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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Schools talk textbook shortage

Between budget cuts and districts having to adopt an entirely new curriculum all at once, every school has the possibility of a textbook shortage, officials said. State funding has been cut dramatically in recent years, particularly in the area of...

Jennifer Harper wins Math Teacher of the Year

Jennifer Harper, a fifth-grade math teacher at Mount Olive Middle School, has been named 2013-14 Wayne County Public Schools' Outstanding Elementary School Mathematics Teacher of the Year. The 15-year veteran in the profession has been at the school for four...

Local 4-Hers win robot contest

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to build a first class robot. Actually, it can be done by a few talented high school students. The 4-H Robotics Club claimed first place in the first-ever North Carolina off-season regional robot competition,...

Taste of Home

Four-year-old Aubrey Smith sat contentedly in her stroller Saturday, playfully pulling off her sock while her mother, Ashley, approached the next booth at Taste of Wayne to retrieve a food sample. "She's been coming since she was six months old,"...

Shutdown's impact on Wayne to be discussed at meeting

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday will be briefed on how the county has been affected by the federal government shutdown. The reports will be made by county department heads, but County Manager Lee Smith said it will be sometime Monday...

One-stop voting begins this week

One-stop voting for Wayne County's November municipal and sanitary district elections will held Oct. 17 through Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Wayne County Board of Elections office on William Street. There will be no...

Former deputy arrested

The State Bureau of Investigation announced the arrest of a former Wayne County Sheriff's deputy Friday. Randy Avon Thompson, 34, 4709 Indian Springs Road, faces four counts each of obstruction of justice and stealing, altering or destroying evidence, officials...

Three killed in Friday evening crash

A Seven Springs woman and her two children were killed in a two-vehicle accident on the outskirts of Mount Olive Friday night. First Sgt. Jeff Gordon, public information officer with the state Highway Patrol, said Saturday that a trooper responded...

Alzheimer's Walk set for Oct. 26

For the third time since its inception, the annual Alzheimer's Walk is undergoing a few changes. Teams are being formed and walkers are invited to sign up to participate in the Alzheimer's N.C. Goldsboro Walk, which will be held Saturday,...