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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Walk for peace held Friday

More than 40 people gathered in Cornerstone Commons in downtown Goldsboro Friday evening for a community peace walk that took a stand against violence in the community and the nation. Event organizer 18-year-old Caroline Clucas said the walk was...

Lawmen probe three homicides

The Goldsboro Police Department and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office are investigating three killings that happened in Goldsboro and the county in less than 12 hours between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Three people, one in Goldsboro and two...

Bob Kornegay to lead alliance board

Bob Kornegay of Mount Olive, manager of marketing and member services at Tri-County EMC, has been appointed chairman of the Wayne County Development Alliance board of directors. The development alliance is the economic development arm for Wayne County, whose...

Two charged with heroin possession

Two Goldsboro men were arrested Friday on charges of possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin. Dylan Christopher Sugg, 21, of 222 Becton Circle, was charged with one count of possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin and...

State looking for biggest watermelon

RALEIGH -- The State Farmers Market is looking for the largest watermelon in North Carolina. The public weigh-in and awards ceremony is part of the market's Watermelon Day on Thursday, July 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. "North Carolina...

Purple Heart banquet Aug. 5

The fifth annual Goldsboro/Wayne Purple Heart Foundation Banquet and Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, at The First Church at 1100 The First Church Road. The Wayne County Veterans and Patriots Coalition is serving as...

Planning commission to review new businesses

A free-standing Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins could be headed to the Goldsboro market, with plans to locate along North Berkeley Boulevard. A company is seeking site plan approval that involves the renovation of the former PNC bank, at 500...

Peterson emphasizes family over racial issues

The destruction of the family and a lack moral character and not racism are to be blamed for the suffering of black Americans, the Rev. Jesse L. Peterson said. Peterson, a black conservative activist known for his often controversial...

One stop voting starts Oct. 27

One stop early voting for the Tuesday, Nov. 8, general election will be held at six locations in Wayne County from Oct. 27 through Nov. 5. The schedule, which includes two Saturdays and one Sunday, was established Tuesday by...

Lupus group meeting set for Aug. 20

A support group meeting of the state chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, from 1-2:30 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church at 2114 N. Berkeley Blvd. The group meets the third Saturday of each...

John Street parking rules change

Motorists who park in no parking zones in front of Torero's Mexican Restaurant or the Flying Shamrock could face fines following the recent adoption of a city ordinance. City crews removed seven to nine parking spaces in June, prior...

Duplin Community Foundation awards grants

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Community Foundation Board has announced $6,000 in awards from its community grantmaking fund, said Bob Kornegay, board president. This year's nonprofit recipients include: * Albritton Recreation Park, Calypso, $570. * Diversity Nurtures Achievement Community...

Court Records

Wayne County Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: * Ramelle Milek Lofton, 23, 819 E. End Circle, possession of marijuana and manufacturing marijuana, 6-17 months suspended sentence, 24 months supervised probation, 24 hours community...

Blockade runner items on display

KINSTON -- Weapons for delivery to the Confederate Army, bars of tin that weighted the ship for the ocean crossing and hand tools from England will be part of a temporary exhibit opening at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive...

Art Walk scheduled for Aug. 5

The next Downtown Art Walk, sponsored by Duke Energy Foundation, will take place during First Friday on Aug. 5, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Arts Council has teamed up with downtown Goldsboro businesses, organizations and more than 20...

Ag Biz Planner applications sought

AgCarolina Farm Credit is currently accepting applications for the eighth class of Ag Biz Planner. Ag Biz Planner features an e-learning curriculum including financial and business planning, budgeting and other money matters essential to a farm's success. AgCarolina Farm Credit...

Friday, July 22, 2016

Suspect charged in armed robbery

A Goldsboro man was arrested Wednesday and charged in an armed robbery that occurred in December 2015. Quentin Bryce Barnes, 31, of 1303 N. George St., was charged with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon for allegedly robbing the Family...

Southern Bank opens on Ash

Southern Bank in Goldsboro opened its newest banking facility at 2501 E. Ash St. on Tuesday. The official grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. Refreshments will be provided in the lobby...

Scouts learn skills, teamwork

Heather Lilly of Dudley became a Girl Scout in the first grade, and her three children are following in her footsteps as Scouts. Andrew Flora, 11, Jordan Flora, 8, and Gracelyn Lilly, 5, attended the Torhunta Cub Scout Day...

City making plans for street resurfacing

Seven sections of city roadways are scheduled for resurfacing this year as part of the Goldsboro's ongoing street maintenance plan. The city, which spends close to $500,000 each year for resurfacing, will assess the identified roadways prior to preparing contract...

911 call center plans advance

Wayne County commissioners are proceeding with plans to build an approximately $3.82 million 911 center on an 18.7-acre vacant lot between the county Facilities Services Office and the animal shelter. The board also had been considering renovating an existing...

Property damaged

Police are seeking information on damage caused to the water pipes in the Fairview Park bathroom at 1901 Edgerton St. An officer with B shift of the Goldsboro Police Department was working an "extra duty" assignment Wednesday when the...

Man, mother accused of assault

A Goldsboro man has been accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend with the help of his mother. The alleged victim of the assault reported to police Wednesday that Shaquille Wright, 23, of 767 Stoney Creek Church Road, and his mother,...

