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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Loaded down with love and care

Madison Howell brushed her doll baby's hair one last time. She then placed it in a box to give a child in need. Madison, then just a year old, has always been a generous soul. Now 12, she has orchestrated...

Man shot in head near Eastern Wayne Middle School

Update ---- A man is recovering in Vidant Medical Center in Greenville after being shot in the back of the head in front of Eastern Wayne Middle School Friday night. Officers responded to a call of someone being shot and...

Meeting Thursday on old Foster Center building

The future of the former W.A. Foster Center will be explored during a community meeting on Thursday, Dec. 15. The Goldsboro City Council will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the former W.A. Foster Center at 516 S....

Inmates found with drugs

Authorities charged three inmates Friday for allegedly having narcotics inside the Wayne County Detention Center. Joseph Conrad Cerny, 39, Anthony Maurice Harris Jr., 27, and Cameron Givens, 19, were all charged with felony possession of a controlled substance on prison/jail...

Friday, December 9, 2016

Public hearing scheduled on H.F. Lee plant wastewater permit

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality will have a public hearing Thursday for anyone interested in offering comment on Duke Energy's wastewater permit application for the H.F. Lee plant in Goldsboro. Public comment will be received during the 6 p.m....

High speed chase ends in crash at Air Force base gate

A man's high-speed chase from law enforcement ended at the gate of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Friday afternoon. Cameron Terrell Mitchell, 21, of Saratoga, got up to 120 mph on Berkeley Boulevard when he hit a metal sign near...

Christmas for the history books

The Charles B. Aycock Birthplace held its candlelight tour Thursday night. The event featured historic portrayals and shadow puppets....

Fire burns through family home

A father and daughter lost a home that had been in their family for generations Thursday evening after a small heater caused the building at 202 Claridge Nursery Road to catch fire, firefighters said. Hubert Daynor, 88, was spending...

Empty Stocking Fund

* Monica Kobayashi, $100 * From your wife, daughters, sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, $75, in loving memory of Jimmy Rose * Dolly Boone, $50, in loving memory of my parents, Ann Vail Crawford and Ivey J. Crawford Sr. *...

No one hurt but vehicle damaged in shooting

The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating a Tuesday night shooting that injured nobody but left a car damaged. According to a police report, the shooting took place in the 400 block of Banks Avenue around 9:15 p.m. when 27-year-old Devon...

Two men charged with possession of marijuana

Authorities executed a search warrant at 604 Marshall St. Wednesday and seized 500 grams of marijuana valued at $5,000. The Goldsboro/Wayne County Inter-Agency Drug Task Force charged Kelvin Tyrone Hagans, 32, and Randolph McKinney Jr., 37, both of 604 Marshall...

Family Y's Men event Sunday

For the 15th consecutive year, the Goldsboro Family Y will help needy families in Wayne County. The Y partners with the public schools, Boys and Girls Club, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, WAGES, local churches and the domestic violence program...

Teenager charged in stabbing

Police charged a 13-year-old boy Thursday in connection with Wednesday morning's assault at the Royal Grande Laundry Mat on Royall Avenue. Rosari Rogel, the victim of the crime, told officers a young black male came inside the laundromat and tried...

Car crashes into nail salon

Authorities secure the scene after motorist Sang Thi Thu Nguyen drove her car into the front of Pro-Nails Spa located at 1248 Cashwell Drive on Thursday morning....

Man shot in city early Friday morning

Police are investigating a shooting this morning on North John Street that left one man injured. An unknown suspect shot Qushawn Mondrell Broadhurst, 31, of 1904 N. William St. Lot 9, around 3:30 a.m., but police have no suspects in...

A chill will linger throughout the weekend

Temperatures will increase slightly throughout the day Friday, topping out around 43 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The day should remain sunny with a light to moderate wind up to about 13 mph. Occasional gusts of up to...

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fire burns through family home

A father and daughter lost a home that had been in their family for generations Thursday evening after a small heater caused the building at 202 Claridge Nursery Road to catch fire, fire fighters said. Hubert Daynor, 88, was spending time...

Mount Olive lights up

MOUNT OLIVE -- Hundreds gathered Friday night to watch as the 3,200 Christmas lights on the town's radio tower blazed into life for the first time this season. They stayed to listen to a performance by the Mount Olive Middle...

Hooping it up

MOUNT OLIVE -- They ran. They passed basketballs. They dribbled and took shots at the basket. Some even tried to go one on one with University of Mount Olive basketball players. And they did it all within a wide range...

Wayne County man charged with rape of a child

Authorities arrested a man Wednesday accused of raping a child over a three-year period.Matthew Gordon Williams, 30, of 4220 Stevens Mill Road, is charged with first-degree sexual offense of a child, indecent liberties with a child, three counts of incest...

Top education leaders hold panel discussion

Wayne County's top three education leaders Wednesday were questioned about issues ranging from cooperation and collaboration, the state budget and coping with rapidly changing technologies. Dr. Michael Dunsmore, Wayne County Public Schools superintendent; Dr. Philip Kerstetter, University of Mount Olive...

