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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Grad rates shift at schools

The graduation rate at Goldsboro High School jumped by 14 percent from 53.7 percent in 2009-10 to 67.7 in 2010-11 while overall the Wayne County Public School system's rate was nearly flat, increasing by only one percent, from 73.6 to...

Author: Church mistreats gays

Homosexuals ostracized by churches because of their sexual orientation suffer psychologically and spiritually because the one place they are taught they can turn to for acceptance no matter what has turned its back on them, says the author of...

Telling Scouting's story

Alvin Townley has always known how important the Boy Scouts of America is to him. As an Eagle Scout in Atlanta, he had witnessed firsthand the countless hours of service he and other Scouts put into their communities through...

Spring has sprung

Rachel Riley's secret weapon has been revealing itself, in spurts, for weeks now -- a bloom here, a chirp there. "It makes my life so much easier," she said, looking across Herman Park at her 8-year-old son, Brandon. "It's not...

Family YMCA gives out free swimsuits

The Family YMCA regularly teaches students the fundamentals of swimming and water safety. But instructors are keenly aware that not everyone has the same advantages or equipment. So when the local YMCA got a call from another affiliate about...

Rabies clinic to be held Saturday

Wayne County will sponsor rabies clinics on Saturday, March 17, and Saturday March 31 to give pet owners a chance to have their animals vaccinated against the disease. The March 17 clinics will be held from 8:30 a.m. until...

Public record

B&Es and larcenies *Ivan Carroll, 43, of 907 Hugh St., was arrested after a concerned citizen contacted authorities about a suspicious person carrying items behind a residence in the 700 block of South Best Street. Carroll was located with...

Dancing across the world

Sarah Shelton performs a flamenco dance with Flamenco Carolina during "International Day Jam -- A Sampling of Human Sound and Movement" as part of the annual International Day at Wayne Community College on Tuesday. The event, sponsored by the...