On a quiet night in 1961, a plane from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base accidentally releases two thermonuclear bombs near Goldsboro. Only later do North Carolinians learn how close they came to the brink of disaster.
This Wayne County community sits at the junction of the past and the present, celebrating the first while enjoying the second. Like the jets taking off from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, the sky’s the limit for the town’s future.
Goldsboro’s downtown is poised for takeoff — boutiques, a taproom, and even a burger-and-sushi joint have all opened in the once-sleepy town center. From airmen passing through to longtime locals, now everyone’s got a place to be a regular.