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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Rangers pay their respects to heroes

For more than 25 young boys who are members of the Royal Rangers, an organization similar to the Boy Scouts, a recent chance to visit Arlington National Cemetery and to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns was...

Area man nabbed in porn case

RALEIGH -- A former coach and teacher at Hobbton Middle School at Newton Grove has pleaded guilty before United States Magistrate Judge William A. Webb to distribution of child pornography. Paul Stephen Pearsall, 31, of Roseboro, faces up to...

Worker battles robber, is shot

An armed robbery turned violent late Monday evening after an employee at the Dudley Food Mart fought back. Mohammed Ali Abbas was shot after he attempted to prevent an unidentified black man from taking cash from his store. According to...

City passes budget

Download the city budget here The Goldsboro City Council finalized the city's spending plan for fiscal year 2012-13 during its meeting Monday. The budget does not call for a tax increase or an increase in utility rates, although monthly residential...

Schools frown on proposal for virtual school

Wayne County Board of Education Monday night adopted an interim budget for the summer months, supported a proposal to expand grades served at Wayne School of Engineering and joined other school districts in adopting a resolution to stall a...

School officials say measure will cause teachers to leave

Losing teacher tenure for public school teachers will hurt the state's educational progress, local educators say. The state Senate approved Senate Bill 795, which eliminates tenure, Monday. It now goes to the House, although legislators concede it might not receive...

STOP the Funeral to hold Unity Revival

The STOP the Funeral Initiative will hold its Unity Revival to encourage resistance to violence on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Word of Faith Center at 289 Buck Swamp Road. The event comes as preparation for the group's...