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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

School board to state: Keep CBA Birthplace open

School officials Monday night backed a resolution to keep the Charles B. Aycock Birthplace open. The local landmark on the northern end of the county, a popular field trip for many educators, has been targeted as one of several...

City gets $500,000 offer on property

The city of Goldsboro has received an offer on the property located at 2406 E. Ash St., where the former Arts Council of Wayne County building is currently scheduled to be demolished starting May 20. The offer of $500,000...

Neighbor helps nab potential robber

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Deputies nabbed the suspect coming out of the woods, but it was a vigilant neighbor whose quick thinking and willingness to act led to the capture of a would-be thief Monday. Timothy Wydal Alston Jr., 24, was...

Mount Olive town employee charged, fired

MOUNT OLIVE -- A town of Mount Olive public works employee, Thomas Andrew Lee "Andy" Muncy, 22, 3743 US 13 S., Goldsboro, was terminated from his job and charged with embezzlement by a local government employee on May 1....

Woman found with meth supplies

SEVEN SPRINGS -- A Seven Springs woman was arrested in the course of a Goldsboro/Wayne County Interagency Drug Task Force investigation Monday. According to a report with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Lisa Gentry Wiggs, 33, of 4054 Indian Springs...

Planning Board gets power back from county commission

Changes to Wayne County's subdivision ordinance were approved before a full house Tuesday during Wayne County commissioners' first venture into evening meetings. But it was a room full mostly of county employees waiting to defend budget amendments and supporters of...

Mount Olive library efforts continuing

Wayne County commissioners promised Tuesday to move "expeditiously" on seeking design/build proposals for a new Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. But, they offered no firm timetable as to when the project that has lingered for years might finally get...

Davis: CTE high school teacher of the year

A registered nurse with a passion for teaching has been named the district's 2012-13 Career and Technical Education High School Teacher of the Year. Faye Davis, health science education teacher, has been at Charles B. Aycock High School for...

Five 7th-graders named as Duke TIP students

Five seventh-grade students from Wayne County Public Schools have been named to the Duke Talent Identification Program, or TIP. The students were among 75,000 middle school students across 16 states who took the SAT earlier in the school year....

Goldsboro to flush fire hydrants starting Sunday

The City of Goldsboro Public Works Department will begin its annual unidirectional water line flushing program Sunday at 10 p.m. and will run until 6 a.m. daily except for Friday and Saturday. The six-week flushing program is expected to...