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Sunday, June 3, 2012

County schols battle to fill exceptional children teacher jobs

There continues to be a demand for exceptional children teachers, an area formerly known as "special ed," and officials say they are trying to stay ahead of the need. "We may be down four or five," said Dr. Marvin McCoy,...

Bid scandal sentencings delayed

Sentencing for three defendants in a bid-rigging scheme involving Wayne County Public Schools has been rescheduled from this week to July in federal district court in New Bern. A fourth defendant is to be sentenced in August. David Lee Tedder,...

Senior volunteers recognized

The WAGES Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions joined with the Corporation for National and Community Service and organizations across the country to honor the impact of Senior Corp volunteers and encourage more Americans 55 and over to serve their communities....

It started with a church

This is the first installment in a three-part series looking at the potential and challenges associated with downtown development in Goldsboro. Today's installment cover the journey of Salisbury, N.C. Part Two, to be published June 6, will focus on...

Mobile home park's access back on commissioners' agenda

Plans for a 32-lot mobile home park on N.C. 55 east of Mount Olive must include a left turn lane before the state Department of Transportation will approve a driveway permit for the project -- a condition that Wayne County...

Local band wins Facebook contest to open for Third Day

A local Christian acoustic band has been chosen as opening act for a special contemporary Christian music concert later this month at Busch Gardens. Matt Bartlett Band won the honor through a Facebook-generated contest launched in early May. Headlining the...

School board will eye budget proposal

An interim budget for the school system until the state finalizes its version and an expansion proposal for Wayne School of Engineering will be among items discussed Monday night by the Board of Education, along with several contracts for construction...

Bentonville program on 'Day in the Life' of Civil War soldier

FOUR OAKS -- Visitors are encouraged to discover the camp life and the role of the Civil War enlisted man in battle at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. In the...

Citizens can have their say on Air Force museum plan

The next phase in the city's public survey on its proposed Air Force museum is slated to begin this week. The Air Force Museum Citizen Committee will meet Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the City Hall Annex before hosting...