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Sunday, June 22, 2014

She's on her way

Beth Stovall of Goldsboro was crowned Miss North Carolina 2014 on Saturday night in Raleigh. The pageant featured two contestants from this community, with both making it to the Top 11. In the opening minutes of the show, broadcast...

Woman arrested on two fugitive warrants

A Seven Springs woman wanted on fugitive warrants from Lenoir and Duplin counties is in the Wayne County Jail under a $110,000 secured bond after local authorities charged her with manufacturing methamphetamine. Patricia Parker Fellenbaum, 57, 4736 Highway 55...

Three counts added to heroin charges

A Goldsboro man in the Wayne County Jail on drug trafficking charges since June 6 will now face three additional counts of trafficking heroin, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office press release. Goldsboro/Wayne County Interagency Drug Task Force...

Boilers imploded at plant in Goldsboro

Friday started with a bang when Duke Energy imploded the boilers at the H.F. Lee power plant facility on Old Smithfield Road, part of the utility's ongoing project to replace the coal-fired plant with a more modern system. The...

Crash ends in double fatality

The N.C. State Highway Patrol has completed an investigation into a fatal crash in Duplin County Friday. The accident happened at 4:25 p.m. along the stretch of U.S. Highway 117 known locally as the I-40 connector. Edward Bradshaw, 73,...

Just around the riverbend

A row of turtles sun themselves on a downed tree. A beer bottle bobs against a log. An otter paddles across the river in search of more clams to snack on as a plastic bottle floats by in the...

Architect chosen for new ag center

HH Architecture of Raleigh will design the county's proposed $12 million regional agriculture center, the Wayne County commissioners have decided. Now it will be up to County Manager George Wood and Commissioner Bill Pate, the chairman of the board's...

Camps bring soccer to local youths

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is under way in Sao Paulo, Brazil. As fans the world over pull on their favorite player's jersey, wrap themselves in their nation's flag and hope against hope their team at least makes it...

Wayne County Public Schools sets summer schedule

Now that all the public schools are out for the summer, district offices will shift into the annual summer flex schedule. From June 16 through Aug. 15, Wayne County Public Schools will operate on a 10-hour day, four-day work...

County seniors can get help to battle heat

As the summer temperatures start to climb, one community action agency is paying attention to those who might be adversely affected, the senior population. Wayne Action Group for Economic Solvency Inc., or WAGES, oversees Meals on Wheels, a daily...

County office will expand hours to serve veterans five days a week

Effective Tuesday, the Wayne County Veterans Services Office will be open Monday through Friday. Like many of the county offices, Veterans Services has been operating on a four-day workweek since July 2008. It is a matter of customer service,...

Reading camps start July 2 in the county

The Read to Achieve reading camps will begin July 2 and last over a four-week period at 14 elementary schools across Wayne County. Students attending these camps will be taught to improve their reading skills through focusing on five different...

Attorney in line for president of N.C. Bar

When she first started practicing law, she never imagined she would find herself here. Shelby Benton of Benton Family Law in Goldsboro has been named the new president-elect of the North Carolina Bar Association on Saturday and will become...

Leader of the flock

Pastor Dann Patrick put much thought and prayer into his departure date from Faith Free Will Baptist Church, where he has served for 33 years. "Someone said there are three ways to leave -- one, you can die; two,...

Archaeological dig at Bentonville set for this week

Geographers and anthropologists from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina A&T State University will join archaeologists from the state Department of Cultural Resources for an archaeological investigation at the Bentonville State Historic Site on Tuesday and...