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Friday, August 9, 2013

County graduation rate drops

Wayne County Public Schools' four-year cohort graduation rate dropped 2.5 percent for 2012-2013, from 80.1 percent to 77.6 percent, according to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. By contrast, the state has shown improvement, with more than eight out of...

Budget cuts hurting elderly

Ms. Arntsen said that the reductions had been expected by Ms. McAuliffe, who decided to take the money out of the transportation and in-home aide programs -- two areas where funds were available. Services on Aging has money in the...

Center Street Jam series down to one more show

After a summer of music, dancing, food and fellowship, downtown Goldsboro's Center Street Jam series is nearing its end. Local residents only have one more chance to attend the event -- the Embers will perform Aug. 22. City officials...

Local bees brought to their knees

The bee was paralyzed. Bob Kemper watched as it dragged itself out of the bottom of the hive -- its back legs motionless. Suffering from acute paralysis virus, the insect did what any bee would do -- it got...