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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Insurance Commissioner makes stop in Goldsboro

N.C. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin says voters should consider him for another term in office because he works for them and that unlike his opponent, he has no ties to the insurance industry. Goodwin, who is seeking his third...

Vehicle provisions to become law

Five new motor vehicle provisions passed by the General Assembly, affecting either vehicles or drivers, are to become state law on Friday. They include: * House Bill 148 requires registered mopeds to carry liability insurance. About 28,000 registered North...

Local, state offices to close

Local, state and federal offices as well as banks and the post office will be closed Monday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. The Wayne County Courthouse and all county offices will be closed along with the...

City bond initiative moves forward

Efforts to partially fund construction costs for a new multi-sports complex and speed road repairs are motivating factors that could result in a $10 million Goldsboro bond referendum in November. The Goldsboro City Council voted in favor of a...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Dunsmore talks schools takeover

Escalating buzz about low-performing schools being taken over by other entities is just one reason for the recent school regrouping plan being introduced in Wayne County Public Schools, its superintendent says. Whether the state, charter schools, or anyone else...

Career reflection

Col. Mark Slocum is sitting on the flight line, watching what he calls "the machine." F-15E fighter jets and KC-135 Stratotankers alike take off and land while wrenches crank on parked planes around him. This is what he will...

Shooting results in injury on Olivia

A man was shot in the leg around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 900 block of Olivia Lane. Corea Shaleto Pearsall, 38, suffered a single gunshot wound to the leg, but officers do not know what type of gun...

Two are charged for felony trafficking

A man was arrested Monday on cocaine trafficking charges after allegedly eating cocaine during a traffic stop on June 24. Rinardo Quatrell Howell, 33, of 916 N. Beston Road, LaGrange, was arrested by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and...

Public gives comments, questions about William Street improvements

The public had the opportunity Tuesday night to comment on, and ask questions about, a $21 million roadway improvement plan to turn North William Street (U.S. 117 North) into a four-lane, median-divided highway between U.S. 70 and the new...

Law enforcement discusses drunk driving during holiday

State and local law enforcement held a press conference Monday afternoon at the Public Safety Officers Memorial at Wayne Community College to discuss Operation Firecracker -- an operation that began June 24 and will run through July 5 that...

A call for peace

Craig Doubt Jr. has seen his name on a tombstone twice. Once was expected -- his father, Craig Doubt Sr., died of lung cancer at 61. But the second time was never supposed to happen. Doubt's son and namesake,...

Crime of the week

On Nov. 11, 2015, around 9 p.m. the Wayne County Sheriff's Department responded to a subject being shot at 300 Rollingwood Drive in Dudley. Upon their arrival, Deputies discovered 15-year-old Deyelle Morrisey deceased from a gunshot wound. Further investigation revealed,...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sheriff's office presents seminar on church security

Nearly 300 people from churches across Wayne County were at First Free Will Baptist on East Ash Street Monday evening for a house of worship safety and security training session presented by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Robin...

Man arrested in robbery of downtown business

A man was arrested Sunday in connection with the June 23 robbery of Goldsboro Used Furniture at 151 N. Center St. Philip Andrew Kirby, 30, of 209 Vinwood Ave., was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon...

DOT to host public meeting

The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold an open-house public meeting today for proposed improvements to U.S. 117, also known as North William Street, from the U.S. 70 bypass to U.S. 70. The meeting will be from 4 to...

Council discusses benefits, merit pay raises

City of Goldsboro employees now have the option to receive partially funded dental benefits or a gym membership following a decision by the Goldsboro City Council Monday. The council discussed the option as part of follow-up discussions regarding the...

Monday, June 27, 2016

Jan Archer to lead National Pork Board

Wayne County pork producer Jan Archer has been elected president of the 15-member National Pork Board that represents America's hog farmers. Mrs. Archer and her husband, Jack, are owners of Archer Farms LLC. The sow farm markets 28,000 weaned...

Teen killed on Carver Drive

A Goldsboro teenager is dead and an 18-year-old is in custody following a murder Sunday afternoon on the 900 block of Carver Drive. Jacques Torraine Atkinson, 18, of 808 S. Best St., turned himself in at the Wayne County...

Majesty Rose releases first EP album, 'Bloom'

Majesty Rose, the Top 10 finalist in the 2014 season of "American Idol" with Goldsboro ties, has released her first album. The EP, or extended play, album, "Bloom," features five original songs and is available through social media. The...

GPAC call-in set for Tuesday

The Goldsboro Partners Against Crime initiative will notify 13 violent criminals of the consequences of committing another crime during its second call-in of 2016 at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Goldsboro City Hall. The GPAC notification is their last warning and...

City looks at hotel near the ag center

Goldsboro officials have started talking with interested developers that could bring a full-service hotel to the Maxwell Regional Agricultural and Convention Center. Randy Guthrie, Goldsboro assistant city manager, said he and other city staff have been talking with several...

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