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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Former police officer charged with rape

A former Goldsboro police officer was jailed under $1 million bond today on charges of first-degree rape and three counts of first-degree sexual offense, a police sergeant said.Walter Finley Jr., 40, of Edgerton Street, is accused of sexual assaults on...

Hospital board OKs rate hike, freezes salaries

Rates will go up and staff salaries will stay the same, as Wayne Memorial Hospital attempts to keep its budget balanced in the face of an unpredictable economy, officials said. The Board of Directors this week passed the hospital's 2009-10...

City hotel faces second robbery

The Holiday Inn Express on North Spence Avenue was robbed at gunpoint early this morning, the second time in this calendar year, police reports show. The robbery occurred just before 1:30 a.m. when a black male reportedly entered the hotel...

Rest of the 336th Rockets arrive back at SJAFB

Rose and Emma Johnson were the only ones not cheering when those 336th Rocketeers who did not return early Tuesday morning started making their way toward the crowd of emotional family members, friends and fellow airmen waiting along the Seymour...

City crowd says 'no' to health care reform plan

Anyone who tried calling Sen. Kay Hagan's offices Wednesday afternoon probably got a busy signal as scores of people attending the Americans for Prosperity's Patients First Bus Tour all dialed her at once. One man shouted out that he...

Schools report 10-day numbers

Ten-day numbers are in for Wayne County Public Schools, with nearly 200 fewer students than last year -- in part because of changes in the rules for kindergarteners. Tuesday was the 10th day of classes for public schools. On the...

Planning group's meeting rescheduled

Today's special meeting of the Goldsboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has been rescheduled to Thursday, Sept. 24. MPO's are organized under federal requirements and charged with making transportation recommendations. City officials aid the meeting was delayed in order for...

Living history program at Mount Olive musuem

MOUNT OLIVE -- The David John Aaron Teaching and History Museum will hosts its second annual Civil War Living History program Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the museum grounds, 137 E. Main St. It...