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Monday, April 22, 2013

A Marine's poem

The following poem was written by Marine Cpl. Joseph Nelson Hargrove and delivered to his wife, Gail, just two weeks before he was declared missing in action. The Department of Defense later changed the Marine's status to killed in action,...

For those who served

"Things are kind of slow now, although it weren't so a few weeks ago. I have just got out of the bush after being there for 37 days. That sounds like a short time, but with Mr. Charles hot on...

County shifts payroll from HR to finance

Wayne County commissioners have agreed to move the county's payroll office from human resources to the finance department. Commissioner Bill Pate broached the issue of the payroll office being in the human resources department during a work session on...

District faces lack of drivers

Hiring, and retaining, bus drivers in the school system remains a challenge, officials say. The Board of Education recently discussed some of the most pressing issues faced by the district -- from providing sufficient hours to lifting restrictions for potential...

Creating firefighters of the future

Travis Sauls isn't one of the youths caught in the cycle of drugs, gangs and crime in his neighborhood. The 17-year-old is learning to be a firefighter -- one of the many teens in the Goldsboro Fire Department's Goldsboro...

Edgewood closed to battle flea concerns

Edgewood Community Developmental School was dismissed early Friday and parents were notified over the weekend that there would be no classes today while the district dealt with a potential flea problem. "They did send students home early on Friday...

Details released on car/building accident

The driver of the Mini Cooper that smashed into the entrance of the Strickland Insurance Group's building at 400 Commerce Court last week and injured one person has been identified as Denise Lynn Speer, 62, of New Bern. Ms. Speer...