Monday, May 23, 2022

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NC Freedom Fest 2022 [PHOTO GALLERY]

NC Freedom Fest 2022 [PHOTO GALLERY]

With the threat of thunderstorms in the area many were thinking if the NC Freedom Fest was about to become a washout, but luckily the storms managed to slide by to the northwest of the city leaving only dark clouds in the distance. The event brought in a large crowd of people that wanted to…read more »

Relay For Life [Photo Gallery]

Relay For Life [Photo Gallery]

Friday night weather was almost perfect as people flock to the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fairgrounds for the annual Relay for Life event. The event kick-offed with Wayne Alley opening up the ceremony by welcoming the public to the event. During the evening program there was talent of all sorts performing during the event. The festivity…read more »

WCPS To Graduate 1,100+ Students

WCPS To Graduate 1,100+ Students

This week, Wayne County Public Schools (WCPS) non-traditional academic calendar high schools will kick off the school district’s graduation season. Over the next four weeks, WCPS high schools will graduate more than 1,100 seniors. School district leaders congratulate the Graduating Class of 2022. “Graduates have faced and overcome some extraordinary challenges during their high school…read more »

Wayne Trustee, Educator McNair Presented Award in Belated Ceremony

Wayne Trustee, Educator McNair Presented Award in Belated Ceremony

Veda McNair, a life-long educator, retired Wayne County Public Schools principal, and Wayne Community College trustee, has officially received the 2021 I.E. Ready Award, the highest honor bestowed by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges. After delaying the 2021 State Board Awards dinner due to the coronavirus pandemic, the board recognized the winners…read more »

Smith & Bell Introduce Bill To Help Local Schools

Smith & Bell Introduce Bill To Help Local Schools

Rep. Raymond. E. Smith, Jr. Ed.D. & Rep. John Bell have introduced a House Bill (DRH40680-MCa-224) to obtain funds for renovation and repairs to several area schools. The bill entitled “An Act To Provide Funding For Identified Needs At Certain Schools” is asking for $25 million during the 2022-23 fiscal year and will be applied…read more »

12,260 Pounds Of Food Collected During Letter Carrier’s Food Drive

12,260 Pounds Of Food Collected During Letter Carrier’s Food Drive

The Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive was held Saturday, May 14th. Residents were asked to donate canned food items and leave them by their mailboxes or drop them off at either the Berkeley Post Office or Downtown Post Office. The event kicked off with words of thanks from coordinators from Community Soup Kitchen,…read more »

Applications Open for Golden LEAF Community-Based Grants

Applications Open for Golden LEAF Community-Based Grants

Applications for Golden LEAF Community-Based Grants are now open in Wayne County for 501(c)(3) organizations and local governmental entities. A total of $1.5 million is available to three projects in Wayne County that address job creation and economic investment, agriculture, and workforce preparedness. Applications are due to the County Manager by May 27, 2022 for…read more »

Wayne County Organizations Get Lifesaving Bike Helmets

Wayne County Organizations Get Lifesaving Bike Helmets

A record number of children, 19,900 total, across the state will be receiving lifesaving bicycle helmets through the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Bicycle Helmet Initiative, part of ongoing efforts to reduce bicycle injuries and deaths in North Carolina. Locally Goldsboro Parks and Recreation, Partnership for Children of Wayne/Safe Kids Wayne County, and Wayne County Schools…read more »

Severe Storms Tonight; Extreme Heat This Weekend

Severe Storms Tonight; Extreme Heat This Weekend

(NCNN WeatherCenter) — Much of North Carolina, including Wayne County, is under a Level 2 risk for severe storms this evening. An update released Wednesday afternoon showed most counties in the Triangle area and south were under a Level 2 risk. Franklin, Nash and Person counties were all in the Level 1 risk area. People…read more »

NC Freedom Fest: Sister Hazel Interview [AUDIO]

NC Freedom Fest: Sister Hazel Interview [AUDIO]

The 2022 NC Freedom Fest is coming up this Saturday on Center Street in Downtown Goldsboro. NC Freedom Fest is a Military and First Responders Appreciation Festival, celebrating their dedication to our community, state, and country. In the second year of the event, they are bringing back much of the same fun from last year…read more »

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