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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Duct tape attire

Photo submitted C.J. Albee, left, and Amber Leeming, seniors at Rosewood High School, model the outfits they created from duct tape to wear to their prom. For more information see They went to the prom ... in duct tape....

Council takes closer look at expenses

The Goldsboro City Council added items back to the proposed budget for 2008-09 during a work session Tuesday, but admitted by the end of the meeting that there would not be enough money to cover all the expenses and that...

Senate hopeful takes his campaign on road

With less than a week to go before Tuesday's primary, former state Sen. Tony Moore is still out working to find votes, often spending his afternoons going door to door in various Pitt, Greene and Wayne county neighborhoods. "It's been...

Jobless rate up and down in Wayne

Wayne County's unemployment rate bumped up .2 percent to 5.1 percent in February and back down .2 percent in March, returning to 4.9 percent. The rate for March 2007 was 4.3 percent. And although the rate has gone up some...

Meth lab arrest made on Waller Road

Meth lab components at a Waller Road home had Wayne County sheriff's deputies looking for one of its residents. They found Roy Allan Fountain, 28, and he was charged with possession of 2 1/2 grams of methamphetamine and two counts...

Planning Board gives nod to plan for new city bar

Goldsboro residents are one step closer to having another bar and restaurant to frequent. The Goldsboro Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit requested by Jeff Darwin at its meeting Monday night. Darwin wants to use property located on the...

Duplin commissioners hope for sales tax OK

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Commissioner L.S. Guy and school board member William Gillespie spent some time Monday counting out what they hope will be a sign of the future -- approval of the county's proposed one-quarter cent sales tax increase....

They went to the prom ... in duct tape

Ambitious high school seniors typically begin searching early for ways to pay for college. Those with stick-to-itiveness usually come out ahead. At least that's what Rosewood High School seniors Amber Leeming and C.J. Albee are hoping. Back in November, C.J....

MOC's womanless beauty pageant raises money for Make-A-Wish

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College students raised $600 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation recently, when the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee sponsored its third annual woMANless beauty pageant. Seven male students dressed up as women and performed for the event. Winners include:...

Public record

Armed robbery North Park Avenue Ruby Tuesday Manager Freddie King was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of First Citizens Bank on the corner of Spence Avenue and Ash Street Monday night, police said. The suspect took an undisclosed...

Friends of Library seeking to double its membership

The Friends of the Wayne County Public Library is conducting a membership drive that the organization hopes will bring in 500 new members. "In recent years, membership in the Friends has remained relatively level at about 250 members," organization president...

Red Cross to host tennis tournament

The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will have its first ever tennis tournament fundraiser Friday through Sunday at Goldsboro Country Club. It is for tennis players of all ages and skill levels. It's being held in connection...