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Sunday, September 3, 2006

Post Ernesto: Still some water, but few threats expected downriver

Tropical Storm Ernesto might have left the state, but the effects of its fury are still being felt in Goldsboro and other neighboring communities. Elizabeth Hollowell and her two young children, Blade and Annie, got a chilling wake-up call at...

Duplin's storm

KENANSVILLE -- Emergency workers used boats to rescue 50 flooded-out residents in the southern portion of Duplin County before 9 a.m. today. They expected more flooding in the southern areas by this afternoon, and the possibility that even more residents...

A new flight plan: Holmes says goodbye

The first time Col. Mike Holmes fired up an F-15, he realized that the jet was much like its namesake -- the eagle. "You climb up that ladder and you're head is sitting 12 feet off the ground and you...

Worker charged in beating of patient

A former employee of the Nova Behavioral Healthcare Corp. on Airport Road faces charges for allegedly severely beating a mentally ill male patient. Laytoya Teashay Daniels, 22, of East Pine Street, was arrested Thursday and charged with one count of...

Absentee ballots ready for LaRoque-Starling rematch

The last day to request absentee ballots for the North Carolina House of Representatives District 10 primary is Tuesday, Wayne County Board of Elections officials said. All absentee ballots must be returned to the Wayne County Board of Elections office...

Government offices closed for Labor Day

Federal, state, county and city offices in Wayne and Duplin counties will close Monday in observance of Labor Day. In Wayne County, county offices will be closed. In Goldsboro, all city offices will be closed. The Wayne Board of Elections...

Charlotte water rescue team helps with evacuations

CHINQUAPIN -- David Poole knew there was a storm coming before he fell asleep Thursday night. By Friday morning, his bed was the only place he could escape the rising floodwaters. As Tropical Storm Ernesto stormed through eastern North Carolina,...

Singer to perform at MOC Sept. 14

MOUNT OLIVE -- Scott Bircher, a Christian contemporary singer, will perform at Mount Olive College on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Rodgers Chapel. His performance will be sponsored by the campus activity board. A native of Vanceboro, Bircher...

Scott Berkeley chapter of AFA honored for efforts to help youth

The Scott Berkeley Chapter of the Air Force Association received an Aerospace Education Council Award for Sustained Performance for Aerospace Education from the national organization for its commitment to helping young people obtain an education. The chapter was one of...

Rezonings, site plans on board agendas

Both the Goldsboro City Council and Wayne County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday for their first sessions of the month. City officials will meet at 7 p.m. in the large conference room at City Hall to hear from residents...