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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Police add assault rifles to arsenal

Goldsboro patrol officers will soon be armed with assault rifles and new stun devices, and Interim Police Chief Maj. Jeff Stewart said the addition of AR-15 rifles and handheld TASER X2 units will make officers safer on the street and...

Beyond the call

4th Fighter Wing Operations Group Commander Col. Brian Kirkwood pins the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal on Capt. Ryan Bodenheimer during Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's annual Volunteer Appreciation Ice Cream Social. Bodenheimer along with Capt. Joshua Carroll, Capt....

County refinances two loans

A refinancing package approved Tuesday morning by Wayne County commissioners is expected to save the county $390,000 over the life of the new loan. The county stills owes $1.39 million of the $3.77 million it borrowed in 2002 to renovate...

County Board of Health approves budget proposal

The Wayne County Board of Health on Wednesday approved an $8.6 million budget for 2012-13 and welcomed the new health director, whose first order of business was to change the board's monthly meeting date to accommodate state conferences and...

Commissioner, legislator clash at meeting

Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders intervened Wednesday morning when what had started as a comment about state spending on education escalated into a contentious exchange between state Republican Rep. Stephen LaRoque of Kinston and Wayne County Commission Chairman John Bell,...