Saturday, July 31, 2021

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Saturday Event To Feature Backpack, School Supply Giveaway

Saturday Event To Feature Backpack, School Supply Giveaway

350 free backpacks loaded with school supplies will be handed out during a community event this Saturday, July 31. Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni & Friends, Deeper Life Church Ministries and Protect Your Skull teamed to make the day possible. Tracey Suggs is Goldsboro High grad and a co-founder of Protect Your Skull, an organization that teaches concussion…read more »

Chamber Welcomes New Teachers To Wayne County

Chamber Welcomes New Teachers To Wayne County

Wayne County’s newest teachers are given a warm welcome. Thursday morning, the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Teacher Welcome Breakfast at Lane Tree Golf Club to help greet about 75 of the newest educators at Wayne County Public Schools. Charles Ivey, Chair of the Wayne Education Network, says Wayne County is a…read more »

Heat Advisory Issued For Wayne County

Heat Advisory Issued For Wayne County

It is getting hot, hot, hot!  With temps topping out around 94 degrees today and an expected heat index of 105 degrees, the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Wayne and surrounding counties today from 11 AM until 7 PM. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of…read more »

LCSO: Suspect Accused Of Trafficking Meth Following Investigation

LCSO: Suspect Accused Of Trafficking Meth Following Investigation

On July 21st, Joshua Z. A. Lane of Kinston was arrested following a narcotics investigation conducted by the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit.  During the investigation, detectives allegedly made multiple controlled purchases of crystal meth from Lane in the Lenoir County area.  The detectives seized just over four ounces of crystal meth during the investigation. …read more »

Tube The Neuse Postponed Until Aug. 21

Tube The Neuse Postponed Until Aug. 21

Tube the Neuse has been delayed once again.  Goldsboro Parks and Recreation has announced this weekend’s Tube the Neuse event has again been postponed.  The new date is August 21st.  The popular event sends participants on a leisurely tube ride down the Neuse River.  River levels have been high following storms earlier this week.  read more »

N.C. COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket; Governor Urges Masks, Vaccinations

N.C. COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket; Governor Urges Masks, Vaccinations

Don’t wait and get your COVID-19 vaccine now if you haven’t already.  That’s the message from Gov. Roy Cooper and state health officials as coronavirus cases surge in North Carolina.  During Thursday’s media briefing, Gov. Cooper laid out a new executive order: The order directs state government cabinet agencies to verify whether their employees are…read more »

Eastpointe Provides CIT Training To Wayne County Law Enforcement

Eastpointe Provides CIT Training To Wayne County Law Enforcement

On July 22nd, Eastpointe, and its community partners completed Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training for 19 law enforcement officers from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and Goldsboro Police Department. The training was held at Wayne Community College. CIT training helps first responders better recognize citizens dealing with a mental health challenge or an intellectual or…read more »

BE SAFE IN THE SUN: Heat Indices Approach Dangerous Levels This Week

BE SAFE IN THE SUN: Heat Indices Approach Dangerous Levels This Week

Some of the warmest weather of the year is hitting Wayne County this week. The National Weather Service says temperatures are expected to top out in the mid-90s Thursday and Friday. Crystal Hardin, a Field Training Officer with Wayne County EMS, provided some heat safety tips earlier this summer. She says if you’re working outside, take…read more »

WCC Hoping To Have Next President In Place In January

WCC Hoping To Have Next President In Place In January

Wayne Community College is moving forward with its search for a new president. At its meeting this week, WCC Trustee Geoff Hulse said he felt like the hiring process is already moving forward with plans to start advertising for president candidates next month. The college plans to receive public input on the five characteristics most important…read more »

Down East Big Deals Offers Up Big Savings

Down East Big Deals Offers Up Big Savings

Down East Big Deals is live and offering customers a chance to save at their favorite local businesses!  The new website offers gift certificates featuring steep discounts on restaurants, entertainment, boutiques, grocery stores, auto maintenance, and more!  Check back often and see what new deals are available.  Down East Big Deals also presents a unique advertising…read more »

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