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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Downtown Goldsboro restaurant manager charged with sexual battery for the second time in less than a year

The manager of Torero's Mexican Restaurant in downtown Goldsboro was charged Monday with sexual battery for the second time in seven months. Miguel Angel Gomez Camacho, 55, of 217 Gator Drive, is charged with one count of misdemeanor sexual battery....

Event to address fear of cancer diagnosis

Darlene Brady has worked at Wayne Memorial Hospital, now UNC Health Care, for almost 26 years. But in December 2014, she became a patient. "About the middle of December, I found a lump," she said, admitting there was a...

Habitat meeting slated for Sunday

MOUNT OLIVE -- A community meeting on plans to build two Habitat for Humanity houses in Mount Olive will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the First Baptist Church Christian Life Center. Information will be provided...

Master of the kennels

When George Summerlin enlisted with the Air Force in 1954, a life working with dogs was not quite what he had in mind. Over the next nearly 24 years, however, Summerlin would build a career as a military dog...

Council split on most items

The Goldsboro City Council voted 5-2 to enter into a near $500,000 financing agreement for athletic field lights for the future multisport complex. The city will enter into a five-year lease agreement with Musco Finance to finance $499,000 of...

Wayne Community College recognized for adult education programs

Wayne Community College was recognized recently at the 52nd annual North Carolina Community College Adult Educators Association, or NCCCAEA, Conference in Durham. Lisa Newkirk, workforce continuing education services coordinator, led a workshop on "Summer Camps 101" based on her division's...

Monday, October 16, 2017

Man tells police girlfriend hit him in the face with bacon

A man reported to Goldsboro police that his girlfriend hit him in the face with a pack of bacon Sunday morning. The victim reported he was arguing with his girlfriend at their apartment in the 100 block of West Lockhaven...

Woman reports someone killed her cat by hanging

A woman reported to Goldsboro police Sunday that her cat was hanged by a leash and killed on her back porch at her home in the 400 block of South John Street, according to a police report. The victim reportedly...

Over 100 charges filed amid weekend DWI checkpoints

Five DWI checkpoints conducted by several law enforcement agencies Friday night into Saturday morning netted 109 charges, according to a press release. The Goldsboro Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff's Office DWI Task Force and Pikeville Police Department staged the multi-agency...

Man, 70, charged with trafficking opiates

A 70-year-old man is facing a felony charge after police say he had a trafficking amount of Hydrocodone in his possession during a traffic stop Sunday. Marlyn Peterson, of 803 N. Claiborne St., is charged with felony trafficking a schedule...

Shots fired, video footage leads to gun charge outside Donel's

Goldsboro police arrested a man after he allegedly shot a gun into the air three times in front of Donel's Mini Mart at 518 E. Elm St. late Sunday night. Timothy Andrew Sutton, 34, of 3201 Central Heights Road Lot...

Home in Pikeville is shot into Saturday night

PIKEVILLE -- The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting on Pikeville-Princeton road Saturday night. A 60-year-old man reported to deputies that he was in his bedroom at 2024 Pikeville-Princeton Road when he heard three or four gunshots at...

Woman charged with possession of methamphetamine while being processed at magistrate's office

A woman is facing charges after she allegedly had methamphetamine in her purse while being processed on other charges at the Wayne County Magistrate's Office Sunday. Melissa Ann Showman, 40, of 2461 Pikeville-Princeton Road, Pikeville, is charged with driving while...

A Healing Paw

Alice Croom is still grieving for her beloved terrier, Molly, who died a few weeks ago. On top of that, the 71-year-old recently ended up in the hospital for cellulitis, a bacterial skin infection. But just for a little while,...

Farmville man charged with possession of meth after traffic stop in Grantham area

A man is facing charges after members of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team reportedly found methamphetamine and paraphernalia in his car during a traffic stop Friday. Timothy Albert Warrick, 53, of 276 U.S. 13 North, Farmville,...

SJAFB closes out Fire Prevention Week with safety demonstration

Every second counts, plan two ways out. That was the motto Friday as the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base fire department held a fire safety event in recognition of fire prevention week. Gathered in front of the commissary, several...

Commissioners plan public hearing on fire department merger

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning are expected to establish a public hearing on the proposed merger of two fire departments. The hearing on the merger of the Antioch and Patetown fire departments would be held at 9:15 a.m., Tuesday,...

Council to look at $520,000 lease agreement for multisport complex

The Goldsboro City Council will consider a $520,000 financing agreement for athletic field lighting for the future multisport complex during its meeting tonight. The lease agreement with Musco Finance would include financing $499,000 of the cost for the complete installation...

Animal collisions increase this time of year

There have been 14 deaths, 3,356 injures and nearly $136 million in damages between 2014-16 because of 53,775 vehicle-animal crashes. Most of the crashes involve deer. During that same period, 2014-16, Wayne County reported 713 crashes, 49 injuries and...

