Cristina Saldivar, Viviana Ponce-Castaneda, Joanna James,...

*** Empty Stocking Fund ***

Donations may be made by mailing checks made out to the Empty Stocking Fund to P.O. Box 10629, Goldsboro, NC 27532. Or donors can simply stop by the newspaper office at 310 N. Berkeley Blvd. * IOTA Chapter, Beta Lambda...

Tech company professionals participate in technology show

Technology professionals and representatives from several tech companies gathered at the Holiday Inn Express recently, as part of an information technology and cybersecurity show hosted by a group of local event planners. Elizabeth Brewington, one of the event organizers,...

To be a mentor

Lisa Lee saw the merits of a mentoring program at Goldsboro High School early on. Her son graduated from the school, and her daughter is now a junior. Plus, Lee had been in their shoes. "I graduated from GHS in...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Man is stabbed outside D&C Mini Mart on Elm Street

Someone stabbed a 32-year-old man as he walked out of the D&C Mini Mart at 1007 E. Elm St. Monday night. A police report said the victim told police he was stabbed in the left side while  leaving the store....

*** Empty Stocking Fund ***

* L.C. and Joanie Hill, $25, in loving memory of our son, Chris Hill. * C.T. Sauls, $30. * Southern Wayne Parchasers, $50. * ACIA Care Thrift Shop, $500. * Michael and Marie Price, $100, in memory of Josh. *...

Council to go Live, again

The Goldsboro City Council has tapped into one of the most popular forms of social media by broadcasting its meetings on Facebook Live for months. Now, the council is gearing up to also use Facebook Live for its near...

Woman donates kidney to cousin's husband

T.D. Bryant has always had a close-knit family, and this year its bond got even tighter. Sometimes the ties that bind, though, go beyond biological connections. And time folks get to spend together. After a few absences at family functions,...

Pets get to tell Santa Claus what they want for Christmas

Candie doesn't know what to make of Santa. But from the looks of it, she hasn't quite warmed up to Ol' Saint Nick just yet. The 2-year-old pup was hesitant about the big man with the bushy white beard...

Man flown to Vidant after wreck

A 34-year-old Goldsboro man is expected to face charges after hitting a tree at 75 mph and flipping his car on South Andrews Avenue at Adams Street early Saturday at about 1:15 a.m. Police said an open container of Miller...

Mount Olive residents lend a 'Helping Hand'

Every year for over two decades, Lula Newkirk has brought a bit of Christmas joy to the people of Mount Olive, and this year is no different. Newkirk, president of Helping Hands United Mission at 113 Smith St. in...

Monday, December 11, 2017

Man's paycheck stolen in robbery

DUDLEY -- A 38-year-old man was thrown from his car and robbed of his paycheck as he sat in his car checking text messages Friday morning. A report filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said the man had just...

Police investigating weekend armed robberies

Goldsboro police are investigating two armed robberies that took place at a convenience store and a restaurant only hours apart Friday night and early Saturday morning. A man in a dark blue hoodie and blue ski mask went into the...

A touch of warmth in time for the holidays

It was cold, very cold. Despite temperatures hovering near freezing, Julie Whitfield and Shiril Jackson were warmed by their excitement of being able to help others keep warm. By 7:15 a.m. Monday, the two women, who work in the Wayne...

Y's Men deliver

Laquetta Cox bought a lot of clothes and toiletries for her four children. The single mother of four, Kiarra Cox, 17, Tiarra Cox, 17, Quanya Cox, 16, and Jaheim Jones, 14, doesn't have a tree to put the gifts under....

$1.6M grant goes to Seven Springs

More than $1.6 million in funding has been awarded to the Seven Springs Volunteer Fire Department to rebuild its station after the Golden LEAF Foundation announced its final round of grant winners Thursday. The Golden LEAF Foundation made final decisions...

Wayne County maintains its state rating as Tier 2

The N.C. Department of Commerce released its 2018 county tier rankings for economic well-being with Wayne County maintaining its Tier 2 status. Each year, the Department of Commerce ranks the state's 100 counties based on economic well-being and assigns each...

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