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Monday, May 22, 2017

Sheriff's office: SRO flushes out student smoking marijuana

A Charles B. Aycock High School student admitted to deputies he was smoking marijuana in the hallway after an officer saw a cloud of smoke and smelled marijuana, according to a report filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Michael...

Supreme Court ruling won't change Wayne County district

Today's Supreme Court ruling that two North Carolina Congressional districts were drawn unconstitutionally based on race will not result in any additional change to the district lines. The ruling reaffirms a lower court ruling that the lines for District 1...

Wayne County inmate in critical condition after being taken to ICU, SBI investigates

Update ---- 12 p.m. A Wayne Memorial Hospital spokesperson confirmed a Wayne County inmate remains in critical condition today after being taken to the intensive care unit of the hospital Saturday night when he became unresponsive at the Wayne County...

Flying out

Dressed in a Blue Angels costume, Chase Oberhauser, 8, watches with excitement as the Blue Angels pilots are introduced one by one at the Wings Over Wayne Air Show Sunday -- the final day of the event. Chase collects posters...

Veterans groups plan Memorial Day events

Veterans organizations have plans for a big Memorial Day weekend to pay tribute to the fallen warriors of Wayne County. The public is urged to join in these events. On Saturday, May 27, at 8 a.m. there will be...

Police, Special Olympics athletes finish torch run

Officers with the Goldsboro Police Department and local Special Olympics athletes completed a 14-mile torch run through the city Friday. The run raised about $2,500 to send athletes to the summer games. Capt. LeAnn Rabun said the department has...

Board to talk school funding

School funding will be up first Tuesday morning when Wayne County commissioners begin their budget deliberations. Dr. Michael Dunsmore, Wayne County Public Schools superintendent, will present the school board's new budget proposal when commissioners reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on...

Tom Cuddington turns ordinary wood into usable items -- and whimsical things like crosses, cutting boards, trinket boxes

Tom Cuddington will never forget a bench he made for a woman. The back is a solid wood piece. The sides are decorative posts. And all of it, except the actually part you sit on, is made from an old...

Flash flooding possible over the next three days as moderate to heavy rains loom

Moderate to heavy rainfall is possible today through Wednesday with a total accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible. Flash flooding could result if that much rain falls within a short time, for example a 12-hour span, said Scott Sharpe,...

Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni and Friends marks 62nd anniversary

The annual homecoming for Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni and Friends Inc. will be held this week, from Thursday, May 25 through Sunday, May 28. This year marks the 62nd anniversary of the organization. The celebration is traditionally held during Memorial Day weekend....

Central/Eastern Wayne Alumni to celebrate 45th homecoming

The Central/Eastern Wayne Alumni and Friends, Inc. will celebrate its 45th annual Homecoming May 26 through May 28 with the classes ending with "2" and "7" receiving special honor. The weekend will kick off Friday with a banquet at the...

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Family Y to host 'Healthy Kids Day'

The Goldsboro YMCA is hosting a free event designed to encourage kids to stay active and keep learning during the summer months. "Healthy Kids Day," part of the Y's national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and...

Upcoming blood drives scheduled

Before busy summer schedules set in, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to roll up a sleeve to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients in need. Donors of all blood types are needed now to help accident and...

Returning to Seymour Johnson

George Peterson spent 20 years in the United States Air Force before retiring from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. On Saturday, he returned to the base with his brother, Victor, alongside him. Victor is a veteran, too -- he spent...

Spring Creek Elementary wins quiz bowl

Spring Creek Elementary School won the second inter-school 4th grade Math Quiz Bowl last week. The event was is a "Jeopardy"-style competition on math skills. The Spring Creek Elementary team consisted of John Paul McCullen, Maggie Edmudson, Giovanni Pinedo, Troy...

Special gifts for military families

In honor of how special military families are, the Support Military Spouses organization is hosting an Appreciation Care Package Delivery Party. Spouses and active-duty service members will receive gifts on Tuesday, May 23 at the North Carolina Community Federal Credit...

Relay for Life: The fight continues

Lorie Waddell checked out a display of luminary at the entrance to Relay for Life on Friday night at the Wayne County fairgrounds. She has been coming to the event since 2008, the year she was diagnosed with breast...

Mt. Olive Family Medicine honored

MOUNT OLIVE -- A baseline concussion testing program at Mount Olive Family Medicine Center has earned the center statewide recognition as the N.C. Medical Group Management Association's 2017 Practice of the Year. The award was presented at the association's...

Local, state offices to close

Local, state and federal offices, banks and the post office will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Wayne County Public Schools will be closed. All Wayne County offices including the Senior Citizens Center,...

Letter carriers collect record amount of food

Approximately 37,000 pounds of food was collected in Wayne County last week during the 23rd annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive -- a new record that surpassed previous collections by thousands of pounds. Local and rural letter...

Faith Christian Academy holds graduation ceremony

The Rev. Christian Powell challenged the 2017 graduates of Faith Christian Academy to "never be afraid to stand." During Friday night's graduation ceremony, 12 students turned their tassels. Powell encouraged them to stand up and be counted, stand out...

