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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Change to mobile home ordinance gets first OK

Mobile home owners in Wayne County are one vote closer to being able to set up them up even if they are more than 15 years old following a unanimous decision by Wayne County commissioners to eliminate the county's ban...

Doctor charged with DWI

A Goldsboro Pediatrics physician was charged by Goldsboro police Sunday with driving while impaired, hit and run driving and assault. The incident occurred Sunday night near Wayne Memorial Hospital. Dr. Michael Shane Hoover, 37, of 703 Beech St., was on...

Commissioners pick Cromartie for seat

Ed Cromartie of Mount Olive will be sworn into office Friday as the newest member of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. A retired educator and member of the Mount Olive town board, Cromartie, 66, will serve the first two...

Two arrested for cocaine possession

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement team conducted a traffic stop Monday that led to two arrests and the seizure of more than four ounces of cocaine. According to a press release issued by the Wayne County...

Cafe permit denied

The Goldsboro City Council denied a conditional use permit for an Internet cafe Monday on the heels of a decision by the state's highest court that the sweepstakes games the businesses offer constitute gambling and are illegal. The Planning...

Wayne students chosen for state honors chorus

Eight students from Wayne County Public Schools were chosen for the North Carolina Elementary and High School Honors Choruses. Students from across the state auditioned to become part of the 150-170-member choruses, sponsored by the N.C. Music Educators Association. After...

Veteran lawman honored for 45 years on the job

Wayne County Sheriff's Office Capt. Ken Pennington has seen a great deal in his 45 years of service to the community of Wayne County. He has worked for three sheriffs and can remember a time when there were a total...

Science fair Saturday

The annual districtwide science fair for Wayne County Public School students who have already won similar events at their respective individual schools will be held Saturday at Greenwood Middle School. The public is invited to attend the event, which...

Courthouse work

Curtis Construction workers remove siding from the Wayne County Jail. Renovation to the jail began Jan 2 and will last for four months. County commissioners agreed to a $1.5 million budget amendment to pay for the project. Major renovations...

MLK supper to be held Jan. 20

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.'s Epsilon Phi Omega Chapter will sponsor America's Supper Sunday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. in the AKA room of the Neal A. Stitt building. The Rev. Larry...

Father-daughter dance to be held Feb. 2 at YMCA

The Goldsboro Family YMCA will host its annual father-daughter dance on Feb. 2 from 7 p.m. to raise funds for its Warm Hearts mentoring program. Tickets are $20 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter or granddaughter. Only 200...

Board eyes calendar for school year

The debate about school calendars versus state tourism continued at Monday night's school board meeting. The board approved the draft for the 2013-14 district calendar, but not unanimously. Board member Eddie Radford was the sole vote of opposition. The problem,...