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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

School board eyes changes to discipline

The Wayne County Board of Education spent more than an hour Monday night discussing policies handed down by the state to better regulate discipline and reduce suspensions. Thirty-three new and revised discipline policies -- ranging from student behavior and...

And the heat goes on

Armani Baker, 4, runs through a sprinkler during Family Fun Day at Berkeley Park over the weekend. The festival featured inflatables, music and dancing and even a fresh spray of cool water, a big attraction given the recent heat...

United Way programs

The following organizations and programs are funded through the United Way: * American Red Cross -- Disaster Services; Armed Forces Emergency Services * Boy Scouts Tuscarora Council -- Boy Scouting Education; Boy Scouting Health and Wellness * Boys and Girls...

United Way kicks off Frontrunner campaign

The United Way will not officially kick off its 2011 Community Campaign until the end of the month, but several local businesses have already set the pace for what officials hope will be a lucrative fundraising effort. Campaign chairman Julie...

City Council questions grant rules

When Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. Director Julie Thompson heard April 27 that her grant application for funding from the Main Street Solutions Fund had been approved, her department, city officials and the Arts Council of Wayne County celebrated. The...

Goldsboro woman, 66, reported missing

Police are searching for a missing 66-year-old woman who has not been seen since Friday about 7 p.m. Jean Hubbard of 1017 Taylor St. did not report for work either Saturday or Monday. She was last seen driving a...

Woman taken; ends in shootout

MOUNT OLIVE -- Bullets were fired into a home in the 500 block of Oliver Street after a woman went into the house to escape two men lawmen believe held her against her will. Mount Olive police Chief Brian...

Man dies when truck hits tree

FREMONT -- A Lucama man died Monday morning after the vehicle he was riding in struck a tree. Daniel Edward Hayes, 27, of Tedder Road, was pronounced dead at the scene on U.S. 117 North. The incident occurred around...

Community service program aiming to educate youth, teach useful job skills

Youths lacking education or work skills are encouraged to investigate an opportunity to gain both, as Smart Choices for Youth implements an $875,000 federal grant in the coming weeks. YouthBuild, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, targets youths...