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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Salvation Army welcomes new commanders

bbarclay@newsargus.com "We're home." That's how the new Salvation Army commanders feel after being in Goldsboro less than two weeks and having people all over town -- including one man who was in his car at a stoplight -- stop them...

Judge remembered

Tim Finan's life was celebrated Friday morning as he had lived it -- with humor and laughter. But even with the laughter, tears still fell and the shock over his sudden passing lingered. The gregarious and affable Finan, 62,...

County officials set to approve budget

A proposed five-year, $39 million capital improvement plan could be adopted by Wayne County commissioners when they meet Tuesday. Slightly more than $27 million would be spent for projects in the current fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2016....

Carver 'family' gathers Saturday

MOUNT OLIVE -- It is all about family and the rich heritage of the old Carver High School that brings people from near and far back year after year for a Fourth of July weekend celebration. Even those who...

Bone marrow drives to be held this month

Two "Save the Fox" bone barrow screening drives will be held this month on behalf of Superior Court Judge Carl Fox, who is fighting blood cancer. Fox, who was raised in Mount Olive, was diagnosed in April 2015 with...

Council to eye short docket Monday

The Goldsboro City Council will kick off July with a relatively light agenda, with only 10 items to discuss on the consent agenda and work session agenda combined. During the work session, the council will discuss what artwork to select...

Friday, July 3, 2015

16 charged in county drug raid

An eight-month undercover operation into illegal drug and weapons activity in Goldsboro and Wayne County came to an end Thursday, concluding with 16 of 31 suspects arrested in a county-wide drug sweep. Two men also face federal charges. The...

Break-in suspect caught pawning

A Goldsboro man charged by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office in connection with a residential break-in is also charged with failing to report a change of address as a registered sex offender. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office has recently...

Remembering Judge Finan

The robes Judge Tim Finan wore did not define him. The gavel he wielded didn't earn him the respect he commanded. Those who knew him best say it was the man he was and the life he lived that...

NCRC testing will be available this month

The WorkKeys(r) tests for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) will be offered five times at Wayne Community College for the remainder of July. The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success (WORKS) program will provide testing sessions in Room...

Thursday, July 2, 2015

July Fourth weekend travelers getting ready to hit the highway

An estimated 42 million Americans will hit the road this holiday weekend -- the most in eight years, according to the American Automobile Association. Many in North Carolina will be heading for the beach, and the sudden rash of...

Police looking for shooting suspect

A man shot multiple times late Wednesday night after a fight in the Day Circle housing community is recovering at Wayne Memorial Hospital today. A woman grazed by gunfire was also treated at the scene. Montay Lashay Exum, 29,...

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base fireworks canceled

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base officials have postponed the Independence Day celebration that was scheduled to unfold this evening due to the threat of bad weather. The event will now take place Aug. 21....

Board eyeing district budget

The Wayne County Board of Education approved a $43 million interim budget at a special called meeting Tuesday. The interim budget is intended to carry the school system through the summer months, or at least until the state budget...

Arrests made in two local meth lab raids

The Wayne County Sheriff's announced this morning arrests in two separate methamphetamine manufacturing operations. One group of suspects was tracked all the way to Louisiana. According to a press release issued today, the Wayne County Drug Task Force and the...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Dunsmore sworn in

Wayne County Public Schools has a new superintendent. Dr. Michael Dunsmore, formerly superintendent of the Tyrrell County School system, was officially sworn in to the role this morning. At a special called meeting of the Board of Education the...

Stewart retires

Investigator Bryant Canady, right, took up station behind the turntables Tuesday and served as disc jockey at the retirement party held for outgoing Goldsboro police Chief Jeff Stewart. Dignitaries from both the city and county, as well as friends,...

County mourns judge

The sudden death Tuesday morning of District Court Judge Tim Finan left the Wayne County Courthouse in shock and disbelief, but this morning the work goes on. Finan, 62, died of a heart attack at his home at about...

Communities getting ready for July 4 festivities

This Fourth of July, you do not have to travel far for a top-flight fireworks show and Independence Day celebration. Consider heading to Mount Olive for an old-fashioned celebration with watermelon, hot dogs and a pickle train or, if...

'BIG STARS' shine

Olivia Lancaster is a big star. From her frilly socks to her dance moves everything about her is star quality. The 6-year-old actress has performed in "Cheaper by the Dozen" and the "Christmas Carol." Her director, Marie Ashley, laughs...

Strike up the orchestra

Baritone Scott MacLeod is accompanied by the North Carolina Symphony as he narrates "Casey at the Bat" Tuesday night at the Paramount Theatre during the Independence Day Concerts in Your Community series....

Red Cross announces Bloodmobile schedule

Here is the July blood drive schedule for the Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross: * July 7 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Democko Chiropractic. * July 9 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Wayne...

Fremont man charged in arson

A Fremont man wanted in Johnston County on outstanding warrants is being held in the Wayne County Detention Center today on charges of burglary and arson. Fred Thomas Russell, 52, 829 Lindell Road, is charged with first-degree burglary and...

Crime of the week

On Monday, June 29, employees of the O'Reilly Auto Parts Store at 2400 E. Ash St. reported securing the business on June 28 at 9:20 p.m and when they returned the following morning, they discovered a damaged door and items...

Board of Health announces winners of essay contest

More than three dozen students around Wayne County responded to this year's Teen Public Health Perspective Essay Contest, sponsored by the Wayne County Health Department. The Board of Health revamped the contest last year, with the former Abstinence Essay...

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