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Sunday, July 8, 2012

WCC fall registration begins this month

Registration period for fall classes at Wayne Community College begins this month. New and returning students can sign up on the main campus July 16 from 1 to 7 p.m. and July 17-19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m....

In their names: Kristie Jernigan Lee

It rode in on the back of a cool, fall breeze -- the lone white dove that landed within feet of where, just more than a month earlier, Gavin Lee had witnessed the burial of his 37-year-old mother, Kristie. It...

Gem mystery solved: Box is claimed

For Wayne County officials, the box of minerals and semi-precious stones that showed up in their mailroom was a mystery. For Sandra Castle, it was a box full of memories -- the items belonged to her late husband, Jack. Jack...

In their names: Jacob Floars

He passes by it every day -- the wooden cross he constructed to honor a local teenager who lost his life at the hands of a drunken driver Oct. 10, 2010. But standing next to that roadside memorial -- sharing...

Couple will share their journey from divorce

Sherry Jennings fought hard for her marriage, until she reached a breaking point. Her husband, Scott's adulterous affair and continued alcohol abuse was not stopping. So she asked him to move out. Jennings rebelled. He moved in with the...

In their names: The path to justice

He knew he had a busy day behind the bench ahead of him -- that he wouldn't have much time to spend outside of his robe. But Superior Court Judge Arnold Jones knew how important this particular meeting was. So...

County commissioners to eye zoning around Internet parlors

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning will continue efforts to craft an ordinance amendment governing the location and operation of Internet or sweepstakes cafes countywide -- even in areas where the county does not have zoning in place. The county...

Man tries to escape DWI checkpoint

A Dudley man is facing multiple charges after he attempted to flee, first in his car and then on foot, from Goldsboro police at a driving while intoxicated checkpoint early Saturday morning on North William Street. The brief chase...

High heat not going away yet, but some relief is on the way

Wayne County residents are braving the triple-digit heat -- even if they might rather have the temperature and humidity a little more under control. Temperatures are forecast to hit 100 today and the mid-90's on Monday. There is a...

Fremont funded to start planning

FREMONT -- The town's Planning Kickoff Committee will meet Thursday at 8 a.m. at town hall as the Fremont community embarks on its first steps into the N.C. Small Towns Economic Prosperity Program. Designed to help struggling small towns with...

Chickens could come home to roost in city

The Goldsboro City Council will begin its work session Monday at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Annex to tackle a relatively light agenda and view three presentations from department heads. The first concerns changes to the animal ordinance,...

Class memories: Carver alumni gather

MOUNT OLIVE -- Whether it took a day-long drive, or as in the case of Ethel Briley, a stroll across the street, the hundreds who returned to their old high school this past weekend did so out of a sense...

Andy Griffith roamed the halls of Goldsboro High School

Not many people know that years before Sheriff Andy Taylor patrolled Mayberry in a Ford Galaxie police cruiser running on Goober's sweat and Gomer's gas, a young Andy Griffith cruised Goldsboro in a hatchback so beat-up, it shocked him...