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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Smith misses meeting on bus fix plan

A meeting Tuesday to hear the action plan to remedy safety issues with school buses was canceled after the schools' transportation director was a no-show. Raymond Smith, director of transportation for Wayne County Public Schools, was set to make a...

Streetscape project: next steps

The city of Goldsboro has held two public input sessions to hear what downtown business owners want to see happen in the next phase of Streetscape, but the comments didn't stop there. Since the meetings, Randy Guthrie, development services...

Flood warning issued for Neuse through weekend

The Neuse River is reaching its flood stage and is expected to crest at 19.6 feet Friday morning. A flood warning was issued for Goldsboro on Tuesday and is expected to last from 5 p.m. today until late Saturday...

Commissioners talk about schools, suggest combining grade levels

The nearly $900,000 in additional annual recurring operational costs associated with maintaining a proposed $17.6 million Grantham Middle School Monday had Wayne County commissioners questioning whether or not a K-8 school might not be a better idea. Commissioners also suggested...

Culture change: Positive Influences works to help children with behavioral and mental illnesses

Tiffany Dowell juggles almost seamlessly the demands of single parenthood with the difficulty of being an entrepreneur with business locations in two communities. She shuffles back and forth between Tarboro and Goldsboro. Sleep doesn't come regularly. "That's life," she...

Crime of the Week

On Sunday, at 4:30 a.m., at least three black men used a white, 1998 Ford Expedition to break through the front glass of the Swop Shop, at 510 S. George St. The suspects exited the vehicle, briefly ran through the...