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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Summer countdown: For some, a few days left of freedom

His legs are covered with scrapes and bruises. His mountain bike is "falling apart." But Rajan Scott could tell you about the "coolest tree" on Audubon Avenue -- how the flowers it produces at the end of spring came and...

Back-to-school dates for the rest of the county

The majority of Wayne County Public Schools are slated to begin Monday, Aug. 27, with the exception of Dillard Middle and Goldsboro High schools, which start Aug. 23. Two other schools are already in session. Students at Wayne Early/Middle College...

Noise zone around base shrinks

The areas of Wayne and Greene County encompassed by the noise restriction boundaries around Seymour Johnson Air Force Base have shrunk by almost 2,500 acres in the Air Force's latest Air Installation Compatible Use Zone Study -- the plan...

What would you do with $320 million?

People who have bought Powerball lottery tickets for tonight's drawing might be expected to be a little more anxious than usual. And stores selling the tickets might find business picking up between now and then -- and even more so...

Ballree fired as chief of town Police Department

BOILING SPRING LAKES -- Two weeks after being suspended for alleged abuse of power, Boiling Spring Lakes police Chief Emmett Ballree has been fired by City Administrator Jeff Repp. Ballree, former chief of police in Mount Olive, had been...

Wilson man sentenced on federal drug charges

NEW BERN -- A Wilson man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for selling crack cocaine, U.S. Attorney General Thomas G. Walker announced. Steven Larue Robinson, 40, was sentenced last week by U.S. District Court Judge Louise...

Charity builds Spring Creek soccer fields

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Construction of what is envisioned as a school and youth soccer complex at Spring Creek High School is at least a month behind schedule because of July's rains -- yet it is still years ahead of...

Back on campus, back in class

Fall semester begins at Mount Olive College....

Public record

Stolen vehicle A 2011 Honda Accord was reported stolen Monday. Martin Etheridge Phelps of Dudley, told the Wayne County Sheriff's Office that he believed his mother's vehicle was stolen by a known suspect. Although Phelps indicated that this was not...