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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

No tax increase, supplements in Wayne County budget

Just weeks after arguing the case for more local funding for teacher supplements, Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning stripped $500,000 for that purpose from their budget in order to dodge a property tax increase. Commissioners unanimously approved the approximate $190...

Summer swelter

For the second day in a row, Wayne County residents are being urged to exercise caution as high temperatures and humidity create conditions in which heat illnesses are possible. Also for the second consecutive day, a heat advisory is in...

Suspect in Saturday shooting surrenders

The suspect wanted in a shooting over the weekend turned himself in to the authorities Monday. Demarcus Martrell Davis, 33, 7008 E. Spruce St., wanted for the shooting of Ashley Oates, 34, walked into the Goldsboro Police Department at 1:30...

Nahunta High School Class of 1960

The Nahunta High School Class of 1960 recently held a class reunion. The following attended. Front row, Wayne Sasser, Faye Pope Scott and Carol Fields Teachey. Back row, Glenn Sasser, Hilton Winders, Joyce Ricks Owens, Lois Edgerton Sasser, N.T. Holland,...

Climb Out of the Darkness walk planned Saturday

Wayne UNC Health Care will sponsor the Climb Out of the Darkness walk Saturday that focuses on raising awareness of pregnancy and postpartum mental health disorders. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. at Stoney Creek Park, 2200 Ash St. The...

Former WWE star brings anti-bullying message to youth

At 4-foot-4, Chris Hollyfield was shorter than most of the youth who surrounded him during a recent visit to the Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County. But it soon became apparent that his stature has not held him back...

Test dates set for career readiness certification

The WorkKeys tests for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) will be offered just three times during the month July at Wayne Community College. The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success (WORKS) program will provide testing sessions on July 10...

Battle for the best; shrimp and grits throwdown set

What began as a simple matter of taste turned into an all out throwdown recently. A shrimp and grits cookout was held downtown at the old drugstore building on Center Street to see who had the better dish, Chef Carl...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Heat index expected to hit 106 today

Wayne County residents are being urged to exercise caution today as the county bakes under temperatures near 98 degrees and a heat index as high as 106 degrees. Despite the chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight and into Wednesday, no...

Camp Kilowatt offered at middle schools

The popular energy camp, Camp Kilowatt, returns to Wayne Community College this summer for its 10th year. Nearly 120 middle schoolers from around the county are expected to attend the sessions, being held at several schools at no charge, courtesy...

Wayne Community College fall registration opens

Wayne Community College registration dates have been announced for students taking classes in the fall. Officials advise early registration for students interested in having the best selection of courses. Open registration for college credit courses will be held on Wednesday...

Rosewood graduate headed to Air Force Academy

A Rosewood High School graduate has been accepted to three prestigious military schools, setting his sights on the U.S. Air Force Academy. Caden Reiss just received his high school diploma a week ago. He will report to the academy in...

Wayne County to receive grant to combat opioid crisis

Wayne County is set to receive a portion of $1.5 million in state grant awards that will go to 12 agencies working to combat the opioid crisis in North Carolina. Gov. Roy Cooper announced the grants that will go toward...

Monday, June 18, 2018

Death of former Fremont Mayor Andy Evans ruled a homicide

The death of former Fremont Mayor Andy Evans has been ruled a homicide, Wayne County Sheriff Larry Pierce confirmed Monday evening. "I cannot go into details how many times he was shot or where he was shot," Pierce said. An...

Celebrating a heritage of farming

FREMONT -- Sheep shearing, log splitting and vintage tractors brought to life the days of old when farming was a way of life during the Saturday on the Farm at the Charles B. Aycock Birthplace.The Eastern Carolina Vintage Farmer Equipment...

Dudley liquor lounge raid leads to arrests

Federal, state and local law enforcement seized weapons and drugs during a joint raid on a liquor lounge in Dudley earlier this month.The joint operation, involving Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Alcohol Law Enforcement, Wayne County Alcohol Beverage...

Commissioners continue with budget review

Wayne County commissioners will continue their budget deliberations when they meet Tuesday morning and could adopt the budget as well.The board is expected to look at possible budget cuts, as well as how much of a tax increase -- if...

