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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Council considers freeze on hiring for some jobs

A discussion on city hiring came up during the closing minutes of the City Council's work session Monday evening as District 5 Councilman Chuck Allen voiced his disapproval of making any hires before next year's budget is finalized. Interim...

Commissioners concerned about potential inmate surge

Two pieces of proposed state legislation that could swell the county's jail population continue to cause consternation for Wayne County officials. A bill that would require the county to house inmates with sentences up to six months on misdemeanor charges...

Two GHS students caught with gun

Two Goldsboro High School students have been charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds. Jonathan Sean Davis, 18, of Poplar Street, took a revolver to the high school last month after bringing the gun from home. He...

Kwast set to receive second star

Another former 4th Fighter Wing commander is poised to receive his second star. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced Tuesday that Brig. Gen. Steve Kwast was among those recently nominated by President Barack Obama for appointment to the rank...

Volunteers sought for Alzheimer's Walk

Although the annual Neuse Region Alzheimer's Walk isn't until October, it's not too early to recruit leadership and committee members, organizers say. "Last year, the week before the walk I had people just calling me outright out of the blue,...

Day Circle residents voice concerns

Two months after a 3-year-old was fatally shot at The Grand at Day Point Apartments, the housing complex's crime watch committee held a meeting to address community concerns about the violence in the area. District 4 Councilman the Rev....

Cherry Museum expands

Tanya Rollins' enthusiasm for the Cherry Hospital Museum is obvious as she moves from room to room pointing out recent changes to renovate and expand the converted office building to include additional finds. The special services director is putting...