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Friday, December 19, 2008

Wayne gets $2 million for water, projects

Wayne, Greene and Lenoir counties have received slightly more than $2.1 million in grants from the N.C. Rural Center Economic Development Center for water and wastewater improvements. Wayne County received the bulk of the grants, $2.065 million, while Greene...

City workers tapped for help with next steps for park plan

After Goldsboro City Council members decided to forgo applying for a grant for Stoney Creek Park, they promised they would not abandon the project and that city employees would help the Stoney Creek Park Alliance as much as possible. So,...

Christmas with an international flair

Christmas Around the World was the theme this morning in Kathy Harris' kindergarten class at Northwest Elementary School. Students pulled the strings on a pinata to learn how children in Mexico celebrate Las Posadas, a nine-day celebration with origins in...

Officials: HIV on rise in Wayne; programs planned

With HIV and AIDS a growing concern in Wayne County, grant funding is being targeted to increase education and assistance for those dealing with the disease, Health Director James Roosen told the Board of Health Wednesday. "There are over 300...

Duplin commissioners eye problems with keeping employees, recruiting

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County government is losing workers to higher-paying counties, department managers told county commissioners this week, and the county needs to do something about the problem. Social Services Director Millie Brown said she holds her breath when she...

Mall shoplifters caught Thursday

Two people who were on a shoplifting spree in Goldsboro were apprehended Thursday afternoon, after fleeing and eluding arrest. Charles Anthony Cole, 48 of Four Oaks, and Alicia LaDonna Phelps, 34 of Selma, were arrested at the Chevron gas...

Tickets available for Rebuilding Broken Places' annual event

The board of directors of Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corp. will hold its fifth annual Imani Celebration and Wall of First Induction Breakfast. The event will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Greenleaf Vision of Faith Community...

Public record

Counterfeit shoe stand Goldsboro police allege a Leslie Street man was selling boots and sneakers in a parking lot in the 600 block of South Slocumb Street on Wednesday afternoon. Upon investigation, an officer noticed that the items may have...