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Sunday, August 3, 2008

College asks for funds to expand

Wayne County commissioners on Tuesday will be asked for tentative approval of a proposed $20 million capital improvement project at Wayne Community College. Currently, there are no funds available for construction and the vote does not commit any funding....

Tastebud tantalizer begins Tuesday

The annual Taste of Wayne is set to kick off the United Way's annual fundraising drive and will be held Tuesday, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the commons on the campus of Wayne Community College. Until 8 p.m., everything...

Shoppers save with temporary tax break

If the scenes playing out at local stores Saturday were all you knew about consumer spending, you might find it hard to believe that some experts suggest the American economy is on the brink of recession. But then you...

Public record

The following incidents are being investigated by the Goldsboro Police Department: *A Bolling Drive resident claims his identity was stolen. Jason Hill told Goldsboro police officers Friday that someone used his personal information to acquire more than $20,000 in...

Saving Christopher

When Christopher Steed first awoke from his nightmarish trip to Guatemala, he implored his mother in Spanish, "Who should I save, Sofia or David?" She assumed he was struggling in his mind to protect the two children that had been...

Goldsboro council delays meeting

The first meeting this month for the Goldsboro City Council has been moved to Aug. 11. The meeting was originally scheduled for Aug. 4, as the council normally gathers the first Monday of the month. The agenda for the...

Sager, friends host fundraiser

Efton Sager and his campaign for the state House District 11 seat might have been the main focus of the evening, but to House Minority Leader Paul Stam, there is much more at stake than just that one seat....

Col. Bergeson reassigned: called to duty in Alaska

Col. Thomas Bergeson might still be at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base training in the F-15E Strike Eagle, if the 3rd Fighter Wing family did not need him more. He would have been named 4th Fighter Wing Commander at...

Duplin protest meeting moved

KENANSVILLE -- School consolidation foes on Tuesday are expected to protest the Duplin County Board of Education's schools' facilities plan. In anticipation of a large crowd, the school board meeting has been moved from the board's regular meeting room...

Communities look forward to National Night Out

Wayne County residents are urged to take Tuesday evening and get to know their law enforcement officers and neighbors a little better. Goldsboro, Fremont and Mount Olive will each join with thousands of other cities and towns across the...

Fremont prepares for National Night Out

FREMONT -- Ron Rawlings knows how many Wayne County residents perceive Fremont. "For a long time, people have considered our town unsafe," he said. But in the 18 months since he took over as police chief, Rawlings said he...

Father on the run surrenders in Wayne

A man accused of abducting his 2-year-old daughter from a Massachusetts day care center, setting off a statewide Amber Alert in North Carolina on Friday, is being held without bond in the Wayne County Jail. Joel Brown, 43, whom...