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The color of caring

A weeklong effort to support the father of two students at Faith Christian Academy was a "tremendous success," principal Walter Sloan said Friday night. Since the Jan. 31 freak accident -- when a fully loaded semi truck left the roadway...

Teen pleads to voluntary manslaughter in 2012 case

A 17-year-old Mount Olive man charged with murder in connection with a fatal shooting on Dogwood Lane in September 2012 pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Wednesday in Wayne County Superior Court. Giovanny Santos Rodriguez, of 210 Glen St., was sentenced...

Too many cats in city

Goldsboro City Council is reviewing an ordinance that would make feeding feral cats a crime. And if cited for a violation, the perpetrator could face a $25 fine. It's a measure that the community has asked for, said Goldsboro...

MOC officials explain goals, plans to county commission

MOUNT OLIVE -- A $20 million capital campaign is under way at Mount Olive College, with the money to be used for renovations and new buildings on the campus, as well as a possible downtown presence for the college....

Roman Gabriel III warns about drugs, alcohol

Roman Gabriel III is a commanding presence by any standard -- both in stature and legacy. His father was a successful football player from Wilmington who went on to play for N.C. State University and then the Los Angeles...

Celebrating Latino culture

A festival celebrating Latino culture was held Saturday afternoon at the Wayne Center. The afternoon's event featured booths representing dozens of Latino countries, including Mexico, Puerto Rico and Ecuador. The booths showcased traditional clothing, toys and other items from...

Southern Bank gets fifth straight 'Outstanding' rating

MOUNT OLIVE -- Southern Bank and Trust Co. has received its fifth consecutive Community Reinvestment Act "Outstanding" rating -- the highest CRA rating possible granted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The "Outstanding" rating is based on the bank's...

Sweeney's Martial Arts moves down Ash

The principles he instills in his students haven't changed -- discipline, respect, honor and pride. But the lessons Berris Sweeney strives to pass along to those he guides on a daily basis are now unfolding in a new location...

Wayne County gets new facility to help people move past DWIs

When anyone in Wayne County gets a DWI, they will, at some point, end up at an assessment and treatment facility. One of the newest facilities here is Advanced DWI Services. "We provide assessments and counseling services for individuals...

Saturday evening fire

Faith Christian Academy fifth-grader Carissa Holloman holds a yellow flower and has a yellow bird on her shoulder during the "Yellow Day" assembly at the school.  The assembly was part of a weeklong fundraiser for Floydie Harris, a father...

100 voices, orchestra to perform Monday in Goldsboro

It's an example of Christian unity and cooperation, says the Rev. Edwin Jewell. The North Carolina Baptist Singers & Orchestra will perform in Goldsboro Monday evening but not at a Baptist church. Instead, the concert will be held at...

Livestock Association awards scholarships, elects officers, talks fair

Nearly $11,000 in scholarships were presented Monday night by the Wayne County Livestock Development Association, which also elected officers and highlighted its main fundraiser -- the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair. The fair allows the association to meet its goals...

Builders want approval for new apartment complex

The Goldsboro City Council could clear the way for a new apartment complex off Wayne Memorial Drive if it accepts the Planning Commission's recommendation during Monday night's meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in Historic City Hall...

Cole Bros. Circus in town March 27-28

Cole Bros. Circus of Stars will be at the Wayne County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28 with performances at 4:40 and 7:30 each day. Advance tickets on sale through March 26 at www.tickets.com or by...

Black history marching

MOUNT OLIVE -- Malcolm X and Rosa Parks had a chance to speak during the Black History Month Parade on Saturday afternoon in downtown Mount Olive, but they declined to comment. "Usually, they're pretty talkative," said Diane Williams of...

Norwayne Middle wins county Battle of the Books

Norwayne Middle School marked its fifth year winning the Battle of the Books contest, Friday at Goldsboro High School. This year, 10 middle schools from around the county participated in the 27th annual event, where Wayne County Public Schools...