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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bell makes case to commissioners

The 60-plus Rosewood residents who created a standing-room-only environment at the Wayne County Board of Commissioners meeting this morning followed the board's rules for the first 10 minutes of developer John Bell's presentation -- remaining quiet while their opponent spoke...

Arrest made in shooting, murder of city woman

One of two men accused in connection with the shooting of Barbara Bandy as she sat in her car outside her North Leslie Street home has been caught. Goldsboro police said Anthony Dwayne Jackson, who also lives on North...

Maritime historian shares stories of female pirates

Historian and storyteller Connie Mason of Morehead City told a Wayne County Reads audience Monday night that female pirates were just as colorful, and dangerous, as their male counterparts. And despite a widely held belief that women at sea brought...

Former teacher in court on charge

A former Mount Olive Middle School teacher facing a sexually related charge with a former student made his first appearance in court Monday. In a short appearance before a District Court judge, former keyboarding instructor Jerry Dortch was represented by...

Concern raised on closures; city seeks stimulus

Concerned citizen and parent Charles Wright asked the Goldsboro City Council Monday night to consider carefully the proposed school reorganization that would mean merging Belfast and Southern Academy alternative schools into the same facility. "I find that unacceptable for several...

CSX working on railroad crossings

Several Wayne County railroad crossing will be closed starting today as work crews for CSX Railroad continue their swing through the county working on intersections The crossings are Outlaw Road, Sleepy Creek Road, Arrington Bridge Road, Old Mount Olive...

Board to seek comment on school plan

A public hearing will be held to discuss Wayne County Public Schools' proposal to reorganize four of its schools, a move expected to save the district $945,000. The Board of Education set March 16 as the meeting time to hear...