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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

School board talks increasing teacher supplements, safety

Increased teacher supplements, building projects and school safety were each on the table for the Wayne County Board of Education Friday, as the board held a work session to discuss the school district's 2018-19 budget.One of the district's major fiscal...

Dunsmore to remain in Wayne County

Wayne County Public Schools superintendent Dr. Michael Dunsmore will continue to lead WCPS, after the Duval County school board in Florida selected Diana Greene to lead the district Friday.Greene, the leader of Manatee County schools, was the only Florida superintendent...

Hobby ferments into microbrewery

MOUNT OLIVE -- Rest. Relax. Enjoy. Ryan Roberts, 29, has not always able to take his own advice, but he is hopeful that visitors to his R&R Brewery and Taproom will when it opens in the fall. That philosophy is...

City residents sound off on budget

Dozens of people packed the Goldsboro City Council chamber Monday night for a public hearing on the city's proposed 2018-19 budget.Most of the conversation centered around changes to funding for several non-profit organizations in the city. The proposed budget would...

Monday, May 21, 2018

Canvass results in minor changes

There were only a few minor changes as the result of Friday's canvass of the May 8 primary, but not enough to change the outcome of any of the three races before Wayne County voters.Just 3,324 out of the...

Dillard Alumni to celebrate homecoming

Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni and Friends Inc. will celebrate its 63rd annual homecoming over the weekend of Thursday through Sunday, May 24 to 27, with classes ending with "3" and "8" receiving special honor.The weekend will kick off Thursday with the...

Commencement ceremonies kick off this week

High school graduation season kicks off this week, with three private schools and three public schools represented in the first round of commencement exercises.Wayne Early/Middle College High School will have its ceremony on Tuesday, at 6 p.m. at The...

Students raise $3,500 for clean water

Sixth-graders at Wayne Country Day School brought a recent class lesson to life, with global affects -- raising $3,500 to bring clean water to the war-torn country of South Sudan.It all started out with the 2010 short novel, "A...

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Central/EW Alumni and Friends reunion is planned

Central/Eastern Wayne Alumni and Friends will hold its 46th annual homecoming May 25 through May 27.Classes ending with 3 or 8 will be honored.The banquet will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the Goldsboro Event Center.Elderess...

Southern Bank, Mt. Olive Pickle Co. announce grant challenge

MOUNT OLIVE -- Southern Bank and Mt. Olive Pickle Co. have announced a commitment to provide matching grants from their respective charitable foundations for every dollar that is donated to the Make A Difference Food Pantry in Mount Olive...

916th changes command

The 916th Air Refueling Wing welcomed new leadership Friday morning, as Col. Scovill Currin handed over command of the wing to Col. Craig McPike.As is tradition, the ceremony began at 9:16 a.m. as Major Gen. Randall Ogden, 4th Air Force...

Trial begins in Dudley murder

A Mount Olive man is on trial for the murder of his father-in-law, Walter Lee Jordan.Antaun Keith Smith, 27, is on trial for the 2014 murder of Jordan, whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a...

Banded together, staying the course

The skies darkened and the wind picked up Friday evening but the faithful did what they do every year when Relay for Life rolls around -- banded together and stayed the course in the fight against cancer.Helen Carlton showed...

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