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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

*** Empty Stocking Fund ***

* L.C. and Joanie Hill, $25, in loving memory of our son, Chris Hill. * C.T. Sauls, $30. * Southern Wayne Parchasers, $50. * ACIA Care Thrift Shop, $500. * Michael and Marie Price, $100, in memory of Josh. *...

Council to go Live, again

The Goldsboro City Council has tapped into one of the most popular forms of social media by broadcasting its meetings on Facebook Live for months. Now, the council is gearing up to also use Facebook Live for its near...

Woman donates kidney to cousin's husband

T.D. Bryant has always had a close-knit family, and this year its bond got even tighter. Sometimes the ties that bind, though, go beyond biological connections. And time folks get to spend together. After a few absences at family functions,...

Pets get to tell Santa Claus what they want for Christmas

Candie doesn't know what to make of Santa. But from the looks of it, she hasn't quite warmed up to Ol' Saint Nick just yet. The 2-year-old pup was hesitant about the big man with the bushy white beard...

Man flown to Vidant after wreck

A 34-year-old Goldsboro man is expected to face charges after hitting a tree at 75 mph and flipping his car on South Andrews Avenue at Adams Street early Saturday at about 1:15 a.m. Police said an open container of Miller...

Mount Olive residents lend a 'Helping Hand'

Every year for over two decades, Lula Newkirk has brought a bit of Christmas joy to the people of Mount Olive, and this year is no different. Newkirk, president of Helping Hands United Mission at 113 Smith St. in...

Monday, December 11, 2017

Man's paycheck stolen in robbery

DUDLEY -- A 38-year-old man was thrown from his car and robbed of his paycheck as he sat in his car checking text messages Friday morning. A report filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said the man had just...

Police investigating weekend armed robberies

Goldsboro police are investigating two armed robberies that took place at a convenience store and a restaurant only hours apart Friday night and early Saturday morning. A man in a dark blue hoodie and blue ski mask went into the...

A touch of warmth in time for the holidays

It was cold, very cold. Despite temperatures hovering near freezing, Julie Whitfield and Shiril Jackson were warmed by their excitement of being able to help others keep warm. By 7:15 a.m. Monday, the two women, who work in the Wayne...

Y's Men deliver

Laquetta Cox bought a lot of clothes and toiletries for her four children. The single mother of four, Kiarra Cox, 17, Tiarra Cox, 17, Quanya Cox, 16, and Jaheim Jones, 14, doesn't have a tree to put the gifts under....

$1.6M grant goes to Seven Springs

More than $1.6 million in funding has been awarded to the Seven Springs Volunteer Fire Department to rebuild its station after the Golden LEAF Foundation announced its final round of grant winners Thursday. The Golden LEAF Foundation made final decisions...

Wayne County maintains its state rating as Tier 2

The N.C. Department of Commerce released its 2018 county tier rankings for economic well-being with Wayne County maintaining its Tier 2 status. Each year, the Department of Commerce ranks the state's 100 counties based on economic well-being and assigns each...

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Deadly Combination Part III -- The Survivors: To build anew - At the Potter's house

Salvation came to Larry Miller in the form of a merciful judge. He had spent part of his adult life and a large part of his teenage years leading the law on chases through the mucky swamps of Palm Beach...

Deadly Combination Part III -- The Survivors: Survived by - Rance's story

A Carolina Tar Heels shirt still hangs in the closet. A ball cap sits under the lamp on the nightstand. Gloria Hurley holds on tightly to just about everything her son owned. She keeps the items for sentimental reasons and...

2017 Empty Stocking Fund party spreads holiday cheer

Kayden Green totes around a toy nearly his own size in Goldsboro High School's library Saturday morning. The 3-year-old has just picked out a C-3PO replica from Star Wars. His smile is even bigger than the toy, stretching from ear...

Carley's Formals brings established dress shop business to Goldsboro

Denise Bass is very pleased with the location for her second dress shop, Carley's Formals, which opened recently in Cobblestone Place. Her initial business venture in Smithfield, Carley's So Sweet Pageant Boutique, was started five years ago. Her decision to...

Spirit AeroSystems announces $55.7 million expansion in Kinston

Spirit AeroSystems, one of the world's largest independent suppliers of airplane parts, announced plans to expand its operations and invest $55.7 million its N.C. Global TransPark facility in Kinston. Gov. Roy Cooper said the investment is a boost for eastern...

Edgewood Community Developmental School celebrates 50th anniversary

Emily Powell began volunteering at what is now Edgewood Community Developmental School in 1968 and says it changed her life. At the time, it was housed in First Presbyterian Church, serving about 20 special needs students, ranging in age from...

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Jingle in the Park nixed due to weather

The weekend will roll by without any holiday festivities in Herman Park. Goldsboro Parks and Recreation confirmed this afternoon that Jingle in the Park is canceled for tonight due to inclement weather. It was also canceled Friday night. The department...

Friday, December 8, 2017

PHOTO SHOOT: Two juveniles accidentally shoot gun while taking a photo, there were no injuries

Two juveniles taking a photo with a gun Tuesday night put a bullet through a bathroom mirror when the firearm accidentally went off. A Wayne County Sheriff's Office report said a 15-year-old's  mother and her boyfriend left their home in...

Helping Hands 4 God's Children to hold toy drive

Helping Hands 4 God's Children will be holding a toy drive on Tuesday for children hospitalized during the holidays. "My goal is to give all the baby dolls and trucks to our hospital," said Shiela Gibson, founder and CEO of...

Jingle in the Park canceled for tonight

Santa won't be coming to town tonight. Goldsboro Parks and Recreation confirmed just before 1 p.m. that Jingle in the Park is canceled for tonight. It is still planned to be held in Herman Park tomorrow, Dec. 9, from 4...

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