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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Man suffers minor injuries in wreck on Tommy's Road

A man suffered minor injuries Saturday after hitting a ditch on Tommy's Road near Beverly Drive and flipping his car into a field. Justin Hassan Washington, 18, of Pikeville, was reportedly going 70 miles per hour around a curve...

WCC dental hygiene class graduates, several honored

Wayne Community College recently recognized the 24 members of its dental hygiene class of 2016 in a formal pinning ceremony. The annual service, which includes presentation of stoles and WCC dental hygiene pins to the graduates by the faculty...

Event organized to show opportunities to youths

At the end of the day, we're all just people. That was one of the lessons learned Friday evening at the first-ever Wayne County Classic event, where representatives from the Goldsboro Police Department and all branches of the military came...

Graduating with goals

Some wanted to further their careers. Some wanted to get an education after serving in the armed forces. And one graduate wanted to get a degree that would enable him to open up a Christmas store after being a...

Student artwork posted online

After more than 30 years of publication, for the first time Wayne County Public Schools has published its annual Wayne Collection of student artwork and writing from every school online. "We are very excited to be presenting the Wayne...

Save-a-Lot shuts down with little notice

Save-a-Lot grocery store on North Berkeley Boulevard is now closed. The store, located in the Berkeley Plaza at 211 N. Berkeley Blvd., closed permanently Monday and employees worked most of the week to clear out the 37,390-square-foot building. Save-a-Lot is...

Rug hooking course offered

SNOW HILL -- The ancient art of rug hooking will be brought to life at the Greene County Museum Sept. 6 through Oct. 28 by local artists Cammie Bruce and Marion Wilson. The two women have moved to eastern...

Paramount plans exciting series of movies, performances

The Paramount Movie Nights series will start Sept. 25 and the new Performing Arts Series will kick off Oct. 9. There is a variety of movies planned for this year. "A lot of times we look at is it...

City dojo hosts international karate tournament

The Goldsboro Okinawa Karatedo Dojo hosted an international karate tournament Saturday at Wayne Christian School, and more than 100 athletes came out to compete in various divisions. Athletes came from all over North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, California and Japan...

'Fill the boot' raises more than $6,000

The Goldsboro Fire Department raised more than $6,155 during the annual "Fill the Boot" campaign held Aug. 19-21, 2016 to help children and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility live longer and...

Groups protest, demand justice

Members of several groups from outside Wayne County gathered at the Wayne County courthouse Thursday afternoon to demand that District Attorney Matthew Delbridge prosecute a state highway patrol trooper who fatally shot a black man in Kinston in March. According...

Clothing giveaway Oct. 14

The WAGES Community Services Block Grant Self-Sufficiency Project will sponsor a clothing giveaawy from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at 601 E. Royall Ave. Seniors and the disabled will be allowed to enter at 9 a.m. To make...

Board to look at charter school

Wayne Preparatory Academy has submitted site plans to the city of Goldsboro for the addition of a middle school at its charter school location near the corner of Patetown and Tommy's Road. Site plans include the construction of a 29,396-square-foot,...

Memories of a student

As most children return to school on Monday, their biggest worry might be what outfit to wear or which class will be the most difficult. Those memories will fade. For Channcey Simms, now 60, his first day at Fremont...

Exhibit to show SJAFB club's talent

Members of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's painting club will have a month-long exhibit at the Arts Council of Wayne County. It came about after the Seymour Johnson Painting Club contacted the Arts Council about having some of the members'...

Bids for ag center to open

Bids will be opened Thursday, Sept. 8 for the $18 million Maxwell Regional Agricultural and Convention Center. Wayne County commissioners will probably recess their Sept. 20 meeting until Sept. 22 to allow more time to review the bids before awarding...

ABC course offered

LAGRANGE -- A course geared toward managers and staff of any North Carolina business with ABC permits will be held Thursday, Sept. 1 at the LaGrange Community Center at 410 E. Washington St., in LaGrange. Members of the public are...

Friday, August 26, 2016

Summer's last jam

Goldsboro local favorites The Malpass Brothers perform their unique version of country styles during the Center Street Jam on Thursday evening in downtown Goldsboro....

Workforce focus of Hot Topic

Innovative new programs designed to introduce students and educators to the world of industry and to the possibilities industry holds for the next generation of workers were the centerpiece of a Thursday panel discussion. The panel that focused on the...

School open houses held

Luis Zarate could hardly wait to get to open house Thursday afternoon at Grantham Elementary School, his mother said. "He was really excited about first grade," Crystal Zarate said. Meeting his teacher. Seeing his classroom. Locating the "cubbie" with his...

Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce fundraiser Sept. 8

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual reverse raffle fundraiser dinner at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Wayne Shrine Club in Dudley. In addition, the third annual "Cake Boss" competition...

U.S. 117 upgrade in transportation plan

Upgrading U.S. 117 from north of Country Club Road at Mount Olive to south of Genoa Road near the Wayne County Fairgrounds -- the future Interstate 795 South corridor -- is included in the state's next draft 10-year transportation...

Wreck snarls traffic

A wreck at the intersection of N.C. 581 and U.S. 70 in Rosewood around 12:30 p.m. Thursday temporarily blocked west bound traffic in one lane on U.S. 70 for roughly half an hour. No one was injured. According to...

