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Monday, April 14, 2014

County to eye school building plans

"Absolutely ludicrous" is how Interim Wayne County Manager George Wood is describing architect Robbie Ferris' original proposal to build two new middle schools. Not only is the capital lease method outlined in the contract the "worst option" to use...

Celebrating military children

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base held a celebration Saturday to observe the Month of the Military Child. The event featured inflatable rides, games, arts and crafts, face painting, free food and a petting zoo....

C.B. Aycock senior earns scholarships

PIKEVILLE -- A Charles B. Aycock High School senior has been awarded two prestigious scholarships, the Morehead-Cain and the Park Scholarship, offering full rides to UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State University, respectively. Myra Waheed actually applied to six colleges,...

Alleged fast-food robber caught

One man is in custody and police are searching for two others following the armed robbery of the McDonald's at 1501 U.S. Highway 70 W. just after 1 a.m. today. A store manager was struck in the head with...

EWHS Key Club nets honors at convention

Since being chartered in 1996, the Key Club at Eastern Wayne High School has become one of the most active organizations on campus, its adviser, Vince Beasley, says. A social studies teacher at the school, Beasley helped launch the...

Wayne Memorial Hospital wins Spirit of N.C. Award

The Spirit of North Carolina Awards for Campaign Excellence is sponsored annually by the United Way of North Carolina. These awards provide statewide recognition for employers who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and support to their community through local United...

Replicas of Columbus' ships on display

MOREHEAD CITY -- On Friday, April 25, the "Pinta" and the "Nina," replicas of Columbus' ships, will be open for visitors in Morehead City. The ships will be docked at the Sanitary Fish Restaurant, 501 Evans St., until their departure...

Top Realtor

Jeri Lynn Coker, left, accepts the Realtor of the Year Award from Bruce Gates, last year's winner, at the 48th annual Goldsboro-Wayne County Association of Realtors Luncheon held at the Goldsboro Country Club. She is a broker at Berkshire...

Officers set their sights on speeders

Slow down. That is the message Goldsboro police are sending to drivers with Operation: Safe Speeds, an initiative designed to catch speeders and to reduce collisions along the city's most congested arteries. Officials have not said when the increased...