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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Public schools' Summer Institute set for this week

MOUNTOLIVE-- Wayne County Public Schools is hosting the 10th annual Summer Institute, a free conference for teachers and parents to usher in the new school year. The three-day event will take place in Raper Hall on the University of...

Arrests made in shooting

With their guns drawn, Goldsboro police Friday night surrounded a house on Brazil Street where two men had fled after allegedly shooting a third man in the leg. Police pounded on the front door and the two men, Fiante...

Legislators talk taxes at chamber breakfast

"We need to avoid all kinds of issues that create a urban-rural conflict," Dixon said. "When we talk about tax redistribution we need to be very careful. We do not want to get into a situation where we are having...

Vote on Muslim cemetery might be delayed

Goldsboro's city planning commission has recommended to delay a vote on a proposed rezoning near Fedelon Trail that would allow the Islamic Center of Goldsboro to construct a cemetery next to its place of worship. If Goldsboro City Council...

Medicaid issue tough, but needs attention, legislators say

There was agreement Friday by Wayne County's five-member legislative delegation that Medicaid reform is perhaps the thorniest issue they face. They agreed as well that it could keep them in Raleigh well past the time they had hoped to...

Goldsboro woman killed by 18-wheeler

A Goldsboro woman died Friday afternoon after she walked into the path of a tractor-trailer at the intersection of N.C. 111 South and Dollard Town Road. Carrol Ann Violette, 75, of 101 Biltmore Drive, was leaving a neighborhood store...

Goldsboro Housing Authority buys property, apartment building

Goldsboro is getting a new -- and refurbished -- low-income housing area. In a deal finalized May 27, the Goldsboro Housing Authority took sole ownership of the Walnut Street Schools Apartments at 508 E. Walnut St., as well as...

Child nearly drowns at Busco Beach

A quick-thinking bystander is being credited with pulling a young child from the waters at Busco Beach and performing CPR until emergency workers could arrive. Little information was available prior to press time Saturday night, but Wayne County Sheriff's...

City Council to meet Monday

Goldsboro City Council members will talk about Goldsboro Country Club, a park, a playground -- and chickens -- when they meet Monday night. Council members will face an agenda that includes nine work session items, three presentations, 10 consent...

Friday, July 31, 2015

UMO signs 10-year lease on library

MOUNT OLIVE -- The University of Mount Olive has signed a 10-year lease with Mount Olive for the former Steele Memorial Library building at the corner of North Chestnut and West James streets. The lease is $750 per month...

Law enforcement officers planning annual community 'meet and greet'

Wayne County Chamber of Commerce president Kate Daniels has been tapped to speak at the 32nd Annual National Night Out in Herman Park Aug. 4. Thirty-one vendors have signed on to host booths or displays at the event, which...

GPD eyes apartment break-ins

The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating a series of motor vehicle break-ins at an apartment complex off North Spence Avenue this morning. A red Volkswagen Beetle was also reported stolen. "We have several occurrences of someone breaking into unsecured...

Inmate flees during transfer

LUMBERTON -- An inmate facing charges in Wayne County escaped from a minimum security confinement center in Robeson County late Thursday, but was soon found at a Walmart in Pembroke and is back in custody as of this morning....

Gator-iffic

Noah Davis, 4, touches the rough back of a young alligator after a presentation by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island at the Wayne County Library on Thursday....

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Garbage crackdown

Beginning Monday, Sept. 14, Goldsboro citizens will experience a change in consequences for not properly placing their garbage bins near the curb for collection. Bins not placed according to city ordinances will no longer be serviced by the city's...

Victim turns tables on would-be thief

jjoyce@newsargus.com The victim of a motor vehicle break-in turned the tables on an alleged thief Wednesday outside the Sheetz gas station at 1003 N. Spence Ave., according to a Goldsboro police report. Goldsboro police were dispatched to Sheetz with a...

Leaders create new rules for roosts

Anyone who owns chickens, whether a whole flock or just one, is now required by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to register for an NCFarmID number. The requirement is part of an effort to help...

Local dealership sponsoring community blood drive

Blood donors can help others and have fun at the same time during the annual Chevrolet of Goldsboro Drive for Life blood drive. It will be held Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Chevrolet dealer on...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Proposed legislation outlines deal for Mount Olive for county hotel tax

An apparent compromise has been reached between Wayne County and Mount Olive on a proposed 1 percent countywide hotel occupancy tax. It would require that 70 percent of the hotel tax revenue generated in Mount Olive be used to...

Swimming lesson

Iyanna Ford, 8, receives instruction on how to swim freestyle from Monique Delatour, Dillard Academy Charter School staff member, during the school's weekly field trip to the YMCA Tuesday. Ms. Delatour works with the school on some of its...

Fire guts trailer

Fire claimed the home of a mother and two young children in a mobile home park off West New Hope Road Tuesday. The Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross has stepped in to provide assistance. Goldsboro Assistant...

City man charged in thefts from school

A Goldsboro man faces several charges in connection with a theft at a local school after leading police on a foot chase Friday. The suspect is accused of stealing electrical saws from Dillard Academy Charter School, which is located...

Crime of the Week

On Saturday, July 25, a resident of 906 Fifth St. reported leaving his residence secured on that date at 8:45 p.m. and when he returned at 10:45 p.m. he found a rear window at his residence had been entered by...

Community Day sponsored by nonprofit group at H.V. Brown

It was time for a change. Reggie White, Jermaine Buckram and De'Rontae Lee saw what was happening to youth in the community, and it wasn't pretty. Youths are getting caught up in violence, shootings are happening all the time and...

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