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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Foreclosures in Wayne: It could be worse

Wayne County rode out a wave of home foreclosures in October and another upward climb might be on the horizon, but Realtors and lenders say the area is in better shape than other parts of the country. "We do some...

Goldsboro calls special council meeting

The Goldsboro City Council will hold a special meeting Monday at 3 p.m. in the large conference room at the City Hall Addition to discuss the budget and how Stoney Creek Park and the Community Recreation Center fit into the...

Christmas cheer

It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas Saturday in Wayne County, as five cities and townships held their annual holiday parades. A fleet of classic cars cruised Main Street at 1 p.m. in Fremont, including a canary yellow...

Officials identify victims of house fire

Goldsboro officials have identified the two victims of an early Thursday morning blaze as Joseph Wiggs and Hilda Allen. Wiggs, 54, and Ms. Allen, 64, were renting the 1506 Dakota St. home, which was found fully engulfed when fire fighters...

Veterans' stories

One saw Europe through the eyes of a fighter pilot. Another watched friends fall in the Vietnam jungle. And there is a marksman, weapons officer and truck driver -- even a pair of medics. Eight men living together in an...

Community member has heart, puts soles on children's feet

For five years Paul Benton has worked to provide shoes to every foster child in Wayne County. Three years ago, he said, that meant making Christmas a little better for 120 children. Two years ago it was 82. This year...

Faison opposes Fibrowatt plant

FAISON -- Months of negotiations between the town and officials of a Pennsylvania-based company that plans to build a $140 million poultry litter-fueled power plant just west of town have gone up in smoke. The town last month effectively broke...

Mount Olive Small Town group looking for more input, members

MOUNT OLIVE -- The revitalization of the west side of the 200 block of North Center Street is the most visible sign of the Small Town Main Street group's support of efforts to help spark a renewed life and interest...

Walnut Creek facing sewer problems

WALNUT CREEK -- Problems with the Village of Walnut Creek's sewer system topped discussions at Tuesday's third and final town hall meeting, as well as at its village council meeting Wednesday. On Tuesday, some of the 30 residents in attendance...

Wayne County unemployment rate rises

More Wayne County residents were without a job in October, as the jobless rate increased to 6.4 percent -- up 0.1 percent from September. Bill Pate, manager of the local Employment Security Commission, said he knew the rate would...

Public Record

Student cited for weapon on high school campus A Charles B. Aycock student was cited for accidentally brining his hunting bow and arrows in school property inside his Jeep Cherokee, according to a report. Christopher Steward, 17, was given a...

Parade Saturday

It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas Saturday in Wayne County, as five cities and townships held their annual holiday parades. A fleet of classic cars cruised Main Street at 1 p.m. in Fremont, including a canary yellow...

Walnut Creek facing sewer problems

WALNUT CREEK -- Problems with the Village of Walnut Creek's sewer system topped discussions at Tuesday's third and final town hall meeting, as well as at its village council meeting Wednesday. On Tuesday, some of the 30 residents in...

Veterans' stories

One saw Europe through the eyes of a fighter pilot. Another watched friends fall in the Vietnam jungle. And there is a marksman, weapons officer and truck driver -- even a pair of medics. Eight men living together in an...

Officials identify victims of house fire

Goldsboro officials have identified the two victims of an early Thursday morning blaze as Joseph Wiggs and Hilda Allen. Wiggs, 54, and Ms. Allen, 64, were renting the 1506 Dakota St. home, which was found fully engulfed when fire...

Mount Olive Small Town group looking for more input, members

MOUNT OLIVE -- The revitalization of the west side of the 200 block of North Center Street is the most visible sign of the Small Town Main Street group's support of efforts to help spark a renewed life and...

Faison opposes Fibrowatt plant

FAISON -- Months of negotiations between the town and officials of a Pennsylvania-based company that plans to build a $140 million poultry litter-fueled power plant just west of town have gone up in smoke. The town last month effectively...