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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Days Inn among hardest hit

Four people were taken to the hospital Friday after a windstorm leveled the roof at Days Inn on Wayne Memorial Drive, forcing an estimated 70 to 100 people to scramble from the 35-year-old structure. A line of storms accompanied by...

Families displaced after storm hit

Gerald Wesley of Rocky Mount has worked hard over the past year to put a roof over his family's head. After getting hurt and losing his job, he and wife, Tangie, made their way to Goldsboro with their four young...

Progress Energy crews worked to get power back on

Progress Energy and city crews worked through the night Friday to clear roads and assess damages caused by a storm that cracked giant trees, bent signs and took roof materials off several local businesses. Days Inn on Wayne Memorial Drive...

Mayor says city 'got lucky'

At first, Al King thought it was just another storm. But when his power went out Friday evening, something just "felt wrong." So Goldsboro's mayor got in his car. "I started driving and everything looked fine and then I see...

King Commission meets in Goldsboro

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission convened in Goldsboro Friday in the board room at Wayne Community College. Dr. Thomas Walker of Rocky Mount, chairman, said the group has been traveling around the state holding meetings where commission members...

Monday last day to get tickets to Taste of Wayne

The aromas of area restaurant favorites and specialites will start to fill the air before the Taste of Wayne County begins on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. With everything from pickles to pizza and Coca-Cola to chicken salad,...

Basketball program offers alternative to gangs

Basketball will be used as an outreach to young people in the community, says the organizer of a program starting later this month. "Midnight Basketball" will officially be launched as an alternative to gangs and other wayward activities, said Daryl...

Public record

Stabbing Javonnie Donta Langston, 32, of North Carolina Street, said four or five men jumped him while he was walking in the 100 block of Rockfeller Court Saturday afternoon. One of the suspects stabbed him, but he could not give...

County commissioners to discuss land for Grantham school Sept. 4

The decision to not place consideration of the Wayne County Board of Education's purchase option of a 46-acre tract for a new Grantham Middle School on the county commissioners' agenda Tuesday, was not made out of a desire to...