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Friday, December 19, 2014

Suspect shown on store tape

Goldsboro police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a Wednesday afternoon larceny at Dunham's Sports in the Goldsboro Promenade, 301 N. Berkeley Blvd. The man is a possible suspect in several other several other...

Christmas dramas

There is nothing fun about standing in line at a department store to return Christmas presents. But when La Verne Rouse tried to return the Christmas feeling in the short play, "Sale or Return," the audience had a chuckle. The...

Power out at Norwayne

As if there wasn't enough going on in classrooms around the county getting ready to dismiss students for the holiday, Norwayne Middle School was without power this morning. Principal Mario Re said the situation appeared to be isolated to...

Local church prepares for annual living nativity

The First Pentecostal Holiness Church is transporting visitors to Bethlehem this Sunday. The church will host a living nativity scene on the front lawn in celebration of the season. The nativity is a tableau of the manger with living...

Officials announce holiday closings

Local, state and federal offices will be closed for the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays. State offices will be closed Dec. 24 through 26 and on Jan. 1. Federal offices, banks and the Post Office will be closed...

County approves ad center contract

A $267,745 contract has been awarded to HH Architecture of Raleigh to draft the schematics for the county's proposed $12 million regional agriculture center. Wayne County commissioners, who approved the contract Tuesday morning, also approved another $48,000 for additional...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Grand jurors send up charges

A Wayne County grand jury indicted four of the five suspects apprehended after a St. Patrick's Day home invasion that was broken up when the homeowners returned. The fifth suspect pleaded guilty in October, according to court records. Navone...

Robber hits local bank

The Goldsboro Police Department is searching for the man who walked into the Wells Fargo Bank at 605 N. Berkeley Blvd. at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, yelled, "Merry Christmas (expletive)," fired at least one shot at the ceiling and robbed...

Suspects break in through pig cooker

The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating how three or more suspects were able to gain entry into the Quality Jewelry and Pawn shop early Wednesday morning. According to an initial report, the would-be thieves entered through the flue of...

Father and son face charges of metal theft

A Wayne County father and son face charges for stealing and selling materials from a metal communications tower, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Kenneth Thomas Fulmer, 54, 180 N. Dunn St., and Justin Steele Fulmer, 25, of...

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....

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