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Friday, January 30, 2015

Illness forces school to cancel day's classes

Classes in the Lower School at Wayne Country Day School were canceled today after a 24-hour stomach bug made its way through the student roster. "It comes on quickly and it goes quickly, but we can't afford for kids...

Law allows schools to sue over funding

Any effort to repeal the state law allowing boards of education to sue a county over school funding is not expected to generate much momentum in the General Assembly this session, state Rep. Jimmy Dixon said. "Repealing that is...

Magical courage - 2015 Relay for Life kickoff

Anna Beth Sanderson's necklaces hang below her waist when she puts them on. The colorful, mismatched beads on the strands tell a story. Each is a battle and a triumph. On Thursday night at the Relay for Life 2015...

Photography show at UMO gallery

MOUNT OLIVE -- The University of Mount Olive will host the photography exhibit, "Running from Bogeys and Chasing Birdies," in the Teresa Pelt Grubbs Art Gallery during the month of February. The show will display photographs by Jackie Kirby,...

Suspect being sought in residential break-in

One man is in custody and another on the loose as the Goldsboro Police Department investigates a residential break-in that took place Wednesday on West Lockhaven Drive. The break-in took place between 8:45 a.m. and 11:35 p.m., Sgt. Jeremy...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Heroin dealer gets time in prison

A self-confessed gang leader, who in a seven-year span supplied the streets of Goldsboro and Wayne County with more than 33 kilograms of heroin, will spend more than twice that amount of time in federal prison, the N.C. Department...

The last garbage men

First thing--the job is smelly. It is also exhausting, usually hot and difficult, even worse in the summer when the air is thick and breezes are non-existent. The dust that flies into your mouth out of the back of...

Middle school assistant principal injured by student

A fight between two students at a Wayne County middle school before classes began this morning resulted in assistant principal Jamel Jones and a Goldsboro police officer being assaulted. The incident, involving two fifth-grade students, reportedly took place in the...

Local family moves into Habitat home

Nereida Cruz is finally home. It's been a long journey for the mother of six. Her eyes filled with tears as she listened to her sister and members of the community welcome her to her new house at the...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

School will expand

A charter school that opened its doors in the fall is preparing for its second year, with plans to add fifth grade and to hire additional staff. Wayne Preparatory Academy, located at the corner of Patetown and Tommy's Road, is...

District finances receive a clean review

The Wayne County Board of Education received a clean audit report for the past year on Tuesday at a work session called to better inform the full board about goings on in the district. The board also heard presentations...

Board addresses head lice problem

Members of the Wayne County Board of Education raised questions Tuesday about how the district handles cases of head lice, with officials responding that efforts are being made to better educate parents and provide information. As a called work...

State funds for ag center limited

Wayne County's local legislators on Monday offered little encouragement that they would be able to steer a funding bill for the county's proposed regional agriculture center through a cash-strapped legislature. A request of $10 million or $15 million would...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

County commissioners share wants with legislators

Future school construction in Wayne County will grind to a halt if the state fails to restore lottery funding that has been raided for use in other areas, Wayne County commissioners said. And restoring lottery funding for school construction is...

Woman says car stolen; charged with DWI, crash

A Goldsboro woman who crashed her car in an apparent DWI tried to cover her tracks by reporting her car stolen, a Goldsboro police report said. Lacy Tyler Barnett, 22, 120 Highwoods Drive, is charged with DWI, reckless driving...

Grantham School dealing with lice

Head lice. The words send shivers up and down the spines of parents everywhere. But officials say they are not dangerous, only pesky, although the infestation should nevertheless be treated quickly. At Grantham School over the past week, 10...

Officials reporting rash of break-ins of vehicles

More than four dozen vehicle break-ins have occurred in Wayne County since the start of the year, Wayne County Sheriff's Office officials said Monday. The uptick in break-ins, one official said, actually began before the 2014 holiday season. It...

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