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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WATCH on list for cut

Appropriation: $0. Dr. Clark Gaither, WATCH medical director, said he was disappointed, but not surprised, on Tuesday when he received a letter from the county finance office that the agency would not receive any of the approximately $220,000 requested...

Slated for arrival

Goldsboro's new 4,800-square-foot transfer center on Carolina Street is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 25. The project, funded in part by a TIGER V grant received from the federal government, will finish three months ahead of the Streetscape...

Copper thief caught as he returns to scene

An alleged copper thief returned to the same South George Street warehouse one too many times this month, a Goldsboro Police Department press release said. Mourice Nathaniel Wilder, 25, 1507 Catalpa St., now faces seven criminal charges including breaking...

Commander fired

One of the highest-ranking officers on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base -- the decorated colonel responsible for overseeing everything from security, food services and personnel support for the 4th Fighter Wing -- was fired Friday after his commanding officer...

Council members take closer look at proposed new budget numbers

The Goldsboro City Council is expected to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2015-16 on Monday that includes a 1-cent tax increase and funding cuts to agencies across the board. This decision comes on the heels of a budget...

Report: Lice no reason for absence

The condition might be uncomfortable, a nuisance or an embarrassment, but according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, head lice are not a reason to keep kids home from school. In an updated clinical report by the AAP in...

Thompson earns Spence Art honor

A Meadow Lane Elementary School art teacher and outstanding student artists were recently recognized during Wayne County Public Schools' 24th annual visual arts awards reception. Terri Thompson was named the Zeno Spence Art Educator of the Year for 2014-15....

Student gets first place in Duke's TIP

A fourth-grader at St. Mary School was recently selected as first place winner in the a writing contest sponsored by Duke University's Talent Identification Program. Emilyn Steele placed first in the fourth grade division of the annual 4th-6th Grade...

Crime of the week

On May 25, the Goldsboro Police Department responded to a residence located in the 1200 block of Park Avenue B. The citizen reported they left their home secure on that date and when they returned at noon they found a...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Suspect faces rape, sexual offense charge

A Goldsboro man accused of rape and sexual offenses against a minor is in custody today, according to a Goldsboro police report. Brian Keith King, 20, 311B Charles St., is charged with three counts each of statutory rape and...

Community gathers to salute those who gave their lives in service to their country

C. Ray Smith had already made up his mind that he wasn't coming back from his deployment. Going into his mission, his supervisors had told him they would be lucky if 10 percent of the men that went on...

Schools keeping senior projects

The graduation project is still alive and well in three Wayne County high schools. Introduced statewide to the freshman class of 2006 as a requirement to earning a high school diploma, it was at times a controversial topic. Officials...

Monday, May 25, 2015

Veterans can get benefit information

JACKSONVILLE -- The American Legion, Department of North Carolina, Veterans Assistance and Rehabilitation Division will hold a Veterans Benefits Action Center from June 16-18 at American Legion Post 265, 146 Broadhurst Road. The event is for veterans and their...

Former senator dies

John H. Kerr III, who championed eastern North Carolina causes during more than two decades in the state General Assembly, died Sunday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. He was 79. Funeral arrangements will be announced later this week by...

Honoring the fallen

MOUNT OLIVE -- Memorial Day was not established to mark the start of summer, and any nation that forgets those who have served and died defending it will be forgotten itself. That was the message Sunday afternoon of Marine...

Groups ask city to keep funding

With word out that Goldsboro City Council is considering cutting certain allotments to several local charitable organizations, local leaders came to the budget discussions to plead their cases. Literacy Connections director Pat Yates gave a lengthy presentation to the...

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Wayne School of Engineering graduates 77

Wayne School of Engineering graduated 77 students Friday evening, among whom were the first two graduates in the history of the school to obtain both a four-year high school diploma and a two-year associate degree. The two students --...

School district human resources director resigns

The human resources director of Wayne County Public Schools for nearly a decade departed abruptly earlier this week, leaving the district tight-lipped and him claiming the reason was to seek "other educational pursuits." Dr. Marvin "Steve" McCoy was named...

Twenty earn diplomas at Wayne Christian graduation

Austin Howell and Tanner Rose raced rolling chairs down a hallway to calm pre-graduation jitters. Blake Floars was worried that a temperamental zipper on his graduation gown wouldn't work -- it didn't, but no one seemed to notice. And...

Faison restaurant closed by state for tax bill

FAISON -- The popular Southern Exposure restaurant was shuttered Tuesday after being seized by the state Department of Revenue for failure to pay state sales tax. According to published reports, the restaurant is nearly $16,000 in arrears on its...

No final numbers on Relay for Life

Relay for Life organizers are still tallying how much was raised from this year's event, held May 15-16 at the fairgrounds. It may be awhile before they have a total, said Brenda Robinson, Wayne County Relay for Life co-chairman....

Memorial Day events planned

Memorial Day ceremonies will be held this afternoon in Mount Olive and Monday morning and afternoon in Goldsboro. The Wayne County Veterans and Patriots Coalition will sponsor the Goldsboro observances. The Mount Olive event is sponsored by VFW Post...

Volunteers place flags to remember heroes

kballard@newsargus.com Kelley Craver paused over the grave of Ralph Ringgold Faison. "Oh sir, thank you," she said. She knelt by his grave and placed a small American flag in front of it. Faison served in both World Wars before passing...

Dillard/Goldsboro alumni gather for fellowship, memories

Hundreds of alumni of Dillard and Goldsboro high schools jammed the streets of south Goldsboro on Saturday to celebrate their 60th annual reunion, with floats, pageant queens and marching bands. The annual Dillard-Goldsboro reunion drew graduates from all over...

DGDC says more than 30 new businesses have opened downtown

The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. is letting its community know -- 37 new businesses have opened downtown since the start of Streetscape in 2012. The organization says that the new businesses that have opened within the Municipal Service District...

Local Government Commission tells city its fund balance is too low

Goldsboro received a letter from the North Carolina Local Government Commission on Monday warning the city that its available fund balance, as of the 2013-14 fiscal year audit, did not have enough funds to support current city operations. Finance...

Central/Eastern Wayne alumni gather to see old friends

Graduates of Central High School and Eastern Wayne High gathered Saturday to see old friends and to celebrate their alma maters as alumni held their annual reunion this weekend. "It's like a family reunion, basically," said Chandra Williams, who...

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