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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Travelers heading to beach for July Fourth

Fewer people are traveling this July Fourth because of the economy, but the state's beaches will still be busy. Normally, Goldsboro travel agent Eileen Conekin of All About Travel takes trips with her children when they are out of school,...

Small breed dogs found abandoned in Wayne

The public's help is being sought in determining who is responsible for abandoning dozens of small dogs last Friday near the Wayne/Greene county line. Wayne County Department of Animal Control officials said that they were called to the area of...

Fireworks displays at home can be risky

There are two kinds of official advice about fireworks -- light only those that are legal, or don't do it at all. County Communications Supervisor Delbert Edwards supplied the former -- that is, to light the legal kind if choosing...

What's legal?

Not all fireworks are legal in North Carolina. A good way to be on the safe side is to only use those purchased in state. Many pyrotechnics purchased outside North Carolina, especially those from states further south, may not be...

Safety tips

Here are some tips on using your Fourth of July fireworks safely. *Only use fireworks outdoors. *Always have either a hose or bucket of water handy. *Only use fireworks as intended. Don't try to alter or combine them. *Never re-light...

As usual, sparklers expected to be last-minute purchases

Wayne County residents might be planning their own back yard fireworks celebrations, but local vendors say they will probably wait until the last minute to buy them -- just like they do every year. From cherry bombs to "Surround Sound"...

Some pets say 'no' to booms

While many persons will be enjoying the noisy Fourth of July spectacle of fireworks this weekend, their pets might not share their enjoyment. People understand what is going on, but their pets don't, said Justin Scally, director of the Wayne...

Public record

Distributor robbed A man selling speakers out of the back of his van in a North Berkeley Boulevard parking lot reportedly was robbed Tuesday afternoon by baseball bat-wielding friends of a disgruntled customer, police said. Bobby Crowson of Raleigh-based XRT...

Offices closed; services delayed

Most municipal, county, state and federal offices will be closed Friday as the nation observes the Fourth of July. Goldsboro, Wayne County offices -- and all offices operated by the state, including the courthouse, and the federal government, including the...

Festivities planned for July Fourth holiday

If you plan on being on the streets of Mount Olive Friday afternoon around 4:30, be prepared to share the road. Plenty of children are expected to kick off the town's Fourth of July festivities with a parade of bicycles,...