Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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ACE Team: Narcotics Found On Impaired Driver

ACE Team: Narcotics Found On Impaired Driver

On July 6th, the Wayne County Sheriff’s ACE Team pulled a vehicle over on Highway 117 South in Goldsboro for a Chapter 20 violation.  The driver, 39-year-old Charles T. Hamblin of Magnolia, was reportedly found to be operating the vehicle while impaired.  During the stop, illegal narcotics and a concealed firearm were allegedly found.  Hamblin…read more »

Town Hall Closed After Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

Town Hall Closed After Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

The Princeton Town Hall will be closed to the public until further notice.  That’s after a town employee reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.  In a Facebook post Monday, the Town of Princeton says it will do its best to assist residents by phone and email.  Princeton residents are currently able to pay their utility bill…read more »

City Examines Making Juneteenth An Official Holiday

City Examines Making Juneteenth An Official Holiday

Could Juneteenth become an official holiday in the City of Goldsboro? At Monday’s city council meeting, Council member Gene Aycock brought up the possibility of marking June 19th as a city holiday. Aycock suggested at least recognizing the day and then making a decision on whether city employees would have Juneteenth off based on the…read more »

KPD: Suspect Charged For June 29 Shooting

KPD: Suspect Charged For June 29 Shooting

A Kinston man is arrested for a late June shooting incident. On June 29th, officers with the Kinston Police Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on the 1600 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.  Officers were also advised one person had been shot.  Officers found multiple shell casings, and the occupants of…read more »

Fremont Man Allegedly Tried To Poison His Wife

Fremont Man Allegedly Tried To Poison His Wife

A Wayne County man is accused of attempting to poison his wife.  On June 14th, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded to a possible poisoning call at a home on the 300 block of Wilson Road in Fremont.  The victim reported someone had tampered with her bottled tea and a container of spinach dip that…read more »

PIC OF THE DAY: Firefighting Dad Is Daughter’s Hero

PIC OF THE DAY: Firefighting Dad Is Daughter’s Hero

Although the weather was hot Saturday morning, it didn’t stop 7-year-old Madison Thornton from coming out with her mom to watch her firefighting dad, Wes Thornton, take part in the fire training exercise in Grantham. Wes is a member of the Grantham Fire Department, and he is his daughter Madison’s hero.read more »

County Plans To Add New Non-Emergency Medical Transport Service

County Plans To Add New Non-Emergency Medical Transport Service

Wayne County is working toward doing away with WayneNET, the county’s non-emergency medical transport service. During a public hearing last week, County Manager Craig Honeycutt explained the proposed change to the Wayne County Commissioners. North State Medical Transport already provides overnight non-medical transport services for the county, but Honeycutt says the county will need additional…read more »

Potters Baseball Returns To Mount Olive

Potters Baseball Returns To Mount Olive

Potters Baseball, a group of high school baseball players from several states, will travel this summer, visiting and interacting with communities in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Mount Olive hosted this group in 2019 and twenty-five players completed community service projects, played baseball…read more »

Saturday Fire Training In Grantham (PHOTO GALLERY)

Saturday Fire Training In Grantham (PHOTO GALLERY)

The weather was hot and the fire was even hotter in the Grantham area Saturday morning.  Firefighters from Grantham, Mar-Mac, Thoroughfare, Dudley, Jordans Chapel, Bentonville, and Oakland teamed up for a morning of fire training hosted by the Grantham Fire Department. Planning and hose-laying played a large part in the morning training as the firefighters…read more »

WCC Student Standouts Lauded

WCC Student Standouts Lauded

Wayne Community College has recognized its top students of the 2019-2020 academic year. Sixty-seven students were honored with 80 awards. Each year, WCC faculty members select one student from their program whose academic accomplishments best represent that program. Those students receive Outstanding Student Curriculum Awards. Following are the students honored with Outstanding Student Curriculum Awards…read more »

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