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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...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Elvis set to return for United Way kickoff

Elvis will be back in the house Aug. 21 at the Paramount Theatre for this year's United Way kickoff. Stephen Freeman, aka Elvis, will be performing once again. Opening act will be Goldsboro's own The Hitman, a group of...

Muslim cemetery questioned by neighbors

Muslims in Goldsboro have nowhere to bury their dead. But a proposed cemetery could fix that. A public hearing on the proposed construction of a private cemetery for Muslims was held during Monday night's Goldsboro City Council meeting. Members of...

Store owner charged in raid

The owner of a local convenience store is expected to be charged today by N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement with selling alcohol without a permit following a raid Monday. ALE chief enforcement officer Joe Sadler said "approximately a van load"...

Monday, July 27, 2015

Music-themed artwork chosen for GATEWAY hub

Eric Schreffler nearly missed the chance to be a part of the new GATEWAY Transfer Station art project. He saw a notice from the Arts Council of Wayne County about submitting ideas for the artwork at the last minute,...

County hotel tax still has legs

State lawmakers will be in Raleigh for another two weeks at least -- plenty of time to move a bill through the chambers that would impose a countywide 1 percent hotel occupancy tax, state Sen. Louis Pate said. Pate...

Without a sound

PIKEVILLE -- It was a duel. Asen Loo crouched next to Max Ponton. Both 10-year-old boys watched their teacher, Kayla Seymour, shuffle through the flashcards. She pulled one, and they both started frantically rocking their arms back in forth, cradling...

Hospital hearing on expansion Aug. 19

Wayne Memorial Hospital has filed an application with the Healthcare Planning and Certificate of Need Section of the N.C. Division of Health Service Regulation to renovate and expand space for surgical and endoscopy services and develop two new hybrid...

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A high note

John Bell wants a 300-person orchestra. He wants to spend all night watching a great play. He wants great music, inspired art and thought-provoking productions. And he wants it at Goldsboro High School. Earlier this month, Bell approached the Wayne...

Golf tournament will honor late sheriff

A golf tournament scheduled for Sept. 16 at the Lane Tree Golf Course in Goldsboro will honor the late Wayne County Sheriff Carey A. Winders. A banquet will be held the Friday before the tournament -- Sept. 11 --...

Widening project begins

The clearing of trees and other vegetation is under way along North Berkeley Boulevard in preparation for a $3 million highway-widening project. The clearing, drainage and grading are the first steps of the project, which will add a southbound...

Hundreds show up for fellowship, fun during New Spirit block party

Jaylin Hinton is scared of ponies. So sitting on top of Beau the horse, the 12-year-old was a little anxious. "I thought I'd try it out," he said. Moses Parker walked the duo around in a slow circle as part...

Assistant manager leaving city post

After nearly two years as assistant city manager, Angel Wright-Lanier is headed for Mooresville. Her last day was Thursday. Mrs. Wright-Lanier began her tenure as assistant city manager in September 2013 and made the decision to leave Goldsboro about...

Section of road to close for work

Beginning Monday, the state Department of Transportation will close a section of U.S. 70 Business/Peedin Road Extension at its intersection with U.S. 70 in Johnston County. The closure will allow work crews to convert the intersection into an interchange...

In appreciation of seniors

Leathers Charles, an Epicurean Civic Club member, carries food to guests of the Senior Appreciation Dinner on Saturday at the Dillard Alumni Building. This was the 42nd annual dinner, which gives a free meal and entertainment to senior citizens...

Lawmakers set to unwrap issues with constituents

State lawmakers have been in session for more than 100 days tackling issues from the routine to the complex including the state budget. Some issues of local interest have yet to be disposed of including a countywide one-percent hotel...

Housing bonds on council docket

The Goldsboro City Council will hold a public hearing Monday night to consider issuing $4.5 million in multi-family housing revenue bonds for the acquisition and renovation of Jefferson Court Apartments. The apartments are a 60-unit housing development at 1100...

Camped out

Payton Lowery is homesick. The 8-year-old camper slung her arms around her older sister Alyssa Vineyard's middle and squeezed tight. "She does not like being away from mama," Alyssa explained. Luckily, her group, Owl Hollow, has plenty of fun...

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