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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Kiwanis to host 39th annual run to raise money for children

The Sunrise Kiwanis Club will host the 39th annual Run for a Child Greater Goldsboro Road Run April 8 at Cornerstone Commons. The event is a fundraiser to help support Kiwanis members assist children of the community. The 10K run,...

Wayne County Sheriff's Office seeks help identifying break-in suspect

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is asking for community assistance in identifying a suspect in a February break-in to a local convenience store. A press release said that the Eastern Wayne Mart at 774 e. New Hope Road Goldsboro was...

Manhunt turns up no leads

Outside of a suspicious person report that sent Northwest Elementary School in Pikeville into a soft lockdown Tuesday, authorities developed no new leads in the second day of an ongoing manhunt. As the manhunt enters its third day, officials...

Report: Man shoots into home twice

A man with a warrant already out for his arrest is now facing felony charges after shooting through the front door of a woman's Fairview Circle apartment, according to police reports. It is the second reported shooting at the...

A chance to dance

As a child, Megan Ranck went to bed each night and dreamed only of dancing. She opened her eyes the next morning and knew it had only been a dream, but she was convinced dancing would remain in her...

Rick Fletcher named director of city Public Works Department

A retired Air Force civil engineer and interim director of the Goldsboro Public Works Department has been selected to lead two city departments. Rick Fletcher was promoted this week to director of the Goldsboro Public Works Department, which includes...

April WorkKeys testing dates announced

The WorkKeys(r) tests for the National Career Readiness Certificate will be offered just three times in Wayne County during April. The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success (WORKS) program will provide testing sessions on April 11 and 25 from 8:30...

Seven girls to compete for title of Miss Aycock High

Seven young ladies will compete for the title of Miss Charles B. Aycock this weekend. The 2017 pageant will be held Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the school's old gym. Tickets are $10. Hannah Wright, daughter of Robert...

Cars, homes broken into in county

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating a series of car and home break-ins in the Dudley area that were reported Monday, according to incident reports. According to the reports, apartments C1, C2, B3 and D2 at 715 Sandhill...

Rosewood students visit artisans

Three Rosewood teachers have taken their love of the arts on the road. A group of band, chorus and visual art students from Rosewood middle and high schools recently traveled to Pigeon Forge, Tenn. for a four-day trip that offered...

Rabies clinics to be held in April, also vaccinations given

Rabies vaccination clinics will be held on Saturday, April 1, and Saturday April 8. The cost will be $5 per dog or cat. The clinics are sponsored by Wayne County. The April 1 clinics will be held from 8...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Coming Wednesday: Local high school girls win contest, earn chance to go to prom

As a child, Megan Ranck went to bed each night and dreamed only of dancing. She would opened her eyes the next morning and know it had only been a dream, but she was convinced dancing would remain in her...

Multiple break-ins reported Monday

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating a series of car and home break-ins in the Dudley area that were reported Monday, according to incident reports. According to the reports, apartments C1, C2, B3 and D2 at 715 Sandhill Drive...

Man charged with shooting into woman's apartment

A man with a warrant already out for his arrest is now facing felony charges after shooting through the front door of a woman's Fairview Circle apartment, according to police reports. It is the second reported shooting at the same...

Northwest Elementary light lockdown continues

PIKEVILLE -- Northwest Elementary School is on a soft lockdown until further notice after a report of a suspicious person in the area following an overnight manhunt. Maj. Tom Effler said he could not confirm whether or not the suspicious...

Northwest Elementary on 'light lockdown' this morning following overnight manhunt

PIKEVILLE -- Northwest Elementary School is on a "light lockdown" this morning following an overnight manhunt after a report of a suspicious person in the area, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Maj. Tom Effler said he could not...

Scientist earns distinction through complex research

Kristopher Darling was working in a dentist office pursuing his dream of becoming a dentist. But while there he discovered a love of working with materials -- a discovery that set him on course to eventually becoming a materials...

School board works to finalize Edgewood's classroom number

The Wayne County Board of Education continues to look at its plans for a new Edgewood Community Development School to ensure that it will be able to meet the needs of the community's special needs children. The new Edgewood school...

Near miss: Manhunt for fleeing suspect enters second day

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office's helicopter unit circled over the Rosewood community most of Monday night and SWAT was standing by as a manhunt got underway for a potentially armed suspect. The search entered its second day today after officials...

Man is charged for possession of meth

A man was arrested Friday after Wayne County deputies found methamphetamine in his car, according to a sheriff's office press release. According to the release, deputies with the Wayne County Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team stopped Dillon Blake Brown, 22, of...

Monday, March 27, 2017

Manhunt underway for potentially armed suspect near Rosewood

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office's helicopter unit is visible over the Rosewood community tonight and SWAT is standing by as a manhunt is underway for a potentially armed suspect. Maj. Tom Effler said area residents should be careful, but there...

Shots fired into home on Fairview Circle

Someone fired a gun into a woman's home in Fairview Circle early Sunday morning, according to a Goldsboro police report. Just before 1 a.m., a person shot at the woman's house, located in the 900 block of Fairview Circle, the...

