Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Category Archives: Local News

Separate Crashes Near Calypso Send Several To The Hospital (PHOTO GALLERY)

Separate Crashes Near Calypso Send Several To The Hospital (PHOTO GALLERY)

Saturday morning, firefighters from Faison and Calypso along with EMS units from Duplin and Wayne counties were dispatched to a serious motor vehicle accident at the intersection of the 117 Connector and Highway 50 between Calypso and Faison. Firefighters had to use extrication tools to remove the door of the blue vehicle to get the…read more »

UMO Presents Awards To Outstanding Alumni

UMO Presents Awards To Outstanding Alumni

The University of Mount Olive Alumni Association recently honored eight alumni for their outstanding service, contributions, and achievements.  The awards were presented during the Alumni Awards Ceremony held in Rodgers Chapel.  The event was part of the University’s Annual Homecoming celebration. Scott Winslow, from the Class of 1996, received the Tillman Business Award.  Winslow’s wife,…read more »

Wreaths Across America Needs Wayne County’s Support For 2021 Event

Wreaths Across America Needs Wayne County’s Support For 2021 Event

(GDN) — Honor and remember our fallen veterans during the holiday season.    The Wayne County Veterans and Patriots Coalition will lay remembrance wreaths on the graves of our fallen heroes at two local cemeteries this year.  Tawnya Tucker is the Wreaths Across America coordinator for the Eastern Carolina State Veterans and Evergreen Memorial cemeteries. …read more »

Community Soup Kitchen Serves Up Thanksgiving Meals (PHOTO GALLERY)

Community Soup Kitchen Serves Up Thanksgiving Meals (PHOTO GALLERY)

(GDN) — On Thanksgiving morning, a group of staff and volunteers were busy cooking up a delicious meal of turkey with all of the trimmings at the Community Soup Kitchen in Goldsboro. Some of the preparations for the meal actually began on Wednesday. On Thanksgiving morning, the people started forming a line outside of the…read more »

Goldsboro Firefighters Battle Slaughter Street Blaze (PHOTO GALLERY)

Goldsboro Firefighters Battle Slaughter Street Blaze (PHOTO GALLERY)

(GDN) — Late Friday, multiple engines companies from the Goldsboro Fire Department and Wayne County EMS Station 4 were dispatched to a working structure fire on the south end of Slaughter Street. As fire engines approached the area, smoke and flames could be seen coming from an old abandoned single story brick structure. Firefighters quickly…read more »

Holiday Cacti Provide Color During The Holiday Season

Holiday Cacti Provide Color During The Holiday Season

You don’t typically think of cacti blooming at Christmas time, but the Christmas and Thanksgiving cacti offers exotic flowers in many different colors during the holiday season. These cacti are different than typical cacti because they are thorn-free. There are actually different types of holiday cacti named for the time they bloom: Easter, Thanksgiving and…read more »

Think Local When Shopping This Saturday

Think Local When Shopping This Saturday

(GDN) — Today is Black Friday as stores across the U.S. crank up the deals to attract customers eager to start their holiday shopping.  While larger retailers get much of the attention today, smaller stores your community will also look to attract business this holiday season.  Councilman Charles Gaylor read the Small Business Saturday Proclamation…read more »

Slight Increase In Wayne County’s New COVID-19 Cases

Slight Increase In Wayne County’s New COVID-19 Cases

(GDN) — According to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, 257 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wayne County over the past two weeks.  The number shows a slight increase in the number of new cases reported recently. Wayne County has recorded 308 coronavirus-related deaths since the pandemic began.  Wednesday’s figures from…read more »

BURNING DISCOURAGED: Increased Fire Danger Today

BURNING DISCOURAGED: Increased Fire Danger Today

Despite what you see outside this morning, the National Weather Service is warning there is an increased fire hazard risk today.  The National Weather Service says the increased fire danger goes into effect at 11 AM this morning for Wayne and surrounding counties.  The rapid drying and clearing with falling humidities behind a strong cold…read more »

More Students Now Eligible For Tuition And Fees Grants

More Students Now Eligible For Tuition And Fees Grants

More high school graduates are now eligible for a grant that covers tuition and fees at Wayne Community College. Longleaf Commitment Grants, originally available only to members of the class of 2021, have been extended to include North Carolina high school graduates from December 2019 through December 2021 who start college in the Spring 2022…read more »

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