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Monday, August 29, 2016

Storm to have no local effect

Wayne County can expect some clouds with a chance of rain and some wind gusts late Tuesday into Tuesday night, but little else as a developing tropical storm churns off the coast. Meanwhile a tropical storm watch remains in...

Shelton Smith writes book about courthouse bell, history

Shelton Smith, former building and grounds superintendent for Wayne County, from 1969-1994, was also curator of the bell that now occupies a special place inside the entrance to the courthouse. Smith could regale you with all sorts of tales...

First day at Rosewood Elementary

No matter what emotion students, parents, teachers or the principal experience, it is the first day of a brand new school year. And at Rosewood Elementary School, the emotions varied throughout the entire school today from the long line...

Fire is set in historic home

Someone reportedly broke out the window of a historic home and threw a burning object inside the house some time between Thursday evening and early Friday morning. An incident report filed with the Goldsboro Police Department says an unknown...

Local doctor discusses changing aging dynamics, risk factors in health

When Dr. James Stackhouse started practicing medicine in Goldsboro in 1979, the bulk of his patients were in the 40- and 50-year-old range. Those same people are now closer to 80 and 90 years old. Back when Social Security...

Growing older

Helen Pierce recalled the stranger who showed up on her doorstep one day, looking for Mrs. Pierce's son. Since she was not home alone, she invited the woman in. Later, her son shared how the visitor was impressed by...

Man charged with stealing antique farm equipment

A Mount Olive man has been charged with a felony after allegedly stealing antique farm equipment from a farm in Mount Olive. Joshua Lee Holmes, 28, of 2403 O'Berry Road, Mount Olive, was arrested and charged with felony larceny and...

Man accused of assaulting woman with deadly weapon

A Goldsboro man was arrested Friday night after allegedly assaulting a woman with a kitchen knife around 11 p.m. inside the man's home at 1004 E. Walnut St. Jerry Earl Hinton, 25, of 1004 E. Walnut St., was arrested and...

Goldsboro man charged with forgery

A Goldsboro man has been charged with forgery after an investigation conducted by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office into checks being stolen from someone in northern Wayne County. Davidson Bailey Scheu, 22, of 1110 Buck Swamp Road, was charged with...

As school starts, authorities offer safety tips

As children head back to school, state and local officials encourage motorists to be patient and exercise caution. The N.C. Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to be careful, especially around schools, crosswalks, buses and bus stops. The Goldsboro Police Department...

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Man suffers minor injuries in wreck on Tommy's Road

A man suffered minor injuries Saturday after hitting a ditch on Tommy's Road near Beverly Drive and flipping his car into a field. Justin Hassan Washington, 18, of Pikeville, was reportedly going 70 miles per hour around a curve on...

WCC dental hygiene class graduates, several honored

Wayne Community College recently recognized the 24 members of its dental hygiene class of 2016 in a formal pinning ceremony. The annual service, which includes presentation of stoles and WCC dental hygiene pins to the graduates by the faculty...

Event organized to show opportunities to youths

At the end of the day, we're all just people. That was one of the lessons learned Friday evening at the first-ever Wayne County Classic event, where representatives from the Goldsboro Police Department and all branches of the military came...

Graduating with goals

Some wanted to further their careers. Some wanted to get an education after serving in the armed forces. And one graduate wanted to get a degree that would enable him to open up a Christmas store after being a Santa...

Student artwork posted online

After more than 30 years of publication, for the first time Wayne County Public Schools has published its annual Wayne Collection of student artwork and writing from every school online. "We are very excited to be presenting the Wayne...

Save-a-Lot shuts down with little notice

Save-a-Lot grocery store on North Berkeley Boulevard is now closed. The store, located in the Berkeley Plaza at 211 N. Berkeley Blvd., closed permanently Monday and employees worked most of the week to clear out the 37,390-square-foot building. Save-a-Lot is...

Rug hooking course offered

SNOW HILL -- The ancient art of rug hooking will be brought to life at the Greene County Museum Sept. 6 through Oct. 28 by local artists Cammie Bruce and Marion Wilson. The two women have moved to eastern...

