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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Don't forget to hug your child: Nonprofit seeks to eliminate community violence

Eighty-eight parents have signed a pledge to hug their children and tell them they love them daily in an effort to decrease the epidemic of anti-social behaviors in their communities.The pledge, known as the Hug and Love Key, was...

Council approves purchase of golf carts

The Goldsboro City Council approved the purchase of 50 golf carts for the Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course Monday despite one councilman suggesting that it may be time to look at shutting the course down.In June, Goldsboro Parks and Recreation...

Bodies displaced at Elmwood remain unidentified

When Hurricane Matthew pounded eastern North Carolina with heavy rain nearly two years ago, the storm displaced both the living and the dead.The heavy flooding caused by the storm disturbed 36 gravesites in the city owned Elmwood Cemetery, a...

Voters to decide on sales tax increase

Wayne County voters will decide in November whether to support an increase in sales taxes to support local education needs.The Nov. 6 general election ballot will include a referendum to increase the local option sales tax by one-quarter cent,...

Wayne County landfill days, hours to change

The Wayne County landfill at Dudley will begin operating on a new schedule effective Tuesday, Sept. 4.The change could be followed sometime later by new schedules for the county's 13 convenience sites, although that has yet to be determined.Currently,...

Stones and Bones

Jonathan Fain presented a "Stones and Bones" program for children Thursday at Steele Memorial Library. Fain, who has been interested in fossils since he was 8, showed the children a variety of fossils and stones from his collection, all...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Farmers market promotes local produce

Go Wayne Go and the Goldsboro Family YMCA have teamed up to offer a new farmers market as a way to promote healthy eating and increase access to fresh, local produce."It's an educational opportunity as well as a nutritional...

Book a Librarian offers one-on-one appointments

Pastor Donnell Cromartie just needed a little help.The blind minister had a computer and smartphone but struggled with how to use them.So when he learned about the Book a Librarian program at Wayne County Public Library, he took advantage...

Williams claims conspiracy behind residency dispute

To hear Goldsboro City Councilman Antonio Williams put it, the controversy surrounding his residency in District 1 is best left in the past.Other council members seemed to agree, to varying degrees, at the council's Monday meeting, the first since...

Board of Elections office moves

Instead of counting votes, the staff at the Wayne County Board of Elections has been busy counting the screws as they put together chairs and tables for their new office.The elections office has moved diagonally across the street from...

Man charged with sexual assault

Wayne County sheriff deputies arrested a Goldsboro man for the alleged sexual assault of two girls that were in his care.Terry Douglas Brake, 59, of 102 Wesley Drive, has been charged with first-degree statutory sexual offense, attempted first-degree statutory...

Monday, July 16, 2018

Voting for Reader's Choice Awards extended

The date for voting for area businesses as part of the Reader's Choice Awards has been extended to the end of the month.Originally, the last day to vote in the popular Goldsboro News-Argus online competition was set for July 20....

Moses family reunion celebrates history

Eddie Lee Moses recalled a family reunion about 20 years ago, but it was only attended by a handful of people. Then his son, Tony, came along and suggested they make it more expansive. The plan all came together this past weekend,...

Commissioners eye sales tax increase

Wayne County voters could decide the fate of a possible one-quarter cent sales tax when they go to the polls this November.Wayne County commissioners are expected to start the process Tuesday when they consider approval of a resolution directing the...

N.C. Poultry Festival band lineup, activities announced

Several bands plan to take center stage during the annual N.C. Poultry Festival, previously known as Beak Week, in downtown Goldsboro in September.Event organizers announced headliner Jerrod Niemann, a country singer known for his attention-grabbing lyrics and chart-topping hits, will...

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Goldsboro High School: Meet the principal

Several opportunities to meet the new Goldsboro High School principal will be held this week around the community, Wayne County Public Schools officials announced.Christopher Horne, who took over the administrative role this past week, is scheduled to be at...

Petroleum magnate legacy remembered

Businessman and petroleum entrepreneur Emmett Judson "Buddy" Pope Jr. is being remembered as personifying the hard-nosed and astute businessman, but also as someone who loved his family and community.Pope, whose family owns E.J. Pope Inc. and its subsidiaries, Handy...

Helping the horses

N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Bennie Grady loves horses.When he and wife, Pamela, were building their new home in the northern end of the county, the intent was to build a house and use the land for the couple's animals...

Silver Whistle Award

Crime Stoppers board member Rick Sutton, right, presents the Crime Stoppers Silver Whistle Award to Tommy Tillman with Tillman's Restaurant Equipment and Supplies for the annual donation made to the Crime Stoppers Reward Program....

Airman graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Khadija J. Faison recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values,...

LaGrange woman drowns in pool

A 65-year-old woman died from an apparent drowning Friday evening in LaGrange.Wayne County sheriff deputies and Wayne County Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to 1961 E. New Hope Road, in LaGrange, at approximately 9:53 p.m. after receiving information of...

Long Leaf Pine presented to Goldsboro native

An attorney and Goldsboro native was recently recognized by Gov. Roy Cooper with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the most prestigious awards presented by the governor of North Carolina.T. Diane Surgeon, a Goldsboro High School...

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