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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Boards talk district lines

County and school officials Tuesday could agree on the need for more funding for technology and to look at facilities, but still found themselves at odds over redrawing school district lines. But while the gulf remains, Tuesday's discussion during...

State won't seek death penalty for Stancil

Kenneth Morgan Stancil III will not face the death penalty if convicted of the murder of Ron Lane, a former print shop technician at Wayne Community College, and will instead face a sentence of up to life without parole....

SJAFB remembers Holocaust with walk and presentation

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base welcomed Morris Glass, a Holocaust survivor, to its annual Holocaust Remembrance Lunch at Heritage Hall Wednesday. Glass, 88, was a young boy in Poland when the German army occupied the country in 1939. From...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wayne County Public Schools recognizes MODEL educators

Wayne County Public Schools recognized 41 MODEL Educators this week for efforts to enhance the quality of education for students. The MODEL Educator program was introduced in 2012 to recognize exemplary educators, be they classroom teachers, media coordinators or...

County to help fund school tech

An initial cash infusion of $750,000 in fiscal year 2016-17, followed by $150,000 annually for at least the next three years, will help Wayne County Public Schools jump start a proposed $9.8 million, five-year technology plan. The plan was...

Carriers to collect donation of food

For the 23rd year, Wayne County's letter carriers will collect food for the hungry. The annual Letter Carriers Food Drive will take place May 14. "We are asking people to put nonperishable foods in their mailbox, and the letter...

Crime of the week

On April 23 an employee of the Days Inn at 801 U.S. 70 Bypass reported six vending machines located at the business were damaged and broken into and currency was removed. This incident took place between April 22 at 6...

Going home to help

Andrea Freile has fond memories of growing up in Ecuador. "Childhood in Ecuador is a happy childhood," she said. "You've got the Andes Mountains surrounding you. Not far away you've got the beautiful coast, the tropical rain forest. You...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Board of Education gets updated on plan for district

Schools superintendent Dr. Michael Dunsmore updated the Board of Education on the strategic plan designed to take the school district through 2021 -- and ideally elevate the quality of education in Wayne County. At Monday night's meeting, Dunsmore said...

Picking and grinning

Strawberry season is in full swing. Cottle Farms is one local grower that is offering strawberries at its produce stand in Mar-Mac....

Mount Olive board accepts budget draft

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive Town Board Monday night accepted the town's $6,889,426 budget draft opening it up for 30 days of public inspection. Copies of the budget will be available for public review at the town clerk...

Cemetery gets council approval

The Goldsboro City Council unanimously approved a rezoning request by the Islamic Center of Goldsboro that will allow for a cemetery to be built on its property at 506 Fedelon Trail. District 1 council member Antonio Williams made the...

City's tourism director dies

Goldsboro's travel and tourism director, Betsy Rosemann, was found dead in her home Monday morning by a city staff member. She was 55 years old. "She didn't report to work today (Monday), and a staff person went to check...

Air Force veteran, former city resident, disappears in Florida

A search is under way in Florida for a missing former Goldsboro resident and Air Force veteran. Tricia Williams Todd, 30, disappeared in Hobe Sound, Fla., sometime between the night of April 26 and the morning of April 27....

Monday, May 2, 2016

WATCH hopeful about funding

The WATCH board last week praised the county commission for the financial support given to the program, despite a hiccup this past year that saw funding cut in half. Last year at this time, WATCH, or Wayne Action Teams for...

Struggling 'tadpoles'

The learning portion of the International Save the Frogs event Saturday at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park taught some of the threats to frogs and some of the benefits frogs can provide. Children were invited to the pond...

Body found in river is ID'ed

A dead body found floating in the Little River Saturday afternoon has been identified by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office as 51-year-old Bryan Keith McGee of 2097 U.S. 258 near Pink Hill in Lenoir County. McGee was found floating on...

Blood drive schedule for May

This is the May blood drive schedule for the Red Cross: * May 3 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Rosewood High School. * May 12 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Stephen Episcopal Church. * May 17...

Boards to talk technology plan

Wayne County commissioners on Tuesday will meet with the county Board of Education to discuss the school system's technology plan. The two boards will meet for lunch at noon at the school system's central office at 2001 E. Royall...

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