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Thursday, July 24, 2014

On the day a tornado hit home ...

Tammy Forrester will never forget the day a tornado ripped the roof off her home -- or the help she received from a Red Cross worker when she didn't know where to turn. She was just 18 when a tornado...

It's time to get ready for hurricane season

Being prepared before a hurricane hits will make life after the storm a little bit easier and might even save your life. That's why the Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross is encouraging local residents to make...

Inmate is dead after brawl in prison

A Wilson County man is expected to be charged by Goldsboro police today with an open count of murder in connection with the death of a fellow inmate at the Neuse Correctional Institution. A first appearance for Christopher Phillips,...

Caped Crusader hits big 7-5

The bat that crashed through the window at stately Wayne Manor 75 years ago did more than provide a brooding Bruce Wayne with his Dark Knight alter-ego -- it inspired generations of children to don towel capes in pursuit...

Serious injuries after accident

El-Roy firemen along with Wayne County EMS had to use extraction tools to remove the top of a jeep in order to free the driver, Julius Grisette III of Goldsboro, after he was involved in a single vehicle accident on...

Free block party this Saturday

New Spirit Church Ministries will sponsor a free block party this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 1501 M William St. Also participating will be the Goldsboro Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Young Mom's...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Vehicle tax rules helping collection

It will be several more months before Wayne County tax officials have a clearer picture of how much of the nearly $6 million in vehicle taxes billed annually will be collected. In prior years, the county was lucky if...

United Way chairman: It's about people

There are no limits to what the United Way of Wayne County and its partners, recipients and supporters can accomplish if they remember the core reason that they raise money, start programs and create a better community, the organization's...

School supply drive being planned for early August

The more visible effort, a big yellow school bus parked in the newspaper office parking lot, will take place on Friday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for ease of dropping off donations. All items will be turned...

Say Aaaahhhhhh

Dr. Kevin Buchholtz, left, Wayne Community College's on-site dentist, shows Sydney Singleton, 4, her teeth during pre-kindergarten dental screening held at the college on Tuesday morning. Along with dental check-ups, children also received vision and hearing tests to make...

Health Department meets standard

The Wayne County Health Department has been re-accredited by the North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation Board. The status must be renewed every four years. The local department received its first accreditation in 2009. Prior to 2008, it was...

Four-wheel connection

Jerry Cazeault knew the day Zephyr was born he could never let anything happen to her. "She only weighed a pound when she got here," Cazeault said. "In 19 weeks, she weighed three and a half pounds." She was...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

County gets ready to send tax bills

The Wayne County Tax Department is just weeks away from mailing out some 72,000 tax bills for real estate and personal property, which includes mobile homes, boats and items like that, and for personal business property such as business...

Have the next BIG idea?

GREENVILLE -- A casting call for the ABC TV show "Shark Tank" will be held Thursday at The Martinsborough, located at 330 S. Evans St. in Greenville. Aspiring business entrepreneurs can begin arriving at 9 a.m. to receive a...

Past due medals

Vietnam veteran Robert Brown, right, congratulates retired Staff Sgt. Elbert Scott on receiving five medals of honor for his service in the Army and Air Force totaling 21 years. The well-attended medal presentation ceremony was held at the Wayne...

Council OKs funding for GATEWAY project

The Goldsboro City Council approved contracts for design and administrative services for the new GATEWAY transfer station and the continuation of the city's Streetscape project at its meeting Monday night. Both projects are funded by U.S. Department of Transportation grants....

Charges added for July shooting

Goldsboro police have charged a Goldsboro man being held in the Wayne County Jail under weapons charges with two counts of attempted murder for a July 9 shooting on Oak Street. Police charged Daktari Xavier Harris, 22, of 1106-B...

Arts Council hosts Showcase free because of new PNC grant funding

Wayne County residents will have the opportunity to hear jazz musicians from throughout the state and all over the country perform right here in Goldsboro -- for free. The Arts Council of Wayne County has hosted the Wayne County Jazz...

Monday, July 21, 2014

Officials look for robbery suspect

A Hispanic male speaking a southern Mexican dialect has been robbing stores in the southern portion of Wayne County since February, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said. Sheriff Larry Pierce is now asking for the community's assistance in capturing the...

Back-to-school bargain hunting

There might not be an official weekend for tax-free bargains this year, but local shoppers will still be able to find back-to-school discounts to help get them through their lists, local stores say. Hearing that this year there would be...

New Commissioner Joe Gurley plans to learn first, then to help set priorities

Commissioner Joe Gurley says he learned early on that it was better to talk less and to listen more. It is the approach he is taking on the campaign trail and as he sits through his initial meetings as the...

Mount Olive gets first look at its new library

MOUNT OLIVE -- For a few hours Sunday afternoon, Steele Memorial Library patrons could celebrate and talk above a whisper without being worried that they would be shushed by branch manager Jerilyn Lee. Hundreds of people roamed the state-of-the art...

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