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Monday, January 16, 2017

Police: Nearly 30 vehicle break-ins in one night

Police are investigating nearly 30 motor vehicle break-ins reported over the weekend. The bulk of the reported break-ins took place between Saturday night and Sunday morning on the west side of the city in a roughly one-mile radius, spanning from...

Home invasion robbery

Goldsboro police are investigating an armed robbery that took place Saturday night on Rose Street. Aarion Nichelle Coley, 25, reported to police that she was sitting on her couch eating dinner around 8:30 p.m. Saturday when two black men kicked...

WCC to offer interactive talk on MLK's 'I Have a Dream'

Wayne Community College is taking a different approach to Martin Luther King Day this year -- through an interactive discussion of how we as a country can move toward accomplishing the "dream of the dreamer." Dr. King's prolific "I...

Sanderson Farms opens new processing plant in St. Pauls

Sanderson Farms recently opened a new $155 million processing plant and wastewater treatment facility in St. Pauls, N.C. The new 180,000-square-foot plant will accompany the existing 65,000-square-foot hatchery located in Lumberton as well as a feed mill in Kinston, making...

Board to talk junk vehicle ordinance

The public Tuesday morning will have the opportunity to comment on proposed changes to Wayne County's abandoned and junk vehicle ordinance and its mobile home park ordinance. Wayne County commissioners will hold public hearings on the changes at 9:30...

Honoring King's legacy

MOUNT OLIVE -- Judge Carl Fox remembers the large Ku Klux Klan billboards that used to stand at Smithfield and praying that his car would not breakdown anywhere between them. Years later after being appointed to the Superior Court bench,...

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday fire destroys trailer

A Sunday afternoon fire destroyed an abandoned trailer at 3118 Central Heights Road Lot 4. Assistant Goldsboro Fire Chief Eric Lancaster said on the scene the cause of the fire remains under investigation and is not currently ruled as being...

U-Haul

U-Haul Company of North Carolina is pleased to announce that Security Mini Storage has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Goldsboro community. Security Mini Storage at 2724 U.S. Hwy. 117 S. will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers,...

Scholarship recipient named

Patience A. Hill of Goldsboro was selected to receive a Duke Energy Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $3,500 for the 2016-2017 academic year. Miss Hill, a senior at Meredith College, is majoring in mathematics. Duke Energy scholarships are...

Student films hit silver screen at Praxis

The Praxis Film Festival returns next month, this time with the entire lineup of short- and full-length independent films being shown downtown. This is the seventh year for the event, which began at Wayne Community College and was later...

North Carolina dialects will be subject of Old Dobbs meeting

Members of the Old Dobbs Genealogical Society invites the public to join them on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 10:30 a.m. for their first meeting of the new year The meeting will be at the Wayne County Public Library at 1001...

Mount Olive open house Monday

MOUNT OLIVE-- The University of Mount Olive will hold open house on Monday, Jan. 16, for high school juniors and seniors and their parents to see first-hand what the University has to offer. Prospective students will have the opportunity to...

More than 2,600 drunken drivers arrested

RALEIGH - The annual Governor's Highway Safety Program's Holiday Booze It & Lose It enforcement campaign removed thousands of impaired drivers from roadways. State and local law enforcement arrested and charged 2,664 drivers for driving while impaired, of which 2,400...

Civil rights pioneer to visit city to give keynote address for MLK event

A civil rights pioneer engaged in the struggle for equality since the early 1970s will visit Goldsboro Monday for the 29th annual celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The Rev. Kojo Nantambu, director...

UPDATE: Man charged in airman's death

The Goldsboro Police Department charged a man Friday night in connection to the July 31, 2016, murder of U.S. Air Force airman Ryan Apollo Morgan, who was stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base when he was killed. Bobby Mandrell...

Lopez Duo to perform at UMO Jan. 26

MOUNT OLIVE- The University of Mount Olive will host the Lopez Tabor Duo on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hazel Waters Kornegay Assembly Hall located at 207 Wooten Street in Mount Olive. The event is a part...

UPDATE: Kitchen fire injures two children on Murphy St.

A quick-burning fire on a kitchen counter inside 1609 Murphy St. around noon Saturday left two children injured, each with significant burns to their face and chest. Assistant Goldsboro Fire Chief James Farfour said two children, ages 8 and...

