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Friday, October 20, 2017

Robbery, assault leaves man injured

A man and woman were robbed at gunpoint as they left their apartment at the reserve at Bradbury Place Thursday evening. A police report said the pair walked out of the residence, located inside the apartment complex at 532 W....

Robbery, assault leaves man injured

A man and woman were robbed at gunpoint as they left their apartment at the reserve at Bradbury Place Thursday evening. A police report said the pair walked out of the residence, located inside the apartment complex at 532 W....

Man, 19, charged with assaulting a juvenile

A 19-year-old is facing charges after allegedly assaulting a juvenile earlier this month. Michael Ray Pigford Jr., 19, of 170 Dallas Road, is charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury. Pigford was arrested and charged Thursday after an investigation into...

Vidant pulling out of Wayne County, hospital seeks to acquire two practices

Wayne UNC Health Care is positioning itself to take ownership of two medical practices following a recent Vidant Health decision to stop providing medical care in Wayne County. Wayne UNC Health Care President Janie Jaberg confirmed the pending acquisition...

Chief releases details about shooting

Goldsboro Police Chief Mike West said Thursday the victim of the city's most recent homicide was defending himself against a failed robbery attempt when he was shot October 11. Robert Baymon, 60, of 516 Eason St., died at Vidant...

Disabilities luncheon honors individuals and businesses

Five awards were handed out during the annual Mayor's Disabilities Award Luncheon on Thursday, recognizing individuals and businesses that make life better for those with unique challenges. The City of Goldsboro community relations department along with the Mayor's Committee...

Around 95,000 people attend county fair

DUDLEY -- An estimated 95,000 people made their way through the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair over its 10-day run from Sept. 28 to Oct. 7. That included those who purchased tickets, entered exhibits or participated in the variety of competitions,...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Snow Hill man charged in severe beating of his girlfriend

A Snow Hill man is facing charges after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in Eureka Oct. 8. Joshua McCoy Powell, 36, of 2231 Peanut Road, Snow Hill, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious...

Forty-six-year-old man charged with sexually assaulting a child less than 15 years old

A man is facing charges after allegedly sexually assaulting a child less than 15 years old over the course of two years. James Arthur Davis, 46, of 129 Fallin Blvd. Apt B2, is charged with two counts of statutory sex...

Two 16-year-olds charged with stealing vehicles, firearms in Grantham community

A pair of 16-year-olds are facing a litany of charges after allegedly stealing a multiple vehicles and firearms in the Grantham community earlier this month. Isaiah Xavier Shaw, 16, of 2050 Grantham School Road, and Jarius Marderek Brewer, 16, of...

Laptop access broadens for Rosewood Middle students

Educators, legislators and students came together at Rosewood Middle School Wednesday, as the school held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new set of 75 Chromebook laptops donated to the school by International Game Technology's After School Advantage program....

Keep asking for it: Money still available for hurricane recovery, official says

The snarl of red tape. The sluggish pace of getting disaster relief to the people who need it. Homeowners being told time after time they do not qualify after filling out complex applications. The frustration was evident Wednesday night...

City to accept bids for CDBG funds

The city of Goldsboro is accepting applications from agencies with programs serving low and moderate incomes that could be eligible for federal funding. Each year, the city sets aside a portion of its Community Development Block Grant funding and...

World's largest tutu, maybe, draws attention to cancer awareness

Wayne County people will don their pink tutus Saturday and jump into the swim lake at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park for the first ever Pink Plunge. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Shooting victim dies, investigation upgraded

The investigation into a recent armed robbery and shooting has been elevated to a homicide case. Robert Baymon, of 516 Eason St., died at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville Wednesday. He had been listed in critical condition since the Oct....

'Project Respect' to offer dinner and a show to Vietnam-era veterans

Desiree Autrey wants Vietnam veterans to get the respect they deserve. It's 40 years overdue, she says. "My father served at Seymour Johnson from 1967 until 1971, and he is a disabled veteran," she said. "By going with him to...

Man sentenced in 2016 murder

A man will spend between 18 and 23 years in prison after pleading guilty to a litany of charges, including second-degree murder, in an armed robbery turned killing in 2016. Jerry Aundrey Parks, 43, of 912 N. John St., pleaded...

Board looks at transfer policy

The Wayne County Board of Education discussed a new set of guidelines for student assignment and the drawing of attendance lines at its monthly work session Tuesday, setting the stage for a vote in November. The new assignment and...

Governor to attend naming ceremony

A ceremony dedicating a section of the U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass as the John H. Kerr III Highway will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3. Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to attend the ceremony to be held...

Amazing diversification

If you're looking for a fun way to kick off the fall season with your family, look no further than the Hood Swamp Corn Maze. Located at 608 Hood Swamp Road, the maze is owned by farmers Jeff and...

Record turnout for tennis tournament serves up an estimated $200K to local economy

The weekend U.S. Tennis Association North Carolina Singles League Championship led to a record turnout and an estimated $200,000 economic impact in Wayne County. The tournament, held Friday through Sunday, resulted in participation from nearly 500 players from across...

Lantern Fest nixed due to fire code

The Lantern Fest, planned to take place in downtown Goldsboro on Nov. 11, is canceled due to state fire code regulations. The festival was originally planned to take place on Oct. 7 in Fayetteville but was moved to Goldsboro...

Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority to offer free rides to veterans

The Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority plans to offer no-cost bus rides to veterans and active-duty military personnel in early November. Free rides will be provided on GWTA buses starting Nov. 6 and continuing through Veterans Day -- Nov. 11. This is...

LaGrange Girl Scout troop takes on Korean martial arts

A local martial arts studio recently stepped up to teach a Girl Scout troop a lesson in self-defense, then donated its fee to two local charities. The class was part of an anti-bullying effort Troop 4186 is working on, said...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Woman sought after implicating man in murder, then recanting

Authorities say a woman lied to prosecutors and made up a story against Carlos Demorris Darden to get him arrested, charged and indicted for murder. Tonya Annette Grier, age and address unavailable, is now wanted for felony obstruction of justice....

Downtown Goldsboro restaurant manager charged with sexual battery for the second time in less than a year

The manager of Torero's Mexican Restaurant in downtown Goldsboro was charged Monday with sexual battery for the second time in seven months. Miguel Angel Gomez Camacho, 55, of 217 Gator Drive, is charged with one count of misdemeanor sexual battery....

Event to address fear of cancer diagnosis

Darlene Brady has worked at Wayne Memorial Hospital, now UNC Health Care, for almost 26 years. But in December 2014, she became a patient. "About the middle of December, I found a lump," she said, admitting there was a...

Habitat meeting slated for Sunday

MOUNT OLIVE -- A community meeting on plans to build two Habitat for Humanity houses in Mount Olive will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the First Baptist Church Christian Life Center. Information will be provided...

Master of the kennels

When George Summerlin enlisted with the Air Force in 1954, a life working with dogs was not quite what he had in mind. Over the next nearly 24 years, however, Summerlin would build a career as a military dog...

Council split on most items

The Goldsboro City Council voted 5-2 to enter into a near $500,000 financing agreement for athletic field lights for the future multisport complex. The city will enter into a five-year lease agreement with Musco Finance to finance $499,000 of...

Wayne Community College recognized for adult education programs

Wayne Community College was recognized recently at the 52nd annual North Carolina Community College Adult Educators Association, or NCCCAEA, Conference in Durham. Lisa Newkirk, workforce continuing education services coordinator, led a workshop on "Summer Camps 101" based on her division's...

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