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Friday, July 13, 2012

Grads choose education

More than three-quarters of Wayne County Public Schools' recent 1,206 graduates say they plan to pursue their higher education goals through two- or four-year education programs. Of the 1,206 graduates from the county's eight high schools, 948 (78.6 percent)...

Reading program offers 'up close' with amphibians

FREMONT -- Fremont Library welcomed children, parents and a live alligator to its summer reading program Thursday. There were several gasps and yells of delight as the children got to see and learn about turtles, snakes, lizards, salamanders and,...

Multi-year investigation ends in sentence of drug cartel members

GREENVILLE -- A 10-year Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force operation has resulted in the arrests of two men connected with a Mexican drug cartel that was operating, in part, in eastern North Carolina. Both men have been sentenced to...

Grad coach project to get $100,000

An unexpected $100,000 contribution from the Wayne County ABC Board not only will allow the county to preserve the graduation coach program at Southern Wayne High School, but to expand the program into three middle schools as well. Wayne County...

Local historic sites to hold Second Saturday events

BENTONVILLE BATTLEFIELD The Bentonville Battlefield will hold the second of three summer Second Saturday programs on Saturday. The theme for the battlefield for July is "From Slaves to Soldiers: The African American Experience during the Civil War." Presentations will include...

DHHS names acting mental health head

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Al Delia announced today the appointment of Jim Jarrard as acting director of the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, effective immediately. Jarrard has been deputy director...

Downtown street work to close part of Mulberry all day Saturday

Construction on the Center Street Streetscape project in downtown Goldsboro will impact traffic further Saturday as the contractors will be installing an electrical conduit across Mulberry Street. Mulberry Street will be closed to all traffic from Center Street west...

Public record

Shot fired into school A three-inch bullet hole was found in a window of Eastern Wayne High School Wednesday. Within five feet of the penetrated window, a slug was recovered. Wayne County Sheriff's deputies believe the bullet was fired from...