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Sunday, November 16, 2008

No changes in final Wayne vote tally

Wayne County's 658 provisional ballots included one from a South Carolina truck driver who apparently was so concerned he wouldn't make it home in time to vote that he stopped here to cast his ballot. The unusual ballot was...

Lobbyists for seniors set list of priorities for next year

With the election now behind them, Wayne County's Tar Heel Senior Legislators took time Thursday to begin promoting their 2009 legislative agenda. Speaking to a group of about 40 residents at the Wayne County Senior Center, legislator Peggy Seegars...

Tornado leaves two dead near Kenly

KENLY -- A tornado ripped through Johnston and Wilson counties early Saturday, destroying homes and leaving two people dead. Maryland Gomez was killed and her husband seriously injured when the twister touched down just east of Kenly. A child...

Mount Olive committee agress on animal rules

MOUNT OLIVE -- The ad hoc committee charged with reviewing how police respond to calls involving dogs following a September incident in which police killed a family pet has released it recommendations. "I am really pleased with what we...

Local Christmas parades

You better watch out. You better not cry. A black-booted strike force of goodwill is converging on Wayne County, armed with all the holiday cheer of a herd of red-nosed reindeer. The Christmas parade season is now in full swing...

Date set for kitchen table conversation about schools

Wayne County parents, teachers and citizens are going to get another chance to talk to county school personnel -- and among themselves -- about what the next step should be to improve local schools. The first in a series of...

Jaycees Christmas Parade looking for entries

The Goldsboro Jaycees' Christmas Parade will be Saturday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. in downtown Goldsboro. The theme of this year's parade will be "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Entries for the parade are now being accepted. To participate in...

Motorcycle toy run today

The Wayne County Motorcycles will have their annual Toy run today beginning at 2 p.m. Motorcyclists should gather at noon outside Sears at the Berkeley Mall to begin the journey, which will end at the Country Time Tavern on Williams...

Preservation group meets in Goldsboro

Members of the Preservation North Carolina Board of Advisors, the only private nonprofit historic preservation organization in the state, visited Goldsboro this weekend for their quarterly board meeting. Preservation North Carolina picked the city in part because of the collaborative...

City's new human resources director starts Wednesday

Goldsboro's new human resources director is no stranger to city government. Faye Reeves has worked as a city employee twice -- once in the 1990s and since 2000 in her current term as Golds-boro's operations manager and purchasing agent. Ms....

City Council meets Monday night

The Goldsboro City Council has a packed work session schedule Monday night, but has a slim regular session agenda. Council members will discuss the alcoholic beverage policy at the Paramount Theatre during the work session. During the Nov. 3...

County will eye building purchase for relocating several departments

Wayne County Manager Lee Smith Tuesday will recommend county commissioners authorize $850,000 for the purchase of the old Masons Department Store property at 1016 N. William St. The appropriation would come from the county's fund balance. The site eventually...

MOC alumni weekend Nov.21-23

MOUNT OLIVE -- The annual Mount Olive College homecoming weekend, planned for Nov. 21-23, featuring a scholarship golf tournament, the annual Pickle Classic and other events for alumni. The 12th annual golf tournament will be held that Friday, with...