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Friday, April 24, 2015

Rowdy for Relay

Chase Hooker had a special job at Thursday night's Relay for Life Survivors Banquet. He got to pass out the prizes, with a little help from some friends. But he was not just the cute volunteer plucked from the audience....

Woman faces charges in bank robbery

A woman arrested in Selma Wednesday faces charges of aiding and abetting in connection with the March 18 armed robbery of the KS Bank in Goldsboro. Lakisha Quan'shell Williamson, 27, is being held in the Wayne County Detention Center...

Two face heroin charges

Two men are being held in the Wayne County Detention Center today on charges of trafficking heroin after they were pulled over in the Elmwood Housing Community Wednesday for reckless driving, a Goldsboro Police Department press release said. Tracy...

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Commissioners approve school change order

Wayne County commissioners approved nearly $160,000 Tuesday to begin construction of wet wells at the new Spring Creek and Grantham middle school sites. A wet well is a holding area for gravity-flow sewer systems. When a certain level is...

WATCH wants meeting

The WATCH medical director enlisted the support of the program's board of directors Wednesday to seek a meeting with County Manager George Wood to discuss next year's funding. Non-profits like WATCH, or Wayne Action Teams for Community Health, have...

Mount Olive getting ready for annual pickle festivities

MOUNT OLIVE -- The 29th annual North Carolina Pickle Festival begins Friday night with a concert and carnival rides and continues all day Saturday with free entertainment, displays, activities, games and food. The festival is sponsored by the Mount...

Watch how their garden grows

Mindy Lane's class celebrated Earth Day on Wednesday by planting a garden -- a kindergarden. The Northwest Elementary kindergarten class measured and laid the bricks to fence in the small vegetable and flower garden outside of Principal Theresa Cox's...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

County rejects GHS bid

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment to construction of a student commons area at Goldsboro High School, but not at the price that the school board was willing to pay. Instead, commissioners rejected the school board's request for...

Police search for thief

Maxway store manager Sherry Daly said she has replaced three store front windows at the downtown business -- broken into five times since December -- and increased the number of security cameras inside the store. The criminals, undeterred, return...

City fountain is going up

Construction on one of three new Center Street roundabout projects should be partially complete in about three weeks, said project supervisor Gary Pipkin. At the intersection of Center Street and Walnut Street, a 44-piece stone fountain is being carefully pieced...

Designs for history

Amy Bauer wants to welcome you into her home. After a year of gutting, cleaning, painting and designing, Mrs. Bauer and 19 professional designers have transformed the four bedroom, four bathroom, 71-year-old house at 303 S. William St. Mrs....

Hwy 55 owner to serve up UMO address

MOUNT OLIVE -- Approximately 320 students will receive their degrees Saturday, May 2, during the University of Mount Olive's graduation ceremonies. Commencement exercises are scheduled for 2 p.m. in the George and Annie Dail Kornegay Arena on the Mount...

Rosewood graduate earns award for leadership skills

A Rosewood High School graduate now attending law school at the University of North Carolina was recently presented with the Winston Crisp Award, which recognizes excellence in student leadership. Caroline Keen, valedictorian of the Class of 2009 at Rosewood...

Leaders build club reading garden

This year's Leadership Wayne County class has chosen its group project -- a reading garden at the Goldsboro Boys & Girls Club. Tonya Barber is president of the 21-member class, a Wayne County Chamber of Commerce program designed to...

Fremont in debt for waste removal

FREMONT -- Town Administrator Barbara Aycock told the Fremont Board of Aldermen Tuesday night that the town is more than $50,000 in debt to Goldsboro. The debt has accumulated in recent months due to the town's need to transport...

Crime of the Week

On April 21 at approximately 12:30 a.m., the Maxway store at 125 S. Center St. was broken into by what appears to be the same possible black male suspect from three other previous break-ins. Once inside, the suspect stole a...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Arrest made in shooting at city store

Investigators with the Goldsboro Police Department have a suspect in custody in connection with a Monday morning shooting outside the Beestown Grocery Store at 901 S. Slocumb St.. The shots were fired from the 900 block of Wilmington Avenue...

Downtown store burglarized

A brick thrown through a storefront window at the Maxway retail store located at 125 S. Center St. allowed thieves to make off with three flat screen LED televisions, according to a Goldsboro police report. This marks the fifth...

Zoning public hearings draw critics

Public hearings on a proposed used car dealership and an Internet sweepstakes parlor drew criticism from neighbors at the Goldsboro City Council's meeting Monday night. Several neighbors stepped forward to express their concerns over a planned used car dealership on...

Hog truck overturns on U.S. 117; driver faces charges

An 18-wheeler loaded down with 181 hogs overturned on U.S. 117 Monday afternoon, killing 50 of the animals and trapping the rest inside the tractor trailer, the state Highway Patrol said. The southbound highway was shut for a period...

Meals to be offered for youths

The Child Nutrition Outreach and Education Program is being held through June 7 at Dillard Middle School and Wayne Middle/High Academy. Meals will be served on Saturdays and Sundays during the period, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. All Wayne...

Duplin Winery to host Our Main Squeeze Festival

ROSE HILL -- Duplin Winery of Rose Hill will host its fourth annual Our Main Squeeze Festival on May 2. The gates will open at 10 a.m., festivities will start at 11 a.m. and continue until 7 p.m. The...

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