Rosewood, Aycock receive FFA support

Two Wayne County high schools have been awarded a portion of grant funding from the nation's largest rural lifestyle retailer in support of Future Farmers of America programs.The Tractor Supply Co. recently announced its third annual Grants for Growing program,...

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Former Fremont mayor Andy Evans found dead; SBI investigates

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of former Fremont mayor Floyd Anthony "Andy" Evans. Evans was found dead by a family member at one of his properties located at 129 Evans Farm Road, Fremont, on Saturday at...

One shot in Goldsboro; police search for suspect

Police are searching for the suspect involved in a Saturday shooting that left one woman injured. Warrants have been issued against Demarcus Martrell Davis, 33, of Goldsboro, for attempted murder, firing into an occupied vehicle and possession of a firearm...

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base opens Thomas Koritz Clinic

After a decade of waiting, medical staff on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base have some shiny new accommodations, as the base held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Thomas Koritz replacement medical clinic Friday. The new clinic, which bears...

An honor to serve

As 4th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Christopher Sage prepares to hand over command of the wing July 3, he is looking fondly over his time as a part of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base leadership. Speaking with reporters Friday, Sage...

Pikeville Class of 1952 reunites

The Pikeville High School Class of 1952 met recently for its 66th class reunion. Attending were front row from left J.P. Gurley, Bertha Smith Pate, Billy Ray Hinson; and back row from left Betty Jean Blow Corbett, Jean Roberts Wall,...

Traffic stop leads to heroin bust

A Goldsboro man was arrested and charged for drug-related offenses following a traffic stop.Dominique Brown, 30, of 712 Slaughter St., was arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking heroin and with the possession of marijuana.Members of the Goldsboro...

Wayne County Public Schools assistant superintendent slated to retire

Dean Sauls, Wayne County Public Schools assistant superintendent for support services and athletics, is retiring June 30, after a 41 and one-half-year career in education.Sauls began his teaching career at Central Academic School in Raleigh in 1976. The following...

Friday, June 15, 2018

Wayne County Bridge to Reopen Today

Mark Edwards Road will reopen at 5 p.m. today and remain open to traffic throughout the weekend. N.C. Department of Transportation crews plan to close the bridge again on Monday to wrap up maintenance work. The bridge should be closed...

Sage takes final flight as 4th Fighter Wing commander

Col. Christopher Sage took his final flight as commander of the 4th Fighter Wing Thursday, as the wing prepares to welcome new commander Col. Donn Yates during a change of command ceremony July 3. An Air Force tradition, the final...

Woman identified in fatal wreck

The woman who died in a fatal, three-vehicle wreck Wednesday has been identified by the N.C. Highway Patrol. Eboni Harris, 25, of Pikeville, was declared dead at the scene, after the car she was traveling in, a Mazda 626 driven...

Greenwood students published, hold poetry slam

Greenwood Middle School teacher Michelle Rutledge's passion for her students is palpable. The fifth-grade language arts educator is an unabashed fan of the teachable moment, and making sure her students have a takeaway. In the case of the latter, she...

Residents question delay in disaster recovery

Those still trying to rebuild over a year after Hurricane Matthew tore through Wayne County had several questions for Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry Thursday night, but one common refrain summed up the concerns of the audience -- when will...

Filing begins Monday for state, local judicial candidates

The candidate filing period for judicial offices in the Nov. 6 general election begins at noon Monday and ends at noon Friday, June 29. The district court seat currently held by 8th Judicial District Judge Beth Heath of Kinston is...

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Young Lawyers set June expunction clinic

Many of the people who arrived at the Wayne County Courthouse on June 3 last year hoping to have their criminal records expunged came away empty handed, as the event was only for young people who had graduated from the...

One killed, three injured in U.S. 70 wreck

The N.C. Highway Patrol is investigating a three-car wreck on U.S. 70 that left one person dead and three more injured Wednesday. The wreck occurred around 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Exit 370, where the U.S. 70 Bypass begins just inside...

Praying for peace

Community leaders and residents gathered at the Cornerstone Commons Wednesday night to pray for an end to gun violence in the city. The second annual Impact Teens Citywide Prayer vigil is part of an ongoing effort by the youth-driven group...

Kelly remembered as a dedicated rescue volunteer

MOUNT OLIVE -- Anthony Kelly spent many hours at the Mount Olive Rescue Building. He spent even more hours over the years working to help others as a member of that volunteer squad. Kelly will return to that building for...

