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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Arrest made in shooting at city store

Investigators with the Goldsboro Police Department have a suspect in custody in connection with a Monday morning shooting outside the Beestown Grocery Store at 901 S. Slocumb St.. The shots were fired from the 900 block of Wilmington Avenue...

Downtown store burglarized

A brick thrown through a storefront window at the Maxway retail store located at 125 S. Center St. allowed thieves to make off with three flat screen LED televisions, according to a Goldsboro police report. This marks the fifth...

Zoning public hearings draw critics

Public hearings on a proposed used car dealership and an Internet sweepstakes parlor drew criticism from neighbors at the Goldsboro City Council's meeting Monday night. Several neighbors stepped forward to express their concerns over a planned used car dealership on...

Hog truck overturns on U.S. 117; driver faces charges

An 18-wheeler loaded down with 181 hogs overturned on U.S. 117 Monday afternoon, killing 50 of the animals and trapping the rest inside the tractor trailer, the state Highway Patrol said. The southbound highway was shut for a period...

Meals to be offered for youths

The Child Nutrition Outreach and Education Program is being held through June 7 at Dillard Middle School and Wayne Middle/High Academy. Meals will be served on Saturdays and Sundays during the period, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. All Wayne...

Duplin Winery to host Our Main Squeeze Festival

ROSE HILL -- Duplin Winery of Rose Hill will host its fourth annual Our Main Squeeze Festival on May 2. The gates will open at 10 a.m., festivities will start at 11 a.m. and continue until 7 p.m. The...

Monday, April 20, 2015

County to weigh funds for GHS project

Wayne County commissioners will consider a funding request Tuesday from the county Board of Education that the school board says is necessary to proceed with a project at Goldsboro High School. On March 26, the state Department of Public...

Reading, writing and possibilities

FREMONT -- Patrick Smith has come home. The freshman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill stands in the yard, throwing a football with his friends. He grew up in the small white building. The fenced-in yard...

Shots fired at store

Goldsboro police have not yet released the name of a man shot outside Beestown Grocery, 901 S. Slocumb St., at about 9 a.m. today. The shooting took place outside the store near the intersection of Wilmington Avenue and South...

Missing man, 74, discovered after officials' overnight search

The body of Bennie Ray Toms, 74, who was reported missing Sunday afternoon, was discovered early this morning in a wooded area off Ruskin Road. A family member found Toms deceased at about 8 a.m., the Wayne County Sheriff's...

Wayne earns NCWorks certification

Two years ago, Wayne County became the first county in the state to be named an NCWorks Certified Work Ready Community. The recognition came during the launch of the regional pilot program that recognized local efforts to improve workforce...

Board accepts change order for Spring Creek, Grantham projects

The Wayne County Board of Education accepted a change order request for the sanitation system at Spring Creek and Grantham middle schools this morning, that will ultimately incur no present or future costs to the district. The special called...

300 students to participate in annual All-County Choral Festival on Tuesday

Wayne County Public Schools will hold its annual All-County Choral Festival on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Goldsboro High School. Three hundred choral students from around the district, representing 29 schools, will participate in the musical event. Choral directors...

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Search ends with discovery of body

A Wayne County man who went missing early Sunday afternoon was found deceased this morning. Bennie Ray Toms, 74, left his home on Solara Drive just after noon today and never returned. And when his car was found on...

Saturday, April 18, 2015

County Democrats elect new leaders

A new slate of officers will take over the direction of the county's Democratic Party, as Democrats prepare for several key elections locally and statewide. The Wayne County Democratic Party Convention was held in Courtroom No. 4 at the...

WCC threat suspect charged

A man has been arrested in connection with a telephone threat that closed the campus of Wayne Community College Friday for the second time in a week. Kentrell Lamont Chadwick, 31, of 909 Prince Ave., has been charged with...

WCC faculty remembers shooting victim

Kirk Keller is still sifting through all the emotions that bubbled up Monday morning as he was driving to work at Wayne Community College. Before the WCC instructor in the business administration/operation management department even arrived, the calls started...

Sweeney moves dojo, retains champions

It started with a dream -- a 5-year-old in a white gi who told his parents he would master the martial arts one day. But Dustin Carter had no idea that just more than four years later, his mentor...

New details emerge in WCC shooting

New information emerged Friday detailing the last moments of 44-year-old Wayne Community College print shop supervisor Ron Lane's life. Lane died on the college campus Monday from a single gunshot wound inflicted by a former work study student whom...

Man shot during family dispute

A family dispute resulted in one man being shot in the leg and the other being arrested Friday night. The shooting took place outside the victim's residence at 501 Forsyth St. at 9:10 p.m. Jason Timmons, 28, of New...

916th welcomes new leader

Members of the 916th Air Refueling Wing were sad to see "Happy" go Saturday, but remain proud of the legacy he leaves behind. Col. Gregory "Happy" Gilmour relinquished his role as the 916th commander to Vice Commander Col. Craig...

Friday, April 17, 2015

Arrest made in WCC threat

Goldsboro police have arrested a 31-year-old in connection to the threat made against Wayne Community College this morning. Kentrell Lamont Chadwick, of Prince Avenue, was charged with making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property and is being...

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