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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Mar Mac Murder

MAR MAC -- A middle-aged woman was found beaten to death at 114 Kevin Drive on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. A man who lived with her was being questioned at the Sheriff's Office on Wednesday night. Wayne County Sheriff Carey...

DGDC opens downtown homes to public view

Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. will unveil three newly finished, affordable homes on the 400 block of South John Street today beginning at 4 p.m. The open houses will be hosted by the DGDC along with the city of Goldsboro,...

United Way debuts new campaign video

A county united in taking care of its own -- that was the message United Way of Wayne County shared Tuesday as the organization's volunteers gathered to debut the 2008 campaign's new video. The short film, which includes testimonials...

Public record

Drug Squad arrest An Elton Drive man had enough cocaine and marijuana in a car parked at a West Ash Street convenience store to warrant possession with intent to sell or deliver charges for both narcotics, the Goldsboro-Wayne County...

Graduation rates up in four Wayne County high schools

Graduation rates in Wayne County are ahead of the state figure for the second consecutive year, with four public high schools seeing an increase and three others showing a dip, officials say. The N.C. Department of Public Instruction on...

Faison says 'no' to request to give up ETJ claim

FAISON -- Officials in this small Duplin County town say they have no intention of relinquishing their extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) control over the nearby Sampson County site where a Pennsylvania company wants to build a $200 million biomass-fired power...

Farm aid

Tom Buffkin might be the president of Franklin Baking Co., but he feels the pain of the rising cost of a loaf of a bread just like everybody else — and perhaps, in some ways more so, since he...

Growers struggle with cost of diesel

The soaring cost of fuel has squeezed farmers to the breaking point, agricultural experts say, with the cost of running heavy equipment nearly doubling over the past year. There are more than 170,000 acres of land under cultivation in...

Water rushes streets in Mount Olive during storm

MOUNT OLIVE -- Rain falling at the rate of more than eight inches an hour at one point Tuesday afternoon left many streets and yards in town under several inches of water. More rain is forecast for today. In...

Mount Olive College searches for college president

MOUNT OLIVE--The nationwide search has begun to replace Mount Olive College's third president, Dr. J. William Byrd, in the role since 1995. Earlier in the year, Byrd announced he would be stepping down to concentrate more on external relations...

Mount Olive College to ease path for community college transfers

RALEIGH--Mount Olive College is among the 24 private colleges and universities in the state included in a comprehensive articulation agreement allowing community college graduates an easier transfer path. Community college system president Scott Ralls and independent colleges and universities...