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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Rescued at sea

Photo submitted Goldsboro natives Clint Rouse, 19, front, and 21-year-old Will Collins, from atop their sunken 21-foot fishing boat. For more information see Goldsboro men rescued at sea....

Budget provides $11.5 billion for education

Of the $20.7 billion budget approved by the General Assembly Monday and signed by Gov. Mike Easley Tuesday, nearly 55 percent -- $11.5 billion -- is going to education from pre-kindergarten through college. "I think overall we have a right...

Woman gets probation in hit-and-run

A 72-year-old LaGrange woman was ordered to serve probation and surrender her driver's license Tuesday after she pleaded guilty to a hit-and-run accident that killed a Goldsboro man on Election Day 2006. Carol Lane, who was charged with hit-and-run and...

Goldsboro men rescued at sea

It was supposed to be a birthday celebration -- three college men, a 21-foot fishing boat and the open water. Goldsboro native Clint Rouse was sure that a day of reeling in King Mackerel off the North Carolina coast was...

Mount Olive candidate withdraws

Jerry C. Armstrong Jr. has decided to withdraw his name from the Mount Olive District 1 Commissioner's race, but his name will still be on the ballot come November. Tuesday morning, Armstrong called the Wayne County Board of Elections to...

Stores springing up near new Wal-Mart

MOUNT OLIVE -- The town of Mount Olive can expect to have a few more places to eat and shop near the new Wal-Mart on N.C. 55. More businesses are moving in, said Charles Brown, the town's manager. Two new...

New history book describes Reconstruction in Goldsboro

The historical account of life in Wayne County, "After Sherman's March: Goldsboro at the End of the Civil War," has arrived at the Wayne County Museum. The author, Emily Weil, said the books are $25 plus tax and can also...

DOT worker killed in Johnston accident

A state Department of Transportation spokesman confirmed today that a 56-year-old department veteran was killed in a crash near McGee's Crossroads in Johnston County. Spokesman Ernie Seneca said Carl Collins, 56, was killed after his asphalt truck collided with another...

'Warrior's Society' show Thursday

A local group says creativity in music, dance and business offers the chance to entertain 'without moral harm,' and develop character in its members. The Warrior's Society's summer camp program holds a display of its original music at 401 N....

Public record

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for allegedly poisoning dogs with anti-freeze in the Grantham community. Four dogs are dead and one...

Beyonce in Raleigh

Call it guts — or a great sense of determination. Beyoncé refused to scrap the trench coat or the heels that caused her to tumble down a flight of stairs at her concert in Orlando, Fla. last week. But...