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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It's enough to drive them just plain batty

When the sun sets on Andrews Avenue, the dusky sky near the home of Howard and Mary Peterson starts looking like Halloween.Bats, as many as 50 at a time, have been flying around the Petersons' home for weeks. And...

County tax collections on track

Wayne County tax officials say collections are on track with last year and that they hope to eventually equal or improve on last year's 97 percent collection rate.As of last Tuesday, the collection rate was 77.87 percent compared to...

VIDEO REPORT: Raptor flies in

An F-22A Raptor from Langley Air Force Base in Virginia took to Wayne County skies this morning to show off the capabilities of the air frame to Seymour Johnson airmen and local community leaders. For more information on the flight,...

Keen no longer vice chair

Steve Keen, who was elected in November to the District 4 seat on the Wayne County Board of Commissioners, has stepped down as vice chairman of the county planning board, but will remain a member of that body. It...

Test time: End-of-course exams here

High school students across the county this week are taking end-of-course tests for the fall semester. And as always, there's a lot riding on the outcome, officials say. In recent years, the fall exams have been administered before the Christmas...

Homebuyer program expanded

A city program that helps with down payments on homes in Goldsboro's historic district has been expanded. The city's Homebuyer Assistance Program matches down payment costs up to $5,000, and the loan is forgiven after five years of residency in...

Senior Center offering health class on nutrition

The Wayne County Senior Center began hosting a 10-week health education program on nutrition today. The Steps to Health Older Adult Program is a grant-funded nutrition education