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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Civil War, heroes, films are among college's offerings

Bill Brettman's letters to patrons of the arts and humanities programs at Wayne Community College have grown increasingly longer over the years, reflecting the diverse list of events on its calendar. The director of the arts and humanities program likens...

Army staff sergeant set to receive Medal of Honor

When President Barack Obama hangs the Medal of Honor around the neck of a former Army staff sergeant next month, he might not mention that the fact that Clinton Romesha will be present to receive the nation's highest award for...

Children arrested for thefts

The Goldsboro Police Department announced felony charges Friday against four juveniles in connection with a December break-in. A 9-year-old, a 10-year-old and two 12-year-olds now face trial dates in Juvenile Court. Police first arrested Dominique Rivers, 18, 142 Adler Lane,...

Group to offer help for disabled veterans

The local chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart is currently working to help improve the quality of living for disabled Wayne County veterans -- offering to construct ramps at the homes of those who need wheelchair accessibility....

Jet noise will increase

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's fleet of F-15E Strike Eagles will be flying low -- and making more noise than normal -- late into the evening for the next several days, as the 4th Fighter Wing conducts an operational readiness...

Attorney: Commissioners' decision to close meeting is 'questionable'

Wayne County commissioners' closed-door discussion of the county's now discarded problem-riddled payroll system was "inappropriate," the attorney for the North Carolina Press Association said Friday. Following the closed meeting, commissioners voted, without comment, to end the county's contract with Ceridian...

Foster grandparent inspired new Senior Companion chief

As a child growing up in Stevens Point, Wis., Lisa Pence didn't envision herself working with the elderly. But an unexpected pairing changed the course of the life of the woman who would become Wayne County's new administrator of the...

Recycling business brings jobs, revenue

It's often decried as a cause with value only in its environmental impact, but Greg Brown is championing the role recycling plays in combating the U.S. trade deficit with China -- and its ability to put more cash in...

Commissioners clear way for two local industrial projects

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning scheduled public hearings on providing local matches for $60,000 in state incentives for two separate industrial projects. Together the two projects would bring 67 new jobs to the county and nearly $6 million in total...

New commissioner

Ed Cromartie is sworn in by Judge David Brantley, not seen, as he stands alongside his wife, Hilda, left, and Shirley Evans, right, the widow of the late J.D. Evans, during his swearing-in ceremony in the commissioners' meeting room...

Future scientists

Cindy Sugg looks at Norwayne Middle School student David Williamson's first-place winning science presentation, "No Power Cords," during the Wayne County Public Schools Science Fair held at Greenwood Middle School on Saturday. Williamson won first place for the technology...

GPD's Cox promoted to captain

For only the second time in the history of the Goldsboro Police Department, a black female officer has been promoted to the rank of captain. Teresa Cox, a 20-year veteran of the police force, was officially elevated to the rank...