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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Lawmen seeking 35 in drug sting

Law enforcement officials from across the county worked Wednesday to take down 35 drug suspects identified during a three-month investigation. It is unclear at this time how many have been arrested on the 116 charges that include everything from possession...

Introducing dance: Pikeville couple looks to spread love of dance to younger generation

It's not unusual for young girls to begin taking tap and ballet or other forms of dance at young ages. Not so much for young boys. Likewise, ballroom dancing hasn't always been a go-to class for children or adults...

Luckenbaugh named WCPS top teacher

An Air Force wife and mother is Wayne County Public Schools' 2013-14 Teacher of the Year. Kristi Luckenbaugh, a second-grade teacher at Meadow Lane Elementary School, has been in the profession for seven years, four in her present position. "It's...

County worries about debt

Federal budget cuts have forced Wayne County to absorb more than $56,000 in bond interest payments on two recent school projects. Now the county commissioners are worried the county could face repaying nearly $13 million still owed on the...

City leery of funding highway study

The state is picking up the tab for an economic impact study for the proposed U.S. 70 Bypass and other highway projects, but Goldsboro City Council wants to make sure that the city has a voice on the commission...

County keeps surplus property

Wayne County commissioners were hesitant Tuesday to surrender the county's half share of more than $220,000 in tax-foreclosed properties to city control. The tax value of the 21 pieces of property, jointly owned by the county and city, range...

Rotary Club hears argument for shrimp industry regulation

Death threats, police escorts and plain-clothed bodyguards were just some of the experiences Tim Hergenrader described Tuesday for the Goldsboro Rotary Club while it listened to a panel discussion on the need for shrimp industry regulation. "I got a...

Holding discusses future for immigration legislation

MOUNT OLIVE -- U.S. Rep. George Holding stopped Tuesday during a tour of colleges to hear concerns from Mount Olive College faculty, staff and students. "I wish I could solve all the problems that we have in Washington. It's...

Fremont board takes up trees, wastewater, personnel issues

FREMONT -- At the town Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday, changes were made to the police chief and public works director positions changing them over to salaried positions. Town officials say the change will allow them to better control...