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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Eight high-schoolers headed to Governor's School this summer

Eight Wayne County high school students have been accepted to attend the 2011 Governor's School of North Carolina sessions this summer. Governor's School, founded in 1963 by former Gov. Terry Sanford, is the oldest statewide summer residential program for...

Jail cost bill advances

Legislation that would push inmates serving time for misdemeanors into local jails instead of state prisons has passed its second reading in the state House and has been referred to the Appropriations Committee. Local officials have said the move...

Public record

Vehicles broken into during HS baseball game Five vehicles were broken into while parked at Southern Wayne High School during an evening baseball game. The vehicles were broken into between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. by the suspect or suspects...

City considers downtown recruiter

The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation mission of bringing businesses downtown might take on a more deliberate approach if plans continue for a new business recruiter position that was discussed at the City Council's April 4 meeting. The position has...

Goldsboro Police Department foils stolen credit card ring

Three people have been charged by Goldsboro police for using stolen credit card numbers to make purchases of more than $12,000 at area retailers. Jaonta Scarlett, 22, of New York, and Kevin Duane Anderson, 21, of Delaware, have each...

Fremont approves new bingo hall

FREMONT -- The Fremont Town Board of Aldermen approved rezoning and a permit for a beach bingo business at its meeting Monday. The bingo hall would be located at 101 Wilson St. in downtown Fremont. Town Administrator Kerry McDuffie...

Wayne County Reads not worried about effect of controversy

Organizers with Wayne County Reads are watching closely as the book the group's 2010 campaign was based around has come under fire following a "60 Minutes" report Sunday. However, Matt Shaw, a member of the organizing committee since Reads...

Water for Japan

Teachers Kim Thomas and Darrell Williams and students Kaylie Baker, Mical Mooring, Gerardo Isla-Lopez and Macie Cuddington count water bottles collected at Northwest Elementary School. Ms. Thomas' second grade class spearheaded an effort to collect donations of water bottles...

Voting opens for Obama speech

Online voting begins today to help determine whether Wayne Early/Middle College High School moves closer to getting President Barack Obama as its graduation speaker next month. The school is the only one from N.C. and one of six nationwide finalists...