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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Roberts sex offense trial scheduled to start today

Jury selection was scheduled to begin today in Wayne County Superior Court in the trial of David Arron Roberts, 32, of Dudley, who is facing multiple charges of sexual assault against children. Roberts may face up to two counts...

Host families still needed for foreign exchange students arriving Saturday

There is only a little time left before the arrival of three high school students from France, two boys and one girl, who are looking to share daily life with an American family. The students will be here from...

Spring Creek student wins new TV for perfect attendance

Staying in school can pay off. School officials already tout the importance of graduating and earning a high school diploma as the gateway to a college education or better job opportunities. This past school year, Chevrolet of Goldsboro teamed...

Officials: There are some companies hiring now

Although hiring signs are cropping up across Goldsboro, officials said 8.5 percent of the county was still unemployed in May -- a slight increase from April's rate of 8.3 percent. But Larry Parker, spokesman at the state Employment Security...

Boys & Girls Club attendance is up

The summer is already heating up at the Boys & Girls Club, with the Paley Unit on Royall Avenue averaging up to 157 children a day. "In only a couple weeks of summer -- and it's growing," said Marvin Ford,...

Long Leaf Pine Award

State Rep. Efton Sager, right, presents the Order of the Long Leaf Pine to retired U.S. Marine Bill Carr Sunday at Rosewood First Baptist Church as his daughter, Terri, looks on. Carr was given the state's highest civilian honor...

Berkeley fireworks

Racing to beat the approaching storms, the Fourth of July fireworks display at Berkeley Mall launched into dark clouds and finished just before rain hit the city. Thousands of people parked around the mall got a good look at the...

Second look sought for school projects

A major $15 million renovation and construction plan for Eastern Wayne and Norwayne middle schools remains on schedule despite a down economy that is forcing the county later this summer to revisit and probably recast its $255.6 million capital improvement...

Leaders pleased with 2011 session

Local legislators, with the exception of the lone Democrat in Wayne County's delegation, say they are pleased so far with the results of the first Republican legislative session in more than 140 years. But they also are dismayed at...