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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Veteran: Also honor county's new roster of heroes

Noggie Smith can't walk quite like he could before a bomb blast from a downed plane ended his service in World War II. The physical strength he possessed as a boy working farms in Wayne County has diminished with...

Bank loan will pay for radio system

The bank-qualified financing the county will use to pay for a new $9.7 million communications system is similar to how a person would finance a house, County Manager Lee Smith said. In this case, instead of a house serving...

Mount Olive receives $717,000 state grant to fix town's sewers

MOUNT OLIVE -- Officials are hopeful a $717,000 Clean Water Management Trust Grant the town has been awarded will help correct problems that have plagued the town's sewer system for decades. The money will be used to repair holes...

Benny gets his bronze collar honor from AKC

Debbie Kandoll looks down at her German shepherd, Benny. He is sprawled across the floor -- head down, tail at rest. Seeing him there, she can't help but picture the fate he would have met had she not found him....

Party leaders revisit 2008 election, look to next fight

In every election there are winners and losers, and on Tuesday when the final tallies were announced, it was the Republican Party coming up short while the Democrats celebrated. For county Democratic Party Chairman Bronnie Quinn, it was a...

Audit slams ex-Goldsboro fire chief

Goldsboro city officials still refuse to say whether former city fire chief Alvin Ward resigned or was fired on Oct. 29. But on Friday, the City Council released the results of a recent functionality audit of the Goldsboro Fire...

Wayne crime-stopper telethon raises funds

About three hours into a Wayne County Crime Stoppers telethon, Sgt. Dot Ardes was wishing she still had her big blue tent. "At our old location, we had this blue tent, and people would drive by and say 'Oh yeah,...

Campaign4Change message targets youth

Tyrel Alvarado didn't ask to become part of a skit on Goldsboro High School's stage on Saturday. But his uncle and his younger cousin, Marquis Colebrook, wanted him up there. "We were screaming and pointing," Marquis said, which prompted the...

Former command chief speaks at ceremony

From Americans' caring comes courage. Caring about veterans was the message imparted during a service meant to honor veterans past and present on Saturday afternoon at Woods Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Goldsboro. The event paid homage to veterans...

WCR pick 'Blackbeard' in stock at local stores

Plenty of copies of the 2009 selection for Wayne County Reads have arrived. The selection for the next Wayne County Reads season is "Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious Pirate," by Angus Konstam. Copies of the book are available at the Wayne...

HealtHabit's annual benefit will help theater

Wayne County residents can enjoy a glass of wine and help promote arts in their community this weekend. In their 14th year of sponsoring the event, HealtHabit is partnering with The Paramount Theatre for its popular Benefit Tasting of...

Work to begin on bridge replacement on Lanetown Road

Work could begin as early as Dec. 1 to replace an existing bridge on Lanetown Road (S.R. 1532) over the Nahunta Swamp north of Goldsboro. The state Department of Transportation awarded the $736,651 contract to S.T. Wooten of Wilson...

Duplin to hold summit on land valuation

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County commissioners Monday will host local bankers and real estate agents in an economic summit beginning at 9 a.m. in the commissioners' meeting room in the county administration building. The summit is the outgrowth of a...

Goldsboro Veterans Day Parade

The Goldsboro Veterans Day Parade will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, starting on South Center Street. The route will run from South Center Street, up to the traffic circle and back down the other side of Center Street, where it...

Mount Olive alley dispute continues

MOUNT OLIVE -- Former Mount Olive businessman Rick Kraft Thursday said the town did not notify him or his attorney about its plans for an easement condemnation of a narrow strip of his property adjacent to a building he...