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Two WCPS Schools Recognized For 100% Graduation Rate

Two WCPS Schools Recognized For 100% Graduation Rate

Wayne School of Engineering and Wayne Early/Middle College High School were recently recognized by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for having a 100% graduation rate for the 2019-20 school year. Each school received a special certificate for their achievement. “It is very difficult for a school to achieve a 100% graduation rate,” states…read more »

Fire Reported At Grantham Street Business

Fire Reported At Grantham Street Business

The Goldsboro Fire Department has been on the scene of a structure fire on the 900 block of W. Grantham Street this afternoon.  Multiple fire, police and EMS units were seen in the area.  According to the GFD, the business has been able to stay open during the firefighting operation.  Further details on the blaze…read more »

Deputies Recover Narcotics, Firearm During Traffic Stop

Deputies Recover Narcotics, Firearm During Traffic Stop

The Wayne County ACE Team arrests three persons during a Rosewood traffic stop.  On Monday, the ACE Team members pulled the vehicle over on Rosewood Road and Highway 581 for an equipment violation.  The vehicle was searched resulting in the discovery of a firearm and illegal narcotics.  29-year-old Christopher A. Menane of Dudley, 29-year-old Kristina…read more »

LCSO: Statutory Rape Suspect Arrested In Texas

LCSO: Statutory Rape Suspect Arrested In Texas

The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation into the reported sexual assault of a juvenile in January of 2020.  That led to warrants being secured on Cristian Cruz, who allegedly fled the area to avoid the charges. After nearly one year on the run, the U.S. Marshals Service located Cruz in Bastrop, Texas just…read more »

Superintendent Candidate Application Deadline Is March 15

Superintendent Candidate Application Deadline Is March 15

Wayne County Public Schools won’t select a new superintendent for at least two more months. Board of Education Chair Chris West gave a brief update on the timeline for the district’s superintendent search at this week’s special meeting. West says the district is still accepting applications for the superintendent position through March 15th. The applications…read more »

Goldsboro-Wayne NAACP To Fill Blessing Boxes On MLK Day

Goldsboro-Wayne NAACP To Fill Blessing Boxes On MLK Day

Like other like-minded organizations, the Goldsboro-Wayne branch of NAACP is remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 18, by ensuring the community receives much needed support, especially considering the impact of COVID-19 on those who are marginalized, hungry, and often forgotten. This will be accomplished by supporting The Blessing Box initiative of Goldsboro started…read more »

Community Meals Available On MLK Day

Community Meals Available On MLK Day

The Make A Difference Food Pantry will be hosting a community feed on Monday, January 18, along with ten other area organizations.  Hot meals will be prepared and distributed from 11:30 AM – 1 PM through a drive thru at each site.  The sites participating in the meal distribution are: Make A Difference Food Pantry…read more »

GFD Receives Equipment Grant From Firehouse Subs Foundation

GFD Receives Equipment Grant From Firehouse Subs Foundation

The Goldsboro Fire Department is better equipped to keep all community members safe thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The $7,662 grant will be used to purchase a gear dryer for personal protective equipment, fulfilling a critical need within the department. “We are committed to helping organizations such as Goldsboro Fire…read more »

N.C. Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

N.C. Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

North Carolina is expanding the coronavirus vaccine eligibility.  Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen announced the new eligibility requirements at a media briefing on Thursday. Vaccine providers that are prepared can now begin inoculating all healthcare workers as well as those ages 65 and up.  This follows new vaccination guidelines issued…read more »

WCPS Provides Further Info On K-5 “Plan A” Postponement

WCPS Provides Further Info On K-5 “Plan A” Postponement

On Wednesday January 13, at a Special Called meeting, the Wayne County Board of Education in a 4-3 vote approved postponing the district’s K-5 Plan A transition from January 25 to the fourth grading period which begins on March 15. As a part of the motion, the Board will reconvene prior to the end of…read more »

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