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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Drowning victim found

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Authorities have found the body of Brian Matthew Davis, 21, who reportedly drowned Sunday night in the Neuse River while playing with a group of friends, Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders confirmed.Davis, who reportedly could not swim,...

Ceremony honors fallen officers

Law enforcement gathered at Wayne Community College today to honor Wayne County officers who died in the line of duty. Although violent deaths often get the most media attention, Goldsboro police Chief Tim Bell said statistics show a stark truth:...

Man wins $1 million in lottery jackpot

A Goldsboro man apparently has won $1,000,000 in the lottery but either doesn't want to talk about it or can't be located. According to the North Carolina Education Lottery Web site, Joshua Best of Goldsboro won that amount in...

Holocaust survivor shares story with SJAFB personnel

Michael Lindner can still hear the desperate taps that fell on his father's window more than 60 years ago. "Some of (the Jews) had a chance to escape before they were captured. They were living in the forest," he said....

Sheriff's deputy finds name to add to memorial

The name of a Wayne County lawman who was killed in the line of duty in 1900 was added to the county's Emergency Services Memorial today. Pikeville Township Constable Zeb B. Lancaster was killed on June 10, 1900, while...

Organizations can apply for additional funds

Wayne County has been awarded an additional $35,827 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and local officials are urging organizations that serve the less fortunate to apply for the money. The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program...

Rosewood developer withdraws request

The developer of a controversial proposed low-rent housing project in the Rosewood community has withdrawn his request for a letter of support from county commissioners for his application to the state Division of Community Assistance for a $250,000 Community...

School board questions policy on HIV status

A new HIV/AIDS policy adopted by the school system might protect those with the virus by keeping their identities private, but potentially puts others at risk, some school board members say. School board Policy No. 6145 had kicked up some...

School bus hits dump truck

Three Spring Creek Elementary School students suffered minor injuries this morning when a school bus collided with a dump truck. School spokesman Ken Derksen said the wreck was fairly minor, though, and that the bus suffered only slight damages....

Last Kitchen Table talk to be Monday

Wayne County Public Schools will hold its fourth and final Kitchen Table Conversation for the school year, with plans to discuss school transfers. School board members and other district officials will be on hand to lead the discussion Monday...

Public record

Weapon on school campus Wendy Hooks of Brogden Primary School reported Monday that a 9-year-old student had a BB gun, according to a report. The weapon was seized by school staff, and the child's mother was called, authorities said. The...

Road name change request concerns residents

Residents living along Moye Road in northern Wayne County told commissioners Tuesday morning they had no problem with their road being renamed New Daniels Church Road, but that they did have a problem with the cost, aggravation and inconvenience...

Good penmanship pays off for students

Good penmanship is not a thing of the past, and at St. Mary School students are actually graded on it. "It's a big part of our curriculum," said Sally Moriniti, a second-grade teacher at the school. Students are taught...