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Monday, August 12, 2013

Subdivision streets issue vexes county commission

Wayne County commissioners last week questioned what can be done to ensure that subdivision streets built to state standards are taken over by the state for maintenance in a timely manner so that residents don't end up with a...

First day back

Shawnna Smith watches as her son Ben unpacks some of his school supplies this morning at Wayne Christian School. Today was the first day of classes at the school....

Schools awaiting word from DPI

The state budget recently passed contains several cuts that will affect education in Wayne County Public Schools, officials say, including an estimated 1,000 tenured teachers and the 450 instructional assistants. Among the most highly contested and debated are: *Cuts to...

City approves architect for GATEWAY bus transfer station

Approval was given by the Goldsboro City Council last week for the city to enter into a contract with an architect to oversee the design of the proposed GATEWAY Transfer Facility adjacent to Goldsboro Union Station on Carolina Street....

City developing plans for pedestrians, cycling paths

The Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the city Planning Department, is in the beginning phases of developing a comprehensive master plan for pedestrian and cycling transportation in Goldsboro. The process to develop the plan will take...

Mount Olive considers demolitions

MOUNT OLIVE -- The town of Mount Olive is looking at possibly tearing down buildings on three different lots by condemning them as public nuisances, unless their owners take action to make the buildings safe. The Mount Olive town...

City man charged with identity theft

A man accused of obtaining other people's checking account numbers and manufacturing fraudulent checks is behind bars, held under a $97,500 secured bond in Wayne County Jail, according to police. The Goldsboro Police Department announced charges Friday against 27-year-old...

Mount Olive College to hold summer commencement Aug. 24

Mount Olive College will graduate approximately 275 students at its summer commencement on Saturday, Aug. 24. Graduation exercises are scheduled for 2 p.m. in the George and Annie Dail Kornegay Arena. Wayne County Board of Commissioners Chairman Steve Keen will...

Drug squad seizes $15,000 in narcotics

The Goldsboro/Wayne County Drug Squad seized approximately $15,000 in narcotics Tuesday, Aug 6, as a result of an investigation that culminated in two arrests. Brandon Lee Hobbs, 26, of 113 Reavis Drive, was charged with possession with intent to...