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Monday, January 23, 2017

Teaching the arts: Rosewood art in Raleigh

Amy Kennedy grew up wanting to be an art teacher. She chose a different direction after someone offhandedly mentioned she'd have to take a test. "I did not know that with every degree you get, there's an end-of-whatever test," she...

Wet weather lingers another day

Rain will continue throughout the morning following a weekend of torrential storms that moved northward across the Southeast. Most of the wind and rain is now passing through the Northeast as a nor'easter, but the storm pattern spawned several tornadoes...

Sunday, January 22, 2017

New jail dedicated to late sheriff

The late Sheriff Carey Winders would be pleased to see the soon-to-be opened jail on North William Street that bears his name, his widow Teresa said. "It is a wonderful facility," Mrs. Winders said following Friday morning's ribbon cutting...

Wayne Community College arts, humanities programs gear up for spring

There is more to look forward to this spring than the thaw and warmer weather -- Wayne Community College Arts and Humanities program promises a lineup of heartwarming and innovative events. From discussions about the rise of ISIS to...

Public invited to meeting on mental health

The Mental Health Association in Wayne County will hold its annual membership meeting on Tuesday at St. Luke United Methodist Church, starting at 6 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and reservations are not required. The program...

Displaced Seven Springs EMS needs home of its own

The village of Seven Springs has been without its in-town EMS crew for around 100 days. Its old rescue station is in ruins after Hurricane Matthew-generated flooding devastated the town in October 2016. The EMS unit that had been...

County wants more joint ventures with city

Wayne County commissioners Wednesday morning said they would like to expand the number of joint ventures the county shares with the city of Goldsboro. During their daylong planning retreat Wednesday at the Goldsboro Event Center, commissioners included three such...

New officers for firefighers association

The new officers for the Wayne County Firefighters Association were sworn in recently during a banquet at Lane Tree Golf Club. From left, the new officers are James Jones, vice president; Mike Aycock, chaplain; Steve Harrison, past president; Ken Jones,...

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Goldsboro Police Department adds Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle to its fleet

The Goldsboro Police Department acquired a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected military vehicle this week with the intention to use it for high-water rescues, SWAT and Emergency Response Team operations and to conduct video surveillance in high crime areas, Police Chief...

A little love sewn in

Minnie Dixon has always believed young girls ought to wear dresses. The mother of three daughters, Dixon clothed her children in sundresses with bright, flowery patterns. Her daughters are now grown, but Dixon knows there are girls out there for...

Friday, January 20, 2017

Success coaches program in county schools stays afloat

Two new success coaches have been hired at middle schools in Wayne County Public Schools.  As the program continues to stay afloat, the executive director of Communities in Schools keeps an eye on potential funding streams. "We are in the...

Woman sentenced in murder plea, four others still charged

Jennele Lea Howard Wall, 36, pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder and other related charges for her part in the January 2016 killing of 47-year-old Carlos Cesar Vasquez Luna. Wall also pleaded guilty to attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon,...

Man shoots, kills wife coming home from work early

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a woman early Friday morning after her husband accidentally shot her in the neck, according to a sheriff's office press release. According to the report, deputies were dispatched to 108...

King forum held at Wayne Community College

"From Here to the Dream," a forum held Thursday at Wayne Community College to provide an open discussion on how we, as a community and country, can move toward accomplishing the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream, drew a...

More vehicles broken into

Police are investigating more than 40 vehicle break-ins, all of which took place in less than a week, and all within a mile radius of each other. Officials say they do not yet know whether the break-ins are connected. Thirteen...

Fremont receives sewer grant

FREMONT -- The town of Fremont has received a $1.2 million Connect N.C. grant, town officials said Thursday, money the town intends to put toward fixing its aging sewer system. The town has applied for the grant before -- five...

Open house Sunday at Farrell Farms on Gin Road

The public is asked to attend an open house Sunday at 4 p.m. at Farrell Farms at 200 Gin Road near Goldsboro. Farrell Farms is a non-profit organization that produces artisan snack products to support the KW Methodist Children's Home...

2017 Relay for Life kicks off

CeCe Thornton held up a photograph taken the day she was out with friends and removed the "beanie" that adorned her head throughout chemo and subsequent loss of her hair after being diagnosed with breast cancer in Sept. 2014. She...

Fremont might finally see fix to costly sewer lines

The town of Fremont has received a $1.2 million Connect N.C. grant, town officials said Thursday, money the town intends to put towards fixing its aging sewer system. The town has applied for the grant before -- five times --...

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Vehicle break-ins continue on city's west side

Police are investigating more than 40 vehicle break-ins, all of which took place in less than a week, and all within a mile radius of each other. Officials say they do not yet know whether the break-ins are connected. Thirteen...

Home sprayed with gunfire

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating shots fired into a home and at several vehicles on Summerlin Drive early Wednesday morning, according to an incident report. Several people were inside a house at 411 Summerlin Drive when they...

No early leads in shooting death

Police have no early leads in the homicide of 26-year-old Tyreek Dominick Moody, who was shot and killed in the 400 block of South Hollowell Street early Wednesday morning. Goldsboro Police Chief Mike West said police responded to a...

County will pay $3.8 million in cash for 911 center

Wayne County will pay approximately $3.8 million in cash to build a new 911 call center. The final design for the center has not yet been approved. The funding decision was made Wednesday morning by Wayne County commissioners during a...

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