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Election filing period starts Monday

The filing period of elected offices in Wayne County begins Monday at noon. Candidates for a variety of offices can file at the county Board of Elections office at 209 S. William St. The filing period ends at noon on...

Police still seek leads in infant found dead

From staff and wire reports A newborn infant found dead in the Goldsboro sewer system was a girl, police said. Investigators said late Friday that they had no leads in the case. The baby's body, with the umbilical cord still...

Artists Zeno Spence honored

"There's mine over there -- the barn." Joyce Johnson motioned toward a painting that features a barn in the background and the land on which it rests as the dominant portion of the picture. The fact that the soil is...

New retail center to open at U.S. 70 west and N.C. 581

Rumors of a Wal-Mart distribution center supposedly planned for the intersection of U.S. 70 West and N.C. 581 are untrue, the president of the county Economic Development Commission said. The site is the future home of a retail center. Joanna...

Paramount benefit set for Tuesday

From staff reports If you haven't bought a gift for your valentine yet, there is still time to share a little song and a bit of romance while helping to rebuild one of downtown Goldsboro's landmarks. The Downtown Goldsboro Development...

Boys and Girls Clubs begin annual campaign

From staff reports The Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County have kicked off their annual fund raising campaign. The public is invited to attend a guided tour any afternoon from one of the members, and one event will be...

Mount Olive could name new town manager this week

MOUNT OLIVE -- A member of the town of Mount Olive's committee searching for a new town manager said he expects Mayor Ruff Huggins to call a meeting this week and possibly decide who will get the job. Jimmy Kornegay...

WC reads again

From staff reports Wayne County Reads organizers are inviting the public to learn and talk about acts of selflessness that saved lives during the Holocaust. Wayne Community College library and Volunteer Wayne/RSVP will present two short videos about rescuers and...

Volunteers lauded at annual Clergy Appreciation Day event

Nourishment for the body and the soul was on the menu at the Goldsboro Civitan Club's Clergy Appreciation Day luncheon on Friday at Ryan's Family Steakhouse. Ministers were invited for free lunches and words of appreciation, as they have been...

Superior Court

Wayne County Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Kenneth Charles McRae, 23, Alpha Court, trafficking in cocaine, 35 to 42 months active and $50,000 fine. *Leamon Cordaris Holmes, 19, Woodrose Drive, breaking and entering...

Senior companions recognized at luncheon

WAGES honored its Senior Companion Program participants at the program's annual luncheon Friday at the Dillard Alumni Center. The program, begun in 1974, pairs seniors over the age of 60 with clients who are ill, with ailments such as Alzheimer's...

Rally celebrates 'Merry Christmas' in February

Supporters of a campaign to urge Wayne County residents and businesses to say "Merry Christmas" instead of a more generic holiday greeting held a "victory rally" Friday. About two dozen people attended the gathering at Wilber's Barbecue. Allen told attendees...

Professor will speak on Nuremberg Trials

The second in a series of events sponsored by the Wayne County Reads program will be held at the County Courthouse Monday at 7 p.m. The lecture will keep in tune with this year's book selection, Elie Wiesel's "Night," and...

Pikeville police are asking for public's help in tracking thiev

Pikeville police are asking Wayne County residents to help identify suspects in two recent larcenies. On Jan. 30, an unlocked vehicle was broken into in front of Kids & Co. Day Care on Highway 117. The victim, a woman who...

Mount Olive police get grant for officer, car

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive police learned last week that the department had been approved for a grant that would enable it to hire an additional officer and buy a new patrol car. The Governor's Highway Safety Program sent a...

MO Court

*Nathan Rashon Williams, 28, Odom Avenue, Mount Olive, driving while license revoked, 45 days. *Christopher Alexander Melvin, 26, West Kornegay Street, Mount Olive, assault on a female, 75 days suspended, 24 months supervised probation, $100 fine and costs. *Barbie J....

Kindergarten preparation workshops offered in March

Workshops to help parents better prepare children for kindergarten will be offered at three locations around Wayne County next month. Barbara Huff is chairman of the group "Continuity for Success," a collaboration of the state PTA and local agencies including...

district court add

These cases were heared in Wayne County District Court: *Jarshwood R. Kenon, 24, Benchmark Drive, Kenansville, worthless check (three counts), 30 days suspended, 12 months supervised probation, $320.30 restitution, $162.50 lawyer's fee, $50 fine and costs. *Christopher Devon Kornegay, 40,...

District Court

Continued from 14A *Steven Barnes Sr., 46, Goldsboro, assault on a law-enforcement officer, 150 days (appealed); and second-degree trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia, 120 days (appealed). *Ricky Thomas Pollock, 38, Smithfield, driving while impaired, six months. *Melissa Annette Batts,...