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Monday, June 29, 2015

Lessons of the future

At first glance, it might be any other classroom. But, instead of a blackboard and chalk, this room at Greenwood Middle School has whiteboards, iPads, laptops and Apple TVs. Instead of neatly placed rows of desks and chairs, it...

Lenoir trooper injured in crash

A trooper with the N.C. State Highway Patrol assigned to the Kinston office in Lenoir County is recovering today after he was struck by a motorist on U.S. Highway 70 West. The accident took place near LaGrange at about...

Pastor set to answer a new calling

First-time visitors at any of a recent weekend service at The Bridge Church received a quick introduction to the pastor who has been there for 25 years. Pastor Ferrell Hardison and his wife, Miss Millie, who just celebrated 38...

Moped riders will face new requirements as of July 1

A new state law goes into effect Wednesday requiring all moped operators to register their vehicle with the state Division of Motor Vehicles. They also will be required to obtain a registration card and a license plate, which must...

Career and Technical Education program thrives in Wayne County

For those left wondering whatever happened to vocational classes in school, they're alive and well but going by a different name. CTE, or Career and Technical Education, options currently serve nearly 12,000 students in Wayne County Public Schools, says...

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Statistics released on school district's graduates

The numbers are in for the Class of 2015. Wayne County Public Schools graduated 1,199 students from its eight public high schools this year. Those planning a post-secondary education earned approximately $6 million in one-time and annual grants, scholarships...

City close to sports complex lease

The city is in the process of finalizing a lease agreement for the use of a land to build a multi-sports complex on Oak Forest Road, officials announced this week. The complex will share property with Seymour Johnson Air Force...

Panera Bread opening its doors Monday

The wait is almost over. Panera Bread will open its Goldsboro location Monday at 6 a.m. at 802 N. Berkeley Blvd. Construction on the cafe and bakery-style restaurant began in early 2015. "We are thrilled to open our newest...

NC Music Day blends styles and technology

The threat of rain forced Friday night's free concert celebrating the youth voice of the African American Music Trail inside, but that didn't stop the music. Organizers quickly moved the show from the gazebo of Herman Park to the...

How a garden grows

Shatara and Shatonia Oliver go together like peas and carrots, like funnel cake and powdered sugar and like eggs and bacon. The two sisters, ages 10 and 12 respectively, sat next to each other at Thursday's reading of "You...

Hwy 55 opens in Denmark

MOUNT OLIVE -- The photo of young people camped out waiting for the opening of a new Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes and Fries could have been taken anywhere in the United States. But it wasn't. Hwy 55 president and...

Fourth of July closings

Most local, state and federal offices will be closed Friday for the Fourth of July holiday. Goldsboro's City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3, for the July 4 holiday. All city sanitation services scheduled for Friday will...

A little history on the Confederate flag

What is commonly considered to be the Confederate flag is actually just one version used by the South during the Civil War. The familiar Stars and Bars that has caused so much controversy over the years was only used as...

After 43 years, Dr. McCullen says her final goodbye

Dr. Sandra Raiford McCullen is the epitome of her own mantra -- a lifelong learner. She proved it by her choice of a career in education and has continued to demonstrate it through each role she performed in the...

The Confederate flag: Should it go?

Since its creation, the Confederate flag has represented division. It divided a nation, representing a schism of beliefs between Southerners and Northerners. And more than 150 years after the last time it was carried into battle, it continues to...

Arrest made in northern Wayne break-ins

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office arrested a man believed to be responsible for several break-ins reported in northern Wayne County, according to a press release issued Friday. Joshua Ryan Outlaw, 19, 2104 Oberry Road, is charged with three counts...

Friday, June 26, 2015

Financial crimes suspect sought

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is asking for the community's help in locating a woman wanted in connection with a series of financial crimes. Tammy Kornegay Williams, 45 -- with addresses both in Kenly and in Goldsboro -- was...

$256K closer: Local teams raise money to help American Cancer Society

Donations are still coming in, but at Thursday night's wrap-up and awards ceremony, Relay for Life organizers said the 2015 event had generated $256,000 to date. "We're still raising money. We're not done with this year until Aug. 31,"...

Rider killed in crash on Spence

Traffic on North Spence Avenue was blocked for more than an hour Thursday between Mall Road and Royall Avenue after a motorcyclist died near the entrance of the Oak Brook apartment complex. According to a Goldsboro Police Department accident...

Wayne Community College honors 2015 dental hygiene class

Wayne Community College recognized the 21 members of its Dental Hygiene Class of 2015 recently in a formal pinning ceremony at the college. The annual service, which includes presentation of stoles and WCC dental hygiene pins to the graduates...

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