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Monday, August 30, 2010

Schools changing alert system

After six years with the Honeywell Instant Alert system, Wayne County Public Schools is changing its school-to-home automated message system. With the arrival of a new school year, the district is in the midst of transitioning to another company, AlertNow...

Leading with her face

The Job: Volleyball coach The Company: Mount Olive College The Location: Mount Olive I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I don't think the moon landing was a hoax; I don't think there's a UFO hidden in New Mexico; and I don't...

Short trial cuts costs for county

Messenger Staff Writer Wayne County spent more than $16,000 -- mostly in overtime for sheriff's deputies -- on the first-degree murder trial of Cesar Laurean. Laurean, a ex-Marine, was found guilty Aug. 23 in Wayne County Superior Court for the...

Woman shot near city church Sunday

Shortly after noon Sunday, Goldsboro resident Sandra Melvin, 58, was shot in the leg. According to Goldsboro police, it is unclear whether she was leaving St. Mark Church of Christ on West Ash Street or whether she was walking...

Agents report no word on more illegal poker games

SEVEN SPRINGS -- North Carolina Division of Alcohol Law Enforcement agents broke up an illegal high-stakes poker game last week at a residence in Seven Springs. The state agents cited eight people with a Class 2 misdemeanor and confiscated $23,700...

Sunrise romp

A dog warms up to the rising sun along the railroad tracks near Princeton during an early morning romp. The temperature was a bit cooler early today, but the highs were expected to reach the mid 90s by the afternoon....

Commission looks at planning, tax issues

Meeting Tuesday, the Wayne County commissioners voted to apply for $255,488 in state transportation funding for the GATEWAY transportation system following a public hearing at which no one spoke. The Rural Operating Assistance Program grant through the state Department...