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Monday, September 1, 2014

Wayne Community College announces schedule for fall arts, humanities events

The fall season of the Arts and Humanities program at Wayne Community College is celebrating a milestone of sorts -- a stellar lineup of events while bidding farewell to retiring director Bill Brettmann and ushering in his successor. Brettmann...

Interim director questions routes

Alfred Fontana attended his first GATEWAY board of directors meeting Thursday after taking the reins as interim director and offered several suggestions for improving the system. Fontana has been the interim director for slightly more than a week, and...

Getting back in shape

A familiar piece of Goldsboro history is well on its way to being back in the public eye. A decommissioned F-86, which was previously located in front of the Goldsboro Fire Department, is in its second phase of restoration...

Solar farms back on agenda

For the third time since January, Wayne County commissioners Tuesday will tackle how the county will cope with the proliferation of solar energy facilities. The first two attempts to come up with a zoning ordinance ended with commissioners instructing...

Heavy traffic expected for holiday trip home

More than 34 million people were expected to hit the road this Labor Day weekend -- and the N.C. Highway Patrol has been watching. Since 2012, the number of fatal collisions has decreased from 24 to 14. "Speed is...

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Scholarship established to honor late school board member

The Birthday Ladies normally gather to celebrate members' birthdays. However, next month they will celebrate the life and legacy of the late Thelma Smith by raising funds for a scholarship that has been established in her memory. Mrs. Smith,...

Lawsuit filed over HF Lee contamination

The Southern Environmental Law Center is planning to sue Duke Energy on behalf of Matthew Starr and the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation over alleged contamination of the Neuse River by the recently closed H.F. Lee Plant coal ash facility. James...

Dental program expands with mobile unit

The Health Department has acquired a mobile dental clinic that will soon travel to three area schools, providing services for children in need. The 50-foot tractor-trailer recently arrived, after more than a year working to secure funding and being...

30-year-old dies in wreck

No charges will be filed in a Friday morning wreck that claimed the life of a Seven Springs man. Jacob Anthony Gray, 30, 5614 N.C. 55 died en route to Wayne Memorial Hospital after he was injured when his...

Local pastor honored by congregation

DUDLEY --Apostle Lester Coward's influence extends beyond the pulpit. His work is seen at the barber shop, the auto shop, the bank and the doctor's office. He is many things to many people -- a preacher, a counselor, a...

Friday, August 29, 2014

Teachers see bump in checks

Public school teachers will get a little surprise in today's paycheck -- in addition to their legislature-promised raise, some back pay. The additional money reflects the teacher pay raise that went into effect July 1 because the budget was...

Prevention, priceless

Firefighters have a tough job. Day or night, rain or shine, in 100-degree heat or in freezing temperatures, when the alarm goes off, they go. And while the community is accustomed to seeing the big red trucks with lights...

Man hurt in morning knife fight

One man is in custody and another is in Vidant Medical Center in Greenville after an early morning fight on North Carolina Street in Goldsboro. Corea Shelton Pearsall, 36, 409 B N. Carolina St., was driven by personal vehicle...

Suspect sought in theft, assault

New details about the kidnapping and shooting of a 24-year-old Albertson man during the early morning hours on Aug. 24 have been re-leased along with the identity of one of the suspects in the case. Goldsboro police are searching for...

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