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Wayne County News

This Day in NC History: Nuclear mishap in Wayne County field

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On January 24, 1961, a B-52G Stratofortress Bomber carrying two nuclear weapons crashed in rural Wayne County, ten miles northeast of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Full story...
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Officials: Effigies parked at NC early voting site

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North Carolina election officials have asked prosecutors to investigate reports of a trailer parked at an early voting site that held effigies of former and current elected officials with nooses around their necks. Full story...
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Police believe they found missing teen's remains

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Goldsboro police say remains believed to be those of a kidnapped teenager have been unearthed, and four men are in custody, charged with murder. Full story...
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Police issue arrest warrant in missing teen case

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Police in Goldsboro say they are investigating the disappearance of a teenager as a homicide and have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect. Full story...
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AMBER ALERT: Kennedy F. McLaurin

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The Goldsboro Police Department is searching for a missing child: Kennedy Fitzgerald McLaurin. Kennedy Fitzgerald McLaurin is a 16-year-old Black male, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 135 pounds. He has black hair, and brown eyes. Possibly wearing blue jeans and unknown shirt. Full story...
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4 injured in unrelated Goldsboro shootings

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Four people have been injured at two separate shootings in Goldsboro over the weekend. Full story...
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NC law targets assisted living center infections

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A new North Carolina law aims to prevent infectious diseases like one that killed six residents at a Wayne County assisted living center in 2009. Full story...
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Auto parts supplier plans to add 140 jobs in Wayne County

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An automotive parts company plans to add nearly 140 jobs at a North Carolina plant by the end of next year. Full story...
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Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits to open in Pender and Wayne Counties

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Gov. Bev Perdue announced that the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will provide food assistance in the form of Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits (formerly called food stamps) in the following additional disaster NC counties: Pender and Wayne. Full story...
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Robot finds no bomb in package at NC courthouse

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A suspicious package left outside a North Carolina courthouse and jail that were evacuated as a precaution was not a bomb. Full story...
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Wayne Co.'s mid-year meth site count passes 2010

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Wayne County officials say they have responded to more methamphetamine labs this year than in all of 2010. Full story...
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