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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Two face cocaine charges

A man and a woman were arrested last Wednesday after a traffic stop on N.C. 111 South and Spring Bank Road during which officers located 9 ounces of cocaine with a street value of $25,200. The Goldsboro/Wayne County Drug Task...

Man arrested for drugs after traffic stop

A traffic stop on Sept. 23 resulted in a Goldsboro man being arrested for possession of heroin, cocaine and marijuana, according to a press release from the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.Charles Albert Stephens, 37, of 130 Vanderbilt Circle, was stopped...

Business owners press DOT about signs

Local business owners Monday morning pressed state Department of Transportation officials for prompt action on installing business logo signs near interchanges on the new U.S. 70 Bypass, saying they are suffering as traffic passes them by. They, along with Wayne...

Arrest made in 1987 case

Police say a DNA-match and other evidence led to the arrest of a Goldsboro man Friday in connection with a cold case that dates back nearly 30 years. Sylvester Earl Braswell, 52, of 1903 Palm St., will now answer...

Primary care location to open in Pikeville

PIKEVILLE -- A new primary care physician's office is scheduled to open Oct. 31 in the now closed medical office building on U.S. 117 North in Pikeville. Wayne Memorial Hospital has leased the building from Eastern Medical Associates, said Louis...

Candidates take the floor during forum

GRANTHAM -- Superior Court Judge Arnold Jones raised his right hand Monday night as he asked the crowd of nearly 50 gathered for a candidates forum if they knew about his "situation." His opponent, Will Bland, pointed out that...

Pikeville restaurant damaged by fire

PIKEVILLE -- A fire broke out in the kitchen at El Texano Family Restaurant in Pikeville-Pleasant Grove Saturday afternoon. Pikeville-Pleasantville Grove and Belfast firefighters arrived after they received a call around 5:45 p.m., Pikeville Fire Department assistant chief Jared McPhail...

Delivery truck backs into woman's car

No one was injured Monday afternoon when a flatbed delivery truck backed into a woman's car at 1908 Stephens Court. The wreck occurred at around 4 p.m., as the driver of the Sunbelt Rentals truck was backing out of the...

Arnold Jones pleads not guilty

WILMINGTON -- District 8-B Superior Court Judge Arnold Jones II was arraigned in federal court Monday and entered a not guilty plea on all three charges brought against him in a federal indictment. A federal indictment against Jones for allegedly...

Pikeville to get new medical practice

PIKEVILLE -- A new primary care physician's office is scheduled to open Oct. 31 in the now closed medical office building on U.S. 117 North in Pikeville. Wayne Memorial Hospital has leased the building from Eastern Medical Associates, said Louis...

Monday, September 26, 2016

Wilson man charged for possession of methamphetamine

A man was arrested for the possession of methamphetamine by the Goldsboro and Wayne County REACT Team after a traffic stop Friday. Alston Clifton Bass, 20, of 7825 Tedder Road in Wilson was charged with possession of methamphetamine after the REACT...

Police arrest man in 1987 rape case thanks to DNA, modern methods

A Goldsboro man was arrested Friday and charged in a rape case which had gone unsolved since 1987, according to a press release from the Goldsboro police department. Sylvester Earl Braswell, 52, of 1903 Palm St., was charged for the nearly...

Taste of Wayne returns Oct. 8

It's almost that time again for tasting some of the mouthwatering foods that Wayne County restaurants have to offer. The 26th annual Taste of Wayne will take place Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the block...

The Bridge goes to Mount Olive

The Bridge Church is adding a third location next month in Mount Olive. The "portable church" concept will be introduced on the campus of the University of Mount Olive, using the Southern Bank Auditorium in Raper Hall. Planting a...

Shriners fish fry is Friday

The Wayne Shrine Club's fall fish fry will be held Friday, Sept. 30 in Goldsboro and Mount Olive. All proceeds go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville, S.C. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2...

Man killed in hit and run near U.S. 70

A man was killed Saturday night in a hit-and-run when a person driving a truck hit him as he walked near America's Best Value Inn off of 701 U.S. 70 East. The person driving the truck allegedly left the scene...

Treatment companion

Pain and sickness seemed to leave a patient's room for a moment -- whenever Wendy and Shilah walked in. Wendy, a 6-year-old German shepherd labrador mix, and Shilah, a 5-year-old yellow labrador, visited patients at Wayne Memorial Hospital Wednesday...

Absentee ballots available by request

Absentee voting by mail began Sept. 9 and by this past Friday afternoon 56 voters had already cast their absentee ballots in the Nov. 8 general election. Absentee by mail ballot request forms are available online at www.waynevotes.com or...

This one didn't get away

Madyson Verneman, 8, holds up a bream that she caught during the Big Cat Fishing Tournament sponsored by the Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course Saturday. It was the only fish Madyson caught all day, but her brother Jackson, 5, also pictured,...

