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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Couple out on bond

A Goldsboro couple accused of child abuse were present at a child custody hearing in Wayne County District Court on Monday before appearing before a judge on civil charges. U.S. Air Force Maj. Erin James Pickel, 44, and his...

Taking on new jobs at Wayne Opportunity Center

After the city canceled Wayne Opportunity Center's recycling contract, the center re-evaluated its money-making options, and today believes it is on the brink of doing better than ever. "The city said we don't want to hurt you, we want...

Commissioners talk more budget

Suggested cuts to the county's proposed $161 million budget took a back seat to rhetoric Monday as Republicans and Democrats on the Wayne County Board of Commissioners sparred over transportation, hiring a part-time receptionist for the county's Senior Center and...

School district on summer schedule

Wayne County Public Schools has begun its summer flex schedule, converting to a four-day workweek from now until Aug. 9. The district will operate on a 10-hour-day schedule Monday through Thursday, with offices closed on Fridays. Administrative offices, including...

Duplin teacher accused of sex offense

Emily Efird, a former teacher at James Kenan High School in Warsaw, has been arrested and charged for allegedly having sexual relations with a student. Efird, 31, was arrested June 11 and was charged with three counts of sex...

Council tables changes to animal rules

The Goldsboro City Council tabled a decision Monday night to make changes to the city's animal ordinance due to time constraints created by the issue of rezoning areas of Busco Beach & ATV Park into a recreational space. The...