Thursday, October 29, 2020

Category Archives: Local News

Ag Luncheon: COVID-19 Complicates Wayne County’s #1 Industry

Ag Luncheon: COVID-19 Complicates Wayne County’s #1 Industry

Agriculture remains Wayne County’s top industry employing roughly 9,000 residents and contributing around $1 billion to the local economy. Tuesday, the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce honored local farmers as part of its annual Agriculture Luncheon, featuring a panel of three local farmers talking about their career. Jan Archer of Archer Farms talked about the…read more »

Suspect Crashes Vehicle During Chase

Suspect Crashes Vehicle During Chase

Monday morning, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office made an inquiry on a license plate displayed on a vehicle.  The tag came back as stolen and the deputy attempted to pull the vehicle over.  The suspect refused to stop, driving the vehicle from the City of Goldsboro north onto Highway 111 and onto Lancaster Road.  The…read more »

Free COVID-19 Testing Cancelled Due To Weather

Free COVID-19 Testing Cancelled Due To Weather

With the remnants of Hurricane Zeta expected to impact Wayne County on Thursday, the Wayne County Health Department will not be conducting free COVID-19 testing Thursday, October 29. The Wayne County Health Department will resume offering free COVID-19 testing from 9am-1pm at their office at 301 N Herman St. in Goldsboro on Tuesday, November 3,…read more »

Help “Fill The Theatre” Today & Thursday

Help “Fill The Theatre” Today & Thursday

The United Way of Wayne County is hoping you help them “Fill the Theatre” this week. Today and Thursday, October 28 and 29, the United Way will be accepting donations of nonperishable food items and paper products at the Paramount Theatre from 9 AM – 5 PM. Sherry Archibald, the Executive Director of the United…read more »

Remnants Of Hurricane Zeta To Bring Wind & Rain

Remnants Of Hurricane Zeta To Bring Wind & Rain

(NCNN WeatherCenter)–Parts of central and Eastern North Carolina will be under a Level 1 risk for severe weather on Thursday as the remnants from Zeta pass through the area. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s on Wednesday with partly cloudy skies. By Wednesday afternoon, skies will become gray as remnants from Zeta…read more »

SHP Honors Life Of Trooper Sanders

SHP Honors Life Of Trooper Sanders

The State Highway Patrol pauses to remember the life of Wayne County Trooper Nolan J. Sanders. In an public ceremony held online, the State Highway Patrol celebrated the life and service of Trooper Sanders who passed away earlier this year. Pastor Jeff Dail from Mount Olive Pentecostal Holiness Church shared that love will define Sanders’…read more »

Lengthy High-Speed Chase Ends In Goldsboro

Lengthy High-Speed Chase Ends In Goldsboro

A suspect leads authorities on a high-speed chase from Seven Springs into Goldsboro.  Deputies with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office pulled the vehicle over in the downtown Seven Springs area late Monday night.  After reportedly noticing marijuana right in the suspect’s lap, the suspect fled leading the deputies on a 16 mile pursuit into the…read more »

New Leader Selected For Wayne UNC Health Care

New Leader Selected For Wayne UNC Health Care

Wayne UNC Health Care has named Dr. Jessie L. Tucker III, FACHE as President & CEO, effective Mon., Dec. 14. A retired Army Lieutenant Colonel with over two decades of experience in executive healthcare leadership, Dr. Tucker has a long track record of gains in clinical quality, teammate engagement, financial performance and service line growth.…read more »

No One Injured In Wayne Memorial Drive Fire

No One Injured In Wayne Memorial Drive Fire

A portion of Wayne Memorial Drive in Goldsboro had to be shut down Tuesday morning while firefighters battled a blaze at a local business. The fire broke out at a florist shop on the 1200 block of Wayne Memorial Drive.  Traffic along the stretch of road had to be rerouted as firefighters extinguished the blaze. …read more »

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