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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Random inspection leads to 13 WCPS buses being pulled from roads

pmoore@newsargus.com A third round of poor bus safety scores discovered during the state's latest random inspection visit last week -- with 13 of the 23 buses checked immediately pulled from the road -- has prompted the Wayne County Public Schools'...

Murder trial set for Feb. 10

Counsel for the defense in the pending first-degree murder trial of Brendan Jamarin Pemberton filed 24 pre-trial motions in Wayne County Superior Court Wednesday, among them, a motion to dismiss the charge of first-degree murder -- a motion that...

Nearly $177,000 spent for commissioners room

Wayne County commissioners are spending nearly $177,000 to upgrade the lighting, cameras and sound system in their meeting room. The equipment will be used to stream commissioners' meetings live on the Internet and to record them for the county's...

Man shot during home invasion

A 65-year-old Wayne County man is in stable condition at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville today after he was shot in the abdomen during a home invasion Friday night. At approximately 7 p.m. Friday, three masked men forced their way...

Teenager arrested in Herman Park

A Goldsboro man who attempted to break up a fight in Herman Park Saturday afternoon had a gun pulled on him for doing so. According to a Goldsboro police report, Corey Marvin Barnett, 42, of Forest Drive, was walking through...

Gail Roberson, columnist, dies

Nature in a Nutshell was a regular column in the Sunday newspaper, and featured observations on life by Mrs. Roberson. Some were just funny little stories that made you laugh, some made you cry, and others made you wonder where...

He's still fighting

Looking down still shocks Matt Poland. It has been three months, but the reality of his partially amputated left leg -- the fact that his foot is where his knee used to be -- is something the 15-year-old is still...

Man dies in one-car crash

An Albertson man was killed Friday just before 8 p.m. in a single-vehicle accident on N.C. 111 South, just south of the Wayne/ Duplin County line. N.C. State Highway Patrol Trooper Charles Best said Jose Luis Carrivales Herrera, 34, 4290...

Council meets Tuesday

The Goldsboro City Council will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday for its work session due to city offices being closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Council will begin with a closed session meeting for...

75-year-old woman defends home

A 75-year-old Wayne County woman successfully defended her home against a burglar Friday, according to a press release issued by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Joseph Nick Newsome is in the Wayne County Jail under a $164,000 secured bond on...