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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Schools get edict to alter 10-month pay schedules

A new state law designed to eliminate paperwork for public school employees is expected to stir up backlash, as two-thirds of teachers, administrators and other school workers could be socked with higher insurance premiums and bigger gaps between paychecks....

Jingling in the park

Her hands wrapped around a cup of hot cider, Bryce Edgerton peered around the dozen people standing between her and a ride on the "Polar Express." "Are we next, Mama?" the 6-year-old said. "It's cold." The woman standing next...

They can't give it away

As Monday's Goldsboro City Council meeting drew to a close, District 6 Councilman Jackie Warrick, during his comment period, turned to City Manager Scott Stevens and asked about the house the city had donated to a sweepstakes in June....

Eastern Wayne Sanitary District customers to call for balance

Wayne Water Districts' enforcement of its failure-to-pay policy has developed a new wrinkle since an unknown number of water bills were lost in the mail last week. Customers in the Eastern Wayne Sanitary District who have not yet received...

To honor all who served along with her

The floor was hers but she was at a loss for words. There were too many tears falling. The standing ovation had taken her aback. She still didn't feel like she deserved the recognition a group had just bestowed...

SJAFB EOD responds to 9th call

Wayne County residents have grown accustomed, over the past year, to seeing members of the 4th Fighter Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight respond to scares outside the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base gates. But for the residents of Kelford, a...

MOC graduates 383 in Saturday commencement ceremony

MOUNT OLIVE -- Sandra Chapel took a moment to collect herself after tears started falling. She knows just how hard her husband worked to make it to his college graduation -- how a four-year degree had taken him six...

Not just for Alan ... but for all Olympians

Don and Charlotte Jenkins decided long ago that supporting their children on the sidelines was not enough. They needed to be involved. So when their son, Alan, now 25, began competing in Special Olympics, his parents also found ways to...

Grand jury hands down 26 true bills of indictment

The Wayne County grand jury handed down 26 true bills on Dec. 5. Of all the charges leading to the indictments, 13 were related to thefts and larcenies; seven were assault related; seven involved unlawful behavior by motorists; four...

Annual bank blood challenge Monday

Local financial institutions are combining their efforts this holiday season to give the gift of life through the eighth annual Bank Challenge blood drive Dec. 12. It will be held at the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red...