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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Write-in campaigns swing votes, decide three municipal elections

Write-in votes decided the outcome in three of the five Wayne County municipal elections Tuesday, including one upset in which write-in votes topped the totals for the candidates whose names were on the ballot. That happened in Pikeville, where a...

N.C. school scores released today

North Carolina's public schools are getting a new report card, and state officials are putting out the word that this time the grades test whether children are on track for life. The new READY assessment of student progress being...

Questions continue over dog shooting

The Goldsboro Police Department is refusing to release the use of force report that was likely completed shortly after officer Edmund Gillette fatally shot a local dog four times. The document, officials claim, has been handed over to the...

Enjoying their golden years

Clara Forte, 78, left, and Gloria Sutton, 68, both of Goldsboro, add beads to their necklaces during a jewelry-making class Wednesday at the Peggy M. Seegars Senior Center in Goldsboro. The center offers a number of activities and classes...

Commissioners approve $13,500 for organization

Wayne County commissioners agreed Tuesday to appropriate an additional $13,500 for Literacy Connections, the county's free adult literacy program. The amount, combined with a September allocation of $2,000, and $12,000 given by the Goldsboro City Council, will replace the...

Armed robbers await sentence

Five men who robbed at least 15 restaurants across eastern North Carolina from September 2011 through January 2012 have pleaded guilty in federal court and are awaiting sentencing. The armed robbers struck the KFC on Berkeley Boulevard on Jan....