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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

$9M loan for new system approved

Wayne County's plan to borrow up to $9.7 million for a new emergency communications system has been approved by the Local Government Commission, clearing the way for the county to proceed with the project. County Manager Lee Smith announced...

Downward spiral? Residents watch gasoline pumps

Terry Thomas couldn't resist the lure of the low gas prices this morning as she headed to work in Wilson. "I'm not filling up. I'm just putting $20 in, because I was getting low," she said at the pump in...

I-795 repair begins

A $626,000 preventative maintenance winterization project on Interstate 795 between Goldsboro and Pikeville got under way Monday morning, and motorists can expect to encounter work crews along the highway's outer northbound and southbound lanes over the next two to...

Teacher named in CBA inquiry

School officials have confirmed that Charles B. Aycock High School teacher Lee Person has been placed on paid administrative leave following the opening of an investigation at the school by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and the State Bureau...

Rogerson, Gaylor set sights on judge seat

The candidates for the open District 8 District Court judge seat are attempting to draw contrasts between each other beyond the fact that one is from Wayne County and the other is from Lenoir, but both are running on their...

Public record

Bullet hits window Qurtarsha Howard of Courtyard Circle told police on Monday that her side door window glass had been shattered by a bullet, probably from a handgun, according to the police report. Brogden Middle School burglary Amanda Lee Hill...

City's Fall Festival set for Saturday at Herman Park

The Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Fall Festival Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Herman Park Center. The cost is $3 per person. Activities will include a bungee run, double slide, basketball shoot, horseback...

Garden Festival to be held Saturday at Wayne Center

The Wayne County Master Gardener Volunteers are presenting a Fall Garden Festival and Plant Sale on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wayne Center, 208 W. Chestnut St. (corner of Chestnut and George streets). There will be activities...

WCC Foundation begins annual local scholarship fund drive

The Foundation of Wayne Community College, which just wrapped up its campus fund drive, is now turning its eye toward its community-wide effort. The Foundation, a non-profit organization, provides funds for student scholarships and other financial needs, mini-grants for faculty...