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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Schools have phone issues

Incoming telephone calls to several Wayne County schools have been disrupted since Tuesday afternoon, when issues arose with a service provider after activating new equipment, officials said today. The majority of schools were affected by the interruption, said David Lewis,...

Student threatens school

A Charles B. Aycock High School student appeared before a Wayne County District Court Judge Wednesday for a first appearance on charges he threatened to bring a gun to school and "shoot everyone on the bus." Brandon McMahon, 16, of...

Internet cafe laws stump law enforcement

Wayne County officials are playing a game of "wait and see" before determining their next course of action when it comes to Internet cafes operating online sweepstakes for cash prizes. Since the state Supreme Court decided in December 2012 to...

Contest down to final five

The deadline has passed, and five slogans have risen to the top of the heap in the "What's In A Name?" contest to choose the new city motto. The top five mottos are: "Be More, Do More, Seymour"; "Soaring To...

'Ignite' youth praise event on tap

A youth movement that started in Wayne County three years ago has grown from a one-night event to an overnight one. Ignite, a praise and worship event, had been held at the Paramount Theatre, but will be at the Wayne...

Walden: Wayne good for retirees

Wayne County has a "lot of good things" going for it, renowned economist Dr. Michael Walden told a gathering at Thursday's economic outlook forum at the Goldsboro Country Club. Manufacturing has "done fairly well," and agriculture is a key as...

Benefit for car accident victim set for this weekend at church

A local church is holding a fundraiser this weekend to help a young man get some of his independence back. Jerimiah Waddell was not one to ask for help. But that was before the Christmas Eve accident in 2011. After...