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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Scholarship established to honor late school board member

The Birthday Ladies normally gather to celebrate members' birthdays. However, next month they will celebrate the life and legacy of the late Thelma Smith by raising funds for a scholarship that has been established in her memory. Mrs. Smith,...

Lawsuit filed over HF Lee contamination

The Southern Environmental Law Center is planning to sue Duke Energy on behalf of Matthew Starr and the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation over alleged contamination of the Neuse River by the recently closed H.F. Lee Plant coal ash facility. James...

Dental program expands with mobile unit

The Health Department has acquired a mobile dental clinic that will soon travel to three area schools, providing services for children in need. The 50-foot tractor-trailer recently arrived, after more than a year working to secure funding and being...

30-year-old dies in wreck

No charges will be filed in a Friday morning wreck that claimed the life of a Seven Springs man. Jacob Anthony Gray, 30, 5614 N.C. 55 died en route to Wayne Memorial Hospital after he was injured when his...

Local pastor honored by congregation

DUDLEY --Apostle Lester Coward's influence extends beyond the pulpit. His work is seen at the barber shop, the auto shop, the bank and the doctor's office. He is many things to many people -- a preacher, a counselor, a...

Friday, August 29, 2014

Teachers see bump in checks

Public school teachers will get a little surprise in today's paycheck -- in addition to their legislature-promised raise, some back pay. The additional money reflects the teacher pay raise that went into effect July 1 because the budget was...

Prevention, priceless

Firefighters have a tough job. Day or night, rain or shine, in 100-degree heat or in freezing temperatures, when the alarm goes off, they go. And while the community is accustomed to seeing the big red trucks with lights...

Man hurt in morning knife fight

One man is in custody and another is in Vidant Medical Center in Greenville after an early morning fight on North Carolina Street in Goldsboro. Corea Shelton Pearsall, 36, 409 B N. Carolina St., was driven by personal vehicle...

Suspect sought in theft, assault

New details about the kidnapping and shooting of a 24-year-old Albertson man during the early morning hours on Aug. 24 have been re-leased along with the identity of one of the suspects in the case. Goldsboro police are searching for...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Local governments announce closings list for Labor Day holiday

Local, state and federal offices, banks, the Postal Service, and Wayne County Public Schools will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Wayne County government offices will be closed, as well as the landfill and convenience...

Icy water and warm hearts

There are millions of people who have stood, scrunched up with their eyes closed and fists clenched waiting for the deluge of water and ice as part of the ALS ice bucket challenge. But at Rosewood Baptist Church, the...

Fraternity celebrates 50 years of leadership

The Theta Omicron Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity recently celebrated 50 years of leadership and community service. "We have been around 50 years and we hope to be around for another 50 years perhaps, but we are...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Chief: Gangs are in city

Goldsboro police Chief Jeff Stewart admitted Tuesday night that there are nationally recognized street gangs operating in Goldsboro. Speaking after a Goldsboro Partners Against Crime call-in, at which 14 violent offenders were cautioned to change their ways or to...

Local dad, daughter make finals in dance contest

Thanks to viewers of one of the most popular morning shows in the nation -- and the Goldsboro and Wayne County residents who took to the Internet to cast votes -- a 4th Fighter Wing airman and his little girl...

Aid, with strings

The Salvation Army of Wayne County is not just handing out fish anymore. Learning how to fish is part of the assistance -- and the requirements -- too. Capt. Kenny Igleheart said the organization is still helping families and...

Mail is stolen from city dental offices

Nine mailboxes outside the offices at Wayne Dental Center, 2300 Wayne Memorial Drive, were pried open and robbed Sunday. Dr. Dwight Smith, a dentist at the facility, which houses several practices, said a crowbar likely was used to force...

Beak Week is coming to city this September

Goldsboro residents are in for a "hen of a good time" as the first Beak Week Festival kicks off Sunday, Sept. 7. The weeklong series of events is aimed at celebrating the local poultry industry, one of the largest...

Free fitness

Diamond George stands before a Wayne County juvenile court charged with assaulting a teacher. The judge asks if she feels any remorse. The 11-year-old, uncertain, glances around the courtroom. "No," she answers. "I just shook my head," Tricia Haigler...

Peggy Tate is honored for her volunteer work

A lot of people are glad Peggy Tate learned more about Medicare than she ever imagined she would need to know. And they often express that appreciation with hugs. Those hugs and the satisfaction of being able to help others...

Fremont officials eyeing change in town

FREMONT -- The town of Fremont will soon be getting something of a facelift after several decisions were made by the Small Town Economic Prosperity committee at a meeting Tuesday night. Following a presentation by Judy Hills on the results...

Crime of the Week

On Monday, Aug. 25, at approximately 10:20 p.m., employees of the Sky Light Mini Mart located at 720 East Ash Street reported two black males entered the store, displayed a handgun at them, struck one employee with the handgun and...

Marijuana seized during drug bust

A member of an alleged outlaw motorcycle club operating in Wayne County has been arrested as the result of a joint drug investigation conducted by local and federal law enforcement agencies. Anthony Kirk Phillips, 43, 1200 Old Grantham Road,...

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