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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Chamber: More to come on county issues

Despite complaints by some of the attendees that last week's 2008 State of the Community program was simply a "feel-good" event, Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Chairman Geoff Hulse thinks it was a good way to kick off a long-term...

Store owner charged in sales of fakes

A Goldsboro store owner accused of producing pirated DVD movies for sale at his Elm Street Store turned himself in Tuesday, authorities said. Detective Lt. Carl Lancaster also said another city store owner targeted in raids last week was expected...

Schools target absence problem

School attendance is not only a right, it's the law -- and county officials say they are redoubling their efforts to make sure children are in class. With end-of-grade tests fast-approaching, missing a day of school for any reason should...

Amnesty day planned for residents in late April at landfill

As expected, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners approved Tuesday an "amnesty day" for the county landfill April 26. Running from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., the event will give county residents -- not commercial businesses or haulers -- the...

Scouts still seeking donations to reach 2008 fundraising goal

The Tuscarora Boy Scout Council's fundraising campaign is off to a good start, Council Executive Harold Keller said, but more supporters need to come forward over the next two months for the organization to reach its goal. The council's Friends...

Man wanted in Warsaw shooting

WARSAW -- The Warsaw Police Department is looking for a suspect wanted for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Frankie Maurice Williams allegedly fired a shotgun at a woman during an argument on Friday...

Two join city recreation department staff

The city's Parks and Recreation Department has added two new staff members in recent months. Gladys McClary is the new assistant center leader for the W.A. Foster Center. A former girl's basketball coach at Goldsboro High School and teacher and...

Livestock heat loss benefits now available

The U.S. government has started a new program for livestock owners who suffered losses in livestock due to excessive heat last year. Administered through the Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency, the Livestock Indemnity Program provides benefits to livestock producers...

Signups for 'Camp-A-Lot' still available

There is still time to sign up for the Tuscarora Boy Scout Council's Cub Weekend "Camp-A-Lot," a renaissance-fair type family "over-knighter." Scout officials say more than 1,700 people have registered. That is more than they have had sign up for...

Business women to meet Thursday

The Wayne-Duplin Business and Professional Women's Club willl hold its annual meeting Thursday at 6:15 p.m. at the Pizza Village in Mount Olive. Dr. Sandra McCullen, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for Wayne County Schools and a candidate for...