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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Doby resigns as Duplin schools superintendent

Duplin County Schools Superintendent Dr. Wiley J. Doby resigned from his job this week amid a flurry of protests from parents and concerned citizens. "I'm relieved that it's over, and I hope we can get things moving in a more...

Man, 82, killed while crossing U.S. 70

A longtime Wilber's Barbecue employee was struck and killed early this morning on U.S. 70 after his vehicle got stuck in a median in front of the restaurant, Goldsboro police said. Ralph McKinley Garris, 82, died at the scene...

Ida-effect causing trouble for N.C.

Wednesday's heavy rain that dumped 3.5 inches of water on Wayne County will ease off today to a lighter rainfall, but the area will still be buffeted by gusty winds that are expected to continue until Friday morning. Wayne...

Seniors share their wish list for new center

Jesse McNeil has a simple request for the new county senior center -- a closed vestibule to keep out the draft. "We need to closed-in a room because we are old, and we are cold," Ms. McNeil said. "Open...

Rosewood MS ends 'points for sales'

School officials are still investigating the controversial Rosewood Middle School fundraiser that would allow students to boost their grades based on the amount of money donated, which was canceled by the district on Wednesday. The Board of Education and school...

Corporate giving remains steady for organizations

For some area non-profit organizations, corporate giving has not been affected by the tough economy. Jack Kannan, executive director of the Foundation of Wayne Community College, said the organization has received about $175,000 in corporate donations in the past year,...

Congressman visits local vets, talks about health care reform

Veterans quizzed 1st District Congressman G.K. Butterfield Wednesday on the proposed federal health care plan and how it would affect them during a stop he made at Wilber's Barbecue. Butterfield came to pay tribute to the men and women...

Musicians will perform Nov. 21 at county library

Lecturer/vocalist Laura Didier and pianist/arranger Jim Martinez will present "The Lyricists of The Great American Songbook" Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. at the Wayne County Public Library. Admission is free. Ms. Didier, a Goldsboro resident, has been performing nationally with...

Goldsboro man pleads guilty in federal court

GREENVILLE -- A Goldsboro man has pleaded guilty in federal court to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. Rowland Philip Robinson, 33, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate David W. Daniel to violating Title 18,...

Weather puts damper on after-school activities

Inclement weather and the threat of high winds this evening prompted school officials to cancel all after school programs scheduled after 4:30 p.m. Also, the Raising Achievement and Closing Gap Information Session/Kitchen Table Conversation scheduled for tonight in Mount Olive...