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Category Archives: Local News

Second Suspect Charged For August Homicide

Second Suspect Charged For August Homicide

A second suspect has been identified and arrested for a Goldsboro homicide. The Goldsboro Police Department reports 19-year-old Keyonte D. Williams of Dudley is facing charges of 1st Degree Murder and Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon after his arrest on Wednesday.  He is being held at the Wayne County Detention Center under no bond. Williams…read more »

WCC Offering Short-Term Health Professional Training

WCC Offering Short-Term Health Professional Training

Several short-term health professional training courses are about to begin at Wayne Community College. These courses run one semester – January to May – and equip students for positions in fields that are constantly seeking employees. They lead to credentials or prepare students to take certification exams. New this semester is “Sterile Processing Technician.” This…read more »

PET OF THE WEEK: Chess Powered By Jackson & Sons

PET OF THE WEEK: Chess Powered By Jackson & Sons

Come play with Chess!  Chess is a nearly 5-month-old domestic shorthair feline.  She is waiting at the Wayne County Animal Shelter to find her forever home. Click here to view all the pets available for adoption through Wayne County Animal Services. The Wayne County Animal Shelter is located at 1600 Clingman Street in Goldsboro.  read more »

United Way Plans 2nd Annual MLK Day Of Service

United Way Plans 2nd Annual MLK Day Of Service

Last year, United Way of Wayne County held their first annual MLK Weekend of Service. The weekend consisted of a Saturday of smoke alarm installations for adult volunteers followed by a day of service for children and teens. “We believe that honoring Martin Luther King’s legacy with a day of service is a great way…read more »

Wayne County Farm Bureau Leader Elected To National Office

Wayne County Farm Bureau Leader Elected To National Office

Wayne County family farmer Lorenda Overman will serve a two-year term as Vice Chair of the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee. She was elected to the office during the organization’s annual meeting, held virtually Saturday, Jan. 9. Overman had previously served as Southern Region representative to the committee and as Chair of the North…read more »

BREAKING: WCPS To Keep K-5 In “Plan B” Until Fourth Grading Period

BREAKING: WCPS To Keep K-5 In “Plan B” Until Fourth Grading Period

K-5 Wayne County Public Schools classrooms won’t return to completely in-person instruction until at least mid- March. With trends moving in the wrong direction, the Wayne County Board of Education voted 4-3 Wednesday to keep K-5 students in the remote and in-person “Plan B” option until the start of the fourth grading period. Interim Superintendent Dr. David…read more »

Kinetic Minds Helps Dillard Academy Charter During Pandemic

Kinetic Minds Helps Dillard Academy Charter During Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has presented challenges and obstacles for student learning, but one group stepped up to assist students at a Goldsboro school. Eskabonna Henderson is the Program Director of Kinetic Minds, Inc., a local education non-profit. His organization has been helping hundreds of students and families from Dillard Academy Charter School during the pandemic.…read more »

Deadline Approaches For District 1 Candidates

Deadline Approaches For District 1 Candidates

Potential candidates for a city council vacancy have until the end of the workweek to apply. The District 1 vacancy on the Goldsboro City Council was created when Antonio Williams stepped down from the position in December after he was elected to the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. District 1 residents interested in serving on…read more »

New Campaign Urges N.C. Seniors To Get Vaccinated

New Campaign Urges N.C. Seniors To Get Vaccinated

North Carolina leaders are urging seniors to get the new coronavirus vaccine as soon as it is available in their communities. Tuesday, North Carolina Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen unveiled the new “You Have A Spot: Take Your Shot” campaign with a video urging those age 75 and up to register for…read more »

Airports Contribute Billions To N.C. Economy Each Year

Airports Contribute Billions To N.C. Economy Each Year

North Carolina’s publicly owned airports contribute $61 billion to the state’s economy each year and support 373,000 jobs, according to a report released by the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation. Airports and aviation-related jobs also provide $15 billion in personal income and contribute $2.5 billion in state and local tax revenues every year,…read more »

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