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Monday, August 27, 2012

Jobless rate drops in Wayne

The latest jobs data from the N.C. Department of Commerce reveals a mixed bag of increases and decreases in the unemployment rate across the state from June to July, with rates declining in 47 counties, increasing in 26 and...

Inquiry ongoing in city shootout

The State Bureau of Investigation has verified the identity of a second man charged in connection with a Friday evening shootout on Slaughter Street that left one dead and at least one lawman injured. An investigation report released today by...

School bells ring for returning students

"Good morning! Are you excited?" said Donna Underwood, greeting a student outside the office of Eastern Wayne Elementary School today. Rounding the corner, with her own children in tow, she stopped to unlock the door to the classroom where...

Optimist club donates computer

The Goldsboro Optimist Club has donated a computer to a local high school student as part of its Optimist Computers4Kids program. The club refurbishes donated computers and provides them, for a small fee, to low-income families with at least one...

Health plan is saving county money

Wayne County's health care policy, which makes it more expensive to be overweight or a smoker, is realizing savings for the county's health insurance plan and for taxpayers. Over the past two years, while most insurance plans have been rocked...