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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Report card

A's Wayne Early/Middle College High B's Charles B. Aycock High School Wayne School of Engineering C's Greenwood Middle Grantham School Meadow Lane Elementary Northwest Elementary Norwayne Middle Spring Creek High School Eastern Wayne High School Fremont STARS Rosewood Elementary Rosewood...

Officers prepare for Labor Day weekend enforcement

More than 35 million people are expected to take to the highways for one last summer vacation this Labor Day weekend. Eighty-six percent of travelers will reach their destination by car, according to the American Automotive Association. In response...

Wayne County Public Schools receives some high marks, but proficiency scores still lag

When the state released its accountability results Wednesday, Wayne County Public Schools received high marks in the areas of graduation rates, school growth and career readiness, but is still lagging in proficiency scores. The 2014-15 Performance and Growth of...

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Gunfire, injuries reported in Goldsboro Tuesday

The Goldsboro Police Department responded to two shootings early this morning that happened within 10 minutes and within a mile and a half of each other. One person was injured and refused medical transport, according to a police report....

Sheriff gets more manpower

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved the hiring of four new deputies for the Sheriff's Office. The positions will enable the department to aggressively tackle property crimes in the county, Sheriff Larry Pierce said. The OK to hire the...

UMO faculty recital slated for September 17

MOUNT OLIVE -- The University of Mount Olive will host the second annual Faculty Showcase Recital on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hazel Waters Kornegay Assembly Hall, 207 Wooten St. The event is free and open to...

WCC program features talks on issues

From down East to the Middle East, the fall season of Arts and Humanities offerings at Wayne Community College promises an array of fresh and timely topics. It features serious issues like the collapse of the old Middle East...

Directing care

Wayne County Health Director said he is often asked what it is like to have that job. "Imagine standing in a room full of land mines, juggling plates and dodging water balloons while trying to get to the other...

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Power of confidence

There were two forks. Michelle Estrada remembers sitting in a country club as an adult looking in horror at the formal place setting. Growing up in Mexico, she did not have any training that would tell her which fork or...

Man dies in two-car crash

A Mount Olive man died Monday when his vehicle ended up in a ditch following a two-car collision on N.C. Highway 55 west of Mount Olive. The wreck happened at 5:38 p.m. in front of what locals know as...

F-86 fighter jet placement is delayed until October

The placement of the F-86 Sabre fighter jet behind the East Ash Street traffic circle that was scheduled for the first three days of September has been delayed until Oct. 2. But the jet will be brought back to...

Wayne Community College, University of Mount Olive collaborate to ease transferring credits

Wayne Community College and the University of Mount Olive have entered into a partnership making it easier for students to transfer course credits from the community college to the university. Presidents at the two local institutions recently signed an...

Monday, August 31, 2015

Woman hit by bullets in home

A woman is recovering after being shot inside her home in the 600 block of Isler Street on Saturday night. No suspects have been developed in the case, according to a Goldsboro police report. The shooting took place at...

Longtime educator to retire from post

A veteran educator and director at Wayne County Public Schools' central office is retiring today. Debbie Durham, director of human resources, reportedly told her staff earlier in the month that she would be leaving her job -- and officials...

UMO receives $397,000 from local educator's estate

MOUNT OLIVE -- The estate of the late Wayne Bryant Roberts, a longtime educator in North Carolina schools, a lifelong Presbyterian, and a devoted civic leader, has bequeathed $339,772 to the University of Mount Olive. Much of the bequest...

Slated to be saved

Thanks to a $200,000 anonymous donation, a $30,000 gift from the Hillsdale Fund of Greensboro and the ongoing efforts of Preservation North Carolina, two historic houses in downtown Goldsboro will be getting facelifts to get them ready for sale....

Brief chase ends in arrest, drug charges

PIKEVILLE -- A Faison man is facing four felony drug charges following a late Friday night chase after he drove through a police checkpoint in the area of the 200 block of Big Daddy's Road. After a brief chase,...

County to cut ribbons on schools

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday will take part in ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the new Grantham and Spring Creek middle schools. The Spring Creek ceremony is at 11 a.m. followed by Grantham at 1 p.m. Also on Tuesday, Commissioners will be...

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