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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Jobless rate up slightly in December

The ever-fluctuating unemployment rate in Wayne County increased in December. The county's rate rose from 9.0 in November to 9.2 in December. It joined 85 other counties in the state that saw an increase. "Of course, the county continues to...

Duplin students could get to skate for their gym classes

KENANSVILLE -- Students in some Duplin County schools could soon enjoy a new activity during their physical education classes. The school system has received a $7,500 grant to attempt a pilot program to introduce roller-skating as part of the curriculum...

Unidentified body found in burned out city house

A fire at a South Georgia Avenue boarding house took the life of at least one of the home's seven occupants and destroyed the structure Tuesday night. The name of the victim was not released this morning. Goldsboro Fire...

Dressing up for Relay

Commissioner Bud Gray, left, dressed as "Rolanda Gray," a contestant in Wayne County's Sweetheart Womanless Beauty Pageant, poses Tuesday morning as Noelle Woods, right, county purchasing manager, holds up a poster while talking to commissioners about the fundraiser. The pageant...

O'Berry staff members earn award from state for actions

When a fire broke out late one night in O'Berry's Cluster 6, two health care technicians acted quickly to evacuate 10 men living in the group home. They were just doing their job, they say now. Recognition for bravery...

Teen arrested for stealing car

ROSEWOOD -- An 18-year-old Durham man allegedly driving a stolen car from Kinston into Wayne County was arrested by county Sheriff's Office deputies on Tuesday morning, a patrol corporal said. Jonathan Minor Alston, 18, of Durham, was behind the...

Wayne County Public Schools recognized for efforts to promote healthy lifestyles

Wayne County Public Schools has been recognized for its efforts promoting healthy lifestyle for students. During the recent N.C. School Public Relations Association meeting, Wayne County was among 25 districts to receive a blue ribbon award for effective communication....

ABC chief: Local board is following the rules

Wayne County ABC Board Business Manager Mike Myrick Tuesday morning sought to set the local board apart from the scandals in other counties that have caused the state and public to cast a critical eye toward the system and...

Ava Gardner Museum starts new blog

SMITHFIELD -- In July 2009, a newly redesigned Web site for www.avagard ner.org was unveiled. The new site offers a more modern design while adding considerably to the content and images that were previously found by visitors to the...

Jump rope champ shares tricks, tips with EWE students

Chelsea Guild grew up in Chapel Hill, where she started jumping rope on the school playground when she was 8 years old. By the time she was 12, she was a member of the award-winning Bouncing Bulldogs, an international...

Students continue projects to give to Haiti relief efforts

The situation is Haiti is a "teachable moment" for students, Wayne County educators say. Global disasters provide a hands-on opportunity for teachers to work with students on history-in-the-making, they say. It's also a prime time to instill messages about...