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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Case closed

Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Arnold Jones this morning sentenced the three men whose testimony helped the state convict Leonard Eugene Joyner for his role in the Sept. 9, 2012, first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping of 16-year-old Kennedy McLaurin...

Merger faces new scrutiny

East Wayne Fire Chief Linwood Earl Sauls Tuesday said he was "surprised" and "disappointed" that the proposed administrative merger of his department and the New Hope Fire Department had been delayed after last-minute opposition surfaced, even though the issue...

Longtime doctor decides to retire after 65 years

MOUNT OLIVE -- It would be impossible to determine how many people Dr. Robert Shackelford has treated in his 65 years as a doctor. But this coming Sunday, patients and the community in general will have the opportunity to...

Air Force names new 4th Fighter Wing commander

An F-15E pilot who learned how to command the Strike Eagle during his first of two stints at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is returning to the Goldsboro installation to lead the 4th Fighter Wing. And while no official...

Soup Kitchen's Benton honored at annual meeting

Doricia Benton received a special award at the annual meeting of the Community Soup Kitchen of Goldsboro for her years of service to the group. Mrs. Benton volunteered 10 years with the Soup Kitchen under former director Barbara Berkeley...

Test dates are set for WorkKeys

The WorkKeys tests for Career Readiness Certification, the CRC, will be offered six times this month in Wayne County. The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success, WORKS, program will provide testing sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April...

District: Bats are under control

PIKEVILLE -- A report of a colony of bats infesting the gymnasium at Northeast Elementary School is not true, Wayne County Public Schools officials say. Officials said a handful of bats were able to enter the building through an...

Crime of the Week

On March 27, 2014 at 7 a.m. a break-in was reported by the Dairy Queen located at 1803-A Wayne Memorial Drive. Video surveillance reflects a suspect breaking the drive-thru window and entering the business. Employees reported less than $200 stolen....