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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Country Club will close

Less than 70 years after receiving its charter from the state, the Goldsboro Country Club will close its doors. A member of the club's board of directors would not divulge just why the decision was made, but confirmed that...

Downtown Lights Up! will mark start of holiday season Tuesday evening

In just a few more days, Goldsboro will mark the official start of the Christmas season with holiday light -- and a little snow. The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. will host Downtown Lights Up! on Tuesday from 5 until...

A seat at the table

Shycole Simpson-Carter remembers what it was like to be hungry. The daughter of a mother who was raising four children on her own, she knew food was scarce -- and that sometimes her mother did not eat so she...

Denning named to post on UMO Foundation board

MOUNT OLIVE -- George Robert "Bobby" Denning has been named to the University of Mount Olive Foundation Board. The foundation, which was formed in early 2004, has been active in its efforts to raise funds for the university. Denning...

Government will observe holiday

Local, state, and federal offices, banks, the Postal Service office and schools will observe the Thanksgiving holiday this week. All Wayne County offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, with the exception of the landfill. The landfill and convenience...

Wreaths Across America set for Dec. 13

The deadline for donations to "Wreaths Across America," a project to place a wreath on the grave of every veteran, is drawing near. On Saturday, Dec. 13, at noon, ceremonies will be held across the nation to lay the...

'Tis the season

The Christmas parade season got under way in Seven Spring on Saturday and over the next two weeks it will be followed by six more. The weekend of Dec. 6 and 7 will be busy with parades in Mount...

Community Harvest Outreach feeding more than 300 families

Community Harvest Outreach will feed more than 300 needy families at Thanksgiving, thanks to the support of dozens of local businesses and churches. The ministry held its third annual harvest festival Saturday at the HGDC Community Crisis Center on...

Santa takes seat in Berkeley Mall

Isaac Peterson has been very good this year. How good? The 4-year-old could not stretch his arms wide enough to illustrate it. So when he climbed into Santa's lap at Berkeley Mall, he knew he was on the "nice...

Berkeley widening project on hold

The Berkeley Boulevard widening project has been put on hold temporarily because of complications with utility relocation in the area. The contract was originally awarded to Fred Smith Co. at $2.8 million, but the company balked at the location...

Friday, November 21, 2014

Goldsboro Country Club closing its doors

Officials with the Goldsboro Country Club board of directors have confirmed that the club will close its doors in December. For complete details, see Sunday's News-Argus....

Goldsboro Country Club closing its doors

Officials with the Goldsboro Country Club board of directors have confirmed that the club will close its doors in December. For complete details, see Sunday's News-Argus....

UMO benefactor George Kornegay Jr. dies at 80

MOUNT OLIVE -- George R. Kornegay Jr. is being remembered this morning as a "great asset" and "friend" to not only Mount Olive, but Wayne County. Kornegay, 80, died early this morning at Vidant Medical Center following a period...

Ellis hearing postponed amid no-show

NEW BERN -- All parties were present and accounted for in Craven County Superior Court Thursday for a hearing in the motion for appropriate relief in the murder case of Javonta Ellis, 17. Everyone but the defendant. Judge John...

A different fight

Charles McNair's "soldiers" are fighting a different kind of war. They are drilled in patience and perseverance. They are battling cold weather, bugs and limited space. McNair is training his "Buffalo Soldiers" for the real world. The Buffalo Soldier Project...

School board remains at odds

Tempers and tense moments dominated a second called meeting of the Board of Education held Thursday night to discuss the hiring of an interim superintendent, with the board maintaining its 4-3 split on a contract that will pay Dr....

Thursday, November 20, 2014

They got a little help from their 'friends'

Sometimes all it takes to get a little help from your friends is to ask. So, on Nov. 11, Amber Capps posted a Facebook status. Her nonprofit employer, RHA Howell Care Center Bear Creek in LaGrange, needed help. The...

UMO prof receives top honor from state

Lenard Moore's relationship with words has spanned a lifetime -- from a childhood spent reading on the school bus and listening to his grandfather tell a story to his days in the Army when he and his fellow soldiers sang...

Road testing

Just three months into the role, Wayne County Public Schools Transportation Director Robert Lee III finds himself tackling inspection safety scores and shortages of bus drivers and mechanics. Poor safety scores, resulting in buses being pulled from the road...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Suspect caught in van murder

The last of the six initial suspects in the Oct. 31 murder of Shanekqua Thompson, 21, is in custody, the Goldsboro Police Department said today. Additional arrests are expected. "There will be multiple additional charges against the six," Maj....

County: Pinewood VFD to close Dec. 2

The Pinewood Fire Department will close its doors on Dec. 2, the victim of a shrinking service district that carried with it a reduction in the tax revenues the department needed to operate. But while the department is closing,...

Royal visit

Miss North Carolina Beth Stovall made a visit to Spring Creek Middle School this morning. She spoke to an assembly of students about the importance of never giving up on one's dreams, informing students that she failed to win...

Jail plan picked

Construction of a $10 million, 217-bed misdemeanant jail on North William Street will not require a property tax increase, County Manager George Wood said Tuesday. Wood made his comments prior to Wayne County commissioners voting to accept the schematic...

Local school nets award from STEM

Wayne School of Engineering was one of 12 schools in the state recently recognized for having the attributes of a quality STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math, learning program. The schools were the first in the state to...

University of Mount Olive prepares for program

MOUNT OLIVE -- The University of Mount Olive will host the sixth annual "Christmas by Candlelight" on Saturday, Dec. 6. There will be two services with the first beginning at 2:30 p.m. and the second at 6:30 p.m. in...

LaGrange man shot Monday

A LaGrange man claims to have been shot in the Linclon Homes community in Goldsboro on Monday. Investigators with the Goldsboro Police Department, however, are looking into the possibility he was shot somewhere else. Brandon Hue Pridgen, 20, of 5338...

Crime of the Week

On July 8, the Goldsboro Police Department received a report of indecent liberties with a minor. Further investigation warranted felony warrants of indecent liberties with a child and first degree sexual offense with a child against Jose Hernandez-Vasques, 39, whose...

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