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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Write-in candidates appear to upend board in Pikeville

Pikeville voters, by an almost two-to-one margin, cast more write-in ballots in Tuesday's municipal election than they did for the official candidates for mayor and two open seats on the town board. Pikeville Mayor Johnny Weaver this morning confirmed...

Two seats change hands in Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Handshakes, hugs and cries of celebrations filled the tiny room of the Mount Olive Civic Center when the winners of the races for Mount Olive town commissioners gathered there last night. Incumbent Ray Thompson defeated challenger...

Sheriff: Two found dead

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is not yet releasing many details surrounding a double homicide discovered in the early evening hours Tuesday at 638 Waller Road near Mount Olive. The investigation is in the preliminary stages,...

Eastern Wayne students honor special classmate

Special education isn't just about students with special needs -- sometimes it represents teachable moments the youths provide for their classmates. Furman "Smokey" Johnson III, a senior at Eastern Wayne High School, proved that recently when he was crowned homecoming...

County board passes resolution supporting Wayne Memorial Hospital

Wayne Memorial Hospital and Blue Cross Blue Shield have resumed their contract negotiations, Wayne County Commissioner Joe Daughtery told his fellow board members Tuesday. To support those efforts, commissioners unanimously approved a resolution supporting the hospital's side of the...

Harvest cascade

Charlie Casey unloads soybeans Monday on his farm off U.S. 70 East in the Elroy community. Wayne County farmers took advantage of sunny weather early in the week to harvest beans and other crops still in the field. Despite...

Wayne Memorial Hospital, Blue Cross and Blue Shield are still talking

Contract negotiations between Wayne Memorial Hospital and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina are continuing, even as the insurance company sent letters to its customers Tuesday explaining what it will mean if the hospital is pushed out...

City has new words to live by

The Goldsboro City Council agreed to a motto for the city at its meeting Monday night, choosing "Be More, Do More, Seymour in Goldsboro, N.C." over 925 other submissions. The winners of the motto contest will be announced at Lights...

Chat with cop over morning coffee

"Coffee with a Cop," a nationwide program, is making its Goldsboro debut this week. Goldsboro police officers on patrol Thursday morning will be stopping by the Bojangles at 1025 N. Spence Ave. between 7 and 9 a.m. to meet the...

Council backs $18.9M bond referendum

The Goldsboro City Council voted to begin the process of getting an $18.9 million bond referendum on the ballot in May during its work session Monday night. Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Superintendent Felicia Brown gave a presentation to the Council...

Art from the heart

The collected paintings of Gene Rouse on display at the Arts Council of Wayne County represent his life as an artist. They fill up the main gallery downstairs, as well as the gallery upstairs. In addition, Rouse also has artwork...