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Thursday, July 2, 2015

July Fourth weekend travelers getting ready to hit the highway

An estimated 42 million Americans will hit the road this holiday weekend -- the most in eight years, according to the American Automobile Association. Many in North Carolina will be heading for the beach, and the sudden rash of...

Police looking for shooting suspect

A man shot multiple times late Wednesday night after a fight in the Day Circle housing community is recovering at Wayne Memorial Hospital today. A woman grazed by gunfire was also treated at the scene. Montay Lashay Exum, 29,...

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base fireworks canceled

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base officials have postponed the Independence Day celebration that was scheduled to unfold this evening due to the threat of bad weather. The event will now take place Aug. 21....

Board eyeing district budget

The Wayne County Board of Education approved a $43 million interim budget at a special called meeting Tuesday. The interim budget is intended to carry the school system through the summer months, or at least until the state budget...

Arrests made in two local meth lab raids

The Wayne County Sheriff's announced this morning arrests in two separate methamphetamine manufacturing operations. One group of suspects was tracked all the way to Louisiana. According to a press release issued today, the Wayne County Drug Task Force and the...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Dunsmore sworn in

Wayne County Public Schools has a new superintendent. Dr. Michael Dunsmore, formerly superintendent of the Tyrrell County School system, was officially sworn in to the role this morning. At a special called meeting of the Board of Education the...

Stewart retires

Investigator Bryant Canady, right, took up station behind the turntables Tuesday and served as disc jockey at the retirement party held for outgoing Goldsboro police Chief Jeff Stewart. Dignitaries from both the city and county, as well as friends,...

County mourns judge

The sudden death Tuesday morning of District Court Judge Tim Finan left the Wayne County Courthouse in shock and disbelief, but this morning the work goes on. Finan, 62, died of a heart attack at his home at about...

Communities getting ready for July 4 festivities

This Fourth of July, you do not have to travel far for a top-flight fireworks show and Independence Day celebration. Consider heading to Mount Olive for an old-fashioned celebration with watermelon, hot dogs and a pickle train or, if...

'BIG STARS' shine

Olivia Lancaster is a big star. From her frilly socks to her dance moves everything about her is star quality. The 6-year-old actress has performed in "Cheaper by the Dozen" and the "Christmas Carol." Her director, Marie Ashley, laughs...

Strike up the orchestra

Baritone Scott MacLeod is accompanied by the North Carolina Symphony as he narrates "Casey at the Bat" Tuesday night at the Paramount Theatre during the Independence Day Concerts in Your Community series....

Red Cross announces Bloodmobile schedule

Here is the July blood drive schedule for the Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross: * July 7 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Democko Chiropractic. * July 9 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Wayne...

Fremont man charged in arson

A Fremont man wanted in Johnston County on outstanding warrants is being held in the Wayne County Detention Center today on charges of burglary and arson. Fred Thomas Russell, 52, 829 Lindell Road, is charged with first-degree burglary and...

Crime of the week

On Monday, June 29, employees of the O'Reilly Auto Parts Store at 2400 E. Ash St. reported securing the business on June 28 at 9:20 p.m and when they returned the following morning, they discovered a damaged door and items...

Board of Health announces winners of essay contest

More than three dozen students around Wayne County responded to this year's Teen Public Health Perspective Essay Contest, sponsored by the Wayne County Health Department. The Board of Health revamped the contest last year, with the former Abstinence Essay...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Shots fired just after noon on city street

Shots fired in the 1100 block of North George Street on Monday afternoon struck a house and several vehicles, according to a Goldsboro police report. The home and at least two of the vehicles struck were occupied. No one...

Two men facing charges

The Goldsboro Police Department has two men in custody investigators believe are responsible for two shootings that took place June 24. Their intended target escaped injury both times. Martinez King, 19, 2509 E. Elm St., and Corey Sutton, 17,...

District court judge dies suddenly

District Court Judge Timothy Finan died early today, according to sources at the Wayne County Courthouse. Unconfirmed reports indicated he might have suffered a heart attack at home. "It certainly is a sad day," Wayne County District Attorney Matt...

Woman charged with DWI in crash

A Goldsboro woman is charged today with driving while impaired after causing an accident on North Berkeley Boulevard Monday that nearly took her life. Amanda Gail Freeman, 21, of 103 E. Parks Road, told Goldsboro police she took two...

No charges filed in pedestrian collision

A pedestrian walking in the eastbound lane of N.C. Highway 55 was struck by a vehicle at 11:16 a.m. Monday. The driver, a 28-year-old pregnant woman, began having what she thought were contractions. The N.C. State Highway Patrol confirmed...

Robbers hit local auto parts business

Robbers were able to pry through a side entrance, disable the alarm and break into the floor safe of an East Ash Street auto parts store undetected Sunday night, according to a Goldsboro police report. The break-in at O'Reilly Auto...

Da Vinci surgery -- next generation

Dr. Brent Ellmers positions himself behind a console, wrapping his fingers around the controls and focuses on the screen before him that projects an image of the patient he will perform surgery on across the room. That's right, across...

Monday, June 29, 2015

Lessons of the future

At first glance, it might be any other classroom. But, instead of a blackboard and chalk, this room at Greenwood Middle School has whiteboards, iPads, laptops and Apple TVs. Instead of neatly placed rows of desks and chairs, it...

Lenoir trooper injured in crash

A trooper with the N.C. State Highway Patrol assigned to the Kinston office in Lenoir County is recovering today after he was struck by a motorist on U.S. Highway 70 West. The accident took place near LaGrange at about...

Pastor set to answer a new calling

First-time visitors at any of a recent weekend service at The Bridge Church received a quick introduction to the pastor who has been there for 25 years. Pastor Ferrell Hardison and his wife, Miss Millie, who just celebrated 38...

Moped riders will face new requirements as of July 1

A new state law goes into effect Wednesday requiring all moped operators to register their vehicle with the state Division of Motor Vehicles. They also will be required to obtain a registration card and a license plate, which must...

Career and Technical Education program thrives in Wayne County

For those left wondering whatever happened to vocational classes in school, they're alive and well but going by a different name. CTE, or Career and Technical Education, options currently serve nearly 12,000 students in Wayne County Public Schools, says...

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