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Sunday, January 4, 2009

A slice of the pie: Wayne County sends $148 million list to state

Talk of a federal $700 billion economic stimulus package might just be pie in the sky. But just in case it isn't, Wayne County Manager Lee Smith wants the county to be positioned to be served a $148.3 million...

The end of Christmas: Annual Hispanic festival reaches across community

Saturday morning dawned a bit damp and dreary, but Willie Cartagena remained optimistic it would turn into a bright and mild winter day for the fifth annual Three Kings Festival, or Id De Los Tres Reyes Mago, at the...

A slice of the pie: Goldsboro finds $16 million in projects for request

Goldsboro officials say they have three projects worth $17.45 million that could be ready to go should the federal government decide to progress with a much-talked about economic stimulus package. City Manager Joe Huffman said the North Carolina League of...

A year filled with change, valor marks '08 at SJAFB

Tears were shed on the flight line when airmen left for war -- then again months later when those same men and women touched back down at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Awards were earned by squadrons and individuals --...

Superintendent says facilities will be among priorities in '09

Superintendent Dr. Steven Taylor is looking back at what he sees as a pivotal and successful year for the Wayne County Public Schools. And as he looks ahead to 2009, construction is on his mind. In 2008, progress was made...

Mount Olive officials to eye traffic shift in downtown area

MOUNT OLIVE -- The decades-old flow of traffic through downtown could change should town commissioners Monday night act on what is being called a dangerous situation that leaves the town facing a major liability. State Department of Transportation and...

Commission to discuss fire districts

The fate of Cherry Hospital and freeing up the use of 911 fees are among the issues that Wayne County commissioners hope to bring to the table when the N.C. Association of County Commissioners holds its Legislative Goals Conference...

Parks and rec plan tops City Council agenda

Goldsboro City Council members will hear the final outlook on the status of the city's parks and recreation facilities Monday night when the final draft of the comprehensive master plan will be up for approval. The plan includes a...

Man, 32, charged with sex with teen

A 32-year-old Virginia man is charged with the statutory rape of a 15-year-old Wayne County girl, authorities say. Isaac Garcia-Perez, 32, is charged with one count of statutory rape and was jailed on Dec. 31 under a $50,000 bond, Detective...

Wayne County Services on Aging to offer caregiver program

Wayne County Services on Aging, along with Duplin County officials, will be holding a six-week program in February for caregivers. The workshops will focus on helping caregivers learn ways to better cope with the physical and emotional demands of...

Rabbit hunting

Rabbit hunters were out in force around Pikeville Saturday. The hunting season will last until the end of February....

Red Cross to offer classes in January

The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering the following classes in January: CPR/automated external defibrillator -- Jan. 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. It will cover the basics of how to save a life using CPR...