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Sunday, January 8, 2006

Wayne County's worst intersections

Motorists in Wayne County have suspected the county has some intersections on the state's list for the most hazardous crossroads in North Carolina. Now, the state's Department of Transportation has confirmed their suspicions. Seventeen of the top 20 accident-producing intersections...

Crash frequency list

Intersection Crashes 1. U.S. 70 & N. Berkeley Blvd. 101 2. E, Ash St. & Berkeley Blvd. 89 3. U.S. 70 & N.C. 111 80 4. N. Berkeley Blvd. & Cashwell Drive 75 5. U.S. 117 & Old Mount Olive...

Mount Olive starts search for manager

MOUNT OLIVE --The search for a new Mount Olive town manager will officially start this week, officials said. A search committee has been formed and will begin running a classified ad Tuesday announcing that the town is accepting resumes from...

Butterfield talks about priorities for coming year

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield invited county and city officials throughout District 1 to discuss national issues that affect eastern North Carolina Friday afternoon at Goldsboro City Hall. "This is not a political meeting, and I didn't come here with a...

Festival honors Hispanic traditions

Joseph, Mary and their newborn son walked from inn to inn Saturday hoping someone would offer them shelter from the cold. After numerous rejections, the shunned couple forged down a dirt road at Waynesborough Historical Village, followed by a large...

Girl Scouts set to take buyers' cookie orders

Girl Scouts have started taking orders for cookies. The kickoff for the Coastal Carolina Council's cookie sale was Friday at Eastern Wayne Elementary School, with more than 300 girls and adult volunteers taking part in a bake-off contest featuring desserts...

Duplin board will check references

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Education met in executive session Thursday to start calling references for the last three applicants for superintendent. Board chairman Emily Manning said the board "is pretty much on track with the search" for...

Public Records

Drug charges A man and woman were arrested Saturday and charged with drug offenses. James Vernon Barrett of 701 Hare Road was charged with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of keeping or selling...

Fundraising dinner to benefit soup kitchen

Wayne County, get your tastebuds set for old-fashioned shrimp and grits and do a good deed at the same time. The Community Soup Kitchen of Goldsboro will have a celebrity shrimp and grits fundraiser Jan. 21 at Billie's Restaurant. Proceeds...

Statistics are in from New Year's holiday weekend

Wayne County authorities investigated 32 wrecks, charged more than 100 people with crimes and filed more than 100 incident reports during the long New Year's holiday weekend. The Highway Patrol investigated 19 wrecks, and Goldsboro police went to 13 more....

Applications for ECU degree program due in February

Applications for the East Carolina University bachelor's degree programs in elementary and middle grades education at Wayne Community College are due in February. Applications for the ECU Wachovia Partnership East South Central Consortium middle grades math and science degree program...