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Monday, May 2, 2016

WATCH hopeful about funding

The WATCH board last week praised the county commission for the financial support given to the program, despite a hiccup this past year that saw funding cut in half. Last year at this time, WATCH, or Wayne Action Teams for...

Struggling 'tadpoles'

The learning portion of the International Save the Frogs event Saturday at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park taught some of the threats to frogs and some of the benefits frogs can provide. Children were invited to the pond...

Body found in river is ID'ed

A dead body found floating in the Little River Saturday afternoon has been identified by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office as 51-year-old Bryan Keith McGee of 2097 U.S. 258 near Pink Hill in Lenoir County. McGee was found floating on...

Blood drive schedule for May

This is the May blood drive schedule for the Red Cross: * May 3 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Rosewood High School. * May 12 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Stephen Episcopal Church. * May 17...

Boards to talk technology plan

Wayne County commissioners on Tuesday will meet with the county Board of Education to discuss the school system's technology plan. The two boards will meet for lunch at noon at the school system's central office at 2001 E. Royall...

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Women to take over Habitat during Women Build Week

The Goldsboro-Wayne Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's will welcome women across the county to a construction site at 707 National Drive Thursday through Saturday as part of the ninth annual National Women Build Week. Originally launched in 2008, National Women...

First hike on Wayne part of Mountains-to-Sea trail held

Becky Craig would be perfectly happy to have Goldsboro become known as a "trail town," she says. "We already have a water trail, but we're trying to come up with things for bikes and walkers," said the chief financial officer...

Day of Prayer Thursday

Wayne County residents will gather Thursday at the Family Y to pray for the community, the United States and the world with one voice. The sixth annual Wayne County observance of the National Day of Prayer will start at...

Body found in Little River

A dead body was found floating in the Little River late Saturday afternoon, with several law enforcement agencies responding to the scene. The location was on the north side of the Little River at Claridge Nursery Road and U.S. 70...

Strawberry season is here

RALEIGH -- North Carolina strawberry growers started the season early this year despite a recent cold snap. Many growers in the eastern part of the state are already picking berries nearly two weeks ahead of schedule. "Our growers are very...

Downtown wheels

More than 100 cars, both new and old, lined Center Street between Ash and Walnut streets Saturday for the first ever joint car show between the Wayne County Cruisers and the Antique Automobile Club of America. The two shows...

Muslim cemetery on Council Monday agenda

A controversial issue that has been the subject of debate in City Hall for nearly a year will come to a head Monday night when the issue will be decided by the Goldsboro City Council. The Goldsboro City Council will...

Leadercast to be held Friday

MOUNT OLIVE -- For the fifth year the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce and the University of Mount Olive will be hosting a live broadcast of Leadercast on Friday, May 6. This year marks the 16th year of...

First responders have their day

The men and women who show up at the worst possible moments -- emergencies, natural disasters and other crises -- were honored Saturday at what is hoped to become an annual event. First Responders Appreciation Day was held at the...

Disability walk to be held Wednesday

The 20th annual Hal Plonk Disability Awareness Walk, sponsored by the Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities, will be held Wednesday, May 4, starting with registration at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 202 E. Chestnut St., at 9:30 a.m. The...

Calypso seeking to build park

MOUNT OLIVE -- Each year Calypso Recreation Department serves hundreds of children ranging in ages from four4 to 15 years old through their athletic programs at Albritton Park. These children participate in t-ball, softball, baseball, and football. Adjacent to the...

Friday, April 29, 2016

Officials talk hospital's partnership with UNC

The partnership between Wayne Memorial Hospital and UNC Health Care was the focus of Thursday morning's Health Care Hot Topic program, but when it came time for questions, the focus was health care in general. Sponsored by the Wayne...

WATCH program honors medical director Dr. Clark Gaither

Dr. Clark Gaither is an artist, a gemologist, a diver, a runner, a hiker, an author, a teacher, a cheerleader and a donor. And that doesn't even touch on his profession -- a physician who has served as medical director...

Stancil expected to plead not guilty

Kenneth Morgan Stancil III, who is facing a first-degree murder charge for the slaying of Ron Dwight Lane at Wayne Community College in April of last year, is expected to enter in a not guilty plea when he appears...

Goldsboro man charged for handgun, marijuana

A Goldsboro man was arrested Tuesday on felony drug and handgun charges during a county-wide probation and parole roundup. Jeffrey Rishaw Leach Jr., 19, of 901-A Hopkins St., was arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell and...

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