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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Calling all pollinators: Beekeepers of the Neuse takes Waynesborough Park by swarm

Waynesborough Park was abuzz with excitement Saturday as families from all over gathered to enjoy music, food and learn about honeybees. The Beekeepers of the Neuse hosted the National Honey Bee Day event, which saw throngs of people flock to...

Police seek information in Day Circle shooting

On Thursday, Aug. 3, at approximately 12:37 a.m., the Goldsboro Police Department responded to Wayne UNC Health Care reverence a gunshot victim that had arrived by a private vehicle.The victim, Mr. Jamal Leach, a 24-year-old black male of Goldsboro was...

Friday, August 18, 2017

Woman is charged in Saturday night brawl at Maynard's facility

A Mount Olive area woman has been charged with simple assault in connection with a Saturday night, Aug. 12, brawl. Vicky Reyes, 23, of 216 School Branch House Road, is charged on a warrant with one count of simple assault....

WCC kicks off academic year

Wayne Community College kicked off another academic year on Thursday, with a preliminary head count of 3,257 -- just shy of the 3,312 enrollment for the same point last fall. Officials said they expect the numbers to climb with registration...

Heat advisory is in effect beginning at noon today as humidity reaches 100 percent

It could feel like 106 degrees in Wayne County because of 100 percent humidity and actual temperatures in the mid-90s. A heat advisory is in effect for most of central North Carolina from noon until 6 p.m. today. Hot temperatures...

Mobile home on Clara Belle Drive in Princton shot into

A mobile home on Clara Belle Drive in Princeton was damaged by a bullet in recent days. A tenant reported to the landlord that the rear door to their home was damaged. When the landlord inspected it, he found the...

House shot into on Stronach Avenue

Three people escaped injury when a house was shot into early Wednesday morning. Bullets struck a house at 519 Stronach Ave. at about 4:24 a.m. A police report said three people were inside when the shots were fired. The...

Board sets draft of timeline

The Wayne County Board of Education settled on a draft schedule for redistricting at a special called meeting Thursday. Some dates are subject to change or have yet to be set, but an aggressive timeline is in place that would...

Supplying back to school fun

Zyheim and I'Rayona Gaddy stood in line waiting to get their faces painted during the annual Back-to-School Bash at Lincoln Apartments Thursday. I'Rayona, 5, wanted her face painted as a flower and her 6-year-old brother, Zyheim, wanted a painted...

County looks at Busco Beach

Removing Busco Beach from the city of Goldsboro's extra territorial jurisdiction will not make much of a difference to the county, Wayne County Commission Chairman Bill Pate said. Among other things, removing the property from the extra territorial jurisdiction, or...

Attorney Jerry Braswell is suspended by N.C. State Bar

Goldsboro attorney and former N.C. Superior Court judge Jerry Braswell has been suspended from the practice of law for having sex with a client. Braswell denies the allegation saying that the woman attempted to coerce him into paying an approximately...

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Man charged in a string of local breaking and enterings

The Morehead City Police Department arrested a man this week who is allegedly connected to a string of local breaking and entering cases stretching from mid-February to late March. Devonta Rasheed Sutton, 17, of 308 S. Carey St., LaGrange, is...

U.S. 117 southbound down to one lane at O'Berry Road

U.S. 117 southbound is down to one lane due to work at O'Berry Road. Road closures, lane reductions and detours loom during the construction of interchanges on U.S. 117 South at O'Berry Road, Dudley, and Country Club Road, just north...

Woman throws dog in front of 18-wheeler on Stevens Mill Road

A woman reported to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office Monday that she saw a Hispanic woman throw a dog in front of an 18-wheeler on Stevens Mill Road Friday afternoon. But the 18-wheeler did not hit the dog. And now,...

Creating a universe

Gene Willoughby has always enjoyed stories. From movies to cartoons to comic books, he grew up immersed in the other worlds brought to life by authors and screenwriters. With the release of his debut novel "The Sunstroms," Willoughby now has...

UPS makes supplies donation to North Drive

In North Drive Elementary principal Charlenna Bennett-Carter's experience, coming to school without basic supplies can demoralize a student and ruin the student's entire day. For students at North Drive, this figures to be less of a problem this year, after...

County manager to retire in December

Wayne County Manager George Wood Tuesday morning announced that he will retire effective Dec. 31. Wood, who will turn 66 in February, has served as county manager since June of 2014 after first serving as interim manager since February of...

Public addresses ongoing recovery

The floors in Tim Harrington's Arrington Bridge Road home are still buckled. The electricity only works "halfway." Tuesday he came to Wayne County commissioners hoping for guidance on what to do next as he tries to recover from the damage...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Snow Hill man charged in assault, kidnapping at Day Circle

A man accused of beating and kidnapping a woman in Day Circle Tuesday night was arrested in Durham early Wednesday morning. Devon Alexander McCollum, 23, of 310 W. Greene St., Snow Hill, is charged with first-degree kidnapping and assault on...

Clearing out the shelter

Makayla Biermann grew up with a Jack Russell dog as a companion. She wants her daughter to grow up with that same companionship, so she went to the Wayne County Animal Adoption and Education Center to pick out just the...

Brawl at Maynard's leaves one woman injured

SEVEN SPRINGS -- A woman reportedly went to the hospital with injuries after she and another person were caught in a brawl at Maynard's Entertainment late Saturday night. The woman was there with a man, and told the Wayne County...

Board to talk school districts

The Wayne County Board of Education will discuss strategies for redistricting at a special called session Thursday, as Wayne County Public Schools prepares to dive in to the details of redrawing district lines. The meeting is set to begin around...

Wayne Community College names President's List, Dean's List rosters for Spring 2017 semester

Wayne Community College recently named 80 students for outstanding academic achievement in the spring 2017 semester. President's List To be named to the President's List for the spring semester, students must have been enrolled for at least 12 semester hours...

City seeks $2M Golden LEAF Foundation grand to protect treatment facility

The city of Goldsboro is seeking a $2 million Golden LEAF Foundation grant to better protect the city's water treatment plant during natural disasters. The treatment plant, on Jordan Boulevard, experienced flooding during Hurricane Matthew, in October, but not...

Tax burden eased for victims

Wayne County taxpayers who as of Jan. 1 had property that was damaged during Hurricane Matthew, but not yet repaired, could receive a break on their tax bill. Taxpayers who do not receive an adjustment, but think that they...

Former 'AGT' contestant takes aim at 'American Idol' reboot

"American Idol" is returning to TV and a Grantham girl hopes to be one of the contestants. Kasey Vann of Grantham is warming up her pipes to audition for the show later this month in Charleston, S.C. The Southern Wayne...

Virginia-based educator with Goldsboro roots has school named in his honor

A former Goldsboro resident will have a Virginia elementary school named after him this month. John Harper Jr. has made his home in Prince William County, Dumfries, Va., since 1979. He will be recognized during a ceremony for that district's...

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