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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Rosewood principal defends fundraiser

For the first time since Rosewood Middle School made headlines for its "cash for grades" fundraiser, a parent and the former principal have spoken out about the intent of the idea. Nearly two dozen people from Rosewood showed up for...

Grantham leaders named tops in district for 2009

Two administrators at Grantham School have taken leadership honors for the district. Lisa Tart, principal, was named Wachovia Principal of the Year for 2009-10, and assistant principal Youlonda Wynn was named assistant principal of the year for Wayne County Public...

License plate holders must meet guidelines

The popular decorative frames that people put around their vehicle's license plate could end up costing them $100. A new law went into effect Tuesday that requires the state's name across the bottom of the plate as well as...

Motorcycle riders protest helmet rule

Motorcycle and ATV riders need helmets to participate in Goldsboro's Christmas parade this year, a decision that is upsetting some area motorcycle club members, an organizer says. Police Maj. Mike Hopper said the new requirement is a response to aggressive...

County has H1N1, seasonal flu shots

The Wayne County Health Department has 4,000 doses of H1N1 flu vaccine and received 320 more doses of the injectable seasonal flu vaccine this week, which will be available to the public while supplies last. Health Director James Roosen said...

Suspect will face second sex charge

DUDLEY -- An Emmaus Church Road man accused of sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl has been charged with another sex offense, allegedly with a 3-year-old female, authorities said. Wayne County Sheriff's Office Detective Sgt. Tammy Odom charged David Arron Roberts,...

Wesleyan's Estes honored

Laura Estes, assistant director of North Carolina Wesleyan College's Adult Degree Program in Goldsboro, recently received the Distinguished Staff Award at Wesleyan's annual service awards ceremony held in Rocky Mount. Wesleyan Vice President of Finance and Administration Loren Loomis...

Public record

Armed robbery An Old Smithfield Road man reported being robbed of $570 cash at gunpoint at the intersection of Evans Road and Ebenezer Church Road, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. A male unknown to the victim, Rocky...

Body found in cemetery

Wayne County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating the discovery of a body at Evergreen Cemetery on U.S. 70 West as a possible homicide, said Capt. Tom Effler. Cemetery employees discovered the body of a white man when they came to...