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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

28 of 32 schools meet AYP standard

For the second year in a row, Wayne County Public Schools had its highest number of schools to achieve Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, under the federal No Child Left Behind requirements. Preliminary results for 2008-09 were released today by...

Duplin residents upset over revaluation

KENANSVILLE -- More people than usual are contesting the revaluation of their property this year, Duplin County tax officials say. "This is the first time we've had more than a handful apply (for an appeal)," county Tax Administrator Gary...

Three face charges of cocaine trafficking

Goldsboro police and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office say three men were arrested in a scheme to sell or transport nearly $100,000 worth of cocaine. The three men are Jesus Rios Flores, 20, address unknown, Ramiro Rios, 41, and...

Eastern Region Hospital moves forward

Work on the new Eastern Region Hospital in Goldsboro -- the eventual replacement for Cherry Hospital -- has been slowed while state officials try to figure out how to cut approximately $7.1 million from the construction budget. However, said...

Honoring the fallen

With eyes closed, members of the Goldsboro City Council bowed their heads Monday evening to honor two Seymour Johnson Air Force Base officers who died this weekend in Afghanistan. Mayor Al King called it a moment of silence. But to...

Public record

Man shot An Olivia Lane man was shot early Sunday morning after he stepped outside his front door, Goldsboro police reported. Donald Sutton, 45, reportedly heard about five shots coming from the area of Carver Drive. One of the shots...