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4FW Commander: Stand down hurts

It was supposed to be a weekend of celebration -- a several-day stint during which past and present members of the 4th Fighter Wing could share stories and time with each other as they marked the 25th anniversary of the...

Piggin' out for the Boys & Girls Club

White smoke drifted aimlessly across Waynesborough Park Saturday morning as 24 competitors, amateur and professional, battled it at the annual Pig in the Park cook-off to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County. As cleavers clacked across...

If closed, prison could be a jail

Gov. Pat McCrory's budget proposal to close five prisons, including Wayne Correctional Center west of Goldsboro near Cherry Hospital, could be the cost-saving answer to Wayne County's need for a new $51 million jail. It could also mean that...

Bids in for demolition of former arts council

The bidding has closed for the proposed demolition of the former Arts Council of Wayne County headquarters. Now it is up to the City Council to decide whether to proceed with the project, or try and sell the lot...

Friends of Willowdale Cemetery building support for improvements

Friends of Willowdale, a group dedicated to the restoration of graves at Willowdale Cemetery, is in the formative stages of planning improvements to the cemetery. For months the group has been connecting with family members of those interred at...

County Democrats to work to reverse losses

The Democratic Party faces a Herculean task in overcoming the political reversals suffered at the hands of a Tea Party Republican Party that is working to take the state backwards, Gary E. "Gene" Britt II told his fellow Democrats...

How the Wall That Heals started its journey

On Veterans Day 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund unveiled a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed to travel to communities throughout the United States. Since its dedication, The Wall That Heals has visited more...

After the gunfire ceased

Editor's note: April 18, two days after The Wall That Heals arrives in Wayne County, retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Dan Cherry will deliver the keynote address at an opening ceremony event. That evening, Cherry and fellow fighter pilot, retired...

A soldier's memory

Editor's note: April 19 at 6 p.m., local Medal of Honor recipient and retired Army Col. Joe Marm will share his story in front of the Wall That Heals during a ceremony at which the names of the 145 area...

Comrades forever

His consciousness finally regained, Brian Volk begins searching for survivors -- dismissing his own injuries as he barrels toward the epicenter of the terrorist attack that had just crippled one of the buildings tucked inside an American military compound in...

Fatal wreck victim identified

The victim of Friday morning's fatal accident on U.S. 13 North, just north of George's Grill near Hood Swamp Road has been identified as Paula Divers, 39, of Greenville. Divers appeared to have been traveling south in a four-door...

Partnership's annual Shrimp & Lobster Fest to be May 3

The Partnership for Children of Wayne County will host its annual Lobster and Shrimp Fest fundraiser on Friday, May 3, at the partnership building on William Street. The Lobster and Shrimp Fest is one of the partnership's largest fundraising...

The Wall That Heals: Events of note

• Tuesday, 3 p.m. -- The Wall That Heals will arrive at Wayne Community College. Local residents who wish to welcome the procession to Goldsboro are asked to line Wayne Memorial Drive, between Starbucks and WCC, by 2:45. •...

Multiple Sclerosis Society to host annual walk Saturday at local park

The Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host Goldsboro's 2013 Walk MS event on Saturday at Herman Park. Walk MS, an annual fundraiser for over 20 years, is an opportunity for the community to support...

Red Cross to sponsor Heroes on the Court event Wednesday

The Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross will host a Heroes on the Court fundraiser Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Wayne Country Day School gymnasium. It will feature one-man volleyball team Bob Holmes. "He's a motivational speaker...