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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Hospital will pay $1.25M penalty

Wayne Memorial Hospital is among 55 hospitals in 21 states that have agreed to pay $34 million to the U.S. government to settle allegations that they used more expensive inpatient procedures rather than outpatient spinal surgeries to get bigger payments...

Administrator announces her retirement from WCPS

Olivia Pierce, executive director for information and technology services for Wayne County Public Schools, has announced her retirement after a 39-year career. Her last day will be Aug. 31. The Mount Olive native and graduate of Southern Wayne High...

Ready to celebrate

Dennis Chambers and his son, Drew, 3, browse the selection of fireworks at the Keystone Fireworks display on Berkeley Boulevard on Saturday. Drew's favorite things are the fountains. The family lives in the county and has enough room to...

Minister charged with child porn

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Mount Olive minister has been charged with 10 federal counts of second-degree exploitation of minors. Timothy Jack Strickland, 41, was taken into custody at his home at 107 E. James St. Tuesday on federally secured...

County approves incentive for plant

Wayne County commissioners agreed Tuesday to an $886,000 incentive package to help the Dudley Georgia-Pacific Chip and Saw plant with a possible $90 million expansion project that would create 20 new jobs with an average salary of $55,938. Commissioners unanimously...

Local law officers in line for grant

The Goldsboro Police Department and Wayne County Sheriff's Office may soon have $45,434 to split between departments should they be awarded the U.S. Department of Justice's 2013 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. A notice from the office of...

Crime of the Week

On May 20, a resident of Atlanta, Ga., reported that although they physically had possession of their credit card, unknown people were able to gain access to the card's information and physically swipe a credit card in the Target...

Rains fall, roads flood

With Wayne County still under a flash flood watch through this evening, area officials are preparing for the Neuse River to reach flood stage Thursday. Thirty-one counties, including Wayne, remain under a flash flood watch. In Goldsboro, sections of...

Scavenger hunt goal: Families to search for time together

Get ready to go on a wild goose chase around the county next month. The "Countywide Scavenger Hunt" is a good way for families to spend time together, says organizer Cheri Whiteman, as well as an opportunity to generate foot...

Rainfall begins to worry farmers

Excess rain over the course of the last several days has local farmers behind schedule as they try to harvest crops and plant new ones. Tyler Whaley, Wayne County field crop extension agent, said that if the rain continues...