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District seeking funds for school projects

The Wayne County Board of Education voted Friday to apply for state funds to be used for construction and renovation projects at Spring Creek Elementary, Charles B. Aycock High and schools in the central attendance area. "We received notice...

High flyers

Andrew Acevedo, 7, flies his "Green Lantern" kite with his mother, Emily, during the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site's "Let's Go Fly a Kite" event. The Charles B. Aycock Birthplace is an excellent place to fly...

Commissioners to weigh new meeting, comment rules

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning will hold workshops with an eye toward possibly changing two long-standing board policies -- their morning meeting time and limits on people speaking during the public comment portion of the board sessions. Both issues were...

1980s flashback: Girl Scouts open time capsule

It was just a simple piece of wood -- a small stick marked with color pens -- that, to the dozens of local Girl Scouts who converged on the Wayne County Museum Saturday, was far less interesting than the...

Is city getting another eatery?

Two public hearings are scheduled for the Goldsboro City Council meeting Monday as the city is considering two rezoning requests. One hearing will concern the rezoning of 1.27 acres on the southeast corner of North Berkeley Boulevard and Ridgecrest...

Interstate 795 rewarded for smooth ride after rough start

Interstate 795, once scoffed at for its crumbling pavement and bumpy ride, is now being hailed as one of the smoothest-riding roads in the country. S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson, the company responsible for repairing a stretch of the...

Goldsboro to waive fees for furniture, appliances April 4

The Sanitation Division of Goldsboro's Public Works Department will waive charges associated with the collection of discarded furniture, appliances, hot water heaters, mattresses, box springs, and other bulky items each Wednesday during the month of April. City of Goldsboro...

Public record

B&Es and larcenies *Karla Griffin reported the theft of a trailer loaded with materials from her property in the 400 block of Main Street that occurred after 11 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday. The trailer is valued at $800,...

Local poets to ready work Wednesday at library

Four aspiring poets, three from Wayne County, will read their original poetry at the Wayne County Public Library Wednesday as part of the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poetry Series. The annual series, which accepts entries from middle school, high school, college...

Police taking old medicine at Walgreens Monday through Thursday

Several area agencies are coming together this week to provide community members with a safe alternative to dispose of their out-of-date and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications. Officers with the Goldsboro Police Department and officials with Safe Kids Wayne...

'War So Terrible' -- Civil War Living History

Units are on display at the Harper House at the Bentonville Civil War site as part of the "War So Terrible" Civil War Medical Living History Program. Events will continue today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....

Dance preparation

Arnold Flowers, left, and Heather Bradshaw perform their dance Friday in front of judges Melissa Zwerling, left, and Branny Vickory during a Dancing Stars of Wayne County dress rehearsal at Top Hat Studio. All the contestants performed their dances...

Eikenberry honored for lifetime of public service

Former Ambassador and retired Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry was honored earlier this month with the George F. Kennan Award for Distinguished Public Service by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. Established in 1994 in honor of George F....

New road names being considered by county board

Public comments are being accepted on proposed new names for sections of North William Street and Tommy's Road that were left as dead-end roads by the U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass. Wayne County commissioners will hold a public hearing on...

Goodwin campaigns to stay in top insurance spot

Wilber's Barbecue was once again the backdrop for a campaign stop in the run-up to the 2012 elections as the state's incumbent insurance commissioner was in town Friday to talk with supporters. Wayne Goodwin, a native of Richmond County,...

Golden LEAF grant talks focus on youth, economy, more

Education and work force development, youth services and opportunity, and economic development and infrastructure emerged Tuesday night as the top category groups for Wayne County residents working to develop projects that would qualify for some of the $2 million...