Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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Downtown (Safely) Lights Up For The Holidays

Downtown (Safely) Lights Up For The Holidays

Downtown Goldsboro gets into the holiday spirit.  The city held its annual Downtown Lights Up celebration Tuesday evening, but the event looked a little different this year.  Typically, thousands would have crowded into the Center Street area to watch the downtown light up for the holiday season.  However, due to the pandemic, the city took…read more »

Two Arrested For Goldsboro Armed Robbery

Two Arrested For Goldsboro Armed Robbery

On November 17th, the Goldsboro Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery on the 900 block of S. Audubon Ave. The victim reported that two males entered her apartment and held her and her 2-year-old child at gunpoint. The suspects then took cash and fled. The report was forwarded to the Goldsboro…read more »

Wayne County Resurfacing Contract Awarded

Wayne County Resurfacing Contract Awarded

The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $2.2 million resurfacing contract to spruce up sections of several Wayne County roadways. Fred Smith Co. of Raleigh won the low bid last week. The contractor will mill and repave four miles of N.C. 55 between the Lenoir County line and N.C. 111. In addition, the contractor…read more »

WCPS Considers Second Semester Plans

WCPS Considers Second Semester Plans

What will the next semester look like for WCPS students? The school district and the Wayne County Board of Education are trying to get that figured out in plenty of time before the second half of the school year begins. The school board held a special meeting on the topic Tuesday. C.B. Aycock Principal John…read more »

YMCA Plans Expanded Turkey Trot Events

YMCA Plans Expanded Turkey Trot Events

The Goldsboro Family YMCA has expanded its traditional Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run to include a 500 yard or 1650 (One Mile Swim) as well as a one hour mix Group Exercise Class for the non-runners. In addition, the Y will also be offering a 5K and 10K Virtual Run for those runners looking for a…read more »

PIC OF THE DAY: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

PIC OF THE DAY: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Due to the fact that most people are staying at home due to the pandemic, it given some folks more time to break out their Christmas decorations early.  Residents can take that extra time and really plan how they want their Christmas lights to look this year. Our photographer Bobby Williams found this display off of N.C. 55 East and…read more »

County Approves Incentives For Maxwell Center Hotel

County Approves Incentives For Maxwell Center Hotel

Wayne County is making way for the new hotel that will be built next to The Maxwell Center. Monday, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners approved an incentive package for the new Hilton-brand hotel that will be constructed next to The Max. Wayne County Manager Craig Honeycutt says, under the agreement, the county and city would…read more »

MOPD: Indecent Liberties With A Child Suspect Charged In Two Counties

MOPD: Indecent Liberties With A Child Suspect Charged In Two Counties

A Goldsboro man is facing charges including Rape of a Child following a joint investigation.  The Mount Olive Police Department and Martin County Sheriff’s Office have announced the arrest of 42-year-old Christopher Foote.  The Mount Olive charges against Foote are Statutory Sex Offense by an Adult and Indecent Liberties with a Child.  The Martin County…read more »

WCPS Launches “Connections!” e-Newsletter

WCPS Launches “Connections!” e-Newsletter

This week, Wayne County Public Schools officially released “Connections!”, an e-newsletter intended to highlight positive happenings in schools and across the district. “We want our school district stakeholders to feel connected and in the know about our schools,” states Ken Derksen, Communications & Public Relations Officer. “Every day, there are great things happening in our…read more »

Governor Cooper Announces Stricter Mask Requirement

Governor Cooper Announces Stricter Mask Requirement

With the number of coronavirus cases soaring in North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper is announcing a stricter mask requirement for the state. On Monday, Gov. Cooper announced the new executive order will tighten North Carolina’s mask mandate.  Under the new requirements, residents will need to wear a mask anytime they are in close proximity with…read more »

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