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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Better Business Bureau uncovers new scam

RALEIGH -- The Better Business Bureau of Eastern North Carolina is warning consumers to be cautious of an organization posing as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage lending companies. The scammers are sending letters announcing a lottery that gives people...

Public record

Identity theft arrest Goldsboro police say Ashley Ann Robinson, 18, of Goldsboro is responsible for the stealing Laura Wetzel's debit card and using it make purchases. Ms. Robinson was jailed under $2,500 bond, police said. Charges The Wayne County Sheriff's...

Officials: First day of school went well

School officials reported a "smooth transition" for the first day of school Monday, with only a few delays reported by the transportation department. Student numbers are also up 169 from the previous year. The first-day headcount for the 33 county...

WCC to offer online courses this fall

Among the online courses being offered this fall at Wayne Community College are several practical options for learning about personal finance, starting a business or finding the right job. There are more than 200 online courses beginning Sept. 17, running...

Is county's four-day workweek working?

Like some of the employees on her staff at the Wayne County Dept. of Social Services, new director Debbie Jones is having to adjust to the county's new four-day workweek. "I have a daughter who has started school, so like...

Teen, 18, charged in clerk shooting

City police allege a Goldsboro 18-year-old is responsible for a convenience store shooting that seriously injured Ribhi Mohammed Kandeel earlier this month. Rashard Vondarius Oliver, 18, of Franklin Street, was arrested Monday morning at his home, Goldsboro police Investigator...

Survey: Downtown Goldsboro a 'no go'

People aren't visiting Goldsboro's downtown district. That's the main finding of a recently completed survey by the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp., and one that officials said surprised them. "The biggest shock is how people rated downtown," promotions coordinator Lara...

Firetruck, car collide in crash Sunday

Two persons were injured Sunday afternoon in a wreck involving a Pinewood fire truck and car. The accident occurred about 3 p.m. at the intersection of Hood Swamp Road and Mark Edwards Road. Pinewood Fire Chief Mel Powers said the...

Mount Olive officials are hunting for elusive water leak

MOUNT OLIVE -- Motorists traveling along the 900 block of North Breazeale Avenue today should be alert to town workers who are expected to be cutting up a section of the road in search of an elusive water leak...