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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,...