Saturday, July 31, 2021

Local News

 
Saturday Event To Feature Backpack, School Supply Giveaway

Saturday Event To Feature Backpack, School Supply Giveaway

350 free backpacks loaded with school supplies will be handed out during a community event this Saturday, July 31. Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni & Friends, Deeper Life Church Ministries and Protect Your Skull teamed to make the day possible. Tracey Suggs is Goldsboro High grad and a co-founder of Protect Your Skull, an organization that teaches concussion…

Local Sports

 
Athlete Of The Week: Will Pennington

Athlete Of The Week: Will Pennington

Will Pennington is having a breakout summer for Wayne County Post 11 and has emerged as one of Post 11’s best pitchers this summer. In 36 innings pitched this summer, Pennington has 5-0 record on the mound, a 0.77 earned run average and has tossed 41 strikeouts. And as evidenced by his phenomenal performance against…

Crime

LCSO: Suspect Accused Of Trafficking Meth Following Investigation

LCSO: Suspect Accused Of Trafficking Meth Following Investigation

On July 21st, Joshua Z. A. Lane of Kinston was arrested following a narcotics investigation conducted by the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit.  During the investigation, detectives allegedly made multiple controlled purchases of crystal meth from Lane in the Lenoir County area.  The detectives seized just over four ounces of crystal meth during the investigation. …

Education

Chamber Welcomes New Teachers To Wayne County

Chamber Welcomes New Teachers To Wayne County

Wayne County’s newest teachers are given a warm welcome. Thursday morning, the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Teacher Welcome Breakfast at Lane Tree Golf Club to help greet about 75 of the newest educators at Wayne County Public Schools. Charles Ivey, Chair of the Wayne Education Network, says Wayne County is a…

Government

Two Mayoral Applicants Deemed Ineligible Due To Residency

Two Mayoral Applicants Deemed Ineligible Due To Residency

Goldsboro’s list of mayoral candidates is already getting slimmer. City Clerk Laura Getz announced Monday evening two of the applicants – Dexter Taylor and Trenton Haire – did not qualify based upon their residency outside of the Goldsboro city limits. The eight other applicants were deemed eligible for consideration. Those eight eligibleapplicants are: Stefanie Love…

Obituaries

Ann Southerland Jones

Ann Southerland Jones

July 29, 2021, 63, Mount Olive – Ann Southerland Jones, a life-long resident of Mount Olive, passed away early Thursday morning, July 29, 2021 at her home. She was 63. Ann is lovingly remembered as being “the voice” of the Mt. Olive Pickle Company where she was employed for over 38 years as its receptionist.…

Events