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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Changes in progress for Wayne Community College GED testing

The new GED test has arrived at Wayne Community College, but more changes are expected. Beginning Jan. 1, new guidelines went into effect, including the way the test was administered and the cost. The public still knows it by...

Mount Olive Police Department adds cameras

MOUNT OLIVE -- Town officials will soon be able to be front and center whenever a police officer is making an arrest or answering a call. In addition to the 11 street-mounted cameras already in place around town -- and...

Robber hits city Internet cafe spot

Goldsboro police are investigating an armed robbery and kidnapping at the Lucky 888 Internet sweepstakes parlor located at 906 A. North Spence Ave. The robbery took place Sunday at 11:18 p.m., according to a police report. The report said...

Man, 20, shot, killed in city

A team of investigators is working to solve the murder of a Goldsboro man who was shot to death in the 600 block of Devereaux Street at 10:55 p.m. Monday. Goldsboro police were a block away when the shooting...

Safety, more fun are being planned for 2014 KidsFest

Wayne County KidsFest 2014 is going to be big -- much bigger than in previous years, Goldsboro Fire Marshal John Morton said. The event is set for Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Berkeley Mall. KidsFest,...

Dove season begins

A little fog didn't stop Tyler Hughes, 12, and his father, Eddie, of Pikeville from hitting the fields early Monday to hunt on the opening day of dove season....

Monday, September 1, 2014

Wayne Community College announces schedule for fall arts, humanities events

The fall season of the Arts and Humanities program at Wayne Community College is celebrating a milestone of sorts -- a stellar lineup of events while bidding farewell to retiring director Bill Brettmann and ushering in his successor. Brettmann...

Interim director questions routes

Alfred Fontana attended his first GATEWAY board of directors meeting Thursday after taking the reins as interim director and offered several suggestions for improving the system. Fontana has been the interim director for slightly more than a week, and...

Getting back in shape

A familiar piece of Goldsboro history is well on its way to being back in the public eye. A decommissioned F-86, which was previously located in front of the Goldsboro Fire Department, is in its second phase of restoration...

Solar farms back on agenda

For the third time since January, Wayne County commissioners Tuesday will tackle how the county will cope with the proliferation of solar energy facilities. The first two attempts to come up with a zoning ordinance ended with commissioners instructing...

Heavy traffic expected for holiday trip home

More than 34 million people were expected to hit the road this Labor Day weekend -- and the N.C. Highway Patrol has been watching. Since 2012, the number of fatal collisions has decreased from 24 to 14. "Speed is...

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Scholarship established to honor late school board member

The Birthday Ladies normally gather to celebrate members' birthdays. However, next month they will celebrate the life and legacy of the late Thelma Smith by raising funds for a scholarship that has been established in her memory. Mrs. Smith,...

Lawsuit filed over HF Lee contamination

The Southern Environmental Law Center is planning to sue Duke Energy on behalf of Matthew Starr and the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation over alleged contamination of the Neuse River by the recently closed H.F. Lee Plant coal ash facility. James...

Dental program expands with mobile unit

The Health Department has acquired a mobile dental clinic that will soon travel to three area schools, providing services for children in need. The 50-foot tractor-trailer recently arrived, after more than a year working to secure funding and being...

30-year-old dies in wreck

No charges will be filed in a Friday morning wreck that claimed the life of a Seven Springs man. Jacob Anthony Gray, 30, 5614 N.C. 55 died en route to Wayne Memorial Hospital after he was injured when his...

Local pastor honored by congregation

DUDLEY --Apostle Lester Coward's influence extends beyond the pulpit. His work is seen at the barber shop, the auto shop, the bank and the doctor's office. He is many things to many people -- a preacher, a counselor, a...

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