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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Date set for 2009 air show at SJAFB

Air Force officials have set a date for the latest installment of Wings Over Wayne, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's typically annual air show. But they would still not confirm the lineup for the event, scheduled for the weekend of...

Jury hears testimony in case of '05 murder

Lawyers for the prosecution and defense questioned the first witnesses Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of firing gunshots into a Davy Boulevard apartment complex in June 2005, killing a Mount Olive woman. Mount Olive police say Richard...

Man finds, returns lost $1,000 in cash

Several people had walked past the small stack of paper as they strolled through the parking lot at Sam's Club during the early afternoon of Sept. 28. Gene Reich of Goldsboro could have been one of them. But curiosity got...

Lee Smith to Rotary: County's future determined by growth, infrastructure

County Manager Lee Smith came with prepared comments to make to Goldsboro Rotarians Tuesday afternoon, but he set them aside after telling club members he would rather just respond to what was on their minds. The questions posed ran the...

No disputed voter registration from ACORN in Wayne

The North Carolina State Board of Elections is investigating voter registration forms submitted by a group whose efforts have led to similar probes in other states. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now works to register low-income people as...

Cherry director speaks out on negative hospital report

Cherry Hospital Director Dr. Jack St. Clair found much in a state consultant's report he agreed still needs to be worked on when it comes to operations at the mental health facility. But that doesn't mean that the Compass Group...

Saturday's Nature Day Stoney Creek

The Stoney Creek Park Alliance and the Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Department will hold Nature Day at Stoney Creek Park on Saturday. The day will kick off with a volunteer cleanup of the park from 9 to 11 a.m. The...

County seeking housing rehab grant

A $400,000 housing rehabilitation grant is being sought by Wayne County to complement its ongoing efforts to improve housing in the county. Commissioners last week instructed David Harris, the county's Community Development Block Grant project director, to proceed with a...

Walnut Creek also receives its state highway funding

Walnut Creek was one of seven municipalities in the county to receive the funds distributed by the N.C. Department of Transportation. All told, the municipalities received more than $1.382 million. The funding helps municipalities pay for maintenance, repair, construction, widening...

Vibrant fall colors still expected across state

The drought that plagued most of North Carolina earlier in the year should not have an adverse effect on fall foliage across the state this fall, according to a North Carolina State University expert. Dr. Robert Bardon, associate professor...