Teen charged with larceny

A Goldsboro teenager has been accused of stealing shorts valued at $28 from Belk in Berkeley Mall on Monday. A Belk employee told police he saw 16-year-old Jaymias Trevel Yelverton, of 306 Kennon Court, conceal the shorts in his pants...

Damage from BB guns reported in Central Heights

Four reports were filed with the Goldsboro Police Department Wednesday about BB guns being used to damage cars and fences in the city some time between Sunday and Wednesday morning, and each incident happened within a mile radius of the...

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Three teens charged in breaking and entering, theft

Three teenagers were arrested Tuesday night for allegedly entering a house at 215 N. Virginia St., stealing a cell phone and fleeing the area. Jorge Elliott Bell, 18, of 704 S. Pineview Ave., was charged with first-degree burglary and...

Open house events begin for Wayne County Public Schools

The periodic table consumed a large portion of one wall in Kelly Best's classroom at Rosewood Middle School. A bulletin board in the hallway contained encouraging words of wisdom she hoped students would find helpful. But her mission Wednesday...

County, city hire marketing director

A Goldsboro native and graduate of Eastern Wayne High School has been hired as the joint marketing/communications director for Wayne County and the city of Goldsboro. The hiring of Tracie Davis was announced Wednesday afternoon by Wayne County Manager George...

Woman charged with stealing $100 in clothing

A Dudley woman allegedly stole more than $100 worth of clothing from Walmart on Spence Avenue Monday, but was detained and cited for the incident immediately after leaving the store. According to a police report filed on the incident,...

Man steals underwear from Dollar General

An unknown man reportedly stole underwear from the Dollar General at 2107 N. William St. Monday night. According to a police report on the incident, an unknown black male came into the store and picked up two bags of...

City seeks $1 million in sponsorships

City leaders are seeking nearly $1 million in sponsorship donations that will secure naming rights at the future multi-sports complex near Seymour Johnson Air Force Base along Oak Forest Road. Fundraising efforts, designed to enhance amenities within the 62-acre...

Fountain's pump system fails, repairs are expected

The city's 12-and-a-half-foot high granite fountain in the center of downtown Goldsboro is dried up -- for now. The $385,000 fountain, installed as part of the city Streetscape project, stopped working about two weeks ago after rainwater settled in an...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tourism spending increases in county

Visitor spending related to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, area recreational opportunities and sporting events played a role in Wayne County's 3.2 percent increase in tourism spending in 2015. Visitors to and within Wayne County spent an estimated $156.15...

Another suspect named in robbery

A third suspect has been named in the July 11 armed robbery of the Handy Mart at 2495 U.S. 13 North in Goldsboro. Khalik Najm Green, 18, is wanted on charges of attempted murder, armed robbery, kidnapping and breaking...

Multiple shots fired reported in city

There have been five reports of shots fired in the city limits from Friday night through Tuesday morning. Shots were reportedly fired on North Carolina Street and Simmons Street in the early hours of Sunday morning, but police were...

Wayne County Crime Stoppers to host annual Gospel Sing and Comedy Night

Wayne County Crime Stoppers will host its second annual Gospel Sing and Comedy Night this Friday at St. Paul United Methodist Church at 204 E. Chestnut St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the show starts at 7 p.m., and...

City officials say utilities will be cut at Serena Inn

Goldsboro fire and building inspectors notified owners of the Serena Inn around 3 p.m. Tuesday that the hotel would have its water and power supply cut off by the end of the week until further notice due to fire...

Fifteen nurses recently graduate from Wayne Community College

Wayne Community College recently recognized the 15 members of its Practical Nursing class of 2016 in a formal pinning ceremony. The annual service included presentation of nursing pins specific to the college that were designed by some of its...

Man is assaulted with BB gun, pepper spray

A Goldsboro man was arrested Friday after allegedly assaulting a man with pepper spray and a BB gun when the victim wandered just off the paved bike path in the woods near the 2100 block of East Ash Street...

Cooper to speak on drug abuse

The growing epidemic of drug addiction and its far-reaching affects have led multiple public entities in three counties to unite to offer an informational conference in an attempt curb the problem. The Community Collaborative Drug Conference will be from...

Event planned to honor law enforcement

As the recent shooting deaths of law enforcement officers played out in the news Goldsboro businessman George Williams decided something needed to be done to let local officers know they are appreciated. "I started thinking about this when the...

Crime of the week

On June 27, Goldsboro police officers responded to a call at Goldsboro Iron and Metal at 801 North John Street regarding the theft of a WiFi router, electronics and currency and a break-in at the business. Anyone with information about...

Coming back to practice

Two graduates of Charles B. Aycock High School have returned to their hometown as practicing dentists in "the complex" known as Wayne Dental Clinic on Wayne Memorial Drive. Dr. Amy Batten, a 1994 honor graduate, is in solo practice,...

Catherine Canady Parker celebrates 100 years

Catherine Canady Parker will observe her 100th birthday on Friday. She was honored this past Sunday with a party at the home of her son Jim and his wife Mary Ann. Mrs. Parker is in good health and is...

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