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Couple accused of abuse

An Air Force officer assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base was arrested along with his wife Friday on charges of child abuse and neglect. Erin James Pickel, 44, and Jennifer Kay Pickel, 43, both of 527 Forest Hills...

Cougars graduate

The 109 seniors that comprised the Goldsboro High School Class of 2013 graduated in surround sound at Cougar Stadium Friday. At least that's how it sounded as the cheers and applause rolled across the football field and bounced off the...

City has no rule against begging

Panhandling is not illegal in the city of Goldsboro. There is no law that says someone cannot sit or stand beside a street or highway and ask for money. But city officials say asking for a handout does break...

County budget hearing on Tuesday

County residents will have the opportunity to voice their opinions and ask questions about Wayne County's proposed $161 million budget and its tax rate of 67.5 cents per $100 of value on Tuesday. A copy of the budget is...

Wounded Warrior fundraiser to be held June 29

Wynn Odom Ford will sponsor a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project. The business will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from a prize raffle to assist service members who have been injured in the line of duty. All...

Two road projects on tap this week

Two road projects, one on South George Street and the other on New Hope Road, are expected to be under way this week and could pose problems for motorists as they make their way around Goldsboro. State Department of...

Optimist Club taking applications for computer camp

Applications for the Optimist Club of Goldsboro's computer summer camp must be received by June 28. Enrollment is on a first-to-apply, first-to-be-accepted basis. An email will be sent by July 5 to each applicant to notify them of their...

State officials, farmers watch progress of farm bill closely

The Agriculture Reform, Foods and Jobs Act of 2013, known colloquially as the farm bill, passed the U.S. Senate Monday, ushering in new programs and doing away with others as it now heads to the House. In one of...

Grandparents and grandkids

Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Grandkids' Day started at Herman Park Center with arts, crafts and games. After swimming, the group returned to Herman Park to make ice cream sundaes....

Fire destroys home

Billie Knox of 147 Colonial Circle lost her home shortly after lunch Saturday. Firefighters from El-Roy, Pinewood, New Hope and Arrington volunteer fire departments arrived on the scene to find her single-wide mobile home fully engulfed in flames. Knox...

July blood drive schedule

Following is the July blood drive schedule for the Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross: July 9 from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at the Red Cross chapter house, 600 N. George St. July 11 from 10:30 a.m. to...

Wayne County Schools announces individual teachers of year

Wayne County Public Schools has announced its individual 2013-14 Teachers of the Year for each of the 31 schools. The honorees will now prepare to compete for the districtwide honor, which will be announced after the start of school...

City Council to take up feral animal issue

The Goldsboro City Council is expected to address the ongoing feral animal issue at its meeting Monday night with a new ordinance on its consent agenda. The ordinance, which first began to be discussed in March, would make it...