Library commemoration inspires local recollections of Pearl Harbor

An 11-year-old William Teague didn't really know what to make of what he had just heard on the radio. But as he and his brother sat in the back seat of the family car on the way home that...

Empty Stocking Fund

* Bobbie H. Jacobs, $25, in memory of William H. Jacobs * Bobbie H. Jacobs, $25, in memory of Roland and Geraldine Hunter * Kellie and Steve West, $50, in loving memory of Jack Weir, Rudolph West, Brent West and...

Racial makeup of schools not a new point of concern

The Wayne County public school system remains under review by the United States Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights over a 2009 NAACP Title VI complaint alleging that racial disparities across 26 of the 33 schools in the...

Disparity at issue in schools

Wayne County Public Schools is moving forward with a new application process in the lottery system used to select students at Wayne School of Engineering and Wayne Early/Middle College High School. The method whereby students are chosen to attend...

Hardee's robbed at gunpoint

The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating an early morning armed robbery at a fast food restaurant off of Wayne Memorial Drive. The incident took place around 6:50 a.m. at the Hardee's at 1109 11th St., where officers are collecting evidence...

Colder weather coming

Temperatures in the Wayne County area are expected to plunge into the upper 20s tonight after a week of relatively mild weather. Those same temperatures are predicted to drop even further, into the lower 20s, on Friday night, according to...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Teen charged in Wednesday morning stabbing incident

Police arrested and charged a 13-year-old boy today in connection with Wednesday morning's reported stabbing at the Royal Grande Laundry Mat at 2607 Royall Ave. Officers found the teen near the laundromat following an investigation of the scene. Maj. Anthony...

Remembering Pearl Harbor

The Empire of Japan accomplished its mission in the early morning hours of Dec. 7, 1941. After moving a massive fleet that included six aircraft carriers undetected across the vast Pacific Ocean, it staged a devastating surprise attack that...

Section of U.S. 70 dedicated to Grey Bailey

Millie Bailey paused several times to wipe away tears Tuesday afternoon as she thanked those responsible for dedicating a section of U.S. 70 West as Grey Bailey Highway in memory of her husband, Grey. "This road dedication has been...

WCC's Fine Arts Festival to be Thursday evening

This year's Winter Fine Arts Festival at Wayne Community College takes on a slight twist -- it will also include "WCC's Got Talent." The public is invited to the free event Thursday evening in Moffatt Auditorium, said Brad Collier, music...

Lawsuit challenges 20-week abortion ban

Various women's health groups filed a federal lawsuit Nov. 30 in an attempt to overturn a measure passed by the state legislature in 2015 that severely limits the exceptions to the 20-week ban on abortions. North Carolina physicians along...

Empty Stocking Fund

* H.G. Moore III & Associates, $100 * Bert and Frances Allen, $50, in memory of Richard and David Wayne * Dennis Bunn, $2,000, in memory of Clement and Christine Bunn * Dennis Bunn, $200, in memory of Deborah Bunn...

Slew of vehicle break-ins reported

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating a slew of motor vehicle break-ins reported in Pikeville Monday morning. Seven reports were filed from 5:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. stating vehicles were entered sometime between Sunday night and the next...

Pikeville board OKs library funding

PIKEVILLE -- The Pikeville Town Board approved additional funding for a new library security system at its meeting Monday night, adding $910 to the previously approved $2,000 security budget to account for extra surveillance both inside and outside the...

Harris Teeter gas station expected to open in January

Construction of a new Harris Teeter gas station should be finished this month with a planned January opening on Wayne Memorial Drive. A specific opening date has not been determined for the Goldsboro location, one of a handful of Harris...

Cliffs of the Neuse gets three new park rangers

After having no official park rangers during the summer months and into the fall, Cliffs of the Neuse State Park now has three new rangers. Eric Siratt is the senior ranger and Adam Pharr and Eryn Staib are the two...

Flotilla, tree lighting to be Friday

Christmas will go on at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park despite the flooding and many downed trees caused by Hurricane Matthew back in October. The park's annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Flotilla is scheduled for Friday beginning at...

Several cars broken into in Pikeville

Update ---- This is an updated version of the initial report to include the streets on which the motor-vehicle break-ins where reported.The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating a slew of motor vehicle break-ins reported in Pikeville Monday morning.  Seven...

Goldsboro police investigate early morning stabbing

Police are investigating an early morning stabbing that took place before 7 a.m. at The Royal Grande Laundry Mat. Sgt. Dale Foster said police responded to a call of a woman being stabbed at the laundromat, located at 2607...

Christmas parades Saturday and Sunday

There will be two Christmas parades held in Wayne County this weekend. The Pikeville Christmas Parade, postponed from last Saturday because of bad weather, will be held this Saturday, starting at 2 p.m. The Eureka Christmas Parade will be held...

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