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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Schools waiting for budget news

Typically when July rolls around, the school district has teacher allotments and assignments in place. Not this year. It's hard to plan when there is still no final state budget, Superintendent Dr. Steven Taylor said. "Usually by now we have...

Innocence nearly lost

EDITOR'S NOTE: The names of the Afghan nationals in this story have been changed. The family was afraid that if it became common knowledge that they had spoken with the media or had sought help in an American base hospital,...

Jail still on list of county's priorities

Some of the legislative issues that had threatened to undo progress the county has made in reducing the jail population and possibly force its hand in building a new $53 million jail have faded from sight. "Most of it,...

Weekend trip ends with fatal accident

A 62-year-old male is dead after his Mazda pickup truck was struck by a Greyhound bus on U.S. 70 East, just west of Goldsboro. Goldsboro police Capt. Mike West said the pickup truck was turning left off of Interstate...

WCC to offer energy camp for high schoolers July 13-17

Summer camps are typically designed to get campers to expend energy. Wayne Community College will offer one this summer that is all about conserving it. "Camp Kill-A-Watt," a week-long day camp for middle and high school students, will explore...

Fall enrollment set to begin Monday at WCC

Several changes will greet students registering for fall 2009 college credit classes at Wayne Community College: an extended registration period, a deadline to apply for financial aid, higher tuition, and the option to order their textbooks online. New students...

Reboli named NAFCU 2009 Volunteer of the Year

William P. Reboli, member of the board of directors of Your Community Credit Union, was chosen as Volunteer of the Year by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions. Reboli will be honored at NAFCU's 42nd Annual Conference in...

Fourth of July festivities are a tradition for many

Seventy-six-year-old May Sanders sat in her faded lawn chair along the sidewalk on Berkeley Boulevard Friday night. She had a cooler and a pack of sparklers nearby. For many, holiday traditions center around Thanksgiving and Christmas, but Sanders said...

Wayne County jobless rate jumps to back over 9 percent

Wayne County's unemployment rate increased in May following two months of decreasing unemployment rates. The rate increased 0.5 percent in the county from 8.7 to 9.2 percent in May, making it one of 82 counties experiencing an increase. Statewide,...

Summer good time to update vaccines

Summer is a good time to catch up on immunizations, officials at the county Health Department say. As parents prepare to send children off to school, students enroll in college and health care workers shore up for another flu...

City to vote on contract for energy consultants

Goldsboro may undergo an audit to save energy and taxpayer money if City Council members vote Monday to enter into a contract with Utilities Reduction Specialists. The company has submitted a proposal and contract to the city offering to...

New florist shop is dream come true

A vibrant wreath with multi-colored flowers decorates the door of a quaint floral shop on Old Smithfield Road. The grand opening of Around the Corner Flower Shop on June 29 was a 17-year dream come true for owner Susan...

Carver alumni reunite Saturday

Belinda Hobbs Hayes was tired from staying up until about 2 a.m. Saturday decorating her three-wheel bicycle for Saturday morning's Carver High School Alumni and Friends Association's parade. Nevertheless, when parade time came at 10 a.m. she was near...