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Wayne County Highway Requires Temporary Closure

Wayne County Highway Requires Temporary Closure

A 1.2-mile section of U.S. 117 north of Goldsboro will temporarily close starting Wednesday to allow state highway crews to improve the drainage system. Crews will replace a total of three crossline pipes with larger pipes underneath the highway between Hinnant Road and Airport Road. The work will necessitate closing the highway starting at 8…read more »

UMO Men Dominate Erskine

UMO Men Dominate Erskine

The University of Mount Olive Men’s Soccer took on Erskine in Conference Carolina action Saturday afternoon on Ray Amon Field. Both teams hit the field at 1:30 with some hard stomping action up and down the field. After the two 45 minutes periods of play UMO men, walk off the field with a 6 to…read more »

Man Charged with Soliciting a Child by Computer

Man Charged with Soliciting a Child by Computer

On July 31, 2022, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office received a report regarding a sexual offense occurring within Wayne County that stemmed from contact on a social media application. Wayne County Detectives began an investigation and as a result, David Earl James, 42 of Dudley was arrested and charged with Solicit a Child by Computer /…read more »

UMO Women’s Soccer Wins Against Erskine

UMO Women’s Soccer Wins Against Erskine

Saturday Erskine University came to town to compete against the UMO Women’s Soccer team in a Conference Carolina match. After the two 45 minutes period of play, UMO Woman Trojans took the game with a 4 to 0 winover Erskine. Photos by GDN Photographer Bobby Williamsread more »

New Volunteer Fire Fighters Train for Emergencies

New Volunteer Fire Fighters Train for Emergencies

A handful of volunteers from the Dudley Fire Department were busy Saturday morning as they met with Frank Sasser at Southern Wayne High School for a day of learning how to operate their engines on emergency calls. The new rookies were learning how to properly lay a five-inch supply line from the drop hydrant location…read more »

NCCCS and WCC Announces Partnership with SunTree Snacks to Provide Customized Training

NCCCS and WCC Announces Partnership with SunTree Snacks to Provide Customized Training

The N.C. Community College System (NCCCS) today announces its partnership with SunTree Snack Foods LLC to provide customized training through Wayne Community College to help fill 94 jobs that the company’s new manufacturing facility will create in Wayne County. “North Carolina has a strong history of food product manufacturing,” said NCCCS Interim President Dr. William Carver. “Wayne County is fortunate to…read more »

Dudley Man Arrested in Sexual Offense Investigation

Dudley Man Arrested in Sexual Offense Investigation

A Dudley man has been arrested and charged in a sexual offense investigation.  Antony Nasser, 36, was jailed after being charged with Incest, Statutory Rape, and Indecent Liberties with a child.  According to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, on August 10, 2022, a report was filed regarding a sexual offense occurring within Wayne County. Wayne…read more »

High School Football Week 5

High School Football Week 5

This week WGBR Football Game of the Week traveled to Pikeville as C.B. Aycock golden Falcons took on Wilson Hunt. In an exciting game, Aycock came away the victors as they defeated Hunt 10 to 7. Scores from around the county: Rosewood 24North Side 34 Whiteville 56 Goldsboro 0 Spring Creek 52 Union 50 Richlands…read more »

Public Invited to Explore Compromise and the U.S. Constitution at WCC

Public Invited to Explore Compromise and the U.S. Constitution at WCC

Wayne Community College will hold several activities next week to celebrate the United States Constitution. The activities, created in recognition of Constitution Day, include a display on the Constitutional Convention and the contents of the document it created, as well as the amendments that have enhanced it. That exhibit will be set up in the…read more »

UMO Student Dies, 3 Others Injured in Accident

UMO Student Dies, 3 Others Injured in Accident

Overnight, four students attending the University of Mount Olive were involved in a fatal traffic accident. In a statement released this morning, students and the community learned of the sad news. Peyton Lee, a senior agriculture major from Four Oaks, NC, died from injuries sustained from the accident. Dylan Stacy, a senior agriculture student from…read more »

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