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City seeks comments on future

Goldsboro officials are actively searching for voices and visions for the city's future as part of its new Greater Goldsboro Think Tank initiative. The group, also known as G2T2, is being created in collaboration with East Carolina University, but...

Volunteers shave their noggins to help fight childhood cancer

Some shaved their heads. Some shaved their mustaches. One even shaved his eyebrows. But they all made a sacrifice to help St. Baldrick's Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer. Firefighters, first responders, airmen and others from around Wayne County...

Lobster Fest orders due this week

Have a hankering for a Maine lobster but not willing to travel there or pay for a plane ticket to have one flown in? Fret not. Partnership for Children of Wayne County has got you covered. Hundreds of lobsters and...

Two candidates will compete for chance to lead Fremont

FREMONT -- After eight years in office, Fremont Mayor Devone Jones has decided against seeking re-election. But in his absence, two longtime residents, W. Darron Flowers and Leroy Ruffin, are vying for the opportunity to lead the town. Flowers, who...

Wayne County's Fort Macon connection

Wayne County's voice within the walls of Fort Macon is booming. From the thunder of the cannon to the calls from the members of Andrews' Battery, this guardian of the Beaufort Inlet is teeming with connections to the Goldsboro area....

Drivers compete in bus ROAD-e-o

A school bus driver for the central attendance area was named winner of this year's "Bus ROAD-e-o" Wayne County Public Schools. James Crawford, a veteran driver with 24 years' experience, will now advance to compete at the upcoming district...

Bringing funds, help for local cancer patients

Judy Coker woke up the last day of December with blurred vision. Two weeks late,r she was diagnosed with cancer and told a tumor had formed on an optic nerve. Although her vision has since declined, her spirit has...

Cherry Hospital volunteers recognized

Rudolph Stevens has made his way from his Wilson home to Cherry Hospital every Tuesday since 2011. He conducts vesper services, come rain or shine, no matter how many may show up, said Chaplain Wilbert Johnson. Stevens was named...

All-County Choral Festival Tuesday

About 275 choral members from Wayne County Public Schools will come together in one voice to showcase their musical talents Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Goldsboro High School. The choral festival will be divided into three programs, which will...

Space cited as concern for city museum

Plans for the city's Air Force Museum have moved swiftly since the Goldsboro City Council entered a contract with Boston-based Verner Johnson, a museum consultant company, on April 2. During the Air Force Museum Citizen's Committee meeting April 12,...