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Mental health workers protest

Mental health workers from across North Carolina turned out Saturday night to share their experiences with a system many of them described as broken, and to rally for collective bargaining rights for state workers. Many of the complaints voiced...

Senators: Cuts won't hinder development

Both of Wayne County's state senators voted for the measure given initial approval Thursday that would cut approximately $800 million from this and next year's budgets by clawing back monies from such funds as the Golden LEAF Foundation and...

A community says goodbye: Rosewood remembers its coach Tech. Sgt. Les Williams

They came to remember a local hero -- the dozens who occupied bleacher seats inside the Rosewood High School gymnasium for more than an hour Saturday afternoon. They came to cry on shoulders and in hands -- to tell those...

Goldsboro overall crime rate down 2 percent

Goldsboro Police Chief Tim Bell is crediting better relationships between the department and the public as the reason behind the 2 percent drop in city crime in 2010. But, he said, while these numbers are a resource for tracking...

Thieves charged in more store robberies

The Goldsboro Police Department has completed its investigation into a months-long spree of robberies at local businesses by two men. For four months, police officials allege, convenience stores were the primary targets for Antell Nobles, 21, of Isler Street,...

Tart 1 of 8 Regional Principals of the Year

Lisa Tart, principal at Grantham School, has been named one of eight North Carolina Regional Principals of the Year. Part of the Wachovia Principal of the Year program, she competed against other principals in the southeast region for the...

GPD D.A.R.E. officer retiring

For more than 16 years Cpl. Willie Thomas has served as the face of D.A.R.E. in schools throughout Goldsboro. Now, with 23 years at the Goldsboro Police Department, Thomas is handing in his shield. "I don't think the full...

It's all fun and video games

Joshua Bevell bobbed and weaved to avoid the zombies rushing toward him. He was able to avoid the walking dead, but not the time limit that meant he had to turn the game controller over to the next player. And...

Duplin officials talk about school funds

Duplin County commissioners and school board members met last week as the two bodies continue to iron out their differences over school funding. At that meeting, County Manager Mike Aldridge said the two boards decided on the dates that...

Former Sen. Davis files suit against Sen. Pate over TV ads

Former Democratic state Sen. Don Davis of Snow Hill and two of his former colleagues have filed suits against their November opponents and the state Republican Party, alleging that a GOP committee paid for campaign advertising that individual candidates...