Category Archives: Local

Two Charged in October 30th Homicide

Two Charged in October 30th Homicide

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has two in connection with the October 30th homicide of 32-year-old Exzavia Cortez Ramseur of Clayton, NC. On October 30th, Deputies responded to the shooting at 203 Haywood Drive, Goldsboro, NC, and located a black male victim lying in the front yard of the residence suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.…read more »

Pikeville Regains Fiscal Autonomy Through Dedication, Hard Work

Pikeville Regains Fiscal Autonomy Through Dedication, Hard Work

Pikeville Mayor Garrett Johnston is the first to admit his small town of 720 residents was in financial disarray and operational dysfunction when the Local Government Commission (LGC) exercised statutory authority to impound its books. Through hard work, sharp focus on transparency and governance, and sheer determination, the Wayne County municipality has climbed out of…read more »

PET OF THE WEEK: Ariel Powered by Jackson & Sons

PET OF THE WEEK: Ariel Powered by Jackson & Sons

This week’s spotlight is on Ariel, a 3-year-old, female Bulldog/American mix. She is very sweet and 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.read more »

United Way Surpasses 80% of Campaign Goal

United Way Surpasses 80% of Campaign Goal

The United Way of Wayne County has announced its 2022 Community Campaign is at 83% of its goal.  This year, the United Way is trying to raise $850,000 to impact the lives of 17,000 people in Wayne County.  Currently, United Way has reached 83% of their raising $705,500 to improve the lives of 14,110 people…read more »

Aycock to Serve as Chair of the Board of Commissioners

Aycock to Serve as Chair of the Board of Commissioners

At the Wayne County Commissioner’s Meeting on Tuesday, Commissioner Barbara Aycock was nominated by the Board of Commissioners to serve as the Chairwoman of the Board of Commissioners. Commissioner Chris Gurley was nominated to serve as the Vice-Chairman for the next year. Commissioner Barbara Aycock joined the Board of Commissioners in November 2020 after 15…read more »

Fatal Traffic Crash

Fatal Traffic Crash

On Dec. 5, 2022, at approximately 8 p.m., the Goldsboro Police Department was notified by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, via Wayne County Communications, of a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was traveling westbound on U.S. 70 from the LaGrange area. A Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy conducting business checks located…read more »

New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop Returns December 31

New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop Returns December 31

Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Inc. will hold its New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop Saturday, December 31 with the help of a few of its friends. As in recent years, the 22nd annual event will be staged in front of the University of Mount Olive’s Kornegay Arena, and the Mount Olive Volunteer Fire Department will again…read more »

WCPS Superintendent Announces Retirement

WCPS Superintendent Announces Retirement

On Monday evening, following the Wayne County Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent Dr. David A. Lewis met with his Leadership Team to share the attached retirement letter which he presented to the Board Members earlier in the day. “It has been my honor and privilege to serve the students, families, staff, and communities as superintendent…read more »

Suspect Steals Car and Crashes

Suspect Steals Car and Crashes

While conducting a business check on the Deacon Jones Dealership in LaGrange, NC, on December 5th,2022, at approximately 8 pm, a Wayne County Deputy observed a suspicious vehicle leaving the dealership. Due to it being after hours and the business being closed, the Deputy decided to investigate.As the Deputy turned onto HWY 70 westbound towards…read more »

SECU Foundation Funds Scholarships for WCC Students

SECU Foundation Funds Scholarships for WCC Students

The State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Foundation has provided scholarship funds for Wayne Community College students receiving short-term training. The funds from the member-funded SECU Foundation will give up to 30 students an SECU Bridge to Career scholarship valued at $500. The 2022-2023 recipients and their programs of study areShaina Chantel Arellano Cruz of Goldsboro,…read more »

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