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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Making sure lost children, seniors have best chance of being found

It might look like a cheap, stripped-down plastic watch, but the Care Trak device strapped to 4-year-old Joey Avery's ankle cost about $240. The boxy receiver that works with the little bracelet resembles a clunky handheld radio and costs more...

Pikeville increases electric rates 4 percent

PIKEVILLE -- The Pikeville Town Board approved a 4 percent increase in electricity rates Monday night that will become effective next month. The increase is the second that the town, a member of the public power co-operative ElectriCities, has...

Judge takes oath

Wayne County Resident Superior Court Judge Arnold Jones Jr. puts on his robe shortly after being sworn into office Monday. Jones, whose father, the late Arnold Jones Sr., held the post for years, earned an eight-year term by defeating...

Mount Olive officials change traffic pattern

MOUNT OLIVE -- Motorists in downtown Mount Olive should be prepared for changes in downtown traffic patterns after the town board voted Monday night to follow a state Department of Transportation recommendation to allow traffic to cross the railroad...

Counties asking for power to override 'no' votes

Could Wayne County officials authorize an increase in the local sales tax simply because voters in another county approved a similar measure? The wording of the priority goal of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners indicates the organization is...

City puts Recreation Center on hold

The Community Recreation Center project has officially been put on hold. Goldsboro City Council members decided Monday to delay the project in three-month increments until officials are confident the city can afford to pay for it. "We aren't going to...

Board will talk facilities Thursday

The Wayne County Board of Education will wait until Thursday to discuss facilities recommendations for the coming year and the money to pay for them. Monday's 90-minute meeting abruptly adjourned without any discussion of the additional facilities agenda item. The...

Explorer Club wins fifth trophy in six years

For the fifth time in six years, the Goldsboro Police Department's Explorers club took home the overall winner tropy at a regional competition. The event, hosted by the Pitt County Sheriff's Office, pitted the talents of Goldsboro Explorers --...

Suspect detained in shooting

Police have captured a man wanted since late September for allegedly shooting the girlfriend of a man charged in his brother's death, police said. Alicia Griffin was shot in the 1700 block of Maple Street on Sept. 24, police Sgt....

Man identified in Fremont animal cruelty case

Wayne County animal control officials have released the name of a Fremont man being sought after several dismembered animals -- as well as 26 living ones -- were removed from his home recently. Lawton McKenzie, 28, is being charged...