Athletes compete, win at Special Olympics Summer Games

Special Olympics Wayne County had numerous winners in the Summer Games, held recently in Raleigh. The local athletes competed in softball skills, track and field, bowling, cycling and swimming, said D'Leeshia Lee, local coordinator. The following is a list of...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Bridge closed for emergency repairs

A stretch of Mark Edwards Road has been closed in order to make emergency bridge repairs.N.C. Department of Transportation maintenance crews will repair parts of the substructure that have deteriorated on the bridge over West Bear Creek, near Parkstown Road.The...

Cooper encourages storm victims to seek help

The Hurricane Matthew recovery effort is a long process tied up in federal red tape, but people who have not applied still need to do so, Gov. Roy Cooper said. Cooper made his appeal during a brief stopover Tuesday morning...

Col. Donn Yates to lead 4th Fighter Wing

The 4th Fighter Wing will welcome new leadership July 3, as Col. Donn C. Yates will take command of the wing from Col. Christopher Sage, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base public affairs confirmed Tuesday. Yates, currently the commander of the...

Charles B. Aycock, Wayne County's largest graduating class, celebrates

The Falcons have officially left the nest, as the Class of 2018 took flight on Tuesday night. Charles B. Aycock High School again had the county's largest graduating class, with 293 seniors receiving diplomas. The traffic jam started early, as...

'A milestone achievement': Southern Wayne High School

MOUNT OLIVE -- The shoes with the 5-inch stiletto heels swung from Summer Wilson's fingers. She wasn't holding them because she was afraid of walking across the Southern Wayne High School graduation stage. She was more concerned they would hurt...

Association of Educational Office Professionals honors two from Wayne Community College

Two Wayne Community College employees were recently honored by the Association of Educational Office Professionals during its annual administrators luncheon. Joanna Morrisette, left, associate vice president for academic and students services, was named the 2018 Administrator of the Year for...

Southern Wayne senior receives national FFA scholarship

Cathryn Jones of Mount Olive recently received a 2018 National FFA Scholarship sponsored by Rabo AgriFinance, a financial solutions provider for leading U.S. agricultural producers and agribusinesses. "We are grateful to be given the opportunity to support future ag leaders...

United Way Days of Action to focus on special needs children

United Way of Wayne County will hold its annual Days of Action June 18 through 23. In past years, volunteers have held food and supply drives for various organizations, cleaned areas of the county and even delivered Meals on Wheels....

ENC Stop Human Trafficking Now announces new community outreach coordinator

FARMVILLE -- ENC Stop Human Trafficking Now recently announced the hiring of Melinda Sampson as the organization's new community outreach coordinator. Sampson, a Farmville native, graduated from East Carolina University in 2009 with a bachelor of arts in communication. She...

Carnival With a Cop offers fun, builds trust

Regulars and visitors to the Peggy Seegars Senior Center were hosted to a fun-filled day Tuesday with the second annual Carnival With a Cop. Six Goldsboro police were on hand during the event, which started at 9 a.m., and included...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Goldsboro High School, library launch racial healing program

A grassroots reading program designed to open up dialogue about racial healing will be offered at Goldsboro High School in the fall. The high school will partner with Wayne County Public Library in recruiting about a dozen interested sophomores to...

High hopes: Rosewood High seniors graduate

Afternoon thunderstorms caused the graduation ceremony for 115 high school seniors at Rosewood High School to be moved inside the school gymnasium. The class of 2018 gathered inside the school's cafeteria where they put the final touches on their caps...

Wayne agencies benefit from state budget

Several Wayne County municipalities, nonprofits and agencies have received grants in the state's new budget. "To me it is a good budget period, and a really good budget for eastern North Carolina," said state District 10 Rep. John Bell of...

Mount Olive businessman dies in car accident

A Mount Olive businessman died in a one-vehicle accident Monday in Lenoir County just south of LaGrange. Anthony Ray Kelly, 55, was traveling northbound on N.C. 903 in a tractor trailer when he veered off the road to the right,...

WorkKeys tests offered in June

The WorkKeys(r) tests for the National Career Readiness Certificate will be offered at Wayne Community College three times in June. The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success (WORKS) program will provide testing sessions on June 20, from 12:30 to 4:30...

