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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

County's Teen Court is continuing mission of peer-directed justice

Teen Court — introduced in Wayne County nearly nine years ago as an alternative to youths having a criminal record — has had another successful year, in student numbers as well as funding. “We have seen marked increases in...

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Thieves continue to target copper After a rash of copper thefts over the weekend, they have continued early this week with both the Goldsboro Police Department and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office receiving reports. Hugh Wesley Eagles of Eagles...

GATEWAY won't up fares for bus riders

A Tuesday afternoon decision not to increase the cost of riding the GATEWAY bus system, at least not for now, drew praise from the handful of people on hand for a public hearing about the fares. “Thank you for...

Man charged with burning cross arrested for new threat

A man charged with ethnic intimidation for burning a cross in a neighbor's yard earlier this month was arrested Tuesday and charged after allegedly continuing to intimidate the interracial couple. Dixon Steward, 38, of Dudley, was charged Tuesday with...

Commute slow on U.S. 70 due to bridge repair

Many morning commuters had a slow go of it today on U.S. 70 west of Goldsboro, and delays are expected to continue at least through tomorrow, as state Department of Transportation crews forced traffic into one lane to finish...

Bentonville VFD to observe 50th anniversary

The Bentonville Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Aug. 10, from 4-7 p.m. at the station on Harper House Road. There will be exhibits of fire-fighting equipment and safety techniques, music, a cook-out supper and commemorative...

Two non-traditional schools to hold open houses next week

Open houses will be held for the two non-traditional public high schools in Wayne County next week. Wayne Early/Middle College High School will hold its open on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wayne Community College. The other...

Mount Olive College students will return to campus Aug. 16

MOUNT OLIVE — More than 300 new freshmen and transfer students will soon arrive on campus at Mount Olive College, where they will participate in Welcome Week activities to get acquainted with college life. Traditional classes start on Wednesday,...