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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Scouts focus on skills, fun

A gaggle of 11-year-olds build campfires and compete to see who can yell the loudest. Older boys blast skeet out of the air with shotguns or throw roped buoys into the lake to practice life-saving. Summer is in full...

Public record

Kitchen knife used in robbery attempt The Donel-Express Mart, 518 E. Elm St., was the scene of an attempted robbery July 3 at 10 p.m., according to a police report. A store clerk reported a suspect entered the store wielding...

City buys building

Goldsboro's ties to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base might be about to get much stronger after the City Council voted Tuesday night to purchase the building owned by the Arts Council of Wayne County for use as a proposed...

School district makes plans for annual Summer Institute

Wayne County Public Schools will host a four-day conference for educators and parents next month, with this year's effort featuring an emphasis on getting children to the ultimate finish line -- graduation. The sixth annual Summer Institute will again be...

Filing period under way for remaining municipal elections

Filing for municipal and sanitary district offices began July 1 at noon and will continue through July 15 at the Wayne County Board of Elections office on 209 S. William St. Eureka, Pikeville, Seven Springs and Walnut Creek have three...

Jury sought for sexual assault case

As jury selection began Tuesday afternoon, defendant David Arron Roberts rejected a plea deal that would have reduced the number of charges against him to one. Roberts, 32, is facing felonious charges of first-degree statutory sex offense and taking...