Larceny attempt reported

A woman allegedly attempted to steal more than $500 worth of merchandise from Belk on Wednesday. Tasha Jean Judd, 42, of Kinston, allegedly entered the Belk at Berkeley Mall on Wednesday and concealed six Polo gift sets valued at...

Kiwanis train won't run this weekend

The Kiwanis Club of Goldsboro will not operate the Herman Park train this weekend because of the heat....

Assault alleged

A Goldsboro man has been accused of assaulting a woman and threatening her. Trayviar Shantawn King, 26, of 204 Hideaway Circle, Dudley, allegedly went to the house of the victim, who reported the incident to police, and hit her...

Car stolen

A woman's vehicle was reportedly stolen from the 800 block of Wayne Avenue some time between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. According to a police report, a woman left her vehicle unsecured in the 800 block of Wayne Avenue around...

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Street paving for two subdivisions endangered

Nearly a year of effort by residents of Canterbury Village and North Creek subdivisions to have their streets repaired and taken over by the state is less than a month away from falling apart. For other subdivisions waiting their turn,...

Lawsuit against Dunsmore dropped

A defamation suit has been dropped against Wayne County Public Schools superintendent Dr. Michael Dunsmore from a former employee with the Tyrrell County school system, where he worked previously. The civil lawsuit filed by Brenda Wynn had alleged that Dunsmore...

Fremont changes meeting time

FREMONT -- Meeting times and trash can collection were a few of the issues the Fremont Board of Aldermen tackled at its monthly meeting Tuesday night. The board began by formally adopting a resolution closing two railroad crossings in town...

Church turns to solar farming

MOUNT OLIVE -- A local church is making money from the sun to use in its ministries. First Baptist Church in Mount Olive is operating two solar farms on land bequeathed to the church by a late member. Its...

Two women charged in home break-in

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office charged two women Tuesday for allegedly breaking into a home in northern Wayne County and stealing several items from the residence. Casey Jean Best, 25, of 304 Charles St., was charged with felony breaking and...

State vehicle damaged by eggs

Someone threw eggs on a state-owned vehicle sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning while it was parked on Center Street, according to a police report. An employee with the state Department of Public Safety reported to police that...

School supply drive held

C2C Entertainment is once again collecting school supplies and book bags for local needy children. Last year, the organization collected 220 book bags during its Back to School Drive. This year, the goal is 400 book bags filled with school...

Phlebotomy course offered at Wayne Community College

Wayne Community College Continuing Education will begin offering a phlebotomy technician course this fall. The course will train students to draw blood specimens from patients. It is designed to prepare them to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology's National...

Man tries to steal pressure washer

A man attempted to steal a pressure washer from Walmart at 2908 U.S. 70 West Monday, but fled the scene when confronted by an employee. An employee of the store contacted police to report that an unknown black male...

Housing Authority vehicles damaged

Three vehicles belonging to the Goldsboro Housing Authority were damaged while parked at 409 Hinson St. on Monday night, a police report says. Someone threw rocks at the windshields some time between 6 p.m. Monday night and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

WATCH leaders ask for reconsideration

Dr. Clark Gaither has expressed frustration with Wayne County commissioners whom he said continue to ask questions that have been answered and for information that already has been supplied several times over -- all at the expense of public...

City Council gives in to grocery store wishes

The possibility of losing a new Lidl grocery store led the Goldsboro City Council to approve the company's requested site plan Monday. The council was originally set to consider development plans that eliminated Lidl's requested right-in, right-out entrance from...

Airman dies while deployed

An airman stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base died Monday while on deployment in an undisclosed location in southwest Asia. 1st Lt. Anais Tobar, 25, from Miami, Fla., died Monday from what is being reported as "non-combat related injuries,"...

Womack Electric holding food drive

Womack Electric Supply, at 401 E. Ash St, is holding a Christmas in July food drive this month. Donations of canned goods, non-perishable food items and paper products, including paper towels, napkins, plates, cups and plastic utensils, are being...

Tobacco crop looking good

June rains proved timely for Wayne County's corn crop, and while tobacco, the county's No 1 cash crop, can better handle drought and heat, it, too, was bolstered by the moisture. But now tobacco farmers like cousins Paul and...

Schools hire new auditor

Wayne County Public Schools will have a new auditor doing its books and is converting to BoardDocs, an online platform for documents, policies and procedures. The Board of Education approved both at a recent meeting. For over a year, there...

Four hurt in wreck

A head-on collision on Stoney Creek Parkway between Elm Street and Harris Street on Tuesday afternoon sent four people to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The wreck happened when a black Chevrolet Trailblazer heading toward Elm Street on...

Crime of the Week

On July 11, at about 11 p.m., the Handy Mart Store at 2495 U.S. 13 North was robbed at gunpoint by three black males. Deputies of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office responded to a call for assistance from the clerk....

Community 'Peace Walk' planned for Friday

Planning a community peace walk in downtown Goldsboro has evolved from its original intent due to the continued violence across the nation and world. Caroline Clucas, an 18-year-old graduate of Wayne Early/Middle College High School, sought an outlet that...

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