Wayne County, NC

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So Long, Mount Olive: We won't forget you

It’s defeating to see a newspaper you tried to save die on your watch. But as I look back at the many issues of this periodical, I don’t see defeat. I see unwavering community coverage that started nearly 118 years ago and continued to the very end. When...
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Hoffman Receives Excellence In Teaching Award

Wayne Community College has recognized faculty member Sondi Jones Hoffman with its highest honor. Hoffman, lead biology instructor, is the recipient of the college’s 2022 George E. Wilson Excellence in Teaching Award. She was surprised with the award during the college’s curriculum commencement ceremony. Hoffman was presented a...
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NFL DL Jarran Reed has camp at alma mater, Wood Ducks win with one hit

GOLDSBORO, Wayne County — New Green Bay Packers defensive tackle and former Alabama star Jarran Reed had a football skills camp at his alma mater, Goldsboro High School. It was the first time since before the pandemic that Reed was able to host the camp. The camp consisted of...
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Employees retire from southern Wayne schools

More than 20 Wayne County Public Schools employees recently announced their retirement from seven southern Wayne County schools. Those employees were recognized during a retirement ceremony held at Lane Tree Conference Center. District leaders took time to thank the retirees for their contributions to public education. “Each of our employees...
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Several county intersections to become all-way stops

The N.C. Department of Transportation announced nine busy and dangerous intersections in northeastern and southern Wayne County will undergo four-way stop transformation to improve safety. LMJ Pavement Marking LLC, of Willow Spring, received a $500,000 contract to make the changes beginning this month and continue through the fall. DOT traffic...
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WCHD to phase out testing at annex

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayne County Health Department led local efforts in providing free testing and vaccinations to residents across the area. However, demand at the annex has diminished with tests and vaccines readily available through providers within the community. On June 20, WCHD started downsizing...
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This week in history: June 22-28

Mount Olive native and Goldsboro resident Lt. Col. Charles A. Summerlin formally ended his N.C. National Guard career that spanned more than three decades. He was the commanding officer of the 690th Maintenance Battalion headquartered in Goldsboro. Southern Wayne graduate Jimmy Shaver and his mother, Dorothy, used metal and plastic...

Flash flooding in Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park washes away vehicles, tourists airlifted to safety

A national park visit rapidly turned into an exercise in survival for visitors after a downpour trapped them. Capitol Reef National Park in Utah experienced intense thunderstorms and flash flooding Thursday as heavy rains swept the region. Some park goers ended up stranded and in need of rescue, according to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.