Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Category Archives: Local News

Mayor Allen Given Several Honors Including Order Of The Long Leaf Pine

Mayor Allen Given Several Honors Including Order Of The Long Leaf Pine

Goldsboro Mayor Chuck Allen receives several honors. At Monday’s City Council meeting, Durwood Stephenson, the Director of the U.S. 70 Corridor Commission, announced a five mile portion of the Goldsboro Bypass (future I-42) from Highway 13 to Beston Road will be named in honor of Allen. Philip Baddour presented Mayor Allen with the Order of…read more »

Simons Hosts Defense Workshops

Simons Hosts Defense Workshops

Bill Simons, the Military Business Center coordinator at Wayne Community College, was selected to preside over recent statewide training for military contractors. Simons hosted sessions of a virtual Defense Contractor Academy that was offed by the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC). The academy provided intermediate-level instruction to existing small business defense contractors to give…read more »

Goldsboro Library Hosts “Live On The Lawn” Featuring Local Musicians

Goldsboro Library Hosts “Live On The Lawn” Featuring Local Musicians

On Wednesday, April 14th, patrons gathered in the Baddour Garden outside the Wayne County Public Library to the sounds of a smooth saxophone. Thanks to support from the Arts Council of Wayne County, the library launched its first Live on the Lawn event, which is a series of free spring concerts featuring live, local musicians.…read more »

Litter Sweep Pushes Roadside Litter Collection Past 4 Million Pounds

Litter Sweep Pushes Roadside Litter Collection Past 4 Million Pounds

As part of its litter removal efforts, including the ongoing Litter Sweep, N.C. Department of Transportation crews, contractors and volunteers have now collected more than 4 million pounds of litter from roadsides this year. “Only a week in, and already the Spring Litter Sweep has helped tremendously in keeping our roadways clean,” said state Transportation…read more »

UPDATE: Wanted Suspect Dies In Crash While Fleeing From Deputies

UPDATE: Wanted Suspect Dies In Crash While Fleeing From Deputies

A suspect is killed as he attempts to flee from Wayne County authorities.  The situation unfolded Sunday evening as a Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to serve outstanding warrants out of Johnston County on a suspect, 53-year-old Donnie Butts, Jr.  The deputy had attempted to pull Butts over, however Butts fled in a pickup truck. …read more »

Farmers Work Quickly To Plant Crops, Get Produce To Market

Farmers Work Quickly To Plant Crops, Get Produce To Market

Despite a wet start to the season, crops are going in the ground across Wayne County. Those fresh, locally-grown products will soon be showing up on store shelves. Wayne County farmer Chris Neil owns the Downtown Fresh Market in Downtown Goldsboro. Neil says it was a tough start to the year, and now some farmers…read more »

Groups Help Clean Up Litter In Goldsboro (PHOTOS)

Groups Help Clean Up Litter In Goldsboro (PHOTOS)

The community volunteers its time to help clean up Goldsboro.  Throughout the city on Saturday, organizations and individuals pitched in for Goldsboro’s spring litter sweep effort.   Operation Unite Goldsboro entered a team to help clean up the community on Saturday.  Working with Wayne Preparatory Academy and Brogden Middle School, the group took on the…read more »

Vehicle Pursuit Ends In Crash, Suspect Dead (PHOTOS)

Vehicle Pursuit Ends In Crash, Suspect Dead (PHOTOS)

Late Sunday afternoon, Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies were in involved in a chase that ended in a fatal crash.  The pickup being pursued collided with a semi-tractor that was parked in a yard on Central Heights Road near E. New Hope Road.  The driver of the pickup died at the scene.  The accident is being…read more »

WCC Summer Registration Underway

WCC Summer Registration Underway

Registration for summer 2021 college credit courses at Wayne Community College is now open. New students, including both those who are beginning their college careers and those who want to take just one or two classes, can sign up during regular office hours now through April 30 and on May 5, and 8 a.m.-7 p.m.…read more »

Dillard Academy Charter School Holding Kindergarten Registration

Dillard Academy Charter School Holding Kindergarten Registration

Dillard Academy Charter School, at 504 W. Elm Street in Goldsboro, will hold its kindergarten registration this Friday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call the school to schedule an appointment by Thursday, April 22, by calling 919-581-0128. Registration Requirements: Child must be 5 on or before August 31, 2021 Must have…read more »

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