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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

College's enrollment hits new high

The message of Wayne Community College -- preparing students for the work force -- is "coming out loud and clear," its president told the college board of trustees on Tuesday night. "We're doing a doggone good job of recruiting and...

Trial for July Fourth deaths delayed

A civil trial set to begin Monday in Wayne County Superior Court in the case of the Fourth of July explosion that killed four people in 2009 has been stayed pending the appeal of a motion filed by the defense....

$500 million for Christmas?

Tyler Yarborough has already said his goodbyes -- to college loans, paying rent, dinners prepared in the microwave. He has parted with the Honda he has been driving for nearly a decade -- to the ripped seat cushions and crackling...

Dianne Jordan honored as Special Olympian of the year

The past four years have brought Dianne Jordan new friends, new experiences and a newfound confidence, as well as medals and awards to show for her efforts. Little did she know in 2008, at age 57, that becoming part...

Historian shares facts about battle

While troops from other states were defending Goldsboro in December 1862, soldiers from Wayne County were in Virginia, helping hold back the main Union army from advancing on the Confederate capital of Richmond. And on the hills of Fredericksburg,...

Officials reject variance request

The Goldsboro Planning Commission, meeting in its capacity as the Board of Adjustments, denied a variance request from Larry Hill for property at the corner of Park Avenue and Kornegay Street Monday, as Hill is seeking to convert the...

Special Olympians participate and win at state fall games

Wayne County Special Olympics athletes recently participated in several state events. The N.C. Fall Games for golf were held in High Point. Athletes participated in individual skills, 9 and 18-hole team alternate shot and 9-hole individual stoke competitions. The...

Christmas music

The Spring Creek Band strums a bluegrass Christmas song for the residents of the Sterling House in Goldsboro. The band played traditional bluegrass songs, religious songs, and Christmas tunes for the residents for almost a hour. "That song is...

No injuries in Tuesday robbery

No one was hurt Tuesday during a mid-morning robbery at a Goldsboro gas station and convenience store. According to Goldsboro police, the robber walked into the Wilco Hess convenience store at 420 E. New Hope Road just after 10 a.m.,...

III Century Singers

The dates and times for this year's III Century Singers holiday concerts were listed incorrectly in the story in Sunday's Life & Family section. They were correct, though, in the Coming Events calendar. The correct dates are: * Saturday at...