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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wells Fargo robbed

A lone gunman opened fire inside the Wells Fargo at 605 N. Berkeley Blvd. at 2:45 p.m. today during an armed robbery. Witnesses inside the bank at the time of the robbery said the subject, a black male about...

United Way hits its goal

United Way campaign chairman Glenn Phillips seemed depressed Tuesday evening. Standing in front of his friends, family and United Way supporters, he said he had bad news. The campaign had fallen short of its goal. He then thanked everyone for...

Meals ... on wheels

Najauhn Davis, 12, rides home with a turkey for his family's Christmas dinner from the Alpha Phi Fraternity at Alpha Arms Apartments on Tuesday evening. The fraternity gave away 107 turkeys to all residents in the complex....

In it together

Inside the Spitfire on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Damien Castro practices his spy tactics. He sprints and jumps into the air. He peeks around a corner. The game? Recon. But when he, at last, acquired his target, his...

Earning the Order

J.B. Price, center, of the Grantham community has been awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Gov. Pat McCrory. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the governor in recognition of community service. The award was...

Residents revel in return of lights

Christmas is still a week away, but residents in the Ashby Hills subdivision are planning to hold a parade today at 5 p.m., complete with a band to celebrate an early Christmas present -- street lights. "This is a...

Crime of the Week

On Tuesday, Dec. 9, at approximately 10:30 p.m., the Goldsboro Police Department responded to 102 E. Elm St. Once on scene, officers discovered 65-year-old William Andrew Alston at the residence with multiple gunshot wounds, which later resulted in his death....

Making the grade

Sherry Artis was so proud of her fourth-grade daughter receiving a $20,000 scholarship to Appalachian State University that she wrote an acceptance speech. Quiyonna Artis, a student at Grantham School, was named this year's recipient of the annual award,...

Local teachers receive funding

Thirty-one teachers in Wayne County received Bright Ideas education grants recently from the N.C. Electric Membership Corporation and Tri-County EMC. This is the 20th anniversary of the grant program, introduced in 1994. Since then, more than $9.1 million has...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Season of giving

Alayna Abbott, 14, walks through the halls of Rosewood Middle School Monday with gifts donated by Rosewood First Baptist and Pine Forest Methodist. The gifts will ultimately be donated to needy children....

Two women killed in crash

A head-on collision on U.S. 70 West left two people dead and at least one injured Monday afternoon, N.C. State Highway Patrol Sgt. J.K. Whitley said. Goldsboro resident Donna Sprinkle Morris, 60, of 101 Mint Drive, continued driving after...

Holiday spirit

The Embers rolled into Goldsboro Monday evening, bringing their Christmas show to Goldsboro High School and delighting an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 400 people with their own brand of holiday music. The band, featuring the return of lead singer...

East Wayne sells firetruck for $1

Members of the former East Wayne Fire Department know what it is like to be a small department with a small budget. So when they found another small department they could help, they did not waste any time in doing...

Monday, December 15, 2014

Deadly crash claims lives on US 70

A wreck that unfolded earlier this afternoon left at least two people dead, State Highway Patrol officials said. The identities of the victims have not yet been released. For more details see Tuesday's Goldsboro News-Argus....

Driver will be charged

The driver of the Craven County Public Schools activity bus involved in a fatal wreck on U.S. 70 early Saturday morning will be charged, N.C. State Highway Patrol First Sgt. Jerry Burton said this morning. Tawana Lewis, 32, of...

Mount Olive gets $1.5 million grant

MOUNT OLIVE -- A nearly $1.5 million grant has been awarded to Mount Olive for water and sewer improvements on Williamson, Kelly and Fleer streets. The project is expected to reduce unaccounted for water loss and also to increase...

Hospital employees recognized for efforts

Ten representatives from the nursing areas at Wayne Memorial Hospital were recently recognized with Nurse Excellence awards. The employees were chosen from 33 nominated for the distinction by supervisors, co-workers and peers. Final selections were made by three independent...

Hope of Glory feeds 150 people during its annual Holiday Dinner

Hope of Glory International Ministries fed 150 people Saturday during their annual Holiday Dinner event. The group provided a full meal, including turkey, collards and stuffing, to anyone who came to the Madison Avenue location. In the past two...

Sunday, December 14, 2014

'Jingle in the Park' draws quite a crowd

Achilles Suncin skated circles around his mom -- grabbing her hands and trying to get her to spin with him. "He's an acrobat," his mother, Rachel Williams, said. The two were among many who tried out the artificial ice-skating...

Santa's big scene

Dominic Botsford lies on his belly in the Goldsboro High School media center. He is armed with a NERF Alpha Trooper CS-18 -- a gun he knows how to use. "You pull it back here to load the darts...

Airshow poised to bring millions

Hotels will fill and jets will soar in Goldsboro this spring as the Air Force Thunderbirds have been secured for the two-day 2015 Wings Over Wayne Airshow. And if past shows are any indication of what is to come,...

Bus, SUV wreck kills 1

A Craven County school bus carrying band members from New Bern High School back home from the Friday evening 4-A State Championship football came was involved in a wreck early Saturday morning that killed the driver of the SUV it...

University of Mount Olive honors graduates at Saturday ceremony

MOUNT OLIVE -- Susan Floyd Caines pulled off a smooth recovery after stepping on her gown. Then she had to readjust the hood after it got placed around her mouth. She was even first in line. But all of...

County board to talk light districts

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday will hold a public hearing on levying an assessment for street lights in the Ashby Hills Street Light District. The hearing will be held at 9:15 a.m. in the commissioners' meeting room on the fourth...

Never forgotten

Diane Van De Car kneels down in silence by a placard in Evergreen Cemetery. She kisses her finger tips -- and, moments later, places them on the name on the marker. Behind her, Sgt. First Class Dinah Tootle lays...

Residents angry over towing

Vehicles illegally parked in the county-owned parking lots at the Wayne County Courthouse will be towed, Sheriff Larry Pierce said. "The county requested that we start enforcing the towing ordinance that they enacted in October," Pierce said. "So over...

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