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A body found on Monday by a landscaper in a ditch in front of Big Jim’s Pizza on U.S. 117 South has been identified.

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SEVEN SPRINGS — With floodwater having just receded from Main Street, Ronda Hughes knows it probably sounds a bit crazy, but she would like to have a little bit of rain to wash away the slimy stuff left by Hurricane Florence’s floodwaters.

Interstates 95 and 40 are now open to traffic through North Carolina following detours and closings in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

A registered sex offender was arrested by Wayne County sheriff deputies Monday after failing to update his address as required by law.

Wayne County Public Schools will reopen tomorrow on a two-hour delay, with another delay on Thursday.

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The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man found dead in a ditch off US 117 Monday evening as Marcus Jamal Wiley, 32, of 103 Buttercup Lane in Goldsboro. 

Gov. Roy Cooper is visiting the Maxwell Center now for food and water distribution. He will be in Seven Springs at 11:10 a.m. to thank swift water rescue teams and survey storm damage in the area.

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N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will serve as the keynote speaker for the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Agriculture Luncheon.

A crusty old man, Norman Thayer, played by local attorney Geoff Hulse, and his grown daughter, Chelsea, played by Hallie Hulse Evans, do not get along. Much like Henry and Jane Fonda in the film version of “On Golden Pond,” they are too much alike.

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Wayne County sheriff’s deputies responded to an area in front of Big Jim’s Pizza on U.S. 117 South Monday where a man was found dead lying face down and facing south in a ditch.

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A Pikeville man was shot to death on Longleaf Avenue Saturday, marking the first homicide to take place in the city this year.

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Several members of the youth group at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church didn’t think twice about the long hours of hard work, the heat or the stench of devastation when they volunteered to go to New Bern two days this past week to help victims of Hurricane Florence.

Local youths will converge on the Maxwell Center Sept. 30 for the Max out the Max event. It will take place from 5 to 8 p.m.

Classes at Wayne Community College are canceled today but will resume on Tuesday.

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Tammie Hedges, founder of Crazy’s Claws N Paws animal rescue, was arrested Friday and charged with several counts of illegally practicing veterinary medicine, after Wayne County animal control officers confiscated 27 dogs and cats from a temporary shelter run by the rescue during Florence.

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A northbound lane on Interstate 795 in Goldsboro is closed, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. Many roads closed since Florence have opened or are clear, the NCDOT reports. The remaining list is of updated roads closed or impassable. The “End time” is the day and time the NC…

DUDLEY — The passing of Florence may have dampened the ground at the Wayne Regional Agricultural fairgrounds, but it hasn’t put a damper on the fair’s schedule at all.

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Rainee Coakley and Elizabeth Bailey grin as they pass out various of non-perishable items under the shade of a tree on the corner of Simmons and Herman Street.

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Extension Service field crop agent Daryl Anderson looks across a battered tobacco field that just over a week ago held promise of a good yield.

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Wayne County Public Schools will remain closed to students through Tuesday as floodwaters continue to recede.

Downtown Goldsboro business owners, investors and volunteers will be recognized during the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp.’s annual banquet.

N.C. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey was in Goldsboro Wednesday morning to help launch a victim assistance center at the W.A. Foster Center.

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park rangers will celebrate Halloween with their annual Trunk or Treat event. It will take place Oct. 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the swim lake parking lot.

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Keairra McClary’s son, Eric McLean Jr., giggles as he tries to feed Ashlee Falconer a piece of his chicken sandwich. His mother watches from afar, smiling. McClary and her family, who live in Alpha Arms Apartments, lost almost all of their food from a power outage during Hurricane Florence. …

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A flood warning issued Monday night remains in effect for Wayne County until 8 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Raleigh.

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Wayne County animal control officers confiscated 27 dogs and cats from a temporary emergency shelter Monday that was being run by volunteers with Crazys Claws N Paws rescue.

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Goldsboro as a whole may have avoided major damage during Florence, but a drive through the city's neighborhoods is enough to show that city residents were not untouched by the storm.

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West Haven Apartments residents who experienced flooding during Hurricane Matthew in 2016 are thankful they were spared in the aftermath of Florence this week.

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The American Red Cross is opening a Volunteer Intake Center at 9 a.m. today for residents of Wayne, Lenoir and Greene counties who are safe and interested in volunteering to help in the aftermath of Florence.

Wayne County Public Schools will remain closed to students and staff through Friday due to flooding, road closures and food loss in school cafeterias.

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A flood warning issued last night remains in effect for Wayne County until 8 p.m. today.

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PIKEVILLE — Dean Self and Vicki Scott and their four small dogs escaped unharmed early Monday morning when a probable tornado flipped the front porch onto the back of the house, but left the contents of the house undisturbed.