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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ready to Relay? County teams pulling out fundraising stops for Friday event

It's not about the taste of a homemade applejack. It's not about winning a simple carnival game. It's about celebrating, if only for a few hours, the courage of those who have fought their way to another birthday -- and...

Goldsboro High students behind on graduation projects

How many of the 126 Goldsboro High School seniors will graduate this year? With less than four weeks to go before commencement, officials say that a number of students are still scurrying to complete their graduation projects, a prerequisite...

City Council unveils budget proposal

Cuts to the city's budget, including the continued freezing of vacant positions, brought about heated discussion during the City Council's budget work session Tuesday. District 4 Councilman the Rev. Charles Williams was particularly outspoken against the changes, asking if...

Man shot at Fast Eddie's

A 21-year-old Dudley man was reportedly shot outside of Fast Eddie's Sports Bar and Grill on Parkway Avenue over the weekend. According to a report filed by Goldsboro police, Jeremy Stokes of Durham Lake Road was shot in his...

Man arrested for sexual assault, kidnapping

A Four Oaks man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting and kidnapping a Goldsboro woman in April and May. Walter V. Cogdell, 48, was charged Wednesday with two counts of second-degree kidnapping, three counts of second-degree rape, and...

Stepping out in Seven Springs for Ole Timey Days

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Threatening skies and impending storms held off Saturday, at least long enough for the 11th annual Ole Timey Days festival to go off without a hitch. Vance Davenport of LaGrange said his wife asked him why...

Curriculum will require more writing of students

Parents and students should expect a lot more writing in all subject areas as Wayne County Public Schools joins N.C. and 47 other states that have adopted new curriculum standards, officials say. "The curriculum will be changing as a...

Mount Olive native receives highest Coast Guard honor

RONES CHAPEL -- A Mount Olive native, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. William E. "Bill" Sasser Jr., 43, a recipient of the U.S. Coast Guard's Distinguished Flying Cross, has been listed on the Coast Guard's Wall of Gallantry. The...

Local band welcomes Scotty, performs

A band with Goldsboro ties performed with North Carolina's "American Idol" contestant during his hometown visit Saturday afternoon. Scotty McCreery, a high school student from Garner, has been a fan favorite since Hollywood Week. His rich baritone voice was...

Volunteers offer services for UW's 2011 Day of Caring

Janet Miller and Tisha Johnson know what it's like to go for days without being able to bathe or even brush your teeth. So when the two paralegals found out the Red Cross was asking the community to fill...

Autism group reorganizes to offer more services to local families

Terry Daily is raising his 7-year-old granddaughter. But the challenges he and his wife face go way beyond starting over after having been parents to their own children. Kimberly has autism. And because she's non-verbal, she has required speech...