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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Rain puts damper on holiday traveling

Just when it seemed Goldsboro and Wayne County residents had recovered from last week's flooding that left drivers stranded and front yards under water, rain that started Tuesday is bringing a whole new set of woes to area residents. High...

Traffic slow but expected to pick up

Motel parking lots in Goldsboro looked lonely this morning, and gas station attendants said they haven't seen many travelers passing through in the past couple of days. But that doesn't mean they aren't preparing for the annual rush of Thanksgiving...

Troopers set sights on reckless drivers

Expect plenty of blue lights along to the road to grandmother's house this Thanksgiving as state highway patrol officers across the country are expected to be out in full force. "(In North Carolina) all available men are going to be...

Deputies hunt for armed robber

Wayne County sheriff's deputies are searching for two men who robbed Bojangles at gunpoint Tuesday night and ran off with the cash register and $700 in cash. The armed men walked into the restaurant located on U.S. 117 South about...

Volunteers make sure needy will have meal Thanksgiving

The regulars at Goldsboro's Community Soup Kitchen might as well be a family. From the same seats they have taken each day before, they dine, share stories and dream of better weeks to come. But for Frank Exler and others...

Fremont's newest cop has wet nose

FREMONT -- He can wag his tail, pant and roll over. He can even lick your face. Rex, a 3-year-old K-9 officer, is best friend to officers at the Fremont Police Department, but a criminal's nightmare. Just ask his trusted...

School menus

These are the menus for Wayne Public Schools for Nov. 27 - Dec. 1 Monday - Breakfast: chicken biscuit. Lunch: pepperoni pizza, baked corn dog nuggets, broccoli, corn niblets, chilled pineapple tidbits, apple, garden salad. Tuesday - Breakfast: cheese toast....

Duplin starts new plans for county sewer system

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Commissioners took another step this week toward implementing a countywide sewer system, selecting engineering firm McDavid Associates of Farmville to design the project. "This is the initial step in evaluating the feasibility of...

Offices closed for Friday/Holiday information

Many government offices will be closed for a long Thanksgiving weekend. All local, state and federal government offices will be closed Thursday. Although federal offices will be open on Friday, offices of the city of Goldsboro, Wayne County and the...

Public records

Rifle shot hits house Clifford Bruce of 215 Beaver Drive near Dudley said someone, possibly a hunter, fired a rifle shot into his home Monday about 8:30 a.m while it was occupied, according to a report filed by the Wayne...

Wildlife exhibit at St. Mary

The Partnership for Children of Wayne County will sponsor a free wildlife exhibit for pre-school children next month. Wildlife Encounters will display reptiles from around the world at the "Wild About Reptiles" show scheduled for Dec. 14 at 9 a.m....

Grantham VFD gets approval for loan

The Grantham Volunteer Fire Department is one step closer to receiving a $100,000 tax-exempt loan from Southern Bank and Trust after the Wayne County Board of Commissioners approved the issue Tuesday. The money will be used to buy a replacement...