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LATEST: Storm Expected To Bring Snow & Ice To Wayne Co.

LATEST: Storm Expected To Bring Snow & Ice To Wayne Co.

(GDN) — The incoming storm is expected to bring a heavy mix of winter’s worst to Wayne County. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Wayne County and the surrounding area. Total snow accumulations of 2-4 inches and a light glaze of ice are anticipated. Drivers should plan on slippery road…read more »

WCC Announces Weather Response

WCC Announces Weather Response

Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Wayne Community College campus will be closed Friday, Jan. 21 through Sunday, Jan. 23 but the college will continue to operate virtually. In-person classes will shift to online instruction and employees will work from home.read more »

Adult Correction Continues To Administer Booster Shots To All Offenders

Adult Correction Continues To Administer Booster Shots To All Offenders

The N.C. Division of Prisons is ensuring that all offenders who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot – and who have consented to be vaccinated – are inoculated as soon as possible over the next several days. Prisons medical officials, who consistently monitor the eligibility and administration of vaccinations to offenders, indicate that…read more »

Highway Patrol Seeks Info On Jan. 14 Hit & Run

Highway Patrol Seeks Info On Jan. 14 Hit & Run

On Friday, January 14 at 9:19 pm, Troop C, District 2 members responded to the scene of a pedestrian hit and run collision involving a serious injury on NC 55 near Townsend Road in southern Wayne County. The investigation revealed that a female pedestrian was walking along NC 55 near Townsend Road when she was…read more »

Sleet & Freezing Rain Possible In Next Winter Storm

Sleet & Freezing Rain Possible In Next Winter Storm

(GDN) — Here we go again. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Wayne County and the surrounding area. Heavy sleet and freezing rain are possible according to the latest forecast. Sleet may accumulate 1-2 inches and ice accumulations of one-tenth to three-tenths of an inch are possible. The Winter Storm…read more »

MOPD Officer Released From Hospital, Chase Suspect Identified

MOPD Officer Released From Hospital, Chase Suspect Identified

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. (AP) — A Mount Olive police officer who was hurt when she crashed her vehicle while chasing a hijacking suspect has been released from the hospital. Police Chief Jason Hughes said officers were called to the Walmart in Mount Olive on Saturday to deal with a suspicious person. Police said when they…read more »

Car Collides With 18-Wheeler On Indian Springs Rd. (PHOTO GALLERY)

Car Collides With 18-Wheeler On Indian Springs Rd. (PHOTO GALLERY)

(GDN) — Around 6:30 Tuesday night, firefighters from Indian Springs and Mount Olive, along with several Wayne County EMS units, were dispatched to an accident involving a passenger car and an 18-wheeler on Indian Springs Road just east of Stanley Chapel Church Road. The accident was called in by a State Highway Patrol officer that…read more »

COVID Testing Becomes Harder To Find

COVID Testing Becomes Harder To Find

(GDN) — As the omicron variant surges across North Carolina, COVID-19 testing is harder to come by. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Wayne County Board, Commissioner Freeman Hardison said the demand for testing was stretching resources at Wayne UNC Health Care. Hardison says the hospital and its emergency room had been overrun with people coming…read more »

PET OF THE WEEK: Splat Powered By Jackson & Sons

PET OF THE WEEK: Splat Powered By Jackson & Sons

Meet Splat! This handsome feline is 2-years-old. He is very sweet and friendly! Splat is waiting at the Wayne County Animal Shelter to find his 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 »

WCC Recognizes First Global Distinction Graduate

WCC Recognizes First Global Distinction Graduate

Kaela Coles has become Wayne Community College’s first “Global Distinction” graduate. Coles earned the distinction by completing “globally intensive” courses; participating in international activities and dialogues; gaining global experiences; and completing a capstone presentation. “Those components are designed to work together to provide opportunities for students to investigate, research, act, reflect and then communicate their…read more »

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