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Friday, October 10, 2008

U.S. 70 bypass ground broken

Wyche Ray remembers when what is now Wayne Memorial Drive was a washboard road where he once caught bootleggers on his farm not far from the site where the new U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass will be built. Thursday, Ray, who...

Study: Rail plan will cost county

The estimated cost of infrastructure improvements, equipment and support facilities needed to provide commuter rail service from Greensboro to Goldsboro is estimated at $1 billion. An in-depth look at the study released Thursday shows that Wayne County would have to...

Many uneasy, but waiting out Wall Street storm

This week's stunning decline on Wall Street has many local residents concerned about the future, even as financial advisors council against the panic selling that is driving the Dow Jones Industrial Average down. "Emotions are driving this," said Carlyle...

Red Cross takes time to honor local volunteers

An anonymous donor gave the blood that saved Blane Smith's wife -- and unborn daughter, he told those gathered Thursday for the annual awards luncheon for the Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross. And that makes that donor...

Partnership observes 10th year

Judy McCurdy has seen a big change in her son since she attended "The Incredible Years," a free workshop for parents who have children with challenging behaviors. "Now, he reads all the time. He used to be hyper, but not...

Frying fish to help children

The Wayne County Shrine Club held its annual fish fry today, serving lunch and dinner in Goldsboro and Mount Olive to raise money for the Shriners Hospital for Children. Dinner will be served today from 4 to 7 p.m., with...