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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Woman charged with embezzling school money

A Goldsboro woman who had worked as a bookkeeper at Carver Heights Elementary since the summer of 2007 is accused of embezzling funds from the school. Bridgette Brown James, 43, of Brock Street faces one count of embezzlement, and...

Watts honored by state educators

Norwayne Middle School assistant principal Dianne Watts has been named the 2010 North Carolina Association of Educators Assistant Principal of the Year. The selection was based on a proven dedication to the education profession and to the teaching and...

Norwayne Middle wins Wayne schools' Battle of the Books

Rosewood Middle School's bright purple shirts said it all -- "Conquering the World of Books 1 Battle at a Time." They had already won last year's Battle of the Books for Wayne County Public Schools. But it was not to...

Pets often suffer abandonment when service members deploy

Friends and family members are not the only ones left behind when an airman from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base deploys. In fact, Wayne County Animal Control director Vicki Falconer said recent tours of duty for members of the 4th...

James Sprunt police program suspended

KENANSVILLE -- James Sprunt Community College has suspended its Basic Law Enforcement Training Program in response to an audit by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. Students in the program were unable to take the...

Kitty Askins halfway to funding goal

The expansion project at Kitty Askins Hospice Center has surpassed the halfway point, raising $2.5 million on the $4 million project, with a fundraiser planned for next month featuring an array of musical talent. Late last year, Kitty Askins received...

Republican candidates speak at convention

Republican candidates for a local, state and national offices got a chance to have their say at the annual Wayne County Republican Precinct Meeting and County Convention Saturday at the county Courthouse. Rep. Walter Jones, who is running for...

Woman killed in wreck Friday

A woman allegedly pulled her minivan into the path of a Ford Explorer on U.S. 13 North Friday, causing a crash and suffering injuries that later killed her, authorities said. Margaret Fernstron, 85, of Natural Drive, Pikeville, was killed...

Author to speak on Vietnam at WCC Tuesday

Jack Kannan served in the 173rd Army Airborne Brigade. His unit was one of the first sent to Vietnam when the conflict began, in 1966. But as a young soldier, he admits he didn't fully grasp the concept of...

Garden workday at library harbinger of springtime

Taking a look around the community garden Saturday morning, Shorlette Ammons was happy with what she saw. Not only was the community garden at Goldsboro Library getting prepped for a new season, but the "Spring Workday" brought out a...

Save the Animals Telethon raises funds

Area cats and dogs gave the Save the Animals Telethon two paws up Saturday night. The event raised more than $2,100 that will go towards the Animal Adoption & Education Center. "It raises awareness about what the animal center...

Rules on 911 revenue chould change

State Rep. Efton Sager of Goldsboro is optimistic that legislation defeated last year that would have eased restrictions on how 911 revenues may be used by local governments will gain renewed momentum during the upcoming short session of the...