Thursday, October 29, 2020

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GPD: Suspect Re-Charged For 1989 Homicide

GPD: Suspect Re-Charged For 1989 Homicide

A suspect is re-arrested and charged for a 1989 homicide in Goldsboro. On April 23, 1989, 31-year-old Gino T. Harper of Goldsboro was shot and killed in the area of the 300 block of Pearson Street.  The Goldsboro Police Department began investigating the murder and charged Gurman R. Pearsall of Goldsboro for Harper’s death. However, the charges…read more »

Thousands Flock To Early Voting Sites

Thousands Flock To Early Voting Sites

Over 28,000 Wayne County residents have already cast their ballot for the 2020 election.  According to the Wayne County Board of Elections, 28,785 individuals have utilized the county’s early voting options as of Monday evening. This is the last week to utilize one of Wayne County’s One-Stop Early Voting sites. Those sites are: The Maxwell…read more »

JAG Grant Awarded To Goldsboro Police, Sheriff’s Office

JAG Grant Awarded To Goldsboro Police, Sheriff’s Office

The Goldsboro Police Department and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will be able to purchase some new equipment thanks to a federal grant. Last week, the Goldsboro City Council approved accepting the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. Goldsboro Police Chief Mike West explained how the funds would be split: The Goldsboro Police Department will receive…read more »

Raleigh LaxFest Coming To Bryan Multi Sports Complex

Raleigh LaxFest Coming To Bryan Multi Sports Complex

Visit Goldsboro, the travel and tourism department for the City of Goldsboro and Wayne County, has announced that Raleigh LaxFest is moving the boys division of their event to the Bryan Multi-Sports Complex in Goldsboro. The two-day lacrosse tournament will take place November 14-15, 2020, attracting over 150 teams from 10 different states as far…read more »

UMO Receives $692,000 For AgPrime Program

UMO Receives $692,000 For AgPrime Program

The Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center within the School of Agriculture and Biological Sciences at the University of Mount Olive has been awarded $692,000.00 from the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission to administer and award a three-year grant program named AgPrime. “This is great news for the University of Mount Olive, its students, and the…read more »

United Way Continues Community Campaign Push

United Way Continues Community Campaign Push

The United Way of Wayne County is already at 40% of its goal for the 2020 Community Campaign. The funds raised so far will impact over 7,200 lives in Wayne County. However, the United Way is hoping to impact over 18,000 lives by raising $900,000 total by the time the campaign ends December 1st. Appearing…read more »

2015 Murder Suspect Apprehended

2015 Murder Suspect Apprehended

A suspect is arrested for a 2015 murder in Goldsboro.  19-year-old Ni-Quawn Kornegay of Goldsboro was shot and killed on the 2000 block of S. Slocumb Street on October 1st of 2015.  Five years later, the investigation into the fatal shooting led to a warrant being secured on 22-year-old Tyrone O. Johnson of Wilson for…read more »

Wayne UNC To Host Emergency Blood Drive Nov. 4

Wayne UNC To Host Emergency Blood Drive Nov. 4

Facing a one-day critical shortage of blood supplies, Wayne UNC Health Care has organized an emergency blood drive 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wed., Nov. 4 in the hospital auditorium. The blood drive is open to the public. “The Blood Connection and their Operations Command Center has noticed a decrease in blood donations and those…read more »

Wayne County Public Library Launches “Netlitz”

Wayne County Public Library Launches “Netlitz”

In honor of TeenTober, a nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October, Wayne County Public Library is collaborating with two local teens to bring you Netlitz. Netlitz is an audio book club for teens that aims to fill the gaps left by COVID-19 and social distancing. Netlitz will be shared on the Wayne County Public Library’s…read more »

Wayne County Weekly COVID-19 Update

Wayne County Weekly COVID-19 Update

As of Friday, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 4,095 total positive cases of COVID-19. 119 of these cases have been attributed to congregate living facilities and 3,523 are cases from outside any type of congregate facility. 3,695 of the 4,095 individuals who tested positive are now considered recovered, leaving an estimated…read more »

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