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Not bad for first: 2017's Wayne County Fire Princess is her department's first ever entry

For the first time in the 43-year history of the Wayne County Fire Princess pageant, Northeast Volunteer Fire Department's contestant won the crown. Abigail Allen, a junior at Charles B. Aycock High School, was named the 2017 Wayne County Fire...

A healing paw: Mickey the therapy dog visits patients in the hospital to cheer them up

Alice Croom is still grieving for her beloved terrier, Molly, who died a few weeks ago. On top of that, the 71-year-old recently ended up in the hospital for cellulitis, a bacterial skin infection. But just for a little while,...

Youngs Auto Center announces new corporate division

From staff reports Young's Auto Center recently announced its new corporate division Carolina Reman and a new line up of remanufactured transmissions by Certified Transmissions. Carolina Reman will be the distributor of the new line of Certified Transmissions from Young's...

Tasty competition highlights Taste of Wayne

One of the community's favorite events got back underway this year after it was canceled in 2016 due to Hurricane Matthew. The 27th annual Taste of Wayne drew hundreds to the block of Center Street in front of City Hall...

Residents look at the possibilities for Seven Springs

SEVEN SPRINGS -- A few local residents left Saturday morning's interactive disaster recovery workshop early, clearly disappointed the meeting wasn't about dollars and cents. But for most of the 20 or so in attendance, the meeting offered an opportunity to...

American Red Cross announces November blood drive schedule

Following are the November blood drives for the Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross: * Nov. 7 from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at the chapter house, 600 N. George St. * Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3...

Major League Barbershop opens on Ash Street

After 25 years in the barbershop business, Rico Cox has set out on his own. Cox, with fellow barber Otis Anderson, opened Major League Barbershop at 2419 E. Ash St., suite three in April. Having spent his entire career at...

Lidl store on hold

Plans to build a new Lidl grocery store along Wayne Memorial Drive in Goldsboro are now on hold. James Rowe, Goldsboro planning director, recently received notice that the plan to construct a 36,170-square-foot building is delayed, indefinitely. "We just...

Jade Restaurant offers a variety of cuisines from China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam

The Jade Restaurant offers a variety of cuisines, including Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese. And the new business uses healthy ingredients to make the dishes even better. "We don't prepare ingredients in advance to cook meals with," said assistant manager...

Wayne County Humane Society offers tips on how to keep pets safe during Halloween

Ghosts and goblins will be out in full force on Halloween for some scary good fun. But it may not be so much fun for your pet. To keep your pet safe on Halloween, the Wayne County Humane Society offers...

Sudan Mini-Rigs to sponsor fundraising golf tournament

The Sudan Mini-Rigs unit is sponsoring a fundraising golf tournament Monday, Oct. 16, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start at Lane Tree Golf club The team entry fee is $200 and hole sponsorship fees are $100. Entry forms are available...

Early voting starts Oct 19

Early voting begins Thursday, Oct. 19, and continues through Saturday, Nov. 4, for the handful of municipal and sanitary district elections to be decided on Nov. 7. The only early voting site will be located at the Wayne County Board...

Meeting to address funding, resources for those struggling to recover from Hurricane Matthew

Residents still struggling to recover from Hurricane Matthew are being encouraged to attend a Wednesday workshop that will cover some of the various resources, including funding, housing and legal assistance, available to them. The Hurricane Matthew Recovery Workshop will be...

Really Chili Challenge to support Community Soup Kitchen

The 11th annual Really Chili Challenge will bring together local cooks, prize-winning recipes and residents from across Wayne County for the Oct. 28 charity event. The chili challenge will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the John Street...

Basket Treats offers something sweet for all

To experience a party in your mouth, stop by Basket Treats Bakery. Then new business is located at 119 N. Center St. and has been open since Oct. 1. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m....

Downtown gets new art

Center Street has a new look after several new pieces of art were installed Friday, followed by an official art installation ceremony at City Hall. Three pieces went into place Friday -- Hanna Jubran's Midsummer, Bob Doster's July Leaves...

APC Automotive Technologies acquire assets of DuraFit

APC Automotive Technologies, LLC, has acquired the complete assets of the DuraFit brand for its AP Emissions Technologies (AP Exhaust) division from Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. The acquisition will not affect operations at the local AP Exhaust plant, company officials...

Alzheimers Walk

pmoore@newsargus.com The 15th Annual AlzNC Walk is coming up later this month, with organizers hoping the effort will serve as a reminder of the importance of education and support for families dealing with Alzheimer's disease. The Duplin/Greene/Wayne event will take...

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Man found shot at Alpha Arms Friday night

Goldsboro police are investigating a Friday night shooting that left a 24-year-old man injured. A police report said officers responded to 208 Apt. B Alpha Court at about 8:55 p.m. in reference to a person being shot. They found Ramelle...

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