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WEMCHS pageant set for Thursday

Nine young women will compete for the title of Miss Wayne Early Middle College High School for 2012. The pageant will be held Thursday, March 15 in Moffatt Auditorium at Wayne Community College. The theme for the evening will...

Wayne County Schools names 'MODEL' educators

The first group of "MODEL Educators" in Wayne County Public Schools has been announced. The district annually recognizes an individual teacher of the year at each school, then narrows the field down to one at the elementary, middle and high...

Girl Scout exhibit helps mark 100th anniversary

The Wayne County Museum is helping the Girl Scouts of America celebrate its 100th anniversary by offering a look into its local past. The county celebration officially kicked off Oct. 31, the birthday of Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon...

City Council approves Streetscape project

Mayor Al King looked out into the Goldsboro City Council chambers with an unapologetic smile Friday afternoon in the wake of the council's Center Street Streetscape vote. After months of vitriol being poured upon him from residents gathered there,...

Smith elected to lead state panel

Wayne County Manager Lee Smith has been elected chairman of the state Department of Health and Human Services Waiver Advisory Committee. The committee works in aiding development of performance and outcome measurements of the new local management entities and...

Pickle Pageant contestants being sought

The 2012 North Carolina Pickle Festival Princess Pageant will be held on Saturday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. At Southern Bank Auditorium in Mount Olive. Applications are being accepted and pageant is open to all ages. Winners will reign over...

Safety concerns prompt look at changes at U.S. 117 and O'Berry Road intersection

DUDLEY -- Safety concerns may be the more immediate motivation behind efforts to replace the U.S. 117 South and O'Berry Road intersection with an interchange, but the project also fits in with a much longer-range vision of the highway as...

Library adding Saturday storytime

A Saturday storytime has been added to the lineup at Wayne County Public Library. The program is part of a collaboration with Partnership for Children of Wayne County, said Nicholle Johnson, head of children's services at the main branch of...

Author to speak on persecution of gays by churches

The League of Women Voters Book Club will sponsor a reading/book signing by author Jimmy Creech Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. in Moffatt Auditorium on the campus of Wayne Community College. Creech will speak on the issue of gays and...

Father pleads guilty to abuse, murder

A 22-year-old Goldsboro man was sentenced in Wayne County Superior Court Thursday to 33 to 42 years in prison for killing his 6-month-old daughter Diamond in October 2009. Ronald Everette Smith pleased guilty to second-degree murder and two counts of...

Harrison lectures set at MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- Plans have been made for the 22nd annual Vivian B. Harrison Memorial Lecture to be held Rodgers Chapel on the campus of Mount Olive College. The first lecture will be held on, Monday March 26 at...

Bank Challenge Monday to restock blood supply

Wayne County's financial institutions are once again joining forces to collect blood for the American Red Cross. The 9th annual Bank Challenge will be held Monday from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Wayne County Chapter office, 600 N....