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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Firm earns millions in base contracts

A Goldsboro construction company was recently awarded a contract it says will keep more than $23 million right here in Wayne County. Daniels and Daniels beat out national competition for the project, one that will culminate in the construction of...

County will weigh incentive grant for Reuel Inc.

Meeting Tuesday morning, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners voted to schedule two public hearings -- one for its next meeting on Oct. 16 and one on Nov. 6. The first, which will begin at 9:15 a.m., will be to...

Coverage for mental health care examined

With the stigmas surrounding mental illnesses continuing to lessen and more and more people seeking services, the state General Assembly took the large step this year of passing legislation to require insurance companies to improve their coverage of mental health...

Just around a fair corner, a bit of history

An 8-year-old boy spent most of his Wednesday afternoon staring down at the concrete floors inside one of the Wayne County Fairgrounds' exhibit buildings. Lucas Hoffman looked up shortly after his mother, Liza, passed the Christmas trees on display. "I...

Legislator speaks to city youth council

State Rep. Tricia Cotham started in politics at an age when most of her contemporaries were more worried about boys having cooties and playing kickball at recess, she told members of the Goldsboro Mayor's Youth Council Wednesday. At age 10,...

Exhibits offer look at growers' produce

The strong aroma of tobacco leaves fills the exhibit area. A huge watermelon catches a visitor's eye first thing. All around are colorful fruits and vegetables. It's part of the agricultural display at this year's county fair. One of the...

Mom organizes vigil for those who mourn child

Alittle more than a year ago, Wendy Womble was getting ready for the birth of her third child, a daughter. It would have been the first little girl born into her husband's family in two decades, she said. September 2006...

Jenkins takes first at national golf event

Alan Jenkins, a Special Olympics athlete from Goldsboro, recently participated in the 2007 National Golf Invitational in both individual and team events. Part of the 11-member North Carolina golf team, he also competed in the individual skills division at the...

Rodeo makes return to county fair

The lights were bright, the energy high. The audience was ready to see dirt fly. Words from Kenny Loggins' "Danger Zone" rang out over the loudspeakers, evoking memories of "Top Gun," but these weren't riders in the sky. They were...