Monday, June 11, 2018

Dorothy Cotton, civil rights pioneer and MLK colleague, dies

ATLANTA -- Goldsboro native Dorothy Cotton, who worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., taught nonviolence to demonstrators before marches and sometimes calmed tensions by singing church hymns, has died. She was 88. Cotton died Sunday afternoon at...

Special needs adults find calm with yoga therapy

The lights are dimmed in the exercise studio at the YMCA, soothing instrumental music playing in the background. Instructor Kathy Wood guides her students through a variety of basic yoga stretches, occasionally walking between the mats to offer encouragement or...

Police charge woman with larceny

A Goldsboro woman has been arrested and charged with embezzling $11,000 from her former employer. In a release from the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Patricia Ann Newsome Fralick, 52, of 102 Heather Glen Drive, was arrested. She is charged with...

Judge dismisses charges against child care worker

A District Court judge dismissed charges against a former child care worker accused of abuse at the Goldsboro Family YMCA. Judge Charles Gaylor, who reviewed video footage of the employee interacting with a 2-year-old child, in February, dismissed a charge...

Glimpses of the past

Sometimes, glimpses into the past are just that -- small glances in a history book or a story handed down by grandparents. At other times, like the Vault to View presentation held by the Wayne County Public Library Saturday morning,...

Eagle Scout Award

Adam O'Malley Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam O'Malley Sr., was presented the Eagle Scout Award at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held June 4. Adam is an instructor with Troop 222. Adam graduated from Wayne Early Middle...

Sunday, June 10, 2018

'Take a chance'

MOUNT OLIVE -- Tanya Avila Diaz said she wasn't ready to wake up Saturday morning and be an adult. But after receiving her diploma during the Spring Creek High School graduation ceremony, Diaz said she was happy she decided...

Councilman Antonio Williams' residency challenged

A Goldsboro resident has filed a voter challenge against Councilman Antonio Williams, alleging that he is not a resident of precinct 17, where he is registered to vote. Zachary Lilly, who lives on Ash Street, filed the challenge with...

'Create positive change'

Eastern Wayne High's class of 2018 is on to bigger and better things. The graduating seniors celebrated four years of hard work Saturday, as around 220 students walked across the stage for graduation. Their friends and families surrounding them,...

DOT seeks input on highway projects

WILSON -- The public will have the opportunity Tuesday to express their opinions on which proposed projects the N.C. Department of Transportation should build in its six-county Division 4. Included in the proposed plans is the upgrading of a...

Work to close section of Wayne Memorial Drive

Wayne Memorial Drive will be closed between Hare Road and Stoney Creek Church Road starting Monday. A detour will send motorists to Tommy's and Hare roads. The road is being closed for a project that includes installing a culvert....

End of School Fun Day

Tammy Twiggs teaches her grandson Elijah Hudler, 2, how to blow bubbles during the annual Optimist Club End-of-School Fun Day at Cornerstone Commons Saturday. Each year the club organizes the event with games and activities for children along with...

Friday, June 8, 2018

Goldsboro man challenges Antonio Williams' residency

A Goldsboro resident has filed a voter challenge against Councilman Antonio Williams, alleging that he is not a resident of precinct 17, where he is registered to vote.Zachary Lilly, who lives on Ash Street, filed the challenge with the Wayne...

To market, to market: Wayne County's new Farm Credit Farmers Market to open June 26

Wayne County, Wayne County how does your farmers market grow -- with watermelons, sweet corn and other local crops all in a row. And it all will be ready for harvest when the new Farm Credit Farmers Market opens at...

Labor of love: Civic group Men Who Care spends time mentoring Dillard Middle students

For the members of Goldsboro civic group Men Who Care, the last three years mentoring a class of Dillard Middle students has been a labor of love. On Thursday that labor neared its end -- at least for now --...

Safe Kids named coalition of the year

Wayne County Safe Kids Coalition has been recognized by the state as Coalition of the Year. The local agency, known for its efforts to provide education and resources to ensure child safety, is housed at the Partnership for Children of...

Federal grant speeds U.S. 70 upgrades

North Carolina has been awarded $147 million in federal funding to help complete the upgrade of U.S. 70 between Interstate 40 and Morehead City to freeway status and to widen 25 miles of Interstate 95. The U.S. 70 upgrade will...

