DUDLEY — Instead of fall foliage, brightly colored carnival rides and garish lights greeted the first day of autumn Wednesday at the Wayne County Fairgrounds as the 72nd annual Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair continued to gear up for its 10-day run.
Brittany Minahan enjoyed working as a nurse at Wayne UNC Health Care but finished her last shift Sunday after deciding to forego ongoing COVID-19 testing after receiving an exemption from the hospital’s requirement to get the vaccine.
James Hinnant, a longtime Goldsboro resident, is concerned about the direction of the Goldsboro City Council and is part of a group of concerned citizens who plan to have a protest and rally Saturday at City Hall.
Motorists are paying more than $3 a gallon for unleaded gasoline at several stations in Wayne County but prices are expected to drop as stations transition to lower-cost winter fuel blends.
Wednesday was the first day of fall, and this Saturday the public is invited to celebrate the transition from summer to fall produce when the Farm Credit Farmers Market hosts Fall Fest.
Five members of the Wayne School of Engineering middle school cheerleading squad reported a COVID-19 cluster Tuesday, bringing the total number of Wayne County public schools with COVID-19 clusters to five.
DUDLEY — The Wayne County Fairgrounds exhibit halls, silent for almost two years now, will come to life again Saturday morning as exhibitors bring in their items during the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair’s annual early-bird registration.
Seven members of the Rosewood High football team reported a COVID-19 cluster, with four Wayne County public schools now confirming a cluster of infected staff and students during the past week.
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base airmen took time out of their day — and some, out of their night — to carry the POW/MIA flag up and down Center Street between Ash and Elm streets for 24 hours Thursday and Friday.
The inaugural N.C. Freedom Fest kicks off Friday night with Grub at the Hub, and the fun continues Saturday with activities for all ages and the popular Wings of Wayne wing-cookoff contest.
N.C. Senate Majority Whip Jim Perry has been appointed to the state Military Affairs Commission and chairman of its legislative affairs committee, Perry’s office said this week.
Gov. Roy Cooper has pulled out his veto stamp again to reject bills dealing with public school indoctrination and penalties for rioting.
With school back in session and the pandemic still in high gear, one local pediatrician is advising parents to vaccinate children as soon as they are eligible.