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Friday, July 29, 2016

Walk is planned in response to violence

Everlena Eason is heartbroken from the ongoing string of violence plaguing the streets of Goldsboro. She's also disappointed by the widespread shootings and other acts of violence across the nation and world. The combined effect led Eason to organize...

Nominee for Senate makes visit to city

Stories and concerns voiced by Goldsboro senior citizens Thursday afternoon were ones that Deborah Ross, Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, has heard before. Their concerns about Social Security cost-of-living increases, Congressional efforts to cut the program and to privatize...

NAACP holds community meeting about regrouping

The Goldsboro/Wayne NAACP held a community meeting Thursday night for residents to express concerns about the regrouping plan recently passed by the Wayne County Board of Education. About three dozen showed up, including four school board members -- Chairman...

Model railroad display starts today

The Sipping and Switching Society of North Carolina model railroad layout will be at the Goldsboro YMCA gym Friday through Sunday, July 29 to 31. It will be set up this evening, starting at 7 p.m., and will be...

Authorities continue to search for suspect

There are no updates in the case involving a 75-year-old woman being found dead inside a freezer during Memorial Day weekend. The body of Arma Ann Roush was found inside a freezer at 1723 B Holly St. that an...

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wreck on Bill Lane Boulevard results in minor injuries

A two car wreck at the intersection of N.C. 111 South and Bill Lane Boulevard early Wednesday morning sent one woman to the hospital with minor injuries. The wreck happened just after 9 a.m. when a woman was turning...

Renovations to give new look to Wendy's on Berkeley

Wendy's restaurant on North Berkeley Boulevard will have a new look in less than two months as crews work to renovate the property. The renovations, which include a remodel of the restaurant and new facade, started a week ago...

Board approves new Wayne Community College president

The Wayne Community College board of trustees made it official Tuesday night, unanimously voting Dr. Thomas Walker Jr. to serve as the sixth president of the college. The search to replace Dr. Kay Albertson, who officially retires July 30,...

WATCH seeks improved relations

A discussion about teen pregnancy rates at two high schools at the WATCH board meeting Wednesday segued into ways to improve relations with Wayne County commissioners. Efforts to secure funding for the coming year had again stalled at the...

Elderly Eureka man is missing

An 81-year-old Eureka man with dementia and memory loss was reported missing by his daughter on Tuesday. Arthur Pickens, of 104 Jones St., Eureka, was last seen wearing a dark blue ball cap, a white dress shirt, black pants...

Man is charged with possession of weapon of mass destruction

A man was arrested at a traffic checkpoint early Tuesday morning when multiple weapons and an open container were found inside his car. Nicholas Keith Potter, 18, of 694 Country Club Road, Mount Olive, was arrested and charged with...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wayne Community College aviation program director recognized

The director of Wayne Community College's Aviation Systems Technology program has been honored by the Aviation Technician Education Council. Mark Peeples was named the Ivan D. Livi Aviation Maintenance Educator of the Year, an award that recognizes excellence in aviation...

Autopsy results awaited in death

The preliminary results of an autopsy performed on 53-year-old Randy Dee Grady, the victim of a suspected homicide on July 22, did not immediately show what caused his death. Maj. Tom Effler with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said...

City is awarded TIGER grant

The city of Goldsboro captured its second federal transportation grant that provides $5 million for continued improvements to the downtown area. City officials learned Tuesday afternoon that the city will receive its second Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant. The...

Likeness in the sky

Retired Col. Kevin "Uncle" Fesler spotted someone familiar in a painting at LaFevers Dental Team two months ago. Fesler met with Dr. Scott LaFevers for an initial teeth cleaning, but upon leaving, he saw a 17-year-old painting of an...

Shots fired into home on George Street

Shots were fired into a residence on George Street in the middle of the day on July 22. The incident was reported to police Monday. A woman told police she was sitting on the front porch of her house...

Man is stabbed in the neck

A man was stabbed in the neck early Monday morning while having sexual relations with another man. According to a police report filed on the incident, the suspect that allegedly stabbed the man in the neck is known only...

State schools superintendent makes stop in Goldsboro

Much has happened in the field of education since Dr. June Atkinson became the first woman named state superintendent of public instruction, in 2005. "When I was first elected as state superintendent, our graduation rate was 68 percent and...

Crime of the week

On Friday, July 22 shortly after 1 p.m. Goldsboro Police Department officers responded to a call that someone had been shot and was being taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital. The victim, Atiya Maddox, 19, was pronounced deceased at Wayne Memorial...

WCC to offer WorkKeys test in August

The WorkKeys tests for the National Career Readiness Certificate will be offered four times in Wayne County in August. The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success (WORKS) program will provide testing sessions 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 and 23,...

Comatha Johnson is presented with Lillian Parks Thomas Award

Comatha Boyette Johnson has been presented the Lillian Parks Thomas Award, the Continental Societies' highest and most prestigious honor, in recognition of her four decades of uninterrupted service, vision and outstanding leadership. The award is presented in even years...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Committee narrows down art selection

The top 12 art selections for possible placement in downtown Goldsboro were picked Monday by a public art steering committee. The committee, composed of city staff and area residents, met in the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. office and reviewed...

Dunkin' Donuts, Baskin Robbins plan moves forward

The Goldsboro Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend to city council the addition of a new Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins restaurant along North Berkeley Boulevard. The combined donut and ice cream shop, which includes a sit-down restaurant, is...

Temperatures push to nearly 100 degrees

Wayne County is under a heat advisory that is expected to continue through the week as temperatures push toward the 100-degree mark. "Basically, this pattern's going to continue for the next several days, and we've got highs in the...

Suspect charged in shooting death

An arrest was made Monday in the July 23 homicide of 25-year-old Joshua Omar Forbes. Investigators with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office arrested Matthew Craig Moyers, 24, of 103 Southwinds Drive, Dudley, and charged him with one count of...

Vehicles reported stolen

One vehicle was stolen from an Elm Street residence and another was stolen from the 100 block of S. Center St. over the weekend. A man living at 2509 E. Elm St. told police on Sunday that his 2004 green...

Portion of Weaver Road to be closed

A section of Weaver Road in Wayne County will be closed for several weeks as N.C. Department of Transportation crews replace a collapsed pipe. The road was closed by DOT maintenance crews this week, and repairs are expected to take...

Man charged in shooting

A LaGrange man was arrested Sunday after allegedly shooting at another man's feet during a verbal altercation Saturday evening. Timothy Taylor Toy, 47, of 1849 Piney Grove Church Road, LaGrange, was arrested and charged with assault by pointing a...

Fairview Park fire suspicious

Goldsboro police are investigating a suspicious fire that happened Sunday evening at Fairview Park around 5:30 p.m. The Goldsboro Fire Department and Goldsboro Police Department responded to a call of the roof of the picnic shelter at Fairview Park being...

Cellphone stolen from Walmart

Someone stole a cell phone worth $129 from the Walmart at 2908 U.S. 70 West Saturday night. According to a police report filed on the incident, an unknown white male with brown hair wearing a gray shirt and camouflage pants...

ATVs stolen from trailer

Someone stole several off-road vehicles from a trailer parked on North Park Drive some time between Friday night and Saturday morning. According to a police report on the incident, a man from Spotsylvania, Va., parked a trailer with several off...

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