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Officer cleared in firing of gun

A Goldsboro police officer who discharged his weapon in the line of duty Tuesday has been cleared by an internal investigation and was back on patrol by Friday. Sgt. Joshua Stine had been on administrative duty since the shooting. "Both...

School rallies around family to help with accident aftermath

The morning of Jan. 31 started out like any other. Floydie Harris had gone outside to repair a fence at their Dudley home on Pecan Road. His wife, Rhonda, was preparing to take their two youngest children to school...

Communities in Schools: For the children

Communities in Schools has had a "fantastic year," its executive director said Friday. But, Selena Bennett added, despite all the volunteer and staff efforts to keep its programs going, funding is still needed and she's hoping the community will...

Overflow at jail remains an issue

Wayne County officials are feeling the pressure to do something about jail overcrowding after an additional expense was added to the already large bill for finding somewhere outside the county to house overflow prisoners. The $200,000 appropriated by the Wayne...

Wayne Business and Industry Center offering programs for women

The Wayne Business and Industry Center will offer a series of programs in recognition of Women's History Month. "We wanted to do something in honor of Women's History Month that would bring attention to the roles women can and...

Windsor Creek water to be shut off Wednesday

Residents of the Windsor Creek subdivision are being encouraged to plan accordingly for a four-hour water shutoff this week. Goldsboro spokesperson Kim Best said crews will need to shut off the water in the neighborhood off Wayne Memorial Drive...

United Church Ministries

United Church Ministries held its 29th annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet recently at First African Baptist Church. Secretary-treasurer Elaine Lamm gave the financial report, which showed member churches donating $27,672 and the annual Walk for Hunger raising $14,120. Other receipts...

Local educators find outlet as Storm Surfers

Many successful musicians start out in garage bands. Or they grow up, take on a real job and put that phase behind them. For one group of local educators, though, the music hasn't died, it's just moved from the...

Enthusiasts turn out for Praxis Film Festival

TeShima Brennen was the child who would go to the library and come home with 10 books. It was not unusual to get lost within their pages, she said. "Stories have always been something that have been very important,"...

WCC offering free lecture series on Middle East history

Films like "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty," as well as the Showtime series "Homeland," are increasingly popular because they reflect the current climate of what is happening in the Middle East. But what led up to those depictions? Officials...

Group wants to improve hiking trails in eastern N.C.

It was a daring proposal, especially for 1977, but hiking the Mountains-to-Sea Trail -- a 947-mile trail -- is a daring endeavor itself. Hikers typically begin the trail at Clingman's Dome on the Tennessee state line and meander across...