Tuesday, August 04, 2020

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Governor: Storm Prep Should Include COVID-19 Prevention Measures

Governor: Storm Prep Should Include COVID-19 Prevention Measures

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — Gov. Roy Cooper is urging state residents to be prepared for Tropical Storm Isaias. It weakened to a tropical storm on Saturday, but the storm is gaining strength as it moves north. Isaias is expected to impact South Carolina then move up the I-95 corridor. The storm is likely is…read more »

Warnings & Watches In Effect As Isaias Nears Coast

Warnings & Watches In Effect As Isaias Nears Coast

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect as Wayne County and Eastern North Carolina brace for Tropical Storm Isaias. Isaias is expected to bring heavy rains and tropical storm force winds to the region this evening through Tuesday morning. Flooding and downed trees and power lines are possible, as well as isolated tornadoes. A Flash…read more »

United Way Teams With Wayne County As COVID-19 Community Partner

United Way Teams With Wayne County As COVID-19 Community Partner

For 95 years the United Way of Wayne County has worked to help connect resources to the needs of our community. UWWC has been relied upon for support during natural disasters, and most recently, during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing support to multiple organizations including Wayne County Public Schools and UNC Healthcare. Effective immediately, the UWWC…read more »

Tropical Storm WARNING Issued For Wayne County

Tropical Storm WARNING Issued For Wayne County

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has upgraded Wayne County to a Tropical Storm WARNING which means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours.  Remaining efforts to protect life and property should be completed as soon as possible. —————————————————— Isaias Local Watch/Warning Statement/Advisory Number 23 National Weather Service Raleigh NC AL092020…read more »

Car Crash On Old Grantham Road Leaves One Dead

Car Crash On Old Grantham Road Leaves One Dead

Sunday morning, the Thoroughfare and Grantham fire departments as well as EMS Station 3 responded to a single vehicle accident on the 2000 block of Old Grantham Road. As fire and EMS personnel arrived, they found an older model Jeep near the woodline. The driver and his dog did not survive the crash. The jeep…read more »

Shooting Victim Perishes, Juvenile Charged With 1st Degree Murder

Shooting Victim Perishes, Juvenile Charged With 1st Degree Murder

Around 4:40 PM Saturday, Goldsboro Police Officers responded to the 200 block of Winslow Circle to investigate a report of a shooting. Upon their arrival they found a subject identified as 19-year-old Costello Z. Reese of Goldsboro suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Reese was transported to Wayne UNC Health by ambulance. He later died from his injuries.  The GPD’s Investigations Division and Crime Scene…read more »

Vehicle Runs Off Road, Overturns

Vehicle Runs Off Road, Overturns

Saturday afternoon, firefighters from El-Roy and EMS Station 11 responded to a single vehicle accident with rollover at the intersection of Beston Road and Highway 70 East. The car was heading south on Beston Road and was attempting to turn left onto 70 when the driver apparently lost control of his vehicle and ran off…read more »

Two Transported To Hospital After Vehicles Collide (PHOTOS)

Two Transported To Hospital After Vehicles Collide (PHOTOS)

Saturday afternoon, firefighters from Indian Springs and Wayne County EMS Station 1 responded to the scene of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Arrington Bridge Road and Indian Springs Road. Two patients from one of the vehicles were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. One vehicle remained in the roadway after…read more »

GPD Officers Make Cocaine Arrest

GPD Officers Make Cocaine Arrest

Thursday afternoon, officers with the Goldsboro Police Department’s Selective Enforcement Unit and Gang Suppression Unit stopped a vehicle in the 200 block of Fussell Street for a traffic violation.  21-year-old Kysheem J. Langston of Goldsboro was arrested and charged with Felony Possession of Cocaine.  He was also given a citation for a stop sign violation.…read more »

Wayne County’s Jobless Rate Improves In June

Wayne County’s Jobless Rate Improves In June

Wayne County’s unemployment rate is on the decline following the statewide shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic.  According to the N.C. Department of Commerce, Wayne County’s seasonally unadjusted jobless rate sank to 7.0% in June.  That’s down from May’s rate of 10.2%.  Wayne County’s unemployment rate was recorded at 4.5% in March as the COVID-19 restrictions were about to…read more »

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