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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Fifth-grader brings gun to school

A fifth-grader at Carver Heights Elementary School brought a handgun to school on Tuesday. School officials have confirmed that one of their students brought a pistol to school and kept the gun hidden during the school day. The student...

Remembering a leader, fellow first responder and friend

The Goldsboro Police Department paused to remember and celebrate the life of the late Maj. Jay Memmelaar, who passed away from a heart attack one year ago on Friday. While working in his office, Memmelaar suddenly became ill and...

Sisters hang their dreams on new business

A unique women's clothing store, with professional, sophisticated and casual styles, is now open in the Adamsville Gateway Center on South Berkeley Boulevard near Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Velvet Hanger, at 214 S. Berkeley Blvd., offers a variety...

2017 vehicle taxes can be claimed

RALEIGH - Taxpayers can retrieve their paid 2017 vehicle property tax receipts online from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles to use when they file this year's income tax returns. Vehicle owners can view and print their vehicle property...

Mount Olive, Goldsboro men appointed, elected to Sudan Shriners offices

NEW BERN -- Tom Ferrell of Mount Olive was appointed marshal for the Sudan Shriners, and George Raecher of Goldsboro was elected to a fifth term as the recorder on Jan. 27 during the organization's annual business meeting and...

Plumber, flush with payment, doesn't return to finish the job

An investigation is underway after a woman said that she paid a plumber $773.14 to do some plumbing work at her home that never got done. The victim said she paid up front for the work to be completed...

Chinese food delivery driver taken for a ride

The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating after an unidentified man gave his Chinese food delivery driver fake movie money and then ran off with the food Friday night, according to a GPD public information log. Just before midnight Friday, officers...

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Stars descend on Center Street

Wayne County residents celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Paramount Theatre with dance, music and food Friday evening. The event started with a reception at the Terrace Room then moved to the Paramount for local talent, as well as Goldsboro...

Friday, February 16, 2018

Minshew to retire as clerk of court

Pam Minshew has worn many hats as Wayne County Clerk of Superior Court -- probate judge, record keeper, comptroller, administrator, leader. She will soon add a new one -- retiree. Minshew, who is completing her third four-year term, has...

Kitty Askins event slated for Saturday

The 11th annual Mardi Gras Gala -- a fundraiser to support Kitty Askins Hospice Center -- will be held Saturday night, with four couples vying for the title of king and queen. "Feed the Kitty" begins at 6 p.m....

An exercise in coexistence

Creating a better community takes finding common goals, respecting differences and making positive contributions, speakers at the Annual Interfaith Breakfast said Thursday. The event, which brings people from different religious backgrounds together each year, drew more than 100 people,...

Thursday, February 15, 2018

WCC, Wayne UNC partnership honored

The partnership between Wayne Community College and Wayne UNC Health Care led to the two institutions being recognized with the 2018 Distinguished Partners in Excellence Award Wednesday evening. The award is presented each year to businesses or industries that...

Flu deaths in county stand at two so far this season

Wayne County has had two flu deaths, officials said, as they announced "Free Flu Friday" at the Health Department for anyone who has not had the vaccine. Josa Raynor-Vaughn, communicable diseases program manager, reported both at the Board of Health...

Not to be singled out

Valentine's Day is often considered a day to spend with "that special someone," so it is no surprise that some singles may feel left out. Every year since 2014, Rachelle Williams has tried to fix that. On Wednesday, she...

Join in, if you know the words

MOUNT OLIVE -- Do you have a dill-lightful voice or relish the idea of singing about pickles? In public? On stage? At the 32nd annual North Carolina Pickle Festival? The pickle song competition is one of the new additions...

Midterm filing update

State Sen. Louis Pate Jr. of Mount Olive filed Tuesday for re-election in Senate District 7. Pate is a Republican. The district encompasses all of Wayne County. Wayne County Board of Education District 6 member Rick Pridgen also filed...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Dillard Middle School teacher hit as she tried to break up a fight

A teacher at Dillard Middle School was struck several times as she attempted to break up a fight inside her classroom Tuesday morning.  Information obtained from a police report stated that two female students were fighting and their classroom teacher...

Woman tries to cash stolen check worth more than $900

Goldsboro Police are investigating after a woman attempted to cash a stolen check at Friendly Check Cashing, 332 N. Spence Ave. The incident took place on Monday around 6 p.m. According to a police report, a woman entered the business...

Being the first

Ernest Lofton's father served in World War I.  Three of his brothers fought in World War II and two others in Korea.  Yet, during their service and for much of their lives after, none of them would have been permitted...

7 score and 15 years ago

In order to recognize the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation -- which occurred seven score and 15 years ago -- Wayne Country Day School has had the great honor of hosting two brilliant speakers to address the importance of...

Foundation of Wayne Community College honors top employees

The Foundation of Wayne Community College recently recognized top employees at the college for 2017. Honorees are nominated by their peers and selected by an outside committee based on initiative, enthusiasm, expertise, leadership, professionalism, productivity, creativity, involvement and dedication....

Volunteer of the Year

David Dietrich was recognized as Volunteer of the Year for the Arts Council of Wayne County recently. He is a retired Air Force veteran who volunteered at almost 36 events, wore costumes to match the theme of the events, served...

Seminar geared toward helping high schoolers gain entry to the college

The N.C. Eastern Alumni Chapter, based in Goldsboro, of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte is hosting a free seminar for high school students prepare for college. "Getting Into College" is open to students in grades 9-12, says Patricia Ford,...

A contest for the best

Black History Month is being celebrated with an art contest, with residents of the community encouraged to pick the winner. U.S. Cellular and the Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County selected the top 10 drawings for the second annual...

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