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Monday, February 27, 2017

County gears up for air show

A $30,000 advertising and marketing campaign is planned for the Wings Over Wayne Air Show. The air show will be held May 20-21 at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and feature the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels. The show coincides...

Revenues up despite U.S. 70 bypass

Excitement last May over the opening of the U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass was tempered somewhat by concerns as to how the new highway could adversely impact Wayne County's sales tax revenue. Last week, Wayne County commissioners said they were...

Lisa Pate sworn in as Pikeville's new clerk

PIKEVILLE -- Lisa Pate attended her first town hall meeting as the new town clerk of Pikeville on Feb. 6. And since being sworn in as town clerk on Jan. 4, Pate has been looking to catapult the town...

AgCarolina scholarships available

MOUNT OLIVE -- AgCarolina Farm Credit will award two $1,000 scholarships to deserving agriculture students at the University of Mount Olive for the 2017-18 academic year. "AgCarolina is committed to enhancing the quality of life and future opportunities for...

Speaking on rare diseases

Tyrone Starkie has grown accustomed to the stares and the silence that accompanies them. He is wheelchair-bound body because of muscular dystrophy. But he knows something that perhaps they do not -- he can do anything he sets his mind...

Saturday, February 25, 2017

WCC students earn continuing education scholarship

Three Wayne Community College students were awarded State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) Continuing Education Scholarships for the fall 2016 semester. Recipients and their courses of study are Brittany Dawn Morgan of Selma and Deontre Jymel Gray of Goldsboro, both...

Hinson honored by United Way

Mackenzie Hinson, 12, was not only the keynote speaker at the United Way of Wayne County's annual meeting on Wednesday, she took home its most prestigious award. Hinson is the president and founder of Make a difference Food Pantry...

Police confirm details of Soler case

Former 4th Security Forces Squadron Manager Chief Master Sgt. Hector Soler left Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and was headed home the night he allegedly drove drunk and killed 17-year-old Johny Robert Watson, the Goldsboro Police Department confirmed this...

Road to close for repairs

A portion of Raynor Mill Road near Newton Grove will be closed starting Monday, Feb. 27, to complete repairs from Hurricane Matthew. The pipe that carries water under the road was damaged during the hurricane and is being replaced...

Polio walk fares well with warm weather

The thinking had been that Saturday morning's 5K Walk to Wipe Out Polio was going to be the hot chocolate walk. Instead, spring-like weather had the nearly two dozen walkers in shorts and short sleeves as they made eight circuits...

Shopping center, gaming sites planned

A new multi-tenant shopping center may be added along North Berkeley Boulevard near the Berkeley Mall, pending review by the Goldsboro Planning Commission Monday. The commission is also set to review permit requests for the possible opening of a video...

Ole Timey Days nixed

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The Ole Timey Days celebration normally held on the second Saturday in May has been canceled. What would have been the 17th annual event is the latest victim of Hurricane Matthew -- four months after the storm...

Celebrating Black History Month

MOUNT OLIVE -- Khloe Young, 2, couldn't take her eyes off Smokey the Bear as he rode past her on a float. She nodded her head and said yes when asked if Smokey was her favorite part of the Mount...

Christianity, Islam share similarities

Two local clergymen will share both the common threads and the differences between Christianity and Islam in a free programs Thursday, March 9 and Thursday, March 16. "Meeting of the Faiths: Conversations from the Holy Bible and the Holy Quran,"...

Kitty Askins raises more than $100,000

The 10th annual Mardi Gras Gala, 3HC and Kitty Askins Hospice Center's annual fundraiser, raised $141,684 of which $92,638 was raised by the six couples vying for the title of Mardi Gras King and Queen. Neal and Donna Hill,...

Human relations award banquet to honor students

The 43rd annual Human Relations Award Banquet will recognize the talent of students and honor individuals and organizations making a difference in the community Tuesday. The banquet will be held at the Goldsboro Event Center at 1501 S. Slocumb St.,...

Overall crime rate drops

esmith@newsargus.com Goldsboro experienced a 10 percent drop in its overall crime rate in 2016 compared to 2015, according to the Goldsboro Police Department's most recent Uniform Crime Report. This downward trend marks the lowest crime rate in Goldsboro in at...

Cigar store 'Tobacco and Hops' opens on Chestnut St.

Dustin Pike remembers his first cigar -- it was Cuban. Most people remember their first stogie -- half the joy of smoking a cigar is the experience that surrounds it, after all. And now, there's a spot in downtown Goldsboro...

Leading with integrity: Remembering the first black police chief

When Chester Hill, the first African-American police chief in Goldsboro, set out to do something, there was no "easy way." Only the right way. This is how his wife, Delores Artis Hill, remembers him now, nearly eight years since...

Man arrested after two and half hour standoff

DUDLEY -- A Wayne County man has been charged with domestic assault and kidnapping following a two and half hour standoff law enforcement including the Wayne and Johnston county SWAT teams. Children were in the home at the time of...

Old Calypso Fire Department building burns

A fire broke out in an abandoned building in Calypso today. The structure, at the corner of Center and Trade streets, used to house the Calypso Hardware Store and the Calypso Fire Department. Calypso and Mount Olive fire departments responded,...

Friday, February 24, 2017

Road projects to advance

N.C. Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon Thursday said his top priority is to accelerate highway projects planned over the next three years by spending down $2.1 billion in cash. That would be followed by working to convince the General Assembly...

Formation of black Civil War troop examined

At a moment in American history which would determine the course of the nation for hundreds of years to come, the men of the 135th Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops fought for their freedom. On Thursday, the Wayne County Public...

County inmates back in Wayne

For the first time in recent memory, Wayne County is not housing any of it inmates in other county jails-- a cost that has been moving up on $1 million annually. It costs the county about $50 per day...

Morning wreck sends two women to hospital

A three-car wreck at the corner of Berkeley Boulevard and Graves Drive sent two women to the hospital and backed up the north lane traffic on Berkeley this morning. A woman driving south turned left onto Graves, causing a car...

Grants to pay for stream cleaning, new fire/rescue stations

Wayne County will apply for grants to clean out streams, help build fire and rescue stations in the Seven Springs community and make repairs to a county-owned sewer pump station. All of the projects are the result of damages...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Former Superior Court judge's bribery conviction vacated, new trial granted

Former District 8-B Superior Court Judge Arnold O. Jones II's 2016 bribery conviction in federal court was overturned and a new trial granted today by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. No date has been...

Police: Woman had crack for sale near day care

A woman is facing multiple felony charges after police executed a search warrant on her residence Wednesday and found 10 doses of suspected crack cocaine and a firearm, according to a press release. Gamara Sherice Lofton, 39, of 208-A S....

Mount Olive man facing drug charges

MOUNT OLIVE -- A man is charged with trafficking opium after an arrest Saturday night during which police found several opiod-based pills and methamphetamines, according to a Mount Olive police report. Michael Jonathan Schilling, 27, at 1581 N.C. 55 W.,...

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