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Concrete plant approved

The Goldsboro City Council approved several zoning requests at its meeting Monday, including one to allow the construction of a concrete plant at the Oldcastle Adams building on the north side of Patetown Road between Industry Court and North Williams...

Investing in the local economy

Explaining the basis for economic development is as simple as playing a game of Hungry Hungry Hippos, said Christopher Chung, CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. The official definition of economic development is to increase the wealth...

YMCA endowment honors CEO

The Goldsboro Family YMCA has started an endowment fund to honor its departing chief executive officer. Officials announced the John Richards "Access to the Y" endowment fund, a portion of which will be used for financial assistance to the Y....

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Pair arrested on heroin charges

Wayne County sheriff's deputies arrested two people on drug charges during a traffic stop Saturday. During the traffic stop, off Central Heights Road, officers with the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement team searched the vehicle and found drug paraphernalia and heroin. Officers...

Council adopts $61.4 million budget in 5-1 vote

The Goldsboro City Council voted 5-1 in favor of its fiscal 2018-19 budget that holds the line on property taxes and fees and slashes the council's health care supplement. The council took less than 10 minutes during its Monday meeting...

Suspects wanted for credit card fraud

Two men are wanted by Goldsboro police for allegedly using a fabricated credit card at a local jewelry store. The Goldsboro Police Department recently released surveillance images of the suspects, which were taken March 29 at the Gold Pyramid Jewelry...

Chasing the dream

Spencer Jones, grandson of Douglas and Judy Wiggins of Mount Olive, and his band Redhill are leading the voting in a contest for a chance to open for OneRepublic at the Stadium of Fire concert on July 4 in Provo,...

Commissioners move closer to tax increase

The Wayne County commissioners continue to wrestle over whether or not a property tax increase is needed, and if so, how much. Commissioner Joe Gurley argued against the increase during the board's Tuesday morning session while others continued to support...

One-act plays set for Center Stage

Local people will showcase their talents during Center Stage Theatre's Evening of One Act event, to be held Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Wayne County Museum. Tickets are $5, available at the door or at the Paramount...

Grantham student accepted in Duke Talent Identification Program

Anna Kate Weeks, a seventh-grader at Grantham Middle School, recently qualified for inclusion in the Duke Talent Identification Program, or TIP. Each year, the organization identifies a group of academically talented students in the U.S., based on exceptional grade-level standardized...

Delta Sigma Theta recognizes accomplishments

The Goldsboro alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. held its recent May Week luncheon at the Maxwell Center, recognizing several for their accomplishments. The purpose of May Week is to emphasize the importance of higher education, especially for...

Katherine Pelt receives Harvard Prize Book

Katherine Pelt, a junior at Goldsboro High School, received a Harvard Prize Book, awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and character, combined with achievement in other areas. Pelt, ranked among the top students at her school, has...

Allied health dean captures state recognition

Janell Marak, dean of the Allied Health and Public Service division at Wayne Community College, has been named the 2017-2018 Katrina V. Miller administrator of the year by the N.C. Association of Educational Office Professionals. She was chosen for the...

Mount Olive budget includes water, sewer rate increases

MOUNT OLIVE -- It took the Mount Olive Town Board less than two minutes Monday night to hold a budget hearing and adopt its budget for fiscal year 2018-19. No one spoke during the brief budget hearing that was...

Class of 2018: More than 1,200 seniors set to graduate

Wayne County Public Schools will graduate 1,236 seniors at the end of the 2017-18 school year, with five graduations taking place within the next week. On Saturday, Eastern Wayne High School will hold its ceremony at 9 a.m. on...

YMCA program to benefit cancer patients

Goldsboro Family YMCA will be introducing an exercise program for current and former cancer patients in the fall. "We just got a grant from YMCA of the U.S.A. to begin offering the Livestrong program for cancer patients," said Alice Huneycutt,...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Clearing clogged streams remains a priority

When the town of Mount Olive held a public hearing last month on an ordinance regulating new construction in floodways, local residents were more concerned with the frequent flooding caused by debris-clogged streams. A countywide project to address those concerns...

Paramount Series features mix of musical styles

The 11th annual Paramount Performing Arts Series will feature a variety of performances -- from a contemporary twist on Gullah sounds to Spanish-language music to holiday music. Stephanie Slusser, Paramount Theatre service coordinator, said the series started when the theater...

