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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Arrest in C.B. Aycock fire

Another arrest has been made in the late January fire at former Gov. Charles B. Aycock's birthplace. Police say a man with a long history of methamphetamine-related charges is the second arrest, but maybe not the last. For more...

Bill Clinton to speak Saturday

Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Goldsboro. Campaigning on behalf of his wife, U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, who is running for the Democratic nomination for president, Clinton is scheduled to appear at Eastern Wayne High School at 1:15 p.m....

Robber strikes two more stores

A sawed-off shotgun-toting robber threatened two more clerks on Wednesday night, again taking cigarettes and cash, according to police reports. A man who matches that description closely is also suspected in four more robberies in Wayne County and two in...

Big giver of life

James E. Summerlin says he doesn't have the technical skills to help people in need. So he helps them the only way he knows how -- by giving his blood. Not just once, but 21 times. Tuesday, Summerlin sat down...

Hospital handles bond rate concern

Wayne Memorial Hospital has obtained a short term line of credit from BB&T and is working with a consultant to determine how to refinance its 2006 bond issue for $35 million. After a sharp drop recently in the auction rate...

Initiative sets sights on developing local food sources

Hoping to encourage people to think and eat locally, a group of more than 25 Wayne County organizations and residents has come together in a loose coalition to form the Wayne Food Initiative. Focused on helping create sustainable, profitable options...

Library wants readers to 'step up to the plate' this summer

The 2008 baseball season is officially underway, and this year the Wayne County Public Library is joining the American Library Association and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in inviting people of all ages to "Step Up to...

Library book sale this weekend

The Friends of the Wayne County Public Library are sponsoring a public book sale Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sunday, starting at 1 p.m., at the library on Ash Street. Members of the organization will have a...

Public record

Armed robbery Marcus Oats of Outlaw Road, Dudley reported Tuesday that two suspects unknown to him held him in his vehicle and stole jewelry and a phone worth $380 on Melodie Lane. He suffered minor injury, according to the incident...

YMCA's Healthy Kids Day Saturday

Saturday is Healthy Kids Day at the Goldsboro Family YMCA. Activities start at 11 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m., with live bands, food, swimming, water volleyball and basketball, a Bounce House, a giant inflatable slide, face painting and several...