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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Audit: Hospital overcharged State Health Plan

Wayne Memorial Hospital officials responded Satur-day to reports that the hospital was one of six in North Carolina cited in an ongoing audit of payments made to the State Health Insurance Plan. The six hospitals allegedly owe the state more...

Sticking it to swine flu

Her 4-year-old daughter, Martina, sleeping in her arms, Marilyn Cruz slowly made her way across the Wayne County Health Department parking lot early Saturday morning. The mother was one of nearly 800 local residents who, by 11 a.m., had been...

Grantham child dies after being hit by car

Staff and students at Grantham School will be mourning the loss of one of their own Monday. Dakota Medlin, 10, died Friday afternoon, succumbing to injuries he sustained earlier that day when he was struck by an SUV on Stevens...

Clinic will help those who don't have dental insurance

A two-day free dental clinic for those with limited or no dental insurance will be offered in Goldsboro next weekend. This is the fourth year for the "open door dental clinic," which originated in Burlington under "Missions of Mercy of...

U.S. Cellular offers educational funds through campaign contest

Last year, Brogden Primary School was one of 10 schools in the country to win $100,000 to spend as they saw fit. Today, a state-of-the-art playground adorns the grounds, courtesy of U.S. Cellular's Calling All Communities campaign. The school is...

Spring Creek church opens day care for rural families

Spring Creek Baptist Church has no problem being supportive of missions overseas. But it also wants to make sure to take care of the mission field in its own back yard -- by opening up a Christian child care for...

Rosewood Middle has new principal

A new principal has been named for Rosewood Middle School, following the former administrator's resignation Thursday. Mary Kay James, assistant principal at Greenwood Middle School, will replace RMS principal Susie Shepherd, effective Dec. 1, officials announced Saturday. Ms. Shepherd's departure...

Volunteer shares learning tips with GHS students

When Margaret Lee Wilkins used to drive past Goldsboro High School, she would imagine what it would be like to teach there. When she learned that her aunt, Barbara Wilkins, was named graduation coach there, however, her phone call...