Wayne School of Engineering social studies teacher wins state award

Wayne School of Engineering social studies teacher Tony Blair has been named the 2018 North Carolina Scholastic High School director of the year. He was recently recognized during the annual meeting of the N.C. Association for Scholastic Activities. Blair began...

Police arrest teens in rash of vehicle break-ins

Goldsboro police arrested three teens in connection to a recent rash of vehicle break-ins. Last month, the Criminal Investigations Division, along with patrol officers and the Crime Scene Unit, began investigating reported vehicle break-ins that took place in the area...

Keeping cool: WAGES offers fans to seniors

People 60 and older, as well as adults with disabilities, are eligible to sign up through Oct. 31 for free fans through the Wayne County Services on Aging and WAGES. For more information, call Brownie Doss at WAGES at 919-734-1178,...

Monday, June 4, 2018

Pillows with a purpose

Gayle Peele is a woman on a mission -- one pillow at a time. She is the owner of Two Mama's Gift Shop, a business that has been converted into a prayer ministry. In addition to the Pikeville store which...

4-Day Movement celebrates five-year milestone

A ministry for residents in need turns five years old today. 4-Day Movement, launched in 2013 to connect residents with resources "four days at a time," was celebrated in a variety of ways over the weekend, said founder D.J. Coles....

Commissioners to hold public hearing for budget proposal

The public will have the opportunity Tuesday morning to comment on Wayne County's $192,291,163 budget proposal that includes a 2.65-cent property tax increase for fiscal year 2018-19. The budget and tax increase, which would take the rate from 66.35 to...

Farmer sentenced to federal prison

A LaGrange farmer has been sentenced to federal prison for crop insurance fraud, fraudulent federal disaster claims, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Chief U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced James Truman Wiggins Jr., 68,...

Small business center offers advice, direction

The Wayne Business and Industry Center's Small Business Center will be offering free counseling services at several locations in the community this summer. Dale Fey, the center's director, provides one-on-one analysis, evaluation and counseling and helps entrepreneurs get on track...

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Sprayberry responds to disaster funding concerns

The frustration over the pace of Hurricane Matthew disaster relief that spilled over at the Wayne County commissioners May 15 meeting has reached state N.C. Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry. Sprayberry will speak at a public meeting from 6...

Princeton celebrates community

Lydia Brown jumped up and down in the bouncy house on the front lawn of Princeton Elementary School, just one of the many children's activities at the eighth annual Princeton Community Day on Saturday. "Mommy, watch this!" she said,...

Red Cross: Prepare now for hurricane season

When hurricane-force winds are howling and water is pouring into your yard, that's not the time to think about preparing for a disaster. Hurricane season officially started Friday, but Wayne County residents should have already started their disaster preparations...

Hurricane season could be more active than normal

Even as survivors of 2016's Hurricane Matthew continue to struggle to rebuild, the country is bracing for what is predicted to be a near- or above-normal season that began Friday. But perhaps the main thing that people should be...

Highway Patrol jumpstarts internship program

The N.C. Highway Patrol has a high school internship program designed to help high school students choose a career within the Highway Patrol. Students must complete 40 hours of training within three months. The program involves different tasks and...

Friday, June 1, 2018

It's Donut Day!

It was World War I, a time of intense fighting in France. American service men were battling for their lives in the trenches. Living conditions were not that good. But 250 women, known as Hallelujah Lassies, helped make things a...

Center Street Jam honors armed forces

The Center Street Jam paid tribute to members of the armed forces, active and retired, during its annual Military Appreciation Night on Thursday. Mary Archibald handed out red, white and blue parphernalia -- beach balls, beads and headbands among them....

Commissioners eye WayneNET deficit

Thursday's second round of budget deliberations by the Wayne County commissioners netted nearly $300,000 in cuts but also signaled the return to the pointed questioning of prior year sessions that were missing from Wednesday's budget meeting. Commissioner Joe Daughtery led...

Council plans to adopt budget

The Goldsboro City Council took about 15 minutes on Thursday to complete its final budget meeting before moving to adopt the budget June 4.The council took almost no action, with one motion from Councilman Bill Broadaway moving $20,000 collected in...