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Sunday, February 7, 2016

R.E. McCullen killed in traffic accident

A seat belt might have saved the life of one of Wayne County's oldest and most dedicated agriculturists Friday. Unfortunately, R.E. McCullen, 93, was not wearing his. McCullen died at the intersection of N.C. Highway 55 and Pineview Cemetery...

New chaplains take on law enforcement duties

It never gets easier. Death notifications are part of the job no law enforcement officer -- or clergyman -- ever gets used to. The difficult task is one of many a new corps of chaplains will take on after...

Mystery Masterpieces art fundraiser held

The Arts Council of Wayne County welcomed dozens of artists, art enthusiasts and supporters to its annual Mystery Masterpieces Friday evening, there to take a look at works donated by local talents. Paying guests were then able to take...

Cornerstone

Stephanie Kornegay, far left, speaks Thursday during the unveiling of her late father George Kornegay's cornerstone at Cornerstone Commons. George Kornegay, who passed away in November of 2014, was honored with the Cornerstone Award during the chamber's annual banquet....

Mozingo honored for volunteer efforts by Children's Miracle Network

People, including children, just walk up and hand money to Vicki Mozingo -- at her job at Sam's Club, in the parking lot, in restaurants and even once at a funeral visitation. A Sam's Club customer walked up and...

Explorers get state grant

Gov. Pat McCrory's youth advocacy and involvement office announced Thursday that it had chosen 15 youth organizations across the state to receive a total of $6,300 in grant funding. Among the 15 youth organizations selected was the Goldsboro Police Department's...

Friday, February 5, 2016

Two county schools selected for demonstration sites

Wayne County's two newest schools have been selected to be demonstration sites for educators, policy makers and community leaders from North Carolina and other states, officials announced Thursday. The local innovative high schools, Wayne Early/Middle College High School, or...

Impact Wayne kicks off

The Wayne County Development Alliance's Impact Wayne Campaign has raised $870,500, or 79 percent, of its $1.1 million goal to implement a public/private economic development initiative in the county. Campaign Chairman Grey Morgan announced the total during Thursday night's...

T.A. Loving gets ag center contract

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday took what they say is another step closer to an early summer groundbreaking for the $16 million Wayne Regional Agricultural and Convention Center. In December, commissioners awarded the design contract for the center to HH...

Many may lose food stamps in July

Beginning July 1, 1,300 people in Wayne County could be in danger of losing their food stamp benefits. An old federal regulation that was waived in 2008 has been reinstated by the United States Department of Agriculture, which controls...

ATM with $5,000 missing from store

The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating how and when someone removed an ATM containing $5,000 from a closed business on South John Street. Elite Merchant Services reported the theft Thursday, telling police the ATM was last seen in place Dec....

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Yelverton named principal at Goldsboro High School

Wayne County Public Schools has named a new principal for Goldsboro High School. Robert Yelverton, Northeast Elementary School principal, will begin his new role on Monday. He replaces Brian Weeks, who left the school in January to become principal...

Praxis Festival begins Friday

The sixth annual Praxis Film Festival will be held this weekend, at two locations and with more feature-length films, organizers say. The event, which originated at Wayne Community College and sponsored by the WCC Foundation, changes it up each...

Authorities identify suspects in manhunt

The manhunt for two breaking and entering suspects in the area of Aycock Dairy Farm Road stretched into its second day, Wednesday, still with no results. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office has released the identities of two men being...

Task force to help reduce drunk driving in county

Wayne County has a problem with drunken drivers. In 17 of 26 categories ranking each county in terms of traffic safety, Wayne County falls in the top 25, according to statistics kept by the N.C. Governor's Highway Safety Campaign....

Community Health surveys for 2016 are available online

Now's your chance to weigh in on the quality of life in Wayne County. It takes less than a half hour to fill out an online survey, with information to be compiled for the 2016 Community Health Assessment. Anyone...

Praxis Film Festival schedule

Friday showings in Moffatt Auditorium WCC campus The day starts out with screenings at 10 a.m., with a break for lunch at noon. Afternoon shows resume at 1 p.m., with a mini-break at 3:45 and then take place from 4-6...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Two suspects arrested in murder

Additional arrests were announced today in the ongoing murder investigation into a deadly double shooting in Dudley Jan. 9. One suspect remains at large. According to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office press release, two people are now charged with...

Daylong manhunt ends without suspects' capture

A daylong manhunt in a swampy, wooded area off of Aycock Dairy Road came to a close late Tuesday night without a suspect in custody, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said. Two suspects have been identified in a residential...

Council rejects incentive program

After months of debate surrounding a proposal to distribute business incentive loans to businesses in the downtown area to help merchants recover losses suffered due to Streetscape, the Goldsboro City Council killed the idea on the cutting room floor at...

High-speed chase results in damages and an arrest

Three cars were damaged or disabled, and a suspect injured, during a high-speed chase Tuesday that reached speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour and lasted the better part of 15 minutes, criss-crossing the county, law enforcement officials...

'Wilmington on Fire' sparks discussion

Writer and director Christopher Everette, whose documentary film "Wilmington on Fire" played before a 247-person audience at Goldsboro's Paramount Theatre Monday, will return in March for a second showing. Everette said he was moved by the audience's reaction to...

SWAT team serves warrant, seizes $15,000 worth of drugs and arrests two

A search warrant served by the Wayne County SWAT and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Teams Saturday resulted in two arrests and the seizure of more than $15,000 in street drugs, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office press release. The...

'Mystery' event to be held Friday

There's a mystery afoot in downtown Goldsboro. Hundreds of works of art have popped up in the Arts Council of Wayne County and for now, nobody knows who made them. But that will all change Friday night. Roughly 150...

Annual fox hunt to raise money for volunteer fire department

ALBERTSON -- The annual Washington's Day Fox Hunt and Dog Trials will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Albertson Ruritan Community Building, N.C. 111. Sponsored by the Albertson Ruritan Club, the proceeds are shared by the club, Albertson...

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