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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fibrowatt official responds to criticism

Terence Walmsley, Fibrowatt vice president for environmental and public affairs, last week expressed surprise that Faison area residents feel the company has failed to address their questions and concerns. "Frankly, I take offense at that they say we have...

PACC-10 TV moving into old Goldsboro Fire Station

As the white paint started to go up on exterior walls of the old Goldsboro Fire Station on the corner of Ash and Center streets, and green paint went up on the letters in "Goldsboro Fire Department," residents around...

Downtown Development Corp. mentor wins lifetime achievement award

Most Goldsboro residents don't know the name Rodney Swink, but some, like Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. Director Julie Thompson, do, and they know it well. As the former director of the North Carolina Main Street Center -- he retired...

Wayne jobless rate dips slightly in August

Wayne County's unemployment rate dipped slightly in August from its 17-year high of 6.9 percent in July. However, cautioned Bill Pate, manager of the Goldsboro branch of the North Carolina Employment Security Commission, the rate's two-tenths slide to 6.7...

Rosewood junior named Queen of Wayne Fair

A 16-year-old Rosewood High School junior who enjoys fishing and hunting captured the title of Wayne County Fair Queen Friday night. Holly Jones also received the Nicole Painter Talent Award, given to the contestant with the highest score in talent....

School district starts kitchen table conversation Monday

Citing one of the biggest problems in the county as communication, school officials hope the district's first "kitchen table conversation" Monday night will start changing all that. At the very least, the event will be a good way to get...

Record number register to vote in Wayne

More than 2,000 people have registered to vote in Wayne County since the May primary, and there are no signs that registration is slowing down as the 5 p.m. Oct. 10 deadline nears. But even then, people still will...

Fremont to get new police dog

FREMONT -- Noted for their strong work habits and quick response to commands, Belgian malinois dogs are a standard breed among local law enforcement agencies. Now, the town of Fremont is getting one of the dogs, for the price...