Paramount plans exciting series of movies, performances

The Paramount Movie Nights series will start Sept. 25 and the new Performing Arts Series will kick off Oct. 9. There is a variety of movies planned for this year. "A lot of times we look at is it...

City dojo hosts international karate tournament

The Goldsboro Okinawa Karatedo Dojo hosted an international karate tournament Saturday at Wayne Christian School, and more than 100 athletes came out to compete in various divisions. Athletes came from all over North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, California and Japan...

'Fill the boot' raises more than $6,000

The Goldsboro Fire Department raised more than $6,155 during the annual "Fill the Boot" campaign held Aug. 19-21, 2016 to help children and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility live longer and...

Groups protest, demand justice

Members of several groups from outside Wayne County gathered at the Wayne County courthouse Thursday afternoon to demand that District Attorney Matthew Delbridge prosecute a state highway patrol trooper who fatally shot a black man in Kinston in March. According...

Clothing giveaway Oct. 14

The WAGES Community Services Block Grant Self-Sufficiency Project will sponsor a clothing giveaawy from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at 601 E. Royall Ave. Seniors and the disabled will be allowed to enter at 9 a.m. To make...

Board to look at charter school

Wayne Preparatory Academy has submitted site plans to the city of Goldsboro for the addition of a middle school at its charter school location near the corner of Patetown and Tommy's Road. Site plans include the construction of a 29,396-square-foot,...

Memories of a student

As most children return to school on Monday, their biggest worry might be what outfit to wear or which class will be the most difficult. Those memories will fade. For Channcey Simms, now 60, his first day at Fremont...

Exhibit to show SJAFB club's talent

Members of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's painting club will have a month-long exhibit at the Arts Council of Wayne County. It came about after the Seymour Johnson Painting Club contacted the Arts Council about having some of the members'...

Bids for ag center to open

Bids will be opened Thursday, Sept. 8 for the $18 million Maxwell Regional Agricultural and Convention Center. Wayne County commissioners will probably recess their Sept. 20 meeting until Sept. 22 to allow more time to review the bids before awarding...

ABC course offered

LAGRANGE -- A course geared toward managers and staff of any North Carolina business with ABC permits will be held Thursday, Sept. 1 at the LaGrange Community Center at 410 E. Washington St., in LaGrange. Members of the public are...

Friday, August 26, 2016

Summer's last jam

Goldsboro local favorites The Malpass Brothers perform their unique version of country styles during the Center Street Jam on Thursday evening in downtown Goldsboro....

Workforce focus of Hot Topic

Innovative new programs designed to introduce students and educators to the world of industry and to the possibilities industry holds for the next generation of workers were the centerpiece of a Thursday panel discussion. The panel that focused on the...

School open houses held

Luis Zarate could hardly wait to get to open house Thursday afternoon at Grantham Elementary School, his mother said. "He was really excited about first grade," Crystal Zarate said. Meeting his teacher. Seeing his classroom. Locating the "cubbie" with his...

Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce fundraiser Sept. 8

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual reverse raffle fundraiser dinner at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Wayne Shrine Club in Dudley. In addition, the third annual "Cake Boss" competition...

U.S. 117 upgrade in transportation plan

Upgrading U.S. 117 from north of Country Club Road at Mount Olive to south of Genoa Road near the Wayne County Fairgrounds -- the future Interstate 795 South corridor -- is included in the state's next draft 10-year transportation...

Wreck snarls traffic

A wreck at the intersection of N.C. 581 and U.S. 70 in Rosewood around 12:30 p.m. Thursday temporarily blocked west bound traffic in one lane on U.S. 70 for roughly half an hour. No one was injured. According to...

Teen charged with larceny

A Goldsboro teenager has been accused of stealing shorts valued at $28 from Belk in Berkeley Mall on Monday. A Belk employee told police he saw 16-year-old Jaymias Trevel Yelverton, of 306 Kennon Court, conceal the shorts in his pants...

Damage from BB guns reported in Central Heights

Four reports were filed with the Goldsboro Police Department Wednesday about BB guns being used to damage cars and fences in the city some time between Sunday and Wednesday morning, and each incident happened within a mile radius of the...

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