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Seven arrested in city prostitution sting

Large increases in the number of reported syphilis cases in Goldsboro played a role in a prostitution round-up over the weekend, a police major said. Seven people accused of prostitution -- including one male charged with soliciting a "crime...

Leaders: U.S. 70 needs to be top priority

KINSTON -- Gov. Beverly Perdue and state Transportation Secretary Gene Conti Tuesday morning said they want to see the U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass project expedited. State Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco weighed in as well, expressing frustration over the drawn...

Pikeville residents share their thoughts on alcohol at forum

PIKEVILLE -- About 20 people showed up Tuesday night for the first beer and wine sales forum in Pikeville to weigh in on the resolution on November's ballot. Voters will have three options on the ballot: to vote for or...

Eastpointe director: Governor right to add $15 million

Eastpointe Director Ken Jones was pleased to hear this morning that Gov. Beverly Perdue had decided to restore $15 million in cuts to the mental health system. "I am surprised," he said. "We didn't expect this. I think it...

Commerce secretary: Economy getting help

State Secretary of Commerce Keith Crisco Tuesday told Goldsboro Rotarians he does not have a crystal ball to look into the future of the state's economy. But he said he believes the state is moving in the right direction....

From class to field, teacher shares passion for horses

The sounds of cadenced hoofbeats have been dancing in Dominique deVarona's ears since she and her sister Natalia were children. When she was 8 years old, Ms. deVarona convinced her parents to buy her a horse, on the condition...

Wayne Memorial Hospital hires new plastic surgeon

Dr. Benjamin Eskra wants to be known for giving great care and taking a personal interest in every patient. So, the plastic surgeon left a private practice in his home state of Pennsylvania to become the first doctor affiliated...

New nonprofit thrift store opens

A new thrift store has opened its doors in downtown Goldsboro. Trinity Mission Thrift Shop is located at 111 S. Center St. and sells everything from clothing to furniture to toys -- anything that is donated. Proceeds from the...

Perdue voices support, expectations for TransPark

KINSTON -- Gov. Beverly Perdue reminded the Global TransPark board of directors Tuesday morning of her long association with the TransPark, voiced her expectations that it develop into a center for the state's aerospace industry and heard an update...