Event to raise money for statue of musician Thelonious Monk

There will be an event held Saturday, May 27 at the Arts Council of Wayne County to help raise funds to erect a statue of the late Thelonious Monk. It will take place from 8 to 10 p.m. In concert...

Duplin to honor World War I dead

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County and the Duplin County Historical Society will unveil and dedicate a granite monument as a permanent memorial to the men from Duplin County who died in World War I. The ceremony will be held at 2...

Councilman strikes conciliatory tone, calls for 'fresh start'

Goldsboro Councilman Antonio Williams asked for a truce of sorts during his recent comments near the end of Monday's council meeting. Council meetings traditionally conclude with each member of the council having a chance to speak. Williams, during his...

Five schools to hold graduation ceremonies

Five high school commencement exercises will be taking place this week, with five more public schools' on tap for next month. The first round of graduations kicked off this past Friday, when a dozen students received diplomas from Faith...

Wings Over Wayne: A show in the sky

Randy Greene had his 5-year-old grandson on his shoulders, bouncing up and down to the beat of "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC. As the famous guitar riff ripped through loudspeakers, the Blue Angels fired up their engines. Green's grandson, Mark Thomas Greene,...

Sheriff's office warns people to practice caution when selling items on Facebook, Craigslist

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is warning people to practice caution when selling items on the Facebook Marketplace or on Craigslist in the wake of an incident of fraud that occurred in March. The warning stems from a Facebook Marketplace...

Two men face felony charges in four-wheeler theft

Two men are facing charges after being connected to a four-wheeler theft earlier this week, according to a press release. Christopher Jerrell Currie, 26, of 512 S. Raiford St., Selma, and Nathan Colby McKinney, 19, of 1766 Old Kenly Road,...

'Tora, Tora, Tora!' over Wayne

If you thought you saw World War II-era planes in the sky over Wayne County Friday -- you did. But don't worry -- they were only replicas. The "Tora, Tora, Tora" air team touched down at the Wayne Executive Jetport...

Friday, May 19, 2017

Woman charged in break-in after traffic stop

Authorities connected a woman to a break-in on Old Kenly Road and issued warrants for two other men after Smithfield police pulled her car over and found items stolen during the break-in inside her car Wednesday, according to a press...

Serena Inn arrests came as part of one operation

Update ---- The Wayne County Sheriff's Office announces a second arrest at the Serena Inn during an on-foot patrol operation by the Goldsboro/Wayne REACT team. A Serena Inn resident is facing felony charges after authorities found drugs in his hotel...

Center Street Jam

Members of the Mikele Buck Band perform at the Center Street Jam downtown Thursday evening. The next concert will be held June 1 and will feature Jim Quick and the Coastline Band. It will be Military Appreciation Night. Center Street...

Students bid farewell to Meadow Lane hall

Since learning that portions of Meadow Lane Elementary School will be demolished this summer to make way for a new building, staff have come up with creative ways to commemorate the occasion. "Some of us are a little saddened...

Jaberg talks health care

Wayne UNC Health Care CEO and President Janie Jaberg says no one truly knows what is going to happen in health care. And she told those attending a Tuesday luncheon on health care that she, too, has no clue...

Council to look at budget proposal

The Goldsboro City Council plans to revisit $336,836 in proposed costs for employees and equipment to operate the future multisport complex during budget deliberations this month. The city's recommended fiscal 2017-18 budget of $59.3 million includes two new employees...

Seafood restaurant open downtown

A locally-owned, full-service seafood restaurant is now open in downtown Goldsboro on Mulberry Street. GoldWayne Seafood Restaurant recently opened in the former Haulin' Hog location, at 120 E. Mulberry St., and is open daily for lunch and dinner. Owner Myelle...

Health fair scheduled for Saturday in Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Take a one-mile walk Saturday morning. Shoot some hoops or play a round of Pickle Ball. Sample healthy foods. And as long as you are being health conscious, take advantage of free health screenings being offered between...

Serena Inn resident faces multiple drug charges

A woman is in custody on drug charges after Wayne County Sheriff's Office deputies found multiple kinds of narcotics and paraphernalia in her apartment, according to a sheriff's office press release. Leana Triyanna Cates, 27, residing in room 224 of...

Officials say CDL requirement could be mutually beneficial for WCPS, employees

A new Wayne County Board of Education policy will help reduce bus driver shortages in the district by adding new responsibilities to existing positions, according to district officials. Policy 7435, which the board passed at its May 1 meeting, requires...

Police ask for information in two shooting deaths that occured within a week

On Sunday, May 14, at approximately 12:15 a.m., Goldsboro police officers were in the area of Elm and Creech streets when they heard several gun shots being fired. While trying to locate the shots, dispatch advised of a shots fired...

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Police say more than $32K in damage resulted from $840 copper theft

A Goldsboro man whom police allege is responsible for a string of apartment break-ins over the course of nearly two months is in custody on a $180,000 secured bond. Alvin Stanley Mills, 39, of 319 E. Spruce St. is charged...

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