Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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AGRICULTURE: Big Business With Big Challenges in 2021

AGRICULTURE: Big Business With Big Challenges in 2021

There have been plenty of challenges over the last year and a half, but Wayne County’s agriculture industry continues to find ways to thrive.  The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Agriculture Luncheon on Monday at The Maxwell Center.  Chamber President Kate Daniels says the community must ensure it is working alongside the…read more »

Gaylor Selected As New District 5 Council Member

Gaylor Selected As New District 5 Council Member

The Goldsboro City Council selects its newest member.   Monday evening, the council voted 4-2 and named Charles P. Gaylor, IV the new representative for District 5.  Gaylor and Phyllis A. Merritt-James had been vying for the empty District 5 city council seat.  The District 5 vacancy occurred when David Ham was appointed to serve as…read more »

Rescheduled Fall Community Roundtable Set For Thursday

Rescheduled Fall Community Roundtable Set For Thursday

Operation Unite Goldsboro holds its rescheduled Fall Community Roundtable this week.  Law enforcement officials, community leaders and more are expected to take part in the virtual event this Thursday, October 21, at 7 PM.  Invited organizations include the Goldsboro Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Wayne County Public Schools, and more.  The meeting is being…read more »

Public Invited To Forums For WCC President Finalists

Public Invited To Forums For WCC President Finalists

Wayne Community College is giving the public an opportunity to participate in forums with its five finalists for college president. Those candidates and their forum dates are: Dr. Patricia A. Pfeiffer, interim president of Wayne Community College, Oct. 19; Dr. Rodney A. Ellis, chancellor of Southern University at Shreveport, Oct. 21; Dr. Mark Curtis-Chávez, provost…read more »

County Moves Forward With Constructing New Detention Center

County Moves Forward With Constructing New Detention Center

Wayne County is moving ahead with the construction of its new jail.  Earlier this month, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners agreed to initiate Phase 3 of its contract with Moseley Architects for the full design of the jail’s construction.  Commissioner Joe Daughtery says the Facilities Committee has seen the need for a new detention…read more »

September 2021 Results In Largest Monthly Total Of CyberTips For SBI

September 2021 Results In Largest Monthly Total Of CyberTips For SBI

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) continues to see an increase in the number of CyberTips compared to last year when we entered into a pandemic.  In 2020, with the COVID-19 crisis upon us, the SBI’s Computer Crimes Unit and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force experienced an unprecedented rise in…read more »

Ride The City [PHOTOS]

Ride The City [PHOTOS]

The weather was perfect Saturday morning as about 50 bicycle riders took part in the Third Annual Ride The City Event in Goldsboro. The riders met at The Hub located on South Center Street to register for the event and take part in the three different stages of the event. Goldsboro Police Department provided assistance…read more »

House Fire Near Fairgrounds

House Fire Near Fairgrounds

In the early morning hours of 3 AM Saturday, firefighters from Mar-Mac, Dudley, Thoroughfare and Arrington along with Wayne County EMS station 8 were dispatched to a possible working structure fire in the 100 block of Fulton Road just off 117 Bypass near the Fairgrounds. When EMS and fire units arrived on the scene, flames…read more »

Saluting Seymour

Saluting Seymour

Every week, Saluting Seymour and SoundScope highlight an airman serving at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro. Technical Sgt. Maurice Caton, III from the 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron Caton has been in the Air Force for 21 years.  His hometown is Queens, New York.  He was working in retail when his uncle, an Air…read more »

Harvest Season For Sweet Potatoes

Harvest Season For Sweet Potatoes

The harvesting of sweet potatoes is a common sight in Eastern North Carolina now during the fall season. Sweet potatoes are a bragging point in our region with North Carolina being number one for sweet potato production in the United States. North Carolina produces 50% of the sweet potatoes in the United States. There are…read more »

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