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Friday, January 9, 2009

Seymour Strike Eagles to fly over governor inauguration

At 10 a.m. Saturday, the inauguration ceremony for Governor-elect Beverly Perdue and the rest of the Council of State will begin in front of the Office of Archives & History Building, 109 E. Jones St. in Raleigh.The actual swearing-in will...

Animal rescues: Seized animals in protective custody

Cages were posted with "protective custody" signs Thursday at Wayne County Animal Control's adoption center. They contained animals seized from a Fremont property where investigators described "horrible" conditions. Lawton Caswell McKenzie, 28, of Old Black Creek Road, Fremont, said "the...

Shooting suspect will face death penalty

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Devon Dejatorian Jones, who is accused of killing Joseph Payan, 33. The Wayne County District Attorney's office asked for and received death penalty status Thursday for the case, which is being heard...

School board to ask for $5M from lottery funds

The Board of Education voted Thursday to request $5.5 million in lottery funds from the state be used for three construction projects -- at Mount Olive Middle, Brogden Primary and Greenwood Middle schools. Wayne County commissioners recently raised concerns about...

1-795 repairs will cost millions

It could cost the state $14 million to $22 million to correct the crumbling pavement on Interstate 795, according to a Federal Highway Administration report released earlier this week. Meanwhile, Ricky Greene, N.C. Department of Transportation division engineer, said...

Man wanted on drug charges

A Goldsboro man is wanted on four counts of trafficking cocaine, Goldsboro drug authorities said. Richard Steven Stonerock, 64, of Bloomingfield Place, is also charged with maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled drug, fleeing to elude arrest and possession of...

Cold Stone Creamery will re-open

Goldsboro residents won't have to be without Cold Stone Creamery ice cream much longer. Anne Christenson, spokesperson for Kahala Corp.-- the company that owns Cold Stone, said the location will be operated by their regional manager, and that it...