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Monday, July 25, 2016

Schools approve plan for gifted

Wayne County Public Schools has a plan for better serving its AIG -- academically and intellectually gifted -- students. The three-year plan recently submitted to the state is based on the N.C. AIG program standards, a framework and guide...

California flying

Far from home on Cam Ranh Air Force Base in 1968, Dudley resident and then-crew chief Roger Johnson made a request. A native of California, Johnson sent a letter to Ronald Reagan, then the governor of that state, asking him...

Two ambulance helicopter services to be provided in county

Wayne County will soon be home to two different helicopter ambulances services. Vidant EastCare Medical Transport last month based one of its EastCare medical transport helicopters at the Mount Olive Airport. An ambulance, that will be used when the...

Man allegedly assaults officers

A Dudley man allegedly assaulted several officers after being arrested for impaired driving following a vehicle wreck in the 700 block of South Audubon Avenue around 7 p.m. Sunday night. Seth Alston Williams, 25, of 411 Nancy Drive, Dudley,...

Man shot in arm on Ash Street

Police are investigating a Friday night shooting on East Ash Street. Dennis Faulk said he was walking along the 1200 block of East Ash Street around 8:23 p.m. when he heard a loud pop. Faulk said he at first thought...

Man shot in arm on Ash Street

Police are investigating a Friday night shooting on East Ash Street. Dennis Faulk said he was walking along the 1200 block of East Ash Street around 8:23 p.m. when he heard a loud pop. Faulk said he at first thought...

Lechner receives School of Government scholarship

RALEIGH -- The Local Government Federal Credit Union congratulates Patrick Lechner, City of Goldsboro, who is the recipient of a UNC School of Government scholarship award, in the latest round of LGFCU winners for 2016. Lechner will use the money...

Fundraiser for Grantham food pantry planned

A fundraiser will be held this weekend for a food pantry in the Grantham community. Dollar General in Grantham is hosting the event July 30 and 31 to benefit the "Make a Difference" food pantry. The store is located at...

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Walk for peace held Friday

More than 40 people gathered in Cornerstone Commons in downtown Goldsboro Friday evening for a community peace walk that took a stand against violence in the community and the nation. Event organizer 18-year-old Caroline Clucas said the walk was...

Lawmen probe three homicides

The Goldsboro Police Department and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office are investigating three killings that happened in Goldsboro and the county in less than 12 hours between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Three people, one in Goldsboro and two...

Bob Kornegay to lead alliance board

Bob Kornegay of Mount Olive, manager of marketing and member services at Tri-County EMC, has been appointed chairman of the Wayne County Development Alliance board of directors. The development alliance is the economic development arm for Wayne County, whose...

Two charged with heroin possession

Two Goldsboro men were arrested Friday on charges of possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin. Dylan Christopher Sugg, 21, of 222 Becton Circle, was charged with one count of possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin and...

State looking for biggest watermelon

RALEIGH -- The State Farmers Market is looking for the largest watermelon in North Carolina. The public weigh-in and awards ceremony is part of the market's Watermelon Day on Thursday, July 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. "North Carolina...

Purple Heart banquet Aug. 5

The fifth annual Goldsboro/Wayne Purple Heart Foundation Banquet and Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, at The First Church at 1100 The First Church Road. The Wayne County Veterans and Patriots Coalition is serving as...

Planning commission to review new businesses

A free-standing Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins could be headed to the Goldsboro market, with plans to locate along North Berkeley Boulevard. A company is seeking site plan approval that involves the renovation of the former PNC bank, at 500...

Peterson emphasizes family over racial issues

The destruction of the family and a lack moral character and not racism are to be blamed for the suffering of black Americans, the Rev. Jesse L. Peterson said. Peterson, a black conservative activist known for his often controversial...

One stop voting starts Oct. 27

One stop early voting for the Tuesday, Nov. 8, general election will be held at six locations in Wayne County from Oct. 27 through Nov. 5. The schedule, which includes two Saturdays and one Sunday, was established Tuesday by...

