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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Helping kids cope

School psychologist Monica Ruiz was working in Wayne County Public Schools when the shooting at Columbine High School took place. "You don't think anything's going to happen. It's just an isolated incident. You don't think it's going to happen again,"...

Bathrooms plan at park sent back to square one

The long-debated location of a bathroom building at Stoney Creek Park will stretch into another year after the Goldsboro City Council sent Parks and Recreation Director Scott Barnard back to the drawing board Monday night. The bathroom building will...

Officials tightening security at schools

In the aftermath of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the Mount Olive Police Department and Wayne County Sheriff's Office have been tasked with beefing up security measures at area middle and elementary schools until classes...

A visit with St. Nick

Taylor McGill, dressed as Santa, listens as Eastern Wayne High School student Beth Sanders tells him what she wants for Christmas during the DECA Life Skills Winter Dance recently at Herman Park Center. Eighty special populations students from middle...

Board meets in closed session

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning met behind closed doors for more than two and one-half hours only to return to open session to adjourn without comment. At one point, raised but unintelligible voices could be heard coming from the...

Mobile home public hearing postponed

A scheduled Tuesday morning public hearing on a proposal to eliminate Wayne County's ban on mobile homes older than 15 years had to be canceled because of a glitch in providing public notice of the hearing. The hearing was...

In the spirit of Christmas

Eric Letchworth places donated Christmas presents outside as employees of Goldsboro Milling Company and the Boys and Girls Club prepare to load them on to a truck early Tuesday morning at Goldsboro Milling Company. Given by generous donors, the...

Wayne Dermatology in 50th year of providing skin care

Wayne Dermatology is celebrating 50 years at the same location on East Ash Street. Dr. John Haverkamp, dermatologist, owns the business now. "It was started by Dr. Wolf and Dr. Ivey," he said. "I came here in 1980. I...

Guardian ad Litem volunteers needed

The holiday season is a time of joy and friendship filled with gifts, fun times and happy memories. It is a time when family or the absence of family can be particularly poignant. It is at this time and...