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Two Wayne County women face drug trafficking charges

WAYNE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Two Wayne County women have been arrested following a drug task force investigation. Several weeks ago, the Goldsboro/Wayne County Drug Task Force began investigating illegal narcotics sales on Roberts Street in Goldsboro. Officials obtained a search warrant for a home on Roberts Street, and seized...
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Wayne County, NCGoldsboro News-Argus

Therapy dog joins young readers

Dolly loves a good story. And she loves when a child reads it to her. Dolly, an 18-month-old golden retriever, is a therapy dog making weekly trips to the Wayne County Public Library on East Ash Street to listen to local children read. She is joined by her owner, Heather Best.
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Goldsboro, NCMount Olive Tribune

LaGrange man charged in mutilation death

A LaGrange man is facing murder charges after police located a car linked to a Goldsboro homicide investigation in a Mount Olive neighborhood. Goldsboro officers asked Mount Olive police to help them recover a car found on McDonald Drive May 28. Goldsboro police arrested a man who inquired about the car at their department later that day.
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Wayne County, NCGoldsboro News-Argus

It's pollinator day at farmers market

There are many insects and birds we depend on as pollinators in our environment. Honey bees are one well-known pollinator insects. Honey bees often get a bad name by people associating stings with them, along with the misconception that they are thought to be aggressive. People who are unfamiliar with...
Goldsboro, NCGoldsboro News-Argus

Alonzo Lerone laughs it up on YouTube

Alonzo Lerone has looked up strange outdated laws for every state, found headstones with comical — and sometimes odd — sayings on them and tasted some weird food combinations. And he did it all for his YouTube videos. Lerone, 33, is an entertainer who has been making YouTube videos since...
Wayne County, NCGoldsboro News-Argus

Library launches summer reading program

The Wayne County Public Library will begin its children’s summer reading program June 21. This year’s theme is “Tails and Tales.” Programs will include in-person story times, outdoor programs, virtual field trips and more, said Anna Snyder, head of children’s services at the library. “The summer reading program is a...
Goldsboro News-Argus

Schools adopt fall virtual learning option

An optional virtual learning plan for students in the upcoming school year was finalized by Wayne County Public Schools administrators Wednesday. The plan, which was presented to the Wayne County Board of Education Monday, was decided on by administrators to include students in fourth through 12th grades. School officials plan...
GovernmentMount Olive Tribune

School district honors 84 retirees

Wayne County Public Schools officials recognized 84 employees during the district’s 2020-21 retirement ceremony recently held online. The event honored retiring employees for their dedicated and faithful service to WCPS and collective contributions to North Carolina public education. “As an employee of Wayne County Public Schools, every retiree had a...
EducationMount Olive Tribune

Newton appointed interim national president for Carver HS

Committed to preserving the legacy of Carver High School, the National Board of Directors of CHS Alumni and Friends Association Inc., has appointed Dr. J. Jerome Newton as interim national president. Newton succeeds Granger Martin Sr., former national president who served from July 2018 until his unexpected death in September...
EducationMount Olive Tribune

SW grad among 6 Robinson Trust Fund Scholars

Southern Wayne senior Ryan Norton is one of six Wayne County Public Schools selected as an Emmet & Mary Robinson Trust Fund Scholar for 2021. The Robinsons established the fund to award scholarships to students who attend a WCPS high school. The recipients must intend to continue their education in the fields of medicine, nursing, agriculture or in the ministry of the Presbyterian and Episcopal churches.
Wayne County, NCMount Olive Tribune

Vaccination should not be an issue

The verbal pros and cons of the COVID vaccination appear to me to be somewhat of a waste of time. It is rather obvious the vaccinations have had a tremendous impact on the numbers. They are on the decline and that goes for right here in Wayne County where they...
Goldsboro News-Argus

Library events in June

The Wayne County Public Library has something for everyone during June — from a summer reading program to pet care tips to a community plant exchange, and more. • Summer Reading at the Cliffs program for youths in kindergarten through fifth grade will be held at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday from June 22 through July 27 at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park’s large picnic shelter, sponsored by the Goldsboro Library. There will be stories and outdoor fun. Free. Register at tinyurl.com/3bah3dup. Free. Information: 919-735-1824.
Goldsboro News-Argus

'You made it'

DUDLEY — Carson Daly stood before Southern Wayne High’s 168 graduating seniors in the Saints gymnasium Tuesday morning and said “while our class has gone through hardships, the hardships do not define us.”. Daly’s words defined the Class of 2021’s experience that was altered during the past year because of...

Wayne County Woman Scores $110,000 Jackpot

Alice Breeze of Goldsboro took a chance on a Cash 5 ticket and took home a $110,000 jackpot prize. She purchased her winning Quick Pick ticket for Tuesday’s drawing at the Sheetz on North Spence Avenue in Goldsboro. Breeze claimed her prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and took...
EducationGoldsboro News-Argus

'An unstoppable force'

The 225 newest graduates of Eastern Wayne High School reflected not only on the challenges of completing their senior year amid a pandemic, but also on what they learned about perseverance and persistence. “These children definitely have something unique to share with their grandchildren on how they graduated in the...
GovernmentGoldsboro News-Argus

Relay for Life set for Friday

The annual Wayne County Relay for Life will take place this year, but it will be an abbreviated event. The American Cancer Society’s event will be held Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds are located at 2801 U.S. 117 South in Dudley.
Goldsboro News-Argus

Nannie Jones Best

Mother Nannie Jones Best, 86, died Tuesday at Wayne UNC Health Care. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will follow the service. Arrangements by Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.
ObituariesGoldsboro News-Argus

Vasco Robinson Jr.

Vasco Robinson Jr., 68, 408 N. Kornegay St., died Tuesday at Wayne UNC Health Care Center. Memorial service will be 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Serenity Funeral chapel.
GovernmentGoldsboro News-Argus

Wayne County 4-H gears up for summer camps

Wayne County 4-H is gearing up for another full lineup of summer camps for children and youth. Registrations are being accepted for the camps, which offer limited capacity this year. The camps are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Wayne County 4-H office is located at the Maxwell Center,...