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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Body of missing woman found, two suspects in custody

Officers from the Goldsboro Police Department and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office have found the body of a missing 66-year-old woman and have two people in custody in connection with her death after a chase and capture this afternoon. Law...

Questions are raised about LaRoque salary

State Rep. Stephen LaRoque is coming under fire for his involvement in two nonprofits that he heads in Kinston. The organizations, East Carolina Development Co. and Piedmont Development Co., are now housed and run under a for-profit company, the...

More thieves targeting copper

There appears to be no end in sight to the copper thefts taking place at homes and businesses throughout Wayne County. From Friday to Sunday, the Goldsboro Police Department received complaints of eight copper thefts, seven of which involved...

Pre-K ruling worry for Wayne County agency

Officials at Partnership for Children of Wayne County say they are caught off guard by a state judge's ruling ordering pre-kindergarten programs to accept every child, with no stipulation of funding being attached. The Department of Health and Human Services,...

In loving memory

MOUNT OLIVE -- Hundreds of people visited Rodgers Chapel at Mount Olive College Wednesday to pay their last respects to Dr. Burkette Raper, the school's president emeritus, who died Monday at age 83. Former students, teachers and members of...

Power lines down

An SUV struck a power pole on Hare Road and Northgold Drive this morning about 8:20 a.m. The driver, the only occupant of the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, was taken away from the scene by Wayne County EMS with a leg...

County discusses new policy for naming rights to buildings

Work has not yet started on the county's new senior center, but the county already is fielding inquiries about naming rights for the Ash Street property. Naming county property is nothing new, but what is new is a proposal...