GPAC call-in Tuesday at City Hall

The Goldsboro Partners Against Crime initiative will notify 18 violent criminals of the consequences of committing another crime during its final call-in of 2016 at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Goldsboro City Hall. The GPAC notification is their last warning and...

Man killed in hit and run

A man was killed Saturday night in a hit-and-run when a person driving a truck hit him as he walked near America's Best Value Inn off of 701 U.S. 70 East.The person driving the truck allegedly left the scene heading...

Voting has already begun in Wayne

Absentee voting by mail began Sept. 9 and by this past Friday afternoon 56 voters had already cast their absentee ballots in the Nov. 8 general election. Absentee by mail ballot request forms are available online at www.waynevotes.com or at...

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Weather spotter training offered at WCC

Wayne Community College will host training for potential volunteer severe weather spotters on Sept. 28, from 12:30-2 p.m. in Moffatt Auditorium. The National Weather Service will provide its SKYWARN(r) training, which is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is...

Big Sweep starts today

People will be out in full force for two weeks beginning today picking up trash around the county during the 2016 Wayne Big Sweep. Anyone can help clean, said local coordinator Barbara Byers. It could be a business, civic...

Verizon seeks to add store in city

Verizon Wireless is interested in adding a second store in the city at the Shoppes of Goldsboro near the intersection of U.S. 70 and N.C. 581. Site plans for a 3,000-square-foot, single-story retail building will be reviewed by the...

'Justice for Tiya Prayer Walk'

Community members walk Saturday morning in the "Justice for Tiya Prayer Walk" that started at Dillard Middle School. Atiya Maddox was shot to death in late July and police are still seeking clues that might lead to a suspect in...

Safety and fun

The 18th annual KidsFest kicked off Saturday at Berkeley Mall, and families had more than just fun. They learned how to be safe in their community. Sponsored by the Wayne County Health Department and the Goldsboro Fire Department, the event...

Goldsboro Milling Company celebrates 100 years

Goldsboro Milling Company celebrated it's 100th anniversary Saturday with nearly 450 guests and a mack truck cake to cut. A large white tent shaded guests at 938 Millers Chapel Road, where the president of Goldsboro Milling, Gordon Maxwell, sliced the...

Fair to kick off this week

DUDLEY -- A new 108-foot tall gondola Ferris wheel will tower over the 68th annual Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair that opens its 10-day run Thursday afternoon. But for those not interested in a bird's-eye view of the fair, there...

Aircraft catches fire at SJAFB

An F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft caught on fire at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Friday morning. According to SJAFB public affairs, the airplane's jet fuel starter exhaust caught on fire around 11:05 a.m. Friday. The jet fuel starter is a...

Tractor ride event raises money for Cures for the Colors

MOUNT OLIVE -- Friends and families gathered at the M.F. McCullen Jr. farm at 2616 N.C. 55 East Saturday morning for the second annual Eastern Carolina Tractor Ride, in support of the Cures for the Colors. Hosted by the...

East Carolina receives high rating by U.S. News & World Report

GREENVILLE -- East Carolina University ranks in the top tier of national universities in a new listing by U.S. News & World Report. In the magazine's 2017 "Best Colleges" guide released online earlier this month, ECU is ranked 210, tied...

Sit, Rover, sit: Class teaches pooches some basic obedience

Carolyn Mitchell's 5-month-old yorkie, Lexi, saw an opportunity to run -- and run she did. "My husband and I were chasing her down the road," Mrs. Mitchell said. "That was quite scary." To keep this from happening again, Mrs. Mitchell...

DGDC honors Carolina Pine

A game-changer who challenged traditional downtown business concepts was recognized Friday with the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp.'s most prestigious award. The Carolina Pine Country Store, owned by Kathy Cornelison, captured the DGDC 2016 Outstanding Business of the Year Award....

Council to talk street paving

The Goldsboro City Council recessed its Sept. 19 meeting and will reconvene Monday night. The council will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 214 N. Center St. The council does not have a set...

Meeting highlights ongoing projects

Members of the Base/Community Council Thursday morning were updated on ongoing projects in Goldsboro, Wayne County and on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Goldsboro Mayor Chuck Allen, Wayne County Commission Chairman Joe Daughtery, Col. Brian Armstrong, vice commander of...

African Children's Choir concert to be Oct. 2

The African Children's Choir will be in concert at The Lord's Table on Parkway Drive at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. The program will feature well-loved children's songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to...

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Fire breaks out at El Texano Family Restaurant

PIKEVILLE -- A fire broke out in the kitchen at El Texano Family Restaurant in Pikeville Saturday afternoon. The fire began in the exhaust hood in the kitchen of the restaurant, said Pikeville-Pleasant Grove Fire Department assistant chief Jared McPhail."Everything is...

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