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Suspect in NC trooper's Wilson County shooting now facing attempted murder charges

WILSON, N.C. (WNCN) - The man accused of shooting a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper on Monday evening is now facing attempted murder charges, according to Wilson Police Department arrest records.


Johnston County teen faces felony charge after school fight

CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) - A 16-year-old student is facing a felony charge after another student was seriously hurt during a fight at a Johnston County high school. Timothy Robbins is charged with felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury after Tuesday's fight at Cleveland High School.


Police seek Clayton girl, 15, missing from Johnston County home

CLAYTON — Police ask the public’s help in their search for a 15-year-old Clayton girl who has been missing for nearly a week. Jayla Winfrey is 5-foot-4, weighs 120 pounds has brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and pink backpack.


Famous Wilson eatery Bill Ellis Barbecue closes suddenly

WILSON, N.C. (WNCN) - The famous Wilson barbecue joint, Bill Ellis Barbecue, shut down suddenly on Wednesday night, according to The Wilson Times. Ellis' famous barbecue and chicken restaurant traced its origins back to 1963 when Ellis opened a small structure where he sold hamburgers and hot dogs.


The 2019 Official Johnston County Visitors Guide is Here

Even in this digital age, one of the vestiges of bygone days that people still cling to are brochures. Travelers and consumers often still want something to hold in their hand – a guide, a map, an event poster. In a time where there is an app for everything, the paper and ink Visitors Guide still re


New Dual Enrollment Program to Create Affordable Pathway to a Teaching Degree, Prepare Highly-Qualified Teachers for Johnston County

SMITHFIELD, N.C.—Johnston County Public Schools, Johnston Community College and the NC State College of Education are establishing a dual enrollment program and piloting an Associate in Science (Teacher Education Concentration) degree to create an affordable pathway to earn a teaching degree and to


North Carolina nurse saved state trooper who was shot in face: 'God put me there'

Law enforcement officials are expressing gratitude to a registered nurse in Wilson County, N.C. who saved an injured police officer on her day off. North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Daniel Harrell had been shot in the head during a routine traffic stop.


Troubleshooter helps Johnston County woman get disability claim approved

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Cynthia Vinson says it's been a fight to get her disability approved with Social Security. "Always hearing the word no," said Vinson. The 52-year-old said she needed help cutting through the red tape.


Arrest made in Goldsboro bank robbery

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WITN) - Police in one Eastern Carolina city say they were able to make an arrest in a bank robbery just an hour after it happened. Goldsboro police have charged Clifton Coley, of Goldsboro, with holding up the First Citizens Bank on East Ash Street on Tuesday.


57-year-old ejected from car, killed in Johnston County crash

Middlesex, N.C. — One man was killed following a single-car crash Saturday night in Johnston County. Highway Patrol troopers said Joseph Randy Creech, 57, of Middlesex, lost control while driving around a sharp curve on Crockers Nub Road just before 8 p.m.


Loaded gun seized from 13-year-old at NC middle school

NEWPORT, N.C. (WNCT) - A 13-year-old student was found with a loaded gun at a Carteret County middle school Thursday afternoon. The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office said they seized a 9mm Ruger handgun from a Broad Creek Middle School student just before the 2:50 p.m. school release bell rang.


TV Episode Directed By Goldsboro Native

A Goldsboro native is directing her first major network television show tonight. Joy T. Lane, a graduate of Goldsboro High School, is directing the Friday, Jan. 18, episode of Blindspot on NBC at 8 PM.


U.S. 117 Reopens Following Truck Crash

A portion of U.S. 117 in Goldsboro had to be closed Friday following a crash involving two semis. According to the Goldsboro Police Department, the accident occurred when one 18-wheller hauling pickles crashed into another 18-wheeler hauling trash to Sampson County. The truck hauling the trash had a


Police Seek Info On Vehicle Break-In Suspects

The Goldsboro Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying several vehicle B&E suspects. On January 3rd, the unidentified suspects were involved in the breaking and entering of a motor vehicle in the area of Park Avenue and N. Audubon Avenue. Surveillance footage on the Goldsboro P.


Missing teen found safe in Smithfield hotel

Clayton, N.C. — Clayton police said late Wednesday morning that missing 15-year-old Jayla Winfrey has been found safe at a hotel in Smithfield. The girl's family told police when they went to wake their daughter up for school on Thursday, Jan. 10, she was gone. They reported her missing the next day


Robbery Suspect Arrested, Money Recovered

A suspect is in custody for this week’s robbery of a Goldsboro bank. The Goldsboro Police Department reports 38-year-old Clifton L. Coley of Goldsboro has been charged with Common Law Robbery and Possession of Stolen Goods. Officers with the GPD responded to the First Citizens Bank on the 200 block


Nurse Came to Aid of Wounded North Carolina Officer Left for Dead on Country Road

When a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper was shot and left for dead Monday evening in Wilson County, a nurse driving by helped save his life. Local news outlets reported Trooper Daniel Harrell’s patrol cruiser had a dozen bullet holes in the windshield, as well as front-end damage.


Clayton police searching for missing teen girl

Clayton, N.C. — Clayton police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing teenager, 15-year-old Jayla Winfrey. The girl's family told police when they went to wake their daughter up for school on Thursday, Jan. 10, she was gone. They reported her missing the next day.


Former News-Argus editor Price dies

Former Goldsboro News-Argus editor and award-winning journalist Gene Price died Wednesday at Transitions LifeCare Hospice in Raleigh at the age of 90. He spent almost five decades at the newspaper as managing editor, editor and editor emeritus.


New Chick-Fil-A nearer to groundbreaking

Thank you for being one of our most loyal readers. Please consider supporting community journalism by subscribing. Construction on a new Chick-Fil-A restaurant in the western end of town made progress Tuesday after Wilson officials approved a variance from zoning rules.