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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wayne inmate confesses to killing woman

An inmate at Wayne Correctional Facility is facing a pending charge of murder in the death of a woman who has, until recently, been known only as Jane Doe to investigators for 11 years. John Wayne Boyer, 54, confessed...

Hospital to raise rates by 5 percent

The board of directors at Wayne Memorial Hospital has approved a 5 percent rate increase as part of the hospital's $191 million budget for fiscal year 2012. The lingering recession, an increasing number of uninsured patients and continued pressure from...

Schools battle for share of grant money

Voting has begun for this year's $1 million Calling All Communities campaign, with several area schools already among the top 100 vying for a share of $1 million in the annual campaign to support education. Eighteen schools across the country...

School board signs papers for construction

Construction projects at Eastern Wayne and Norwayne middle schools are one step closer to fruition after the Wayne County Board of Education signed a funding agreement with the county at its meeting this week. The school board also adopted...

Five sentenced for illegal lottery

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Duplin County couple who pleaded guilty in February to involvement in an illegal "numbers" lottery operation Monday received active sentences in federal district court in Greenville. Three other defendants, who had also entered guilty pleas...

Wall for brothers

William Amerson scanned the faces in a crowd of men and women dressed in blue jeans, bandannas and leather vests covered in patches depicting everything from the American flag to a soldier's rifle. "How many of you guys are Vietnam...

Bojangles' on Spence to be rebuilt

Those with hankerings for seasoned fries and "legendary" iced tea will have to head to the edges of the city limits to get their fix now that the Bojangles' location on Spence Avenue has been demolished. Much of the...

ATV event at Busco Beach brings in sizable revenue

Last week, after a Labor Day weekend that saw Wayne County host a round of the 2011 Extreme Dirt Track National ATV Racing Series, Busco Beach owner Jack Bennett could finally breathe a sign of relief. After a summer...

Pikeville Summer Blast ends summer on a fun note, but remembers 9/11

PIKEVILLE -- During the third annual Summer Blast in the Park Saturday, residents took time for carefree recreation and heartfelt remembrance of those who lost their lives on 9/11. The festival began with a somber opening that included a...

Wayne Memorial hires chaplain

Wayne Memorial Hospital has named a new director of pastoral care. The Rev. Colin Munroe comes to Goldsboro from Black Mountain. An ordained minister of the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches, most recently he served as a chaplain for...

Public record

Old theft reported at condemned Goldsboro motel  The Gold Inn Motel located at 808 W. Grantham St. had $105,000 of property stolen between Jan. 18 and Feb. 16, according to a police report. The theft was reported Monday. At the...

Carolina East Home Care & Hospice poker run set for Saturday

Motorcycle riders from all over eastern North Carolina will take to the roads Saturday to raise money for Carolina East Home Care & Hospice in the second annual Ride for Relief Poker Run. Starting at Shelton's in Goldsboro, riders will...