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Monday, November 11, 2013

Wayne County schoolchildren will honor veterans

Even though Veterans Day is a school holiday, its message will still be part of the curriculum in Wayne County Public Schools throughout the coming week. While the district's 31 schools and administrative offices are closed today, high school ROTC...

Tennis tournament brings city $200,000

The U.S. Tennis Association singles tournament held in mid-October brought close to $200,000 to Goldsboro's local economy through tourism spending, city officials said. The tournament fell short of the projected $300,000 largely because of the wet conditions throughout the...

Vote recount ordered for Seven Springs

The Wayne County Board of Elections has ordered a discretionary recount of last Tuesday's vote totals for the town of Seven Springs. The recount will start at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Board of Elections office, 209 S. William...

Three arrested in liquor house raid

Local and state law enforcement authorities raided a "liquor house" off Durham Lake Road early Sunday, arresting three people for illegal liquor sales and possession of marijuana. Members of the Wayne County Sheriff's Department SWAT Team, along with agents...

Family scuffle ends in death

LAGRANGE -- A Lenoir County man is accused of shooting his brother to death during a fight Sunday night on Little Wiggins Road near the Wayne-Lenoir county line, the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office reported. Scott Wiggins allegedly shot Davis...

Companies seek jail contract

Wayne County received responses from seven companies interested in conducting a study of the feasibility of converting the former Wayne Correctional Center into a new jail for the county. The study also will review the use of the existing...

N.C. Cooperative Extension making new strategic plan

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service has launched a Strategic Planning Initiative. The Extension Service has experienced federal and state budget cuts of approximately $20 million over the past decade. In the past four years alone, its budget has...

Help is needed for base families

Wayne County paid tribute to its veterans and military community Monday with a parade and other activities in observance of Veterans Day. Now, the community has the opportunity to show its appreciation even more by helping with a food drive...

DOT to improve traffic flow at SJAFB's Oak Forest gate

RALEIGH -- Traffic is about to improve for motorists leaving Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Starting next week, the state Department of Transportation will begin construction of a second left-turn lane from northbound Oak Forest Road to U.S. 70,...

New health care agency to focus on sickle cell and other diseases

A new health care agency opened late last month in Wayne County -- one devoted to the prevention, care and education of people affected by sickle cell disease, as well as HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The organization,...