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Vietnam veterans to share experiences in two speeches

Two fighter pilots from the Vietnam War will be guest speakers during ceremonies honoring the coming of The Wall That Heals, the traveling replica of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, to Wayne County. Retired Air Force Col. John Stiles...

Commissioners, school board look into future of facilities

Class was in session Friday morning for both Wayne County commissioners and Wayne County School Board members as each sought to school the other on their respective roles in public education. Funding, normally a driving force behind meetings, did...

Supporters: Program needs better quarters

It is called the HOPE program. For the mentally and physically disabled adult men and women the Wayne Opportunity Center program provides jobs for, it is a second home. Now they are being told they have to move. Protesters gathered...

Program will take first step to curb city crime

Calling all criminals. The Goldsboro Police Department has joined forces with the community and the court system in an effort to stamp out violent crime in the city with a new initiative called the Goldsboro Partners Against Crime, which will...

Two face charges in rape, robbery

An investigation into a home invasion in Dudley earlier this month led to a pair of arrests late Thursday and early Friday; both suspects are charged with first-degree rape. Tavares Monderio Allen, 21, of 1802 John Court, and Jay Mark...

Military procedures will dictate next steps in case against airman

Air Force officials have still not charged Senior Airman Matthew Theurer with a crime in connection with the death of his 15-month-old son. But once they determine -- after they receive the official autopsy report sources at the Chief Medical...

Suspect caught in 2012 murder

Not long after an arrest warrant was issued for Gerald George Lee by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office for the October 2012 murder of Justin Travis Lancaster, 25, the 19-year-old has turned himself in. Lancaster was shot and killed on...

Salvation Army's annual barbecue fundraiser Thursday

The Salvation Army's biggest fundraiser will be held Thursday, March 21. The Women's Auxiliary will have its barbecue meal sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for dine in, take out, drive through or delivery. The fundraiser started in...

Red Cross to kick off its Heroes Campaign

The Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross will host its annual Heroes Kickoff event Thursday beginning at noon at First Pentecostal Holiness Church at 1100 The First Church Road. The kickoff will feature guest speaker Dave Sanderson,...

Board takes back power

The Wayne County Planning Board voted unanimously last week to adopt several changes to the approval process of subdivision plats, giving back to the board and County Planner Connie Price authority that was taken over by the county Board of...

Partnership for Children set for annual lobster fundraiser

A date for the ninth annual Lobster and Shrimp Fest has been set, and tickets are now on sale, said Charles Ivey, executive director of the Partnership for Children of Wayne County, event sponsor. It has developed into the agency's...

Dance troupe performs with faith

Now in its 12th year, Dance For Christ is bringing music and dance with a message to the Paramount Theatre. The event portrays stories of the Bible through dance, and is presented by Artistic Productions Inc. of Goldsboro. Director Patricia...

City Council will meet on rezoning

The Goldsboro City Council will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, following a briefing session at 5:30 p.m. The council will hold four public hearings, including one on a rezoning request by Jesse...

Banks answer call for Red Cross blood challenge

Wayne County's financial institutions will roll up their sleeves and battle it out during the 10th annual American Red Cross Bank Blood Challenge. The blood drive will be held Monday from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Red Cross chapter...