Category Archives: Local News

Johnson Presented Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Johnson Presented Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Comatha Johnson received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina’s highest award for state service. Rep. Raymond Smith presented at Monday’s City Council meeting to present the award on behalf of the governor’s office. Among the most prestigious awards conferred by the Governor of North Carolina is The Order of the Long Leaf…read more »

Graham to Serve as UMO Alumni Association President

Graham to Serve as UMO Alumni Association President

Julie Graham of Goldsboro, NC has been elected President of the University of Mount Olive (UMO) Alumni Association Board. Her official duties will begin on January 1, 2023.  Julie graduated from UMO in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business management, having attended the Seymour Johnson location. Since that time, she has served…read more »

Speeding Juvenile Driver Flee Deputies

Speeding Juvenile Driver Flee Deputies

On December 8th, 2022, at approximately 2:45 am, a Wayne County Sheriff’s Office DWI TaskForce member attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a speeding motorist. The motorist, who wasfound to be a juvenile, failed to stop and led deputies on a short vehicle pursuit that ended in thecity limits of Goldsboro after the driver…read more »

Leatham Named WCPS Board Chair

Leatham Named WCPS Board Chair

The Wayne County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Monday. Prior to the meeting, a special ceremony was held to swear in newly elected Board Members. Each December, the Board reorganizes by selecting a new Chair and Vice-Chair. Attorney Schwartz asked for nominations for Board Chair. Board Member Sanders nominated Wade Leatham…read more »

Two Charged in October 30th Homicide

Two Charged in October 30th Homicide

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has two in connection with the October 30th homicide of 32-year-old Exzavia Cortez Ramseur of Clayton, NC. On October 30th, Deputies responded to the shooting at 203 Haywood Drive, Goldsboro, NC, and located a black male victim lying in the front yard of the residence suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.…read more »

Pikeville Regains Fiscal Autonomy Through Dedication, Hard Work

Pikeville Regains Fiscal Autonomy Through Dedication, Hard Work

Pikeville Mayor Garrett Johnston is the first to admit his small town of 720 residents was in financial disarray and operational dysfunction when the Local Government Commission (LGC) exercised statutory authority to impound its books. Through hard work, sharp focus on transparency and governance, and sheer determination, the Wayne County municipality has climbed out of…read more »

PET OF THE WEEK: Ariel Powered by Jackson & Sons

PET OF THE WEEK: Ariel Powered by Jackson & Sons

This week’s spotlight is on Ariel, a 3-year-old, female Bulldog/American mix. She is very sweet and is waiting at the Wayne County Animal Shelter to find her FUR-ever home. To make an appointment at Wayne County Animal Services call 919-731-1439 option “0” or email animals@waynegov.com.read more »

United Way Surpasses 80% of Campaign Goal

United Way Surpasses 80% of Campaign Goal

The United Way of Wayne County has announced its 2022 Community Campaign is at 83% of its goal.  This year, the United Way is trying to raise $850,000 to impact the lives of 17,000 people in Wayne County.  Currently, United Way has reached 83% of their raising $705,500 to improve the lives of 14,110 people…read more »

Aycock to Serve as Chair of the Board of Commissioners

Aycock to Serve as Chair of the Board of Commissioners

At the Wayne County Commissioner’s Meeting on Tuesday, Commissioner Barbara Aycock was nominated by the Board of Commissioners to serve as the Chairwoman of the Board of Commissioners. Commissioner Chris Gurley was nominated to serve as the Vice-Chairman for the next year. Commissioner Barbara Aycock joined the Board of Commissioners in November 2020 after 15…read more »

Fatal Traffic Crash

Fatal Traffic Crash

On Dec. 5, 2022, at approximately 8 p.m., the Goldsboro Police Department was notified by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, via Wayne County Communications, of a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was traveling westbound on U.S. 70 from the LaGrange area. A Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy conducting business checks located…read more »

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