As many of you may know, the opening day of the 2019-20 biennial session of the North Carolina General Assembly was Wednesday.
Flooding and ruined roads still plague Wayne County after Hurricane Florence, and now this past week with Tropical Storm Michael. Many people still need assistance, and we continue to follow cleanup efforts, property repair and aid getting to those the storm affected.
As I approached the keyboard to begin this article, the muffled sound of the generator outside of our house served to remind me of the stormy conditions associated with Hurricane Florence.
Exploitation of people in North Carolina comes in many forms — from forced labor to commercial sex — and it is with great disappointment that I must say the General Assembly has rescinded three words from a mandate that could save victims from it.
Some of you reading this article will remember how neighbors would coordinate the scheduling of hog killings, corn suckings, wood cuttings and tobacco barning.
The admonition to “follow the money” has long been the advice given to those wishing to understand the motives of people pursuing certain courses of action.
The community is no less safe nor less secure without them, not because they are so easily replaced but because the legacy they leave behind is ingrained in each and every officer they have mentored over their illustrious careers.
We sincerely hope, with the steps taken against Syria and the Bashar Al-Assad regime in the wake of the recent chemical attacks, that a new era is being forged in the Trump presidency.
We of the pre-internet era can recall going to the encyclopedia or phone book for information. We remember the obnoxious sound of dial-up Internet connections, logging on to AOL, having learned to use email, then instant messenger -- arguing with people in chatrooms long before there were su…
Many of the elders who spoke at Tuesday's march for justice regarding the unsolved murders in the city spanning as far back as 1995 put the onus on themselves more so than the police department.
It is still a couple of weeks away, but to learn that two Thursdays from now the Patriot Guard will be escorting home the remains of an airman shot down over Laos during the Vietnam War has us thinking.
David Berkowitz shot and killed six people and wounded several others between the summers of 1976 and '77, because a barking dog told him to do it. He is dubbed a serial killer.
Anyone willing to donate more than half a million dollars to fund a literacy program benefiting the poorest population of a county clearly knows the true value of money.
In one regard, if in no other, the National School Walkout demonstration in which students left their classrooms for 17 minutes on Wednesday to mark the 17 lives lost a month prior in Parkland, Florida, was nothing short of a success.
County commissioner Joe Daughtery said Tuesday that he and other commissioners were "shocked and disappointed" at the school board's recent 5-2 decision to begin implementing class size reduction measures despite a recent reprieve fought diligently for and won by our locally elected state re…
The appointment by state House Speaker Tim Moore of a bipartisan House Select Committee on School Safety is a smart one.
Difference makers and the completion of a multimillion-dollar convention center have, for the better part of the last month or so, occupied every waking hour of this staff not already dedicated to the production of your daily newspaper.
Rep. John Bell raised a great point the other day in a joint meeting with the school board and county commissioners after Wayne County Sheriff Larry Pierce addressed those assembled on the subject of school safety.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch will soon be offered the chance to flex his conservative muscles in a court battle slated for Feb. 26.
Filing is open for the upcoming midterm elections in November, and both incumbents and new candidates are tossing their respective hats in the ring.
The Senate is poised to take up immigration today and, potentially, pass meaningful legislation soon that will end the speculation for more than a million people in this country as to whether or not they will soon be deported.
A recent couple of arrests made by the Goldsboro Police Department speak to the necessity of communication and cooperation between residents, the city and law enforcement.
Congratulations are in order for the many hands that contributed to the pulling off of last spring's 2017 Wings Over Wayne air show.
While it doesn't qualify as breaking news that racism exists in Wayne County, news this past weekend that a neo-Nazi hate group has been actively distributing fliers in area neighborhoods advocating white supremacy certainly struck a nerve with some of our readers.