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Sunday, March 2, 2014

WCC plans bash to support Majesty this Wednesday

Wayne Community College, where "American Idol" contestant Majesty Rose was a student after graduating from Eastern Wayne High School in 2010, will hold its first viewing party for the public to watch the show collectively this week. "American Idol...

STEP team meeting

FREMONT -- The Fremont Small Town Economic Prosperity team is still waiting on a contract from the state Department of Commerce for the $100,000 it has been promised to implement its economic prosperity projects. The projects must be completed...

Blooming bottles

Aaliyah Bryant, 9, left, and Jeremiah Gaines, 10, watch as Bryant Holsenbeck, an environmental artist with the North Carolina Touring Artists, demonstrates a painting technique at North Drive Elementary School. Fourth-grade students participated in the project last week as...

Primary deadline passes with no more candidates

Voters who go to the polls for the May 6 primary will find a ballot heavy with national, and to a lesser degree, state races, but offering no battles on the county level. After a flurry of activity on...

Officers arrest three in $500,000 drug bust

Three Goldsboro men have been charged with drug trafficking of more than 400 grams of crack cocaine valued at about $500,000, local law enforcement officials say. Anthony Velasquez, 35, 208-D Benton St., Michael Scott Pore, 35, 208-D Benton St.,...

Two new stores coming to city

The Goldsboro City Council is expected to approve a number of planning requests at its meeting Monday night including site plans for a Dick's Sporting Goods and a PetSmart. The new 55,000-square-foot building would be constructed on the vacant lot...

Thelma Smith passes

Wayne County Board of Education member and veteran educator Thelma Faison Smith died Saturday morning at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. She was 78. As news of her passing filtered out into the community, she was remembered as someone who worked...

Senior Games to be held in May

The popular Senior Games are coming up in May and to kick off the festivities, participants have an opportunity to get registration information Friday at the Senior Health Fair. The Health Fair will feature blood pressure and skin cancer checks,...

Battle of the Books champs

Norwayne Middle School won the Wayne County Public Schools Battle of the Books. The team will now move on to the regional Battle of the Books competition April 11 at Northside High School in Jacksonville. From left, back row,...

City pedestrian plan meeting draws new ideas from public

The core planning group for the Goldsboro pedestrian transportation plan met Thursday to gather ideas from the community. The pedestrian plan will encompass greenways, sidewalks and bicycle transportation. It will build off the Stoney Creek corridor as well as branching...

Taking aim at strokes

Wayne County's new vascular surgeon has his sights set on making his new community healthier, through education and new procedures designed to lower what is the community's No. 3 cause of death -- strokes. And that requires keeping an eye...