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Monday, May 23, 2016

Wayne County Public Schools honors teachers for work

Wayne County Public Schools has named individual 2016-2017 Teachers of the Year for its 33 schools. The announcement came early this year. Traditionally, the district releases the list over the summer, narrowing the field down to finalists for the...

Board talks improvements for Southern Wayne High School

A facilities plan adopted by the Wayne County Board of Education includes a "future consideration" for a $6.1 million project to add an auxiliary gym and 16 classrooms to replace mobile units at Southern Wayne High School. There is...

Demolition to update

The Pizza Hut restaurant, at 2518 E. Ash St. near Berkeley Boulevard, was demolished last week in preparation for the construction of a new, modern-style Pizza Hut expected to open in the fall. Bill Royall, vice president of design-build...

Man shot on Elm Street

A Goldsboro man is in Vidant Medical Center in Greenville after being shot multiple times in front of Donel's Convenience Store Sunday morning at 12:15 a.m. Versean Jenkins, 21, of 425 Hollowell St., was standing in front of the...

Red Cross: Get ready now for hurricane season

Last week was National Hurricane Preparedness Week and the American Red Cross if offering steps people should take now to get ready for hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30. Hurricanes cause problems for people in...

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Southern Wayne senior honored

Southern Wayne High senior Carter Jones was recently named a 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar. He is one of only 160 outstanding American high school seniors selected nationwide for this honor, and the only one in North Carolina to receive...

Keeping up the fight: Despite weather, Relay for Life is deemed a success by organizers

Despite intermittent rain showers throughout Friday night, organizers of Relay for Life of Wayne County called this year's event a success. "We said rain or shine we were going to Relay -- cancer doesn't stop because it rains and we...

Keeping up the fight

Amanda McMurray was diagnosed with leukemia at age 6 1/2. She is now 34 and in her 11th year teaching marketing and business at Southern Wayne High School. As a child, she said, she was reticent to talk about her...

Calendar at GHS to change in August

Goldsboro High School will operate on a new calendar when it opens for the 2016-17 school year, with classes beginning Monday, Aug. 8, and ending on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Bell times to start and end the school day...

Grateful goodbye

Kenneth Matthews has a lot of good memories of his five years at Faith Christian Academy. But the one that he will cherish the most is as a new student at orientation. "My classmates accepted me when I first came...

Cliffs of the Neuse swim lake season to open Saturday

Summer is almost here and thoughts are turning to cooling off in the water. Close by is the swim lake at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park in Seven Springs. It will open May 28 and remain open through...

U.S. 70 bypass to open Friday

The new U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass will open to traffic Friday following an 11 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony for the highway's final section -- some 20 years ahead of when the road had been expected to be completed. The ceremony...

Student charged for having weapon

A Charles B. Aycock High School student was charged Thursday with having a firearm on campus. Goliath Wendell, 18, was charged with possession of a firearm on school property, and with assault, said Wayne County Sheriff Larry Pierce. Pierce...

Friday, May 20, 2016

Transfer policy under discussion

Nearly 1,500 of the county's approximately 19,000 public schools students are attending schools outside of their home district this year. Five schools account for 768 of the 1,495 out-of-district students: Greenwood Middle School, 207; Eastern Wayne High School, 177;...

Relay for Life begins today

Relay for Life for Wayne County kicks off today, with activities planned throughout the evening into Saturday at the Wayne County fairgrounds. The annual fundraiser for cancer research has been a staple in the community since 1990. Churches and...

Jamming on Center Street

Center Street Jam, a free concert series, is held every other Thursday in the John Street parking lot in downtown Goldsboro and is sponsored by the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. The next jam, to be held on June 2...

Wayne County Museum presents tales of murder

Close to 60 people sat in a dimly lit room at the Wayne County Museum Thursday listening to a murder tale as part of a two-part series on notorious Wayne County murders. The story, told by local writer and...

Two men resist arrest after traffic stops, charged for drug possession

Two Goldsboro men were arrested early this morning during separate traffic stops for resisting officers and possessing drugs and firearms. The two separate incidents involving two different men happened only an hour apart. Tacarous Monquez Peterson, 23, of 1104...

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