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Saturday, April 18, 2015

County Democrats elect new leaders

A new slate of officers will take over the direction of the county's Democratic Party, as Democrats prepare for several key elections locally and statewide. The Wayne County Democratic Party Convention was held in Courtroom No. 4 at the...

WCC threat suspect charged

A man has been arrested in connection with a telephone threat that closed the campus of Wayne Community College Friday for the second time in a week. Kentrell Lamont Chadwick, 31, of 909 Prince Ave., has been charged with...

WCC faculty remembers shooting victim

Kirk Keller is still sifting through all the emotions that bubbled up Monday morning as he was driving to work at Wayne Community College. Before the WCC instructor in the business administration/operation management department even arrived, the calls started...

Sweeney moves dojo, retains champions

It started with a dream -- a 5-year-old in a white gi who told his parents he would master the martial arts one day. But Dustin Carter had no idea that just more than four years later, his mentor...

New details emerge in WCC shooting

New information emerged Friday detailing the last moments of 44-year-old Wayne Community College print shop supervisor Ron Lane's life. Lane died on the college campus Monday from a single gunshot wound inflicted by a former work study student whom...

Man shot during family dispute

A family dispute resulted in one man being shot in the leg and the other being arrested Friday night. The shooting took place outside the victim's residence at 501 Forsyth St. at 9:10 p.m. Jason Timmons, 28, of New...

916th welcomes new leader

Members of the 916th Air Refueling Wing were sad to see "Happy" go Saturday, but remain proud of the legacy he leaves behind. Col. Gregory "Happy" Gilmour relinquished his role as the 916th commander to Vice Commander Col. Craig...

Friday, April 17, 2015

Arrest made in WCC threat

Goldsboro police have arrested a 31-year-old in connection to the threat made against Wayne Community College this morning. Kentrell Lamont Chadwick, of Prince Avenue, was charged with making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property and is being...

District announces volunteer of the year

Marlene Sosa was happy from the moment she entered the gym at Tommy's Road Elementary School Thursday afternoon. She walked through the door as if on cue, just as her name was called along with others being recognized as...

College closes after threat

A threat phoned in to the campus of Wayne Community College early this morning forced the school to shut down early for the weekend, officials said today. Goldsboro police Chief Jeff Stewart said the school felt the threat was...

Stancil disrupts hearing

It took a second attempt at a first appearance Thursday for Kenneth M. Stancil III, 20, to acknowledge the charges against him and to request a court-appointed attorney. The first attempt to arraign the confessed killer on felony murder...

916th on new tanker short list

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base officials learned this week that the Goldsboro installation could house a new fleet of tankers by the end of the decade. The Air Force confirmed that the 916th Air Refueling Wing is among five...

Community prayer

Attendees at a prayer service for shooting victim Ronald Lane expressed shock and deep concern Thursday for both the victim and his family and the alleged killer, as well as the Goldsboro community as a whole. "We have come...

Nelson Mitchell receives award for volunteering

As Nelson Mitchell was being wheeled into surgery for a liver transplant, he prayed for God to give him just five more years -- long enough to see his son get married and see a grandchild. "It had to be...

WCC evacuated amid 'credible' threat

Wayne Community College is closing the campus within the next few minutes, as a "credible" threat was made this morning against the school. Local officials said given the events that unfolded Monday, it made sense to respond. For complete details...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Stancil on way to Wayne

Wayne County Sheriff Larry Pierce said claims made by Kenneth Stancil III during a telephone interview with a local television station Wednesday -- that he killed three people in addition to Ron Lane -- are unsubstantiated. Stancil, however, could...

'A kind, gentle man'

Steven Smith remembers when his cousin, Ron "Dwight" Lane, was "just a little baby" -- how, as an infant, he was seemingly always smiling. He can still see the "shy, but loving" toddler who never got into "any type...

CIS plans annual spring fundraiser

Communities in Schools hopes to become even more involved in helping students succeed in school and to encourage them to go on to graduate from high school. And organizers are hoping a fundraiser next week will bring in the...

Hearing set for Stancil

Kenneth Stancil III, who has already confessed to killing Wayne Community College employee Ron Lane on Monday morning on the college's campus, has been extradited from Florida and is making a first appearance this afternoon in Wayne County Court. Courthouse...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Stancil en route to Wayne County

The man who confessed to killing a Wayne Community College employee Monday morning inside the school's print shop is en route to Wayne County and will make an appearance in Wayne County District Court Thursday. Courthouse officials confirmed that Kenneth...

College: Memorial fund planned

Wayne Community College officials continue to pick up the pieces after Monday's shooting that left an employee dead and sent shockwaves through the community. In addition to preparing a "celebration of life" ceremony later this week for the deceased, Ron...

WCC killer confesses

Kenneth Stancil III waived his right to remain silent in a Florida court proceeding Tuesday, taking the opportunity to, instead, confess to the murder of Ron Lane and to accuse his victim of child molestation. Police say Stancil, 20, shot...

School board approves new commons area at high school

The Wayne County Board of Education voted Monday night to proceed with the project to build a commons area at Goldsboro High School and adopted a resolution objecting to the state's unfunded driver education mandate. Since learning that the...

Fitness classes begin this month

The Salvation Army is known for helping out during disasters, with every day emergency needs and giving spiritual support. Now it's tackling the physical aspect with a new fitness class. The class will tentatively start April 21 and will be...

Rocking fundraiser will be held Saturday

Students from New Independence Academy will be rocking it this weekend. The school for children diagnosed with high functioning autism, housed at Rosewood Worship Center, will host its second annual "Game On Rock-A-Thon" at the school on Saturday from...

MOPD hires new assistant chief

MOUNT OLIVE -- Linda Tyson has known since she was a child that she wanted to be a law enforcement officer. "Being a woman police officer, you didn't see a lot of them back then," she said. "Then a...

Salvation Army plants veggies for community

Joi Floyd did not mind getting dirty. The 12-year-old plunged her hands into the soil and dug a hole. Her sister, Bre, filled the hole with a petunia. Their grandfather, Sam Jones, and Salvation Army employee Dennis Sims, helped...

Park in need of more staff

The swim lake at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park is set to open Memorial Day, but there is not enough help to staff it yet. "For some reason, we're really low on applicants this year," said ranger Crystal...

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