Area News

$5 mil in infrastructure improvements underway in Mount Olive

By William Holloman Staff Writer You might think $5 million in improvements should result in something tangible, and you would be right: but you’ll be able to see it in your own home. “When you get better water capacity and pressure and better sewer service, you can credit it all to work now going on,”…

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MO Police relentless in pursuit of drug offenders

By William Holloman Staff Writer Mount Olive Police, armed with a search warrant, wound up using a backhoe to dig into a sewer line at a Nelson Street address where drugs were recovered. Charges were filed against a repeat offender, police said. Jailed under a $15,000 bond was 49-year-old Errick Dexter-James McCalp of 149 East…

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One killed, two injured in Busco Beach ATV accident

By William Holloman Staff Writer A four-wheeler accident near midnight last Friday at Busco Beach, south of Goldsboro, claimed the life of one and hospitalized two others. Pronounced dead at the scene was 30-year-old James Ray Cornett, driver of the four-wheeler. His wife, 29-year-old Tesa Marie Cornett and a friend, 30-year-old Aleisha Dawn Krause, were…

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Amerson arrested on attempted murder charge

A Dudley man has been arrested and charged with attempted first degree murder. According to a report by the Goldsboro Police Department, on July 27 just after 2 p.m., officers with the department responded to the 1600 block of South Taylor Street in Goldsboro in reference to a shots-fired call. Initially, they did not find…

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Apparent murder/suicide perpetrator found in Seven Springs

By William Holloman From reports A recent apparent domestic dispute ended in tragedy for a local family. The apparent murder/suicide is under investigation by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department. A man and woman who had lived together as man and wife and had children were both declared dead at separate scenes from a July 23…

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Pedestrian struck, killed on Hwy. 55

A Hispanic male was struck and killed this (Wednesday, July 26) morning on Highway 55 East near Camp Jubilee Road. Members of the Indian Springs Fire Department, Pricetown Fire Department, and EMS units were dispatched to the scene of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle on Highway 55 East near Camp Jubilee Road. They…

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Spring Creek names Robinson as Interim Football Coach

Two weeks before the start of official football practice, Spring Creek High School has made a change in the head coaching position. Daniel Robinson, who was the offensive coordinator, last Tuesday was named Interim Head Coach, replacing Aaron Sanders. Coach Sanders had led the Gator football program for the past nine seasons. “I am excited…

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Wood defends school board’s decision on Tommy’s Road mobile classrooms

Wayne County Manager George Wood responded to his county commissioners’ criticism of a decision to put mobile classrooms at Tommy’s Road Elementary this fall. “I don’t think they had any choice,” he told commissioners Tuesday morning. During the county commissioners’ meeting, the county manager presented a power point prepared by the Schools Superintendent outlining how…

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