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Thursday, July 9, 2009

College debuts: She picked UNC

Since moving to Wayne County in seventh grade, Lauren Player has set her sights on going to college at Carolina. In part because her parents went to the University of South Carolina, she says, she decided she "wanted to...

Manager to county: Freeze my salary, too

When County Manager Lee Smith compiled the 2009-10 budget that was approved last month he did not include any salary increases for county employees or for himself, even though his contact with the county provides for an annual increase...

Train tracking: New exhibit at Museum

Learning doesn't stop just because summer has arrived. These children with Now Faith Academy's summer program examine a miniature train at the Wayne County Museum as part of a lesson in the county's history. Goldsboro was founded more than a...

College debuts: He picked NCSU

Before his college career even begins, Jordan McIntyre is already learning some valuable life lessons. The valedictorian and recent graduate of Goldsboro High School was accepted at Georgia Tech, but financial circumstances changed, forcing him to forfeit the opportunity....

Board asked to reconsider lawsuit against Duplin County commission

KENANSVILLE -- Head Start programs in Duplin County shouldn't be affected by the economy, the Duplin County Board of Education learned Tuesday. The school system is slated to receive $1,180,628 this year, the same amount of Head Start funding...

Distraught woman sets home on fire

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive town board meeting erupted in flames Wednesday night. What began as a routine vote to give the owners of home being discussed for a public nuisance vote, 90 more days to complete the...

Local Purple Heart member writes book

It took Latoya Lucas more than a year to put into writing the experience of being wounded in Iraq. "I was on a supply run," she said. "We were on this road one morning and that's when everything happened --...

Fireworks Explosion-Mark Hill Funeral

"He was like a great big teddy bear," said David Jackson, pastor of Freedom Baptist Church in Goldsboro, shortly before balloons were released in honor of Mark Hill, 21, during a graveside service at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Princeton on...

No charges in fatal wreck

A Kinston woman died after alleged improper passing on N.C. 50 in Onslow County, a Highway Patrol sergeant said. Carolina Russo died at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after an accident at the intersection of N.C. 50 and Haws...