Lupus group meeting set for Aug. 20

A support group meeting of the state chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, from 1-2:30 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church at 2114 N. Berkeley Blvd. The group meets the third Saturday of each...

John Street parking rules change

Motorists who park in no parking zones in front of Torero's Mexican Restaurant or the Flying Shamrock could face fines following the recent adoption of a city ordinance. City crews removed seven to nine parking spaces in June, prior...

Duplin Community Foundation awards grants

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Community Foundation Board has announced $6,000 in awards from its community grantmaking fund, said Bob Kornegay, board president. This year's nonprofit recipients include: * Albritton Recreation Park, Calypso, $570. * Diversity Nurtures Achievement Community...

Court Records

Wayne County Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: * Ramelle Milek Lofton, 23, 819 E. End Circle, possession of marijuana and manufacturing marijuana, 6-17 months suspended sentence, 24 months supervised probation, 24 hours community...

Blockade runner items on display

KINSTON -- Weapons for delivery to the Confederate Army, bars of tin that weighted the ship for the ocean crossing and hand tools from England will be part of a temporary exhibit opening at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive...

Art Walk scheduled for Aug. 5

The next Downtown Art Walk, sponsored by Duke Energy Foundation, will take place during First Friday on Aug. 5, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Arts Council has teamed up with downtown Goldsboro businesses, organizations and more than 20...

Ag Biz Planner applications sought

AgCarolina Farm Credit is currently accepting applications for the eighth class of Ag Biz Planner. Ag Biz Planner features an e-learning curriculum including financial and business planning, budgeting and other money matters essential to a farm's success. AgCarolina Farm Credit...

Friday, July 22, 2016

Suspect charged in armed robbery

A Goldsboro man was arrested Wednesday and charged in an armed robbery that occurred in December 2015. Quentin Bryce Barnes, 31, of 1303 N. George St., was charged with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon for allegedly robbing the Family...

Southern Bank opens on Ash

Southern Bank in Goldsboro opened its newest banking facility at 2501 E. Ash St. on Tuesday. The official grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. Refreshments will be provided in the lobby...

Scouts learn skills, teamwork

Heather Lilly of Dudley became a Girl Scout in the first grade, and her three children are following in her footsteps as Scouts. Andrew Flora, 11, Jordan Flora, 8, and Gracelyn Lilly, 5, attended the Torhunta Cub Scout Day...

City making plans for street resurfacing

Seven sections of city roadways are scheduled for resurfacing this year as part of the Goldsboro's ongoing street maintenance plan. The city, which spends close to $500,000 each year for resurfacing, will assess the identified roadways prior to preparing contract...

911 call center plans advance

Wayne County commissioners are proceeding with plans to build an approximately $3.82 million 911 center on an 18.7-acre vacant lot between the county Facilities Services Office and the animal shelter. The board also had been considering renovating an existing...

Property damaged

Police are seeking information on damage caused to the water pipes in the Fairview Park bathroom at 1901 Edgerton St. An officer with B shift of the Goldsboro Police Department was working an "extra duty" assignment Wednesday when the...

Man, mother accused of assault

A Goldsboro man has been accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend with the help of his mother. The alleged victim of the assault reported to police Wednesday that Shaquille Wright, 23, of 767 Stoney Creek Church Road, and his mother,...

Larceny attempt reported

A woman allegedly attempted to steal more than $500 worth of merchandise from Belk on Wednesday. Tasha Jean Judd, 42, of Kinston, allegedly entered the Belk at Berkeley Mall on Wednesday and concealed six Polo gift sets valued at...

Kiwanis train won't run this weekend

The Kiwanis Club of Goldsboro will not operate the Herman Park train this weekend because of the heat....

Assault alleged

A Goldsboro man has been accused of assaulting a woman and threatening her. Trayviar Shantawn King, 26, of 204 Hideaway Circle, Dudley, allegedly went to the house of the victim, who reported the incident to police, and hit her...

Car stolen

A woman's vehicle was reportedly stolen from the 800 block of Wayne Avenue some time between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. According to a police report, a woman left her vehicle unsecured in the 800 block of Wayne Avenue around...

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