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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tourney expected to bring in $300,000

A boost to the local economy is expected this weekend in the form of a U.S. Tennis Association singles tournament. The tournament's 400 participants age 18 and older are expected to bring in about $300,000 to Goldsboro and the...

Southern Wayne High School student charged with threat

A 16-year-old Southern Wayne High School student has been charged with making a false report of a weapon of mass destruction on educational property. Junior Josue Mejia, of 107 Jake Drive, Dudley, allegedly scribbled a bomb threat on a...

Fremont administrator is taking new job

FREMONT -- Kerry McDuffie is leaving his position as town administrator of Fremont next month to become the town manager in Southport. McDuffie's last day will be Nov. 8. He will begin work in Southport Nov. 11. "I'm very...

Former assistant district attorney loses her license

A former Wayne County assistant district attorney has been stripped of her license to practice law as she awaits trial on breaking and entering and drug charges. Ada Lucrettia Mason, 43, known around the county courthouse as "Chrissy," wept...

Final numbers are in for local fair

DUDLEY -- The Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair attracted an estimated 100,000 people, setting record attendance on several days, fair officials say. The weather was clear every day of the fair, which helped greatly with attendance, Pitzer noted. "Overall, we...

Commissioner changes his mind on school

Wayne County Commissioner Joe Daughtery has withdrawn his support of a new K-8 Grantham School in favor of the middle school originally sought by the Wayne County Board of Education. Daughtery said Tuesday at a joint meeting of commissioners...

District to hire drivers for school bus routes

The Wayne County Board of Education on Monday approved a request from the schools' transportation department to hire 20 substitute bus drivers. The move is geared to offset a driver shortage. The measure would cost the district about $70,000...

Checkpoint arrests made near Mount Olive

A joint operation checkpoint at the intersection of U.S. 117 and Main Street in Mount Olive held Oct. 5 resulted in 150 different charges. The zero tolerance checkpoint checked seat belts, driver's licenses, tags and any other possible problems....