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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

County tax collection up 5 percent

Wayne County's tax collection rate is proving to be a bit of a bright spot in an otherwise steady diet of bleak economic news reflecting about a 5-percent increase -- about $2.7 million -- over the same period last...

Getting ready for turkey day

Sharon Hines, left, of Goldsboro was looking for just the right size turkey to feed her family on Thanksgiving  early this morning at Carlie C's supermarket on Wayne Memorial Drive. She is getting help from Emma Murchisom, the assistant market...

MOC recognizes Tyrrell educator

MOUNT OLIVE -- James Cahoon of Columbia received the 2008 Distinguished Service award during Mount Olive College's annual alumni homecoming weekend. The award took on particular significance since it was presented by Cahoon's former roommate at the college, Barry...

Man charged with assault on girl, 11

A Johnston County man faces felony charges for allegedly taking indecent liberties with an 11-year-old girl, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said. James Sanders Tew, 46, was jailed under $75,000 bond for on two counts. An investigation by Sheriff's...

Farm/City banquet honors three

The three people recognized during Monday night's annual Farm/City Week banquet reflect more than just a commitment to agriculture, they also demonstrate how members of that community give back to the community at large, said Howard Scott, N.C. Cooperative...

County approves $100K local match for grant to bring firm to Mount Olive

A $100,000 local match for a state grant that was recently used to help recruit a new industry to Mount Olive was unanimously approved by the Wayne County Board of Commissioners following a short public hearing last week. It...

Alleged sexual offender caught

PRINCETON -- A man accused of sexual assaults against two children was arrested after a six-hour manhunt Monday, authorities said. Deputies say they found Larry Gene Garner Jr. with two guns after he had made threats of suicide. Sheriff...

Golf tournament raises $85,000 for WATCH program

The eighth annual WATCH golf tournament, held last month, netted $85,000 to help sponsor the free clinic that has helped thousands of Wayne County residents over the years. Five corporate sponsors contributed $5,000 or more, while other individuals and businesses...

Public record

Pizza man robbed at gunpoint A Domino's pizza driver was robbed at gunpoint for two pizzas late Sunday night in the 200 block of Spearwood Drive, Goldsboro police reports show. Jason Kaupa of Friendly Drive said that a black male...

Jaycees still accepting entries for Christmas parade

Entries are still being accepted for the Goldsboro Jaycees Christmas Parade, which will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in downtown Goldsboro. The theme for the parade is "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Entries submitted this week until...