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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Groundbreaking set for bypass

N.C. Transportation Secretary Lyndo Tippett is expected to be in Goldsboro Thursday for an 11 a.m. groundbreaking for the first section of the U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass. He will be joined by Transportation Board member Gus Tulloss. The ceremony,...

Local teen pursues his dream of flying, wins award

Scott Cronin says he has "a plan," a course he hopes to follow toward his dream. In reality, the young man has two or three. But each has the same final destination. Scott would like to join the Air...

County OKs agreement with schools on buildings

Wayne County Commissioner Jack Best Tuesday morning questioned some of the wording in a memorandum of understanding with the Board of Education concerning school construction, but in the end, he was the one who made the motion that lead...

Palin hits ECU

GREENVILLE -- Gov. Sarah Palin broke no new policy ground and unveiled no new attacks against Sen. Barack Obama Tuesday night in Greenville, but her supporters found plenty to cheer about nonetheless. Alternating chants of her name, presidential nominee Sen....

Report on Cherry targets bosses, structure

An "environment of suspicion" and "fear of retribution" from management were among the findings reported at Cherry Hospital by the Ohio-based health care consulting firm hired last month to assess conditions after a patient death and questionable safety practices...

Chamber sponsors forum for candidates

A "meet-and-greet" candidate event sponsored by the Government Affairs Committee of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce gave a number of local and state candidates two minutes each to state their platforms in front of about 50 people Monday...

Public record

Pizza man assaulted A 26-year-old driver for Papa John's was assaulted while trying to deliver a pizza to an address in the 1300 block of Maple Street on Monday night, according to a Goldsboro police report. He was approached...

Pikeville looks to raise electric deposits

PIKEVILLE -- The transient nature of some of Pikeville's renters leaves the town short on electrical profits when renters bail out on a $200 deposit, officials say. Mayor Herbert Sieger and other officials say the $200 is too little,...

Health Department sponsoring dance contest

Hoping to inspire young people toward physical fitness, Health Department is sponsoring the "biggest amateur dance contest in Wayne County history" during an upcoming community health fair on Oct. 18. James Roosen, health director, said the idea for a...