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Monday, August 21, 2017

Happy rocks: Painters of the rocks hope each one brings a smile to someone's face

Marilyn Glover was downtown one day and saw a woman sitting on a bench on Center Street all by herself. "She just looked so lonely and was just sitting there alone," Glover said. "So I gave her a rock I...

County sends out tax notices

Approximately 73,000 tax notices are being mailed out by the Wayne County tax office over the next few days. Taxpayers who do not receive their bill by Sept. 1 should contact the tax office at 919-731-1478 or go online...

Community, developer at odds over mailboxes

Whenever Kelly Clark wants to get her mail, she drives 10 minutes from her home in the Glen Laurel subdivision to the post office in Pikeville. She and her neighbors have been doing so for around a year, since...

Looking at the side effects, county focuses on recruitment and retention of doctors

Wayne UNC Health Care is taking steps to address the community's physician shortage by targeting ways to recruit and retain more doctors, say hospital officials. The effort is such a priority that two new positions have been created to address...

Public hearings scheduled on new districts

The new maps released by the N.C. House Saturday are propositions subject to public comment, approval by the redistricting committee and the entire General Assembly and to the judgment of courts, said Rep. Jimmy Dixon, R-Dist. 4. Statewide, the proposed...

Council to discuss parking

Parking in the downtown area for an extended amount of time may come with a cost. The Goldsboro City Council is set to consider the approval of a two-hour time limit for Center Street parking spaces, from Ash to...

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Maps change representation

Republicans in the N.C. House released the new proposed districts map Saturday with Wayne County having different borders and losing a representative. Wayne County is included in District 21 and 10, but the county has been completely removed from District...

Still 29 teacher vacancies

With a little over a week until traditional schools in the county resume, Wayne County Public Schools is exhausting every resource to fill 29 certified teacher vacancies, assistant superintendent of human resources, Dr. Yvette Smith Mason said. The first...

Back on campus

Wayne Community College kicked off another academic year on Thursday, with a preliminary head count of 3,257 -- just shy of the 3,312 enrollment for the same point last fall. Officials said they expect the numbers to climb with registration...

WCC arts and humanities schedule

A little Scarlett O'Hara, a little football, World War I and II, and a timely program on Russia, are just a few of the offerings for the fall line-up of the arts and humanities from the Foundation of Wayne Community...

'Wayne's Got Talent' kicks off United Way campaign

Singers, musicians and actors pulled their talents together Friday in support of the United Way of Wayne County during "Wayne's Got Talent." The show, performed at the Paramount Theatre, included a blend of bluegrass music, patriotic and inspirational songs,...

W.A. Foster Center hosts back-to-school event for area students

Going back to school is right around the corner for children. That means supplies are needed, but also means that summer -- and the chance to have a little fun -- is drawing to a close. Community leaders hosted...

Pending cases affected by officer's firing

District Attorney Matthew Delbridge confirmed this week several pending court cases are now compromised after a Goldsboro Police Department officer was deemed ineffective and fired in July. Delbridge declined to go into specifics on how many cases are compromised,...

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Calling all pollinators: Beekeepers of the Neuse takes Waynesborough Park by swarm

Waynesborough Park was abuzz with excitement Saturday as families from all over gathered to enjoy music, food and learn about honeybees. The Beekeepers of the Neuse hosted the National Honey Bee Day event, which saw throngs of people flock to...

Police seek information in Day Circle shooting

On Thursday, Aug. 3, at approximately 12:37 a.m., the Goldsboro Police Department responded to Wayne UNC Health Care reverence a gunshot victim that had arrived by a private vehicle.The victim, Mr. Jamal Leach, a 24-year-old black male of Goldsboro was...

Friday, August 18, 2017

Woman is charged in Saturday night brawl at Maynard's facility

A Mount Olive area woman has been charged with simple assault in connection with a Saturday night, Aug. 12, brawl. Vicky Reyes, 23, of 216 School Branch House Road, is charged on a warrant with one count of simple assault....

WCC kicks off academic year

Wayne Community College kicked off another academic year on Thursday, with a preliminary head count of 3,257 -- just shy of the 3,312 enrollment for the same point last fall. Officials said they expect the numbers to climb with registration...

Heat advisory is in effect beginning at noon today as humidity reaches 100 percent

It could feel like 106 degrees in Wayne County because of 100 percent humidity and actual temperatures in the mid-90s. A heat advisory is in effect for most of central North Carolina from noon until 6 p.m. today. Hot temperatures...

Mobile home on Clara Belle Drive in Princton shot into

A mobile home on Clara Belle Drive in Princeton was damaged by a bullet in recent days. A tenant reported to the landlord that the rear door to their home was damaged. When the landlord inspected it, he found the...

House shot into on Stronach Avenue

Three people escaped injury when a house was shot into early Wednesday morning. Bullets struck a house at 519 Stronach Ave. at about 4:24 a.m. A police report said three people were inside when the shots were fired. The...

Board sets draft of timeline

The Wayne County Board of Education settled on a draft schedule for redistricting at a special called meeting Thursday. Some dates are subject to change or have yet to be set, but an aggressive timeline is in place that would...

Supplying back to school fun

Zyheim and I'Rayona Gaddy stood in line waiting to get their faces painted during the annual Back-to-School Bash at Lincoln Apartments Thursday. I'Rayona, 5, wanted her face painted as a flower and her 6-year-old brother, Zyheim, wanted a painted...

County looks at Busco Beach

Removing Busco Beach from the city of Goldsboro's extra territorial jurisdiction will not make much of a difference to the county, Wayne County Commission Chairman Bill Pate said. Among other things, removing the property from the extra territorial jurisdiction, or...

Attorney Jerry Braswell is suspended by N.C. State Bar

Goldsboro attorney and former N.C. Superior Court judge Jerry Braswell has been suspended from the practice of law for having sex with a client. Braswell denies the allegation saying that the woman attempted to coerce him into paying an approximately...

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Man charged in a string of local breaking and enterings

The Morehead City Police Department arrested a man this week who is allegedly connected to a string of local breaking and entering cases stretching from mid-February to late March. Devonta Rasheed Sutton, 17, of 308 S. Carey St., LaGrange, is...

U.S. 117 southbound down to one lane at O'Berry Road

U.S. 117 southbound is down to one lane due to work at O'Berry Road. Road closures, lane reductions and detours loom during the construction of interchanges on U.S. 117 South at O'Berry Road, Dudley, and Country Club Road, just north...

Woman throws dog in front of 18-wheeler on Stevens Mill Road

A woman reported to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office Monday that she saw a Hispanic woman throw a dog in front of an 18-wheeler on Stevens Mill Road Friday afternoon. But the 18-wheeler did not hit the dog. And now,...

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