Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Category Archives: Local News

Suspect Arrested On Drug-Dealing Charges At Goldsboro Hotel

Suspect Arrested On Drug-Dealing Charges At Goldsboro Hotel

Saturday evening, officers with the Goldsboro Police Department’s Gang Suppression Unit and Selective Enforcement Unit were conducting a foot patrol near the Econo Lodge on the 700 block of Corporate Drive.  During an investigation in one of the rooms, 33-year-old Jamarcus D. Lennox of Goldsboro was arrested.  Lennox was charged with Possession with: Intent to Sell and…read more »

School Board To Discuss Possibly Reopening K-5 Schools

School Board To Discuss Possibly Reopening K-5 Schools

The Wayne County Board of Education plans to discuss the potential reopening of the district’s elementary schools. Last week Thursday, Gov. Roy Cooper announced North Carolina’s school systems can reopen K-5 schools starting October 5th.  Those schools will still need to adhere to certain guidelines such as face coverings for all students, teachers and staff,…read more »

Council Votes Down Reparations, Looks To Form Race Relations Committee

Council Votes Down Reparations, Looks To Form Race Relations Committee

The City of Goldsboro will not offer reparations to the Black community at this time. Monday evening, the Goldsboro City Council voted 3 – 4, shooting down a resolution supporting reparations for the Black community. The proposal — which was essentially a copy of the resolution passed by the City of Asheville earlier this year…read more »

City Now Accepting Applications For Small Business COVID-19 Grants

City Now Accepting Applications For Small Business COVID-19 Grants

Applications are being accepted now through Friday, October 2nd at 5 p.m. for the City of Goldsboro’s Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City created a grant program to provide up to approximately 30 small businesses with grants of $2,500 or $5,000, for a total of $100,000 in immediate…read more »

Last Call For Duke Energy Citizenship & Service Award Nominations

Last Call For Duke Energy Citizenship & Service Award Nominations

Today, September 22, is the last day to submit applications for the Duke Energy Citizenship & Service Award. Since 2014, the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce and has partnered with Duke Energy to award the annual Duke Energy Citizenship & Service Award. This is a tribute to individuals or groups who make a difference in their…read more »

BREAKING: City Council Shoots Down Reparations For Black Community

BREAKING: City Council Shoots Down Reparations For Black Community

Monday evening, the Goldsboro City Council voted 3 – 4 and did not approve a resolution supporting reparations for the Black community.  The proposal — which was essentially a copy of the resolution passed by the City of Asheville earlier this year — had been brought up by former city council member Bevan Foster.  Foster’s…read more »

Library Hosts Voter Registration Event On Tuesday

Library Hosts Voter Registration Event On Tuesday

This Tuesday, September 22, the Wayne County Public Library will join other libraries across the state in celebrating National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan civic holiday and cross-country effort to assist voters in registering to vote. From 10 AM until 1 PM on Tuesday, the Library will join with the local chapter of the League…read more »

City Eyes Redevelopment Of Union Station

City Eyes Redevelopment Of Union Station

The City of Goldsboro is looking at potential reuse plans for the old Union Station. The dilapidated train station on the 100 block of S. Carolina Street has stood unused for years after the passenger rail service through the station came to an end in 1968. Earlier this month, the Goldsboro City Council heard a…read more »

KPD: Weekend Shootings Leave 1 Dead, 2 Injured

KPD: Weekend Shootings Leave 1 Dead, 2 Injured

Kinston Police are investigating a pair of weekend shootings, one of which resulted in a death. The first shooting occurred around 11:30 PM Friday.  Kinston Police Officers responded to reports of a subject shot on the 2200 Block of Briarfield Road. Officers arrived on scene and found two subjects lying in the road suffering from…read more »

Museum Hosts NC Pickle Princess Pageant (PHOTO GALLERY)

Museum Hosts NC Pickle Princess Pageant (PHOTO GALLERY)

The North Carolina Pickle Pageant, under the direction of Desiree Autrey House, was held Saturday afternoon in the auditorium at the Wayne County Museum. The pageant was held at two different times to stay in compliance with the COVID-19 requirements regarding crowds and masks. The second half of the pageant got underway at 6 p.m. and was over by about…read more »

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