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Friday, May 29, 2015

County defunds health agency

Nonprofits have been in the crosshairs of Wayne County commissioners for the past couple of years. But Thursday only two, Literacy Connections and WATCH (Wayne Action Teams for Community Health), were singled out for attention. Literacy Connections survived the...

Beauty queens preparing for state pageant

Two years ago, Victoria Baskett was fighting for her life in the North Carolina Children's Hospital. "In June 2013, I was on life support and a medically induced coma for four days and in the hospital for about four...

Downtown concert honors the military

Thursday night's Center Street Jam was more than a celebration of summer, it was a celebration of service. The festivities honored the men and women of the United States military. Flags and banners decorated the main stage, and opening remarks...

Police seeking 4-5 in home invasion

Investigators with the Goldsboro Police Department are working to identify a group of young black men who forced their way into a woman's home at about 1 a.m. this morning and robbed her at gunpoint. The victim, a 45-year-old...

Cast of 'Lizard Lick Towing' expected to attend Princeton Community Day

The town of Princeton will host its fifth annual Princeton Community Day at Princeton Elementary School Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Scheduled to attend are members of the cast of the television reality show "Lizard Lick Towing,"...

Essay winners

Winners of the Exchange Club of Goldsboro and Wayne County 4-H essay contest were chosen recently. The two groups partner to offer a job shadowing program in the Wayne County public school system each year. Pictured are, from left, Shamayah...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Officials: College safety protocol worked

At its first board of trustees meeting since the April 13 shooting on campus, Wayne Community College President Dr. Kay Albertson said the institution's safety plan "worked" and later announced the creation of a new position to strengthen security....

One sought, one caught in vehicle break-ins

One man has been caught and another is wanted in connection with a motor vehicle break-in reported on New Year's Day in Goldsboro. According to a Goldsboro Police Department press release, the investigation has also led to charges in...

Two men charged in theft of tools

Two Wayne County men already in jail in other counties for separate crimes are now charged with the theft of a trailer filled with tools taken from a residence in Goldsboro. The trailer and tools, valued at $12,842, was...

No limits

Pernatthia Marshall just wants to be a regular teen. She describes herself as "easy to get along with" and while she admits she is shy, she considers herself "really funny." She doesn't like to draw a lot of attention...

Leak closes eatery

A natural gas leak forced the evacuation of the Chick-fil-A at 1201 N. Berkeley Blvd. at about 9 this morning. The restaurant will not reopen today. Goldsboro Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Frank Sasser said a gas leak behind the...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WATCH on list for cut

Appropriation: $0. Dr. Clark Gaither, WATCH medical director, said he was disappointed, but not surprised, on Tuesday when he received a letter from the county finance office that the agency would not receive any of the approximately $220,000 requested...

Slated for arrival

Goldsboro's new 4,800-square-foot transfer center on Carolina Street is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 25. The project, funded in part by a TIGER V grant received from the federal government, will finish three months ahead of the Streetscape...

Copper thief caught as he returns to scene

An alleged copper thief returned to the same South George Street warehouse one too many times this month, a Goldsboro Police Department press release said. Mourice Nathaniel Wilder, 25, 1507 Catalpa St., now faces seven criminal charges including breaking...

Commander fired

One of the highest-ranking officers on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base -- the decorated colonel responsible for overseeing everything from security, food services and personnel support for the 4th Fighter Wing -- was fired Friday after his commanding officer...

Council members take closer look at proposed new budget numbers

The Goldsboro City Council is expected to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2015-16 on Monday that includes a 1-cent tax increase and funding cuts to agencies across the board. This decision comes on the heels of a budget...

Report: Lice no reason for absence

The condition might be uncomfortable, a nuisance or an embarrassment, but according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, head lice are not a reason to keep kids home from school. In an updated clinical report by the AAP in...

Thompson earns Spence Art honor

A Meadow Lane Elementary School art teacher and outstanding student artists were recently recognized during Wayne County Public Schools' 24th annual visual arts awards reception. Terri Thompson was named the Zeno Spence Art Educator of the Year for 2014-15....

Student gets first place in Duke's TIP

A fourth-grader at St. Mary School was recently selected as first place winner in the a writing contest sponsored by Duke University's Talent Identification Program. Emilyn Steele placed first in the fourth grade division of the annual 4th-6th Grade...

Crime of the week

On May 25, the Goldsboro Police Department responded to a residence located in the 1200 block of Park Avenue B. The citizen reported they left their home secure on that date and when they returned at noon they found a...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Suspect faces rape, sexual offense charge

A Goldsboro man accused of rape and sexual offenses against a minor is in custody today, according to a Goldsboro police report. Brian Keith King, 20, 311B Charles St., is charged with three counts each of statutory rape and...

Community gathers to salute those who gave their lives in service to their country

C. Ray Smith had already made up his mind that he wasn't coming back from his deployment. Going into his mission, his supervisors had told him they would be lucky if 10 percent of the men that went on...

Schools keeping senior projects

The graduation project is still alive and well in three Wayne County high schools. Introduced statewide to the freshman class of 2006 as a requirement to earning a high school diploma, it was at times a controversial topic. Officials...

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