Federal, state and local offices to close Monday

Federal, state and local government offices, banks and post offices will be closed Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Wayne County offices including the landfill and convenience sites, libraries and senior center will be...

Council to discuss new Herman Park Center

The Goldsboro City Council is set to consider design plans that could one day lead to construction of a new 52,000-square-foot, two-story Herman Park Center on Ash Street. The council will consider the plans Tuesday during its regular meeting,...

Woes continue for Slocumb Street grocer

The owner of Brookside Mart, who is seeking to move the convenience store to a larger site on South Slocumb Street, was convicted in May for selling alcohol without an ABC permit. Owner Ismail Qandeel was charged in 2015...

County hires new assistant manager

Craig Honeycutt will begin work March 13 as Wayne County's new assistant manager. Honeycutt, a Duplin County native, has served as county manager for Alamance County since April 2005. The local position has been vacant for several months following...

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Man robbed in parking lot of AutoZone

Police are investigating a robbery that happened in the parking lot of AutoZone at 137 N.C. 111 South Thursday night.According to an incident report, someone assaulted Sandro Chay, 34, of Seven Springs, while he was at the store and took...

Two children injured in kitchen fire

A quick-burning fire on a kitchen counter inside 1609 Murphy St. around noon today left two children injured, each with significant burns to their face and chest. Assistant Goldsboro Fire Chief James Farfour said two children, ages 8 and 12,...

Wayne County Public Schools announces adminsitrative changes

Several administrative changes were made by Wayne County Public Schools this week, including an interim principal being named at Mount Olive Middle School and two returning district retirees. Tammy Keel, principal at Mount Olive Middle since 2010, has been named...

Friday, January 13, 2017

Suspect charged in July murder of Seymour Johnson AFB airman

The Goldsboro Police Department charged a man today in connection with the July 31, 2016, murder of U.S. Air Force airman Ryan Apollo Morgan, who was stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base when he was killed. Bobby Mandrell Williams,...

School bus driver charged in morning wreck

Update ----The North Carolina State Highway Patrol filed charges Friday in a wreck involving a school bus at Genoa Road and Robin Lake Drive around 7:10 a.m. that sent three people to the hospital. No students were injured in the...

Meeting addresses the future of Seven Springs

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The post office will reopen in this flood-ravaged village. Even though no timetable was mentioned the nearly 70 people attending a town-hall style meeting Thursday broke into applause when that announcement was made just minutes after...

Residents talk grants, buyout for property damaged by hurricane

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Residents in the riverside town devastated by major flooding twice in less than 20 years Thursday night wanted to know about grants to buy out their property or to elevate their homes. And several said they...

Schools look to improve relations

Improved communication techniques were a major topic of discussion at the Wayne County Board of Education meeting Thursday night, as the board viewed a presentation detailing plans for greater transparency and ease of access to information for parents and...

Haulin' Hog ABC permit revoked

A former downtown business owner already charged with kidnapping and rape after an alleged sexual assault took place inside his restaurant can also add ABC permit violations to his list of charges. John Crawford Kearney, of 900 Community Drive, the...

Drug charges filed against man

A Pikeville man is in custody after officers discovered drugs and a stolen weapon in his car in late December, according to a press release from the Pikeville Police Department. On Dec. 29, Pikeville police officers pulled over Dequinta...

Wreck involving school bus sends three to hospital

A wreck involving a school bus at Genoa Road and Robin Lake Drive today around 7:10 a.m. sent three people to the hospital, but no students on the bus were injured. North Carolina State Highway Patrolman L.J. Bunn said the...

Wayne County Public Schools bus involved in wreck

A school bus involved in a wreck with another vehicle on Genoa Road and Robin Lake Drive this morning has been evacuated. All students are off the bus. The wreck happened at about  7 a.m. The N.C. Highway Patrol is...

MLK Day holiday closings

Federal, state and local government offices, banks and post offices will be closed Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Wayne County offices including the landfill and convenience sites, libraries and senior center will be closed....

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Pikeville drug arrest

A Pikeville man is in custody after officers discovered drugs and a stolen weapon in his car in late December, according to a press release from the Pikeville Police Department. On Dec. 29, Pikeville police officers pulled over Dequinta Laquell...

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