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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Pickup truck fished out of river in county

It appears that a truck recovered this morning from the Neuse River at Arrington Bridge Road might have been intentionally driven into the river near the city's wastewater treatment plant. The truck was pulled from just under the bridge...

Children of active military at 10 percent

Active duty military students currently make up at least 10 percent of the population in Wayne County Public Schools, officials say. According to the latest figures for 2007, the district has 1,860 students of active military parents, said Jamie Livengood,...

Guess what's coming (It rhymes with eye-pop)

There won't be a shortage of pancakes and french toast in Goldsboro soon. Or possibly cornbread and beans for that matter. The International House of Pancakes is coming to town -- followed closely by a still-in-the-planning-stages Cracker Barrel -- both...

Hundreds line up for chance at forklift jobs

KENANSVILLE -- Hundreds of applicants are going after a handful of fork-lift operator jobs at Nordic Cold Storage in Teachey. Pam Burrs, the office manager at Nordic, said the company is looking for about five or 10 fork lift...

Animal abuse suspect caught

A man accused of maintaining a residence filled with dismembered, dying and sick animals has been arrested. Lawton McKenzie, 28, was arrested Tuesday afternoon at the Wayne County Sheriff's Office after turning himself in, authorities said. Wayne County Animal...

Jobless rate hits 7.2 here in Wayne

The unemployment rate in Wayne County rose in November to 7.2 percent, overtaking the previous 17-year high of 6.9 percent set last July. "It's the highest it's been since the early 1980s," said Bill Pate, manager of the local...

DGDC to hold calendar promotion event Thursday

The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. will hold a sponsorship and media blitz Thursday night at the Paramount Theatre from 6 to 8:30 to show former and potential sponsors what events are held by the DGDC throughout the year. "People...

Public record

Armed robbery The Quality Inn on Corporate Drive was robbed at gunpoint late Monday, Goldsboro police reports show. A 30-year-old female clerk said a black male entered the motel and pushed her while sitting in a chair, then used a...

Church support director wins MOC staff excellence award

Jean Fillingame Ackiss, director of church support at Mount Olive College, recently received the J. William Byrd Award for Staff Excellence. The award, sponsored by Dr. Thomas R. Morris, a long-time MOC supporter, is given annually to a staff...

Duplin to cut costs to pay for inmates

KENANSVILLE -- It will likely be at least another week before anybody knows how many Duplin government employees will lose their jobs and what public services will have to be cut in order to pay for the county's growing...