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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Democrats canvass eastern North Carolina

Looking to sweep into office as a team, the Democratic candidates for the Council of State, joined by several state judicial candidates, began their Wednesday swing through eastern North Carolina at Wilber's Barbecue in Goldsboro. And though they were...

Stop the Funeral wants gang program

Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders said Tuesday that the public's idea of dealing with youthful drug users and gang members -- "locking them all up" -- might sound good, but that it is not necessarily the best way to...

Commuter rail study says it is feasible

A study released today by the North Carolina Railroad indicates that passenger rail service between Goldsboro and Greensboro would be feasible and could coexist with current freight traffic on the line. The 11-month study found that commuter trains and freight...

Historical group holding membership drive

The Wayne County Historical Association is holding a membership drive for the Wayne County Museum. Museum Manager Johnna Nelson said the drive last year added more than 60 new members to the association, which oversees operation of the museum...

Five Wayne County nurses named to state's 'Great 100' list

Five nurses from Wayne Memorial Hospital have been named to the "Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina for 2008." They were chosen from more than 58,000 nurses nominated for the honor by their peers and managers, then screened by...

Wayne no longer considered in drought status

After spending almost three months in the moderate drought category, Wayne County moved to the lowest category on the U.S. Drought Monitor scale -- abnormally dry -- last week, but farmers in the area may still see financial help...

Public record

Three arrested on Onslow conspiracy charges Shakandice Sample, 19, of LeJeune Boulevard, Kevin Dion Ladaker Jr., 19, and Leshawn Tyrell Sample, 17, of Central Heights Road, face felony-level conspiracy charges and breaking and entering, and are being held on...

Gubernatorial candidates to discusss school choice in Durham

Both gubernatorial candidates have been invited to a free forum in Durham later this month designed to effect change in the state's educational policies. Darrell Allison, president for Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, said the two-hour program...

Meals needed for Habitat Care-A-Vanners

Another RV Care-A-Vanner team is expected to arrive in Goldsboro Sunday for two-weeks of building houses for Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne, and lunches are going to be needed for 12 volunteers from Oct. 13 through 25. Habitat officials...