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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Layers of history: Streetscape nears completion

It's a night that lives on in the infamous lore of local history, the April night in 1926 when the railroad tracks were torn up. The citizens of Goldsboro had grown tired of the noise pollution the tracks down...

Serial rapist goes to prison

A serial rapist, who continued his assaults despite knowing investigators were onto him, was sentenced in August to more than three decades in prison in Wayne Superior County Court. "I've been prosecuting in this district for 15 and a half...

Complicated calculations

The county uses a fluctuating workweek to determine overtime pay for Sheriff's Office and Office of Emergency Services employees. The state-approved method is for employees whose hours vary from week to week. The formula is complicated, but basically the state...

Flight nets marijuana, no suspect

During what the Wayne County Sheriff's Office's Aviation Unit calls "eradication operations," about $12,500 worth of marijuana was seized along the Wayne and Johnston County line Monday. The Sheriff's Office routinely surveys areas throughout Wayne County in an effort...

$2.3 million in projects submitted to Golden LEAF grant committee

Six local, and mostly educational, projects totaling more than $2.3 million have been selected to be eligible for a share of $2 million in funding through the Golden LEAF Foundation's Community Assistance Initiative -- a grant-making process targeting the state's...

Workers upset at payroll errors

A spokesperson for more than 20 emergency medical services employees Tuesday morning assured Wayne County commissioners they were not in revolt or pointing fingers, but were "angry and frustrated" about continued problems with the county's new payroll system, which has...

Her front yard is her church

A Goldsboro woman with a penchant for street preaching has discovered a mission field right in her own front yard. Nettie Green spent years in New York City feeding the homeless, so she has always been willing to meet...

Public record

Fire being investigated Wayne County Sheriff's deputies responded to a fire Monday at 127 Kent Lane in Pikeville. Belfast Fire Department was on scene and had contained the fire in the home of M. Kearny, 39. Fire command reported to...

Historian tells of Goldsboro's sacrifice at Battle of Antietam

On the bloodiest day in American history, the regiment that included the Goldsboro Rifles suffered the third-highest casualty rate in the Confederate Army. At the Battle of Antietam on Sept. 17, 1862, the 27th North Carolina Infantry Regiment lost...

Four schools lead U.S. Cellular campaign

Wayne County has the top school in the nation and three others in the Top 100 of the Calling All Communities campaign, officials announced Tuesday. Just three days into voting in the U.S. Cellular contest, more than 250 schools...