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Farm Credit Farmers Market Holds Fall Fest On Saturday

Farm Credit Farmers Market Holds Fall Fest On Saturday

The Farm Credit Farmers Market will celebrate the beginning of fall this weekend.  This Saturday, the Farmers Market will hold its Fall Fest from 9 AM – 2 PM.  Mark the change in seasons with local produce, handmade crafts, wagon rides, a kids pumpkin decorating contest (see rules below), and more.  97.7 Katie Country’s Wayne…read more »

COVID Connection Meeting Being Held Virtually This Afternoon

COVID Connection Meeting Being Held Virtually This Afternoon

It’s a chance for citizens to hear the latest local COVID-19 updates.  Wayne County Government hosts a COVID Connection virtual event today (Thursday, September 23) at 4 PM.  The COVID Connection brings together local leaders and health officials to discuss the latest coronavirus trends and information.  The meeting is expected to include the latest updates…read more »

WCSO: Traffic Stop Leads To Felony Cocaine Charge

WCSO: Traffic Stop Leads To Felony Cocaine Charge

Last week Wednesday, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office pulled a vehicle over on Highway 70 East near Casey Dairy Road.  During the traffic stop, 30-year-old Spencer M. Jackson of Kinston was searched with illegal narcotics allegedly being found.   Jackson was arrested for Felony Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was given a…read more »

Wayne County Public Library Awarded American Rescue Plan Humanities Grant

Wayne County Public Library Awarded American Rescue Plan Humanities Grant

The Wayne County Public Library has been awarded a $15,000 ARP Humanities Project Support Grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council. This project will support the work of the library’s Local History department. Through the use of these funds, the library will expand its virtual exhibits, programming, and staff hours.  Additionally, grant funds will allow…read more »

Wayne County Averaging Up To 80 New Cases Of COVID-19 Per Day

Wayne County Averaging Up To 80 New Cases Of COVID-19 Per Day

Most coronavirus deaths are preventable.  That’s the message from state and local health officials as cases of COVID-19 continue to surge in North Carolina due to the delta variant.  Wayne County Health Department Medical Director Dr. James Stackhouse gave an update on the latest COVID trends at Tuesday’s county board meeting. Stackhouse says the county…read more »

Wayne County Nears 50% of Population Vaccinated Against COVID

Wayne County Nears 50% of Population Vaccinated Against COVID

Over 60,000 people have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Wayne County.  Tuesday’s figures from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services show 60,558 people have received at least one vaccine dose, representing 49% of the county’s population.  52,219 people have been fully vaccinated, which is just 42% of…read more »

PET OF THE WEEK: Duncan Powered By Jackson & Sons

PET OF THE WEEK: Duncan Powered By Jackson & Sons

Meet Duncan! He is an energetic hound mix. Duncan is waiting at the Wayne County Animal Shelter to find his FUR-ever home! To make an appointment at Wayne County Animal Services call 919-731-1439 option “0” or email animals@waynegov.com The Wayne County Animal Shelter is located at 1600 Clingman Street in Goldsboro.read more »

WCC & UMO Sign Transfer Agreement

WCC & UMO Sign Transfer Agreement

Wayne Community College and the University of Mount Olive have partnered to ease students’ transition between their degree programs. The two signed an “articulation agreement” titled “UMO Promise.” It is designed to “enhance educational opportunities and facilitate a seamless transfer of graduates from specified WCC associate in applied science degree programs to the University of…read more »

Sasser, Williams Earn Top Conservation Honors From NC Wildlife Federation

Sasser, Williams Earn Top Conservation Honors From NC Wildlife Federation

Rick Sasser of Goldboro and Chris Williams of Princeton earned top conservation honors from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation for their dedication to wildlife, habitat and natural resources.  “Marine Resource Conservationist of the Year” Sasser and “Sportsman of the Year” Williams were among the 18 agency professionals, elected officials, volunteers and organizations honored on Sept.…read more »

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