Tag Archives: North Carolina

Tracking Ian

Tracking Ian

All eyes are on Hurricane Ian. Ian made landfall Tuesday morning off the Western coast of Cuba. Ian is expected to reach a Category 4 as it heads toward Florida. Here in Wayne County, we continue to watch. Most High School Varsity games have been rescheduled to Thursday night from Friday. “While we don’t yet…read more »

Student Loan Forgiveness Currently Considered Taxable Income

Student Loan Forgiveness Currently Considered Taxable Income

RALEIGH – The White House has indicated that President Biden’s recent student loan forgiveness will be excluded from federal income tax due to the student loan forgiveness exemption contained in IRC 108(f)(5). As part of the American Rescue Plan, Congress enacted Section 108(f)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code to expand the types of student loan…read more »

Labor Day Booze It & Lose It

Labor Day Booze It & Lose It

State and local officials have a simple message – never drink and drive. Doing so this weekend could mean a trip to jail rather than to the beach or pool. The campaign kicked off Monday and will run through Sept. 11, law enforcement statewide will be stepping up patrols to stop impaired drivers during the…read more »

Second Chance Month Recognized By Goldsboro City Council

Second Chance Month Recognized By Goldsboro City Council

City council members approved a proclamation designating April as Reentry Month in Goldsboro at it’s meeting on April 4, 2022. Also known as Second Chance Month, officials say it’s a time to focus on the challenges facing the more than 20,000 people returning to their communities each year after completing a prison sentence. Removing barriers…read more »

Survey Shows Medical Marijuana Favored By Most North Carolina Voters

Survey Shows Medical Marijuana Favored By Most North Carolina Voters

Most voters in North Carolina think medical and recreational marijuana use should be legalized in the state. That’s according to results of a WRAL News poll released Tuesday. SurveyUSA’s scientific poll found 57% of voters felt recreational use of marijuana should be legalized and 72% felt the medical use of marijuana should also be legal.…read more »

Wayne County Commissioners Discuss $750 Million Dollar Opioid Settlement

Wayne County Commissioners Discuss $750 Million Dollar Opioid Settlement

North Carolina is receiving $750 Million to fight the Opioid Crisis. At the Board of Commissioners meeting on April 5, 2022, Judge Beth Heath spoke about the opioid settlement funding in North Carolina and potential partnerships. She also provided updates on the district’s drug court programs and how the programs work. Opioids are a class…read more »

Medicaid Coverage Now One Year For New Moms In North Carolina

Medicaid Coverage Now One Year For New Moms In North Carolina

(AP) – New mothers can now receive one year of full Medicaid coverage after delivery as a new state law expanding services takes effect. The 12-month post-partum coverage began on Friday. The expansion was offered to states in a COVID-19 relief and stimulus package approved by Congress last year. Until now, women whose households received…read more »

Baseball: Post 11 Competes In Palmetto Invitational (PHOTO GALLERY)

Baseball: Post 11 Competes In Palmetto Invitational (PHOTO GALLERY)

Over the weekend, Wayne County Post 11 competed in the Palmetto Legion Invitational Tournament. The invitational featured teams from North Carolina (Wayne County), South Carolina (Florence Post 1, Horry Post 111, Chesterfield Post 74, Murrells Inlet Post 178), and Ohio (Beverly-Lowell Post 389, Ottowa Post 63, Greenville Post 140). Wayne County played four games in…read more »

Athletes Of The Week: Noah Hancock

Athletes Of The Week: Noah Hancock

Often in sports, players with either incredible talent or a tremendous work ethic do well. Either their natural ability or strong desire to be the best launches them to solid success. But when that authentic gift and that genuine relentlessness are paired together, that’s when truly impressive student-athletes are born. In the case of Goldsboro…read more »

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