Saturday, July 31, 2021

Category Archives: Local News

WCC Taps Jenkins for Interim VP Duty

WCC Taps Jenkins for Interim VP Duty

Dr. Brandon M. Jenkins has been named Wayne Community College’s interim vice president for academic and student services. He will serve in the role during the period that Dr. Patty Pfeiffer is the interim president. The college is beginning the search process to replace the immediate past president, Dr. Thomas Walker Jr., who has taken…read more »

N.C. Teacher Of The Year Visits Wayne County Public Schools (PHOTOS)

N.C. Teacher Of The Year Visits Wayne County Public Schools (PHOTOS)

North Carolina’s top teacher pays a visit to Wayne County. Eugenia Floyd, the North Carolina Teacher of the Year, toured Brogden Middle School on Tuesday where she was greeted by students and staff. During her stop, Floyd met with the WCPS Teacher of the Year, Stephanie Gall, and WCPS Principal of the Year, Dr. Demesha…read more »

KPD: Crews Recover Body Of Missing Man

KPD: Crews Recover Body Of Missing Man

Kinston Police say they have located the body of a person missing since this past weekend. In the early morning hours of Saturday, the Kinston Police Department was informed a subject had jumped off the Queen Street bridge.  The missing individual was identified as 23-year-old Dakota Gray of La Grange.  At the time, the Kinston…read more »

Local Physician Urges Everyone Eligible To Get The COVID-19 Vaccine

Local Physician Urges Everyone Eligible To Get The COVID-19 Vaccine

The North Carolina Medical Society, representing thousands of physicians and PAs throughout North Carolina wants eligible individuals who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 to please have a conversation with their health care professional. Highly trained clinicians in your area, who we hope you have come to trust with your care, have the facts about the…read more »

PET OF THE WEEK: Oceania Powered By Jackson & Sons

PET OF THE WEEK: Oceania Powered By Jackson & Sons

Meet Oceania!  She is a 1-year-old, black and white, retriever and Labrador mix.  Oceania is waiting at the Wayne County Animal Shelter to find her Fur-ever home! To make an appointment at Wayne County Animal Services call 919-731-1439 option “0” or email animals@waynegov.com Click here to view all the pets available for adoption through Wayne…read more »

NAACP To Hold Second Screening Of “Wilmington On Fire” Documentary

NAACP To Hold Second Screening Of “Wilmington On Fire” Documentary

After many requests, the Goldsboro-Wayne branch NAACP is hosting another showing of Wilmington On Fire, a heavy and enlightening documentary on the Wilmington Massacre of 1898 – the springboard for the White Supremacy movement and Jim Crow segregation throughout North Carolina and the American South. The showing is this Friday, July 30, from 2 –…read more »

Three Reappointed As WCC Trustees

Three Reappointed As WCC Trustees

Three members have been reappointed to the Wayne Community College Board of Trustees. Veda Horton McNair, Donald Best Barnes II, and Dr. David T. Tayloe Jr. took the oath of office for their next term as college trustees on July 20. McNair is entering her fifth term. She was reappointed by the Wayne County Board…read more »

Still Time For Vendors, Organizations To Participate In National Night Out

Still Time For Vendors, Organizations To Participate In National Night Out

National Night Out activities return to Goldsboro next week! The community event encourages residents to come together in a spirit of unity and take a stand against violence and crime. Cpl. Marissa Davis with the Goldsboro Police Department says there is plenty of excitement for the 2021 event. She says, after 30 years of National…read more »

Two Mayoral Applicants Deemed Ineligible Due To Residency

Two Mayoral Applicants Deemed Ineligible Due To Residency

Goldsboro’s list of mayoral candidates is already getting slimmer. City Clerk Laura Getz announced Monday evening two of the applicants – Dexter Taylor and Trenton Haire – did not qualify based upon their residency outside of the Goldsboro city limits. The eight other applicants were deemed eligible for consideration. Those eight eligibleapplicants are: Stefanie Love…read more »

Some Roads Flooded Near Princeton Area

Some Roads Flooded Near Princeton Area

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for a portion of Wayne County.  The Flood Warning is in effect until 9:15 AM Tuesday for Johnston County as well as western Wayne County.  Law enforcement has reported several flooded roads primarily in the Princeton area where 3 – 5 inches of rain fell overnight. …read more »

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