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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Building permits down in first half of 2008

Electrical contractor Mark Hinson is feeling the bite of slower work and higher costs in the construction industry, and he is not alone. "It's a lot slower. Everything is slower," Hinson said while putting a circuit box in an unfinished...

Taste of Wayne set for Aug. 5

By MATTHEW WHITTLE Assistant News Editor Meals on Wheels is one of the biggest programs supported by the United Way of Wayne County, so it's fitting that for the 18th year in a row, the organization will kick off its...

Restaurants ready to compete for honors at Taste of Wayne

By MATTHEW WHITTLE Assistant News Editor From pizza to Asian cuisine to good ol' eastern North Carolina barbecue, there should be something for just about everyone at the Taste of Wayne County this year as local restaurants are beginning to...

Pate and Davis facing multiple issues as fall race begins

By MATTHEW WHITTLE Assistant News Editor As Snow Hill Mayor Don Davis continues the campaign he has been running since October 2007 and state Rep. Louis Pate, R-Wayne, wraps up his legislative duties, both men are working to make sure...

Walnut Creek council hears what residents want

WALNUT CREEK -- Village Council members got a better idea of what residents like and dislike about their community and what they want to see in the future at their meeting Wednesday night. Village Planning Board Chairman David Sloan...

James Kenan School of Engineering saved by court ruling

From staff reports Wake County Superior Civil Court Judge Ripley Rand Thursday ordered the Duplin County Board of Education to halt is pending closure of the James Kenan School of Engineering at Warsaw and to ensure that it remain intact...

Couple met, fell in love on railroad with help from Union Station

Earl and Nancy Justice's love story of 61 years is filled with railroad tracks and train whistles. Now in their 80s, they remember the day when the railroad brought them together and how Goldsboro's Union Station was part of their...

'Wayne Reads' program deciding on book for 2009

'From staff reports Readers are choosing a book to read and discuss during next year's Wayne County Reads project. Wayne County Reads is a countywide "one book, one community" reading project organized and supported by many community partners. In previous...

Hip-hop artist offers motivation to county children

A hip-hop artist and motivational speaker told more than 70 children at the Boys & Girls Club this past week that they have great mental powers. And to capitalize on them, they just need to stop selling themselves short....

Family Y camp begins Monday

This summer at the Goldsboro Family YMCA there is a more traditional summer camp program called the Outdoor Adventure Camp. Lead by Tara Ruffin, participants are doing three week sessions, with two field trips every week, and getting an education...