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7 Our Communities Goldsboro Located in the heart of Wayne County, Goldsborough was incorporated in 1847 and became the county seat. The city of Goldsboro now boasts a population of almost 40,000 and offers all of the amenities of a progressive city. A wonderfully diverse community, Goldsboro is renowned for its many picturesque neighborhoods, historic buildings, family-friendly events and rich heritage. Mount Olive Just to the south of Goldsboro sits the second largest municipality in the county, Mount Olive, offering southern charm and grace at its finest. Mount Olive proudly holds the distinction of being the headquarters of the Mount Olive Pickle Company and is home to University of Mount Olive, a four year liberal arts university. Seven Springs Nestled on the banks of the Neuse River, the tiny hamlet of Seven Springs holds the distinction of being the oldest settlement in Wayne County. During the Civil War, the town was a thriving community and was the site of a confederate shipyard. The natural springs that ultimately gave the town its name were developed following the Civil War. Eureka Located in the northeast portion, Eureka received its unusual moniker from a group of locals who were searching for a new name. As the story goes, one of them shouted out "Eureka!" which literally translated means "I've found it." The name stuck and was officially changed in 1901. With a population of just under 300, Eureka epitomizes old-fashioned community values. Pikeville Established in 1891, Pikeville is one of the oldest towns in Wayne County and is now one of the fastest growing areas of the county. Easily accessible to Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park, Pikeville offers the advantage of small-town living with the convenience of a larger city. Fremont Fremont is a picturesque community located in the northern part of Wayne County with easy access to I-795 and I-95. With 1,500 residents, Fremont is locally known for its flowers found in the many wonderfully manicured lawns and public spaces. Fremont is also home to the Governor Charles B. Aycock Birthplace Historic Site. Village of Walnut Creek Wayne County offers the very finest in country club living in the Village of Walnut Creek, located in the eastern part of the county. Ranked one of the wealthiest communities in North Carolina, Walnut Creek is comprised of elegant estates situated on gently rolling terrain in a natural, tree-covered expanse. Walnut Creek offers its members and guests the amenities of a first-rate country club. HOMETOWN PRIDE Based on its strategic location, Wayne County has experienced a development boom. People here take pride in their communities and give back in countless ways. The result is an enviable quality of life for residents, fertile ground for businesses to grow and thrive, and a wide array of attractions, events and activities for visitors.

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