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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Katrina orders cause traffic tie-up

Since Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, a Wayne County industry has been operating 24 hours, seven days a week to supply shingles to help reconstruct the city. But although the boom is good for business at GAF Materials Corp, the...

Man critical after head-on crash

A Wayne County man remains in Pitt Memorial Hospital after the pickup truck he was driving drifted left of center and hit an Eagle Transport gas truck head-on Friday morning. Clift McCall, 46, of Dobbs Place in Goldsboro, was traveling...

New rules for Center Street parking considered

Motor oil stains line the sidewalks on Center Street. A large moving truck parked Friday across from the Paramount Theater is one of the culprits, its front end covering more than half of the median, well in front of the...

Wayne gets ready to read

Wayne County residents who haven't yet gotten their copy of "Night" by Elie Wiesel should rush the nearest bookstore. Oprah's Book Club fans just might clean out the stacks. The annual Wayne County Reads program will kick off its 2006...

Speaker says ports could be boon here

During the next decade, North Carolina's ports could become a gateway to markets around the world, providing industry, jobs and revenue for the state, a director of the North Carolina State Port Authority told members of a regional transportation committee...

Fremont preparing to spend nearly $2 million on sewer system

FREMONT -- Fremont is preparing to spend almost $2 million to continue to improve its sewer system. Most of the money will come from two grants. Town residents, meanwhile, will have to dig a little deeper to pay their electric...

Prayer breakfast Feb. 1

The annual human relations prayer breakfast, sponsored by the Goldsboro Community Affairs Commission and Wayne County, will be held at 8 a.m. Feb. 1 in the fellowship hall of Goldsboro Chapel Free Will Baptist Church at 1314 Ben Brewington Court....

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Wayne offers opportunities to serve Wayne County for all ages. This service is provided by Volunteer Wayne and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Wayne Community College. Contact Joy Pearce at 735-5151 ext. 336 or at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer...

Wayne County Superior Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Gerald Patrick Lee, 32, South Slocumb Street, breaking and entering, 101 to 131 months (habitual felon). *Tiszon Olajuwon Evans, 19, U.S. 13 South, possession of a firearm by a convicted...

Wayne County District Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *Robert Gene Bailey, 70, Fayetteville, failure to work after being paid, dismissed. *Christy Allen Stevenson, 21, Ukraine Drive, LaGrange, communicating threats, dismissed; assault, not guilty. *Linda Brown Burks, 38, South...

Processing of buyout payments slowed

Software problems have slowed processing as Farm Service Agency officials make Tobacco Transition Payment Program payments this week. Processing of the tobacco buyout payments began Tuesday. As of Thursday morning, the agency had completed about 3,600 of the nearly 5,700...