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Friday, February 27, 2015

A self-made man

Richard Gower wants to change people's lives and make positive changes in his community. And his vehicle for doing that is chicken. The owner of Zaxby's started out as a cook at one of the restaurants in Athens, Ga.,...

Forty former queens coming to pageant

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Miss Aycock pageant, with the event scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. in the old gym at Charles B. Aycock High School. Six contestants are competing for the 2015 crown. Jill...

Smoke smell leads to arrest

The smell of marijuana alerted officers to the presence of drugs during a traffic stop conducted by the Wayne County Drug Task Force Wednesday, a sheriff's office press release said. Simon Rudy Hill, 68, 105 Newsome Road, is charged...

Aycock student hurt in shooting

The Wilson Police Department this morning confirmed the identity of a Charles B. Aycock High School student shot Wednesday in Wilson. Wayne County Public Schools Director of Communications Ken Derksen verified the student's name. Shy'khym Allen, 16, is an...

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Schools plan Saturday make-up

Wayne County dodged a bullet overnight as snow skipped the area, but school officials must still make up for six snow days over the past two weeks. They have already announced the first makeup day -- Saturday. Predictions of...

Forecasters say bad weather was above Wilson

The snow and ice forecast to inundate Wayne County with one to three inches of accumulation missed the area Wednesday night. Instead, freezing rain and then rain continued to fall all night long. National Weather Service meteorologist Michael Moneypenny...

Town loses longtime town board member

MOUNT OLIVE -- Town Commissioner George Allen Fulghum, 45, died Tuesday at Duke University Hospital following a period of declining health. Fulghum was a person who could be counted on to make sure things got done, said Julie Beck,...

Weather no real worry for local restaurant crew

"Good morning, darling, how are you?" Steven Gambella says in his booming voice as he pulls open the drive-thru window. He hands a warm breakfast sandwich out the window with a smile. He is a morning person. The Five...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

United Way celebrates successful year

Becky Brock is the good. The human resource generalist at Cooper Standard Automotive has given to United Way for 20 years. In 2013, Cooper Standard gave what Ms. Brock describes as an embarrassing amount. Last year, she set a...

Snow scurry

Seven-year-old Abby Baldner is fearless. She grabbed her plastic disk and clutched it to her chest. It was her first time sledding. "I'm going to go down on my stomach," she yelled at her friends, the Brownstead family. Mom...

Citizens brace for next round of snow

Another 2 to 4 inches of snow and sleet are expected to fall on Wayne County tonight through Thursday morning. Conditions are expected to worsen in the northern part of the county, where 2.5 inches of snow and ice...

Suspect charged in vehicle break-ins

The Goldsboro Police Department has a suspect in a series of motor vehicle break-ins under investigation since early November, according to a press release. Tayvon James Hawkins, 23, 1306 Stephens Court, is charged with three counts of breaking and...

Suspect facing federal charges

A Goldsboro man is in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service today after compiling a slew of felony charges that makes him eligible for federal prosecution, the N.C. Department of Justice said. Shawntana Lemarus Thompson, 26, of 419 W....

Snow-related accidents keep local officers busy

A N.C. Department of Transportation snow plow and a passenger car collided on a Wayne County road Tuesday, sending the driver of the car to Wayne Memorial Hospital with what first responders called "significant injuries." Early snow and late...

Study shows impact of University of Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- The University of Mount Olive created $136.5 million of added economic value during the 2012-13 fiscal year. That is the finding of a comprehensive analysis of the economic impact of higher education in the state. The...

NCRC tests scheduled for March

The WorkKeys(r) tests for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) will be offered five times in March. The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success (WORKS) program will provide testing sessions at 8:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. on March 3, 12:30...

Local woman publishes book on true love story

"My Poor Baby" is a new book by Goldsboro resident Eugenia Daniels chronicling her true love story that started in high school and was interrupted by life only to be rekindled 40 years later. However, the reunion was short-lived...

Lasting legacy

PIKEVILLE -- The grocery store business is the only life that Charlie Howell knows, and after his 55 year tenure he is retiring. He has been working at Howell Brothers -- his family's business -- since he was 10...

Firefighters respond to pickup truck fire

Goldsboro Fire Department Engine 5 arrived on scene to the Forest Hills Drive family residence of District Attorney Matthew Delbridge to find his pickup truck fully engulfed in flames Tuesday night. Three other fire companies responded to the fire to...

Crime of the week

On Wednesday, Feb. 11, at approximately 3:20 a.m., an employee of the Kangaroo Express located at 515 East New Hope Road in Goldsboro reported a unknown, black male came into the store and snatched currency from her hand while she...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Officials: Fair attendance was solid

Despite rain around opening day, last year's Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair had attendance almost equal to the 2013 fair and saw more than 5,000 exhibitors enter items in the fair, Fair Manager Eddie Pitzer said at Monday night's 67th Annual...

Schools plan to hold classes, then send students home

As winter weather rolled into Wayne County this morning, so did the dismissal of Wayne County Public Schools at 9:30 a.m. With the National Weather Service calling for one to three inches of snowfall in the area, the school...

Superintendent search begins

More than 20 applications, 40 percent from in-state, have been submitted for the job of superintendent of the Wayne County Public Schools. The applications will be discussed in closed session, Board of Education Chairman Chris West said. However, West...

Weather delays jury selection in ex-officer's trial

Jury selection will not resume in Wayne County Superior Court today due to weather. The process began with a pool of 85 potential jurors assembled in courtroom No. 4 Monday for the statutory rape case against former Goldsboro Police...

Free seminar at Wayne Community College rescheduled for Thursday

The Wayne Business and Industry Center has rescheduled "Long-Term Business Planning for AgriBusinesses" for 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in Room 123 of the Walnut Building on the college's main campus in Goldsboro. The free seminar will cover the...

City man shot, refuses to cooperate

A Goldsboro man shot in the leg Monday declined medical transport and signed a non-prosecution form, according to a Goldsboro police report. Goldsboro police responded to a 911 call that a person had been shot at 207 S. Kornegay...

Suspects to face marijuana charges

The Wayne County Drug Task Force made two arrests last week, seizing 25 grams of marijuana in the first case and two pounds of the illegal drug in the second. The first arrest took place Feb. 16 after drug...

Monday, February 23, 2015

Police investigate another city shooting

The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating a shooting outside a local convenience store late Saturday night. So far all investigators have to go on is a description of the shooter, according to the police report. The shooting took place...

Second McCall's fire called 'suspicious'

A second fire in the barbecue pit at McCall's Bar-B-Q & Seafood Saturday has been deemed suspicious, according to a Goldsboro police report. Firefighters were called back to the seen hours after the first fire, which took place ahead...

Inmate charged in car theft

A Goldsboro man already in jail now faces additional charges for larceny and possession of stolen goods, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's office press release. Jahaun Maleek Bryant, 22, 215 Banks Ave., was already in jail on previous...

Commission approves jail, ag center funding

Wayne County commissioners have appropriated an additional $7 million for a new jail and an agriculture center, bringing the total amount set aside for the two projects to $14 million. Commissioners added $5 million to the $5 million already...

Trial is set for ex-GPD officer

Jury selection is set to begin in Wayne County Superior Court Monday in the case of the former Goldsboro Police Department captain charged in 2014 with statutory rape. The abuse allegedly occurred more than 12 years ago. Chad E....

City man attacked at local store

Two men are in jail today on drug and assault charges after police say they beat a man at Beestown Grocery, 905 S. Slocumb St., Saturday. The assault took place at 7:25 p.m. according to a Goldsboro police report....

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