Older adults with medical conditions often can get sick during the hot summer months if they don’t have some type of cooling device.

FREMONT — The Fremont Board of Aldermen adopted the town’s fiscal 2021-22 budget that includes a 1-cent property tax increase and water and sewer rate hikes.

The Goldsboro Police Department reported the following arrests:

The Goldsboro City Council voted 4-2 to adopt its fiscal 2021-22 budget that includes a 3-cent increase in property taxes but holds the line on water and sewer fees.

RALEIGH — More than 30 North Carolina towns and cities — including Mount Olive — would have their local elections moved from the fall to early next year because of delays in census data in legislation given final General Assembly approval this week.

The Partnership for Children of Wayne County received a $2,000 micro-grant to help local children ages birth to 3.

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Col. Steve Lanier, commander of the 916th Air Refueling Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, said when the last KC-135 left the wing in February 2020, it was a sad sight to see the flightline empty of the big tankers.

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The Goldsboro City Council will meet Friday afternoon during a special meeting to consider the adoption of the city's fiscal 2021-22 budget.

The Wayne County commissioners have begun the search for an architect to design a combined facility for the Health Department and the Department of Social Services.

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The Rev. Howard E. McNair’s 56-year career at New Stoney Hill United Holy Church has come to an end as a rare form of cancer has silenced his preaching forever. He died Tuesday afternoon at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Chuck Allen, Goldsboro’s mayor since 2015, resigned from elected office Tuesday after more than a year of declining health.

The Goldsboro City Council failed to gain enough support for a proposed 15% water and sewer rate hike Monday as part of its fiscal 2021-22 budget that could be voted on as early as Friday.

The Goldsboro Police Department reported the following arrests:

PIKEVILLE — Loud bangs, crackles and pops will fill the skies of the town on July 3 as the community gathers to celebrate Independence Day, which falls on a Sunday this year.

The Goldsboro City Council was divided on whether to increase water and sewer rates during its budget work session Thursday.

Alonzo Lerone has looked up strange outdated laws for every state, found headstones with comical — and sometimes odd — sayings on them and tasted some weird food combinations.

The N.C. Department of Transportation will have outreach meetings in June across the state, including one in Wilson, in an effort to draw more minority-owned and woman-owned businesses for state transportation contracts.

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Kayla Beckwith talked about the unusual challenges that Rosewood High School graduates faced during their senior year during commencement Tuesday in the school gymnasium.

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An optional virtual learning plan for students in the upcoming school year was finalized by Wayne County Public Schools administrators Wednesday.

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The Wayne County Public Library has something for everyone during June — from a summer reading program to pet care tips to a community plant exchange, and more.

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Students who graduate from North Carolina high schools in 2021 and choose to attend a North Carolina community college in the fall may be eligible for a Longleaf Commitment Grant that covers the cost of tuition and fees.

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The Wayne County Board of Education approved the addition of the Wayne School of Technical Arts at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base starting in the fall of 2022.

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The 225 newest graduates of Eastern Wayne High School reflected not only on the challenges of completing their senior year amid a pandemic, but also on what they learned about perseverance and persistence.

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The annual Wayne County Relay for Life will take place this year, but it will be an abbreviated event.

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DUDLEY — Carson Daly stood before Southern Wayne High’s 168 graduating seniors in the Saints gymnasium Tuesday morning and said “while our class has gone through hardships, the hardships do not define us.”

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A Snow Hill woman who was on her phone while driving along Ash Street was involved in an accident Tuesday that caused her SUV to collide with a BMW, strike a utility pole and overturn.

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After months of anticipation, Goldsboro’s Aldi grocery store will open its doors starting at 8 a.m. on June 17.

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Goldsboro News Argus readers who are used to using our website will notice a change in its appearance sometime during the day today.

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SEVEN SPRINGS — Denisse Romero-Avila stood before Spring Creek High’s 154 graduating seniors and said commencement felt like a “great accomplishment” during Saturday’s ceremony in the Gators football stadium.

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The Goldsboro Police Department reported the following arrests:

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Police arrested a second man Friday in connection with the death of a woman who was dismembered and left in a Goldsboro driveway May 24.

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Cody Boyette and his family saw an outpouring of support and love from the community while he was undergoing treatment for cancer.