Police: Shoplifter had knife in his pocket

A man allegedly stole a speaker, a Bluetooth device and headphones at Target Sunday afternoon, before officers stopped him at the door. According to a Goldsboro Police report, Christopher Donnell Brinson, 43, of 704 Force Road, removed security devices from...

Recovery meeting slated for this week

The second in a series of three public meetings on the Hurricane Matthew Resilient Redevelopment Planning program will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in room 101 of the Walnut Building on the Wayne Community...

Work begins for book sale at library

Debbie Brantham, Brenda Kahn and Lee Yahnker gather by a table of books in the back of the library. The three admitted "bookworms" are there to see the latest arrivals. Not to check them out and take them home to...

Woman charged in officer assault

A woman assaulted two officers as they tried to arrest her Wednesday afternoon, according to a Goldsboro police report. Stephanie Nicole Martin, 35, of 219 Randall Lane Apt. 2, is charged with two counts of assault on a government official,...

Common thread of grief: Trayvon Martin's father speaks during A'Tiya Maddox remembrance banquet

A'Tiya Maddox was always a giver. It was written in her name, which means "a gift." And while she is no longer here to give her parents hugs, to share her smile people talk about so often or to reach...

Summit highlights value of involvement

Thirty neckties became a representation of the connection between a father and son during the Father-Son Summit Saturday at Refuge Temple Church Saturday. The Prevention and Treatment Center, the Tranz Center and the church hosted the event that welcomed only...

Sunday, March 26, 2017

City pilot program employ youth

The city of Goldsboro is getting ready to launch a new summer youth employment program that will offer teenagers minimum-wage jobs. The city-funded program, which will be operated out of the Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Department, is expected to...

Second graders will tour farm on Thursday

The annual We Dig It Ag Day for second-graders will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at Odom Farming Co. at 1426 Claridge Nursery Road. The event, sponsored by the Wayne County Farm...

Extension Office hires new 4-H agent

Growing up in the Grantham community, Jessica Hogan's involvement in the 4-H horse program had her wanting to be a professional horse rider when she grew up. That didn't happen. But, as she grew older, Ms. Hogan decided she wanted...

UMO to sponsor naval history program in April

The University of Mount Olive will sponsor a program on the history of the United States Navy Monday, April 10 from 11 a.m. to noon. It will take place in the Hennessee Room in the Holmes and Lois K. Murphy...

Plans to use U.S. 70 to recruit industry

An effort is underway to designate sections of U.S. 70 from Wayne County through Craven County as a "North Carolina Aerospace Corridor" in an attempt to market the area to the aerospace industry. Crystal Gettys, Wayne County Development Alliance...

Community meeting on children April 11

NC Child, Goldsboro Pediatrics, WAGES, and the Partnership for Children of Wayne County invite the public to join them for a community discussion about important issues facing children and families in our community. Specifically, the focus will be on the...

Law enforcement, community come together

Over 100 people gathered at Fairview Park Saturday to see law enforcement and non-profit organizations unite with the community. The 3rd annual Community Fun Day kicked off with 65 students from A Drummers World getting people to stomp their feet...

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is praised for resiliency during gala

People often ask Kathleen Ferguson what the Air Force thinks of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. According to Ms. Ferguson, who spoke at the 2017 Friends of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base gala Saturday, not much of anything. That is...

Police crack down on drunk drivers

Upward of 20 patrol cars stacked alongside the edges of U.S. 70 East and West, with signs alerting oncoming drivers to what was waiting for them up ahead Friday night -- a DWI and traffic violation checkpoint. The Goldsboro Police...

UPDATE: Vanderbilt Circle fire displaces 16, deemed suspicious

An early morning fire that  displaced two families in the Westhaven community Saturday  has been deemed suspicious. Officials said two women who live side-by-side were forced from their homes along with their children ---- 14 kids in all ranging in...

Council approves multiple uses for center

The former W.A. Foster Center could become a future educational site and boxing facility following a Goldsboro City Council decision to allow multiple uses under one roof. The council, which received ownership proposals from three groups in February, was presented...

Mobile medical unit rolls out to help people

Carlos Trevino walked inside the new Bridge to Hope mobile medical clinic Saturday with high blood pressure and an injured arm. What could have been a routine health check, at Fairview Park, resulted in Trevino being connected to a local...

Common thread of grief

A common thread of tragedy and grief wove the audience and the keynote speakers together during a banquet at Dillard-Goldsboro Alumni Cultural Center Saturday night. Tiffany and John Maddox, parents of the slain A'Tiya Maddox, remembered their daughter during the...

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Police crack down on drunk drivers

Upward of 20 patrol cars stacked alongside the edges of U.S. 70 East and West with signs alerting oncoming drivers to what waited for them up ahead Friday night -- a DWI and traffic violation checkpoint. The Goldsboro Police Department...

Fire displaces two families, 14 children among them

Authorities are investigating a suspicious fire that broke out at 124 Vanderbilt Circle early Saturday morning and displaced 16 people -- 14 of whom were children. Assistant Goldsboro Fire Chief Frank Sasser said the cause of the blaze, which broke...

Traffic stop leads to drug charges

A man is charged with drug possession after Wayne County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped him for driving on a suspended license Wednesday, according to a sheriff's office press release. Deputied pulled over Jonathan Nathaniel Brooks, 30, of 961 Dollardtown Road,...

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