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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Teacher spots nearly all filled

With only a couple of weeks remaining before students return to the classroom, school officials say they are confident all teaching positions will be filled. Despite growing numbers of retirees each spring, not to mention anticipated cutbacks from the state...

New director named for city Parks and Recreation Department

Beginning Aug. 22, parks and recreation will have a new face to head its department. Scott Barnard will serve as director of the department as interim director Sherry Archibald will relinquish her position to focus solely on her leadership...

Social Security office to close early as result of federal budget cutback

Federal budget cuts are forcing local Social Security offices to close their doors to the public 30 minutes early each weekday starting Monday. The Goldsboro office is located at 2605 Medical Office Place across Wayne Memorial Drive from the...

Water break

Wanda Parrish, 4, gets a cool drink of water while standing on the sidelines at the Mount Olive Hurricanes football team practice late Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures topped out at 97 degrees, and more of the same blistering heat was...

First Carolina Postal Credit Union changing names, location

Patrons calling the First Carolina Postal Credit Union may be surprised when a voice on the other line greets them with "People's Credit Union, how may I help you?" That's because the Goldsboro-based banking institution has changed its name...

Norwayne gets $60,000 grant for computer lab

Norwayne Middle School is slated to receive a $60,000 grant to purchase software and lab furniture to improve its technology lab, officials say. The school is one recipient from a four-county region receiving the Golden LEAF Foundation STEM grant. The...

New American Legion post looking to grow in Pikeville

They have served their country in Vietnam, Europe and Korea, and decades later they're still serving their community in Pikeville. Several local veterans got together and launched Pikeville Post 541 of the American Legion in February. Five months later,...

Retired Navy commander credits Wayne County for his successes

When Lewis Tew looks back at his life, the retired Navy lieutenant commander sees past his 30 years in the Navy, the ports he visited around the world, the wars he survived, past his time as a deep-sea diver...

Public record

Another A/C unit stolen A William Street business became the latest to report a theft to Goldsboro police, as Tuesday, employees at Genesis Beauty Salon told officers a $3,500 air conditioning unit that was last seen Saturday had been removed...

Landfill forced to expand, build new cell

DUDLEY -- Bids on a new $2 million, 22-acre landfill cell are expected back within the next month and once awarded it should take about five months to construct. The timeline is such that the new cell would open...

Goldsboro to start challenger football league

While the Carolina Panthers spent the better part of July trying to secure a contract with quarterback Cam Newton, the number one pick in this year's NFL draft, the football organization was also selecting cities across the state to...