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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Southern Wayne High graduates turn tassels at commencement

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mary Hussey wasn't about to let a little thing like recovering from a broken ankle keep her from watching her grandson and Southern Wayne High School senior, Myron Roberts, graduate Tuesday night. She slowly made her...

Suspect charged in murder

Goldsboro police have arrested a suspect in a New Year's Day murder outside an East Wilson Street home. Andre Devon Weeks, 26, of Evergreen Avenue, is being held without bond in the Wayne County Jail. Police Sgt. Chad Calloway...

AF chiefs: Cuts will not keep America prepared

The former Air Force chief of staff and the former secretary of the Air Force say decisions made in Washington, D.C., regarding equipment and personnel could have serious repercussions on the nation's ability to remain strong in the face of...

Work tougher to find for grads, students this year

Rebecca Sewell recently graduated from Wayne Community College's medical assisting program. She's sent applications to several places, but hasn't heard back yet about a full-time job. In the meantime, she has found a place to sharpen her skills. "I have...

Commissioners approve county budget

Wayne County Commissioners unanimously approved a $156 million budget for 2010-11 on Tuesday. The budget keeps the tax rate at 76.4 cents per $100 worth of property. Property and unrestricted sales taxes will account for $63.421 million of the...

Fans available to seniors

Wayne County Services on Aging has received funding from Progress Energy and the Eastern Carolina Council Area Agency on Aging to purchase fans for Wayne County Senior Citizens. Fans will be distributed to persons aged 60 or older or...

Schools to operate on flex schedule

Wayne County Public Schools returns this week to its annual summer flex schedule. Employees will operate under a 10-hour-day, four-day workweek schedule, with offices being closed on Fridays. Administrative offices along with the child nutrition and exceptional children's departments...

County accepting city property at library and airport sites

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday accepted property from the city of Goldsboro that will clear the way for the county to be sole owner and operator of the county airport and library. Commissioners also agreed to...

Fremont board delays vote on 2010-11 budget

The Fremont Board of Aldermen decided to wait until Tuesday to vote on the 2010-11 budget, which goes into effect July 1. A few town residents spoke at Tuesday's meeting about the $3.48 million budget, which calls for a...

Crowds come for annual ice cream social and pet parade

It was a classic summer scene Tuesday evening as children, dogs and adults all gathered at the end of Center Street, where a large sprinkler hooked up to a fire hydrant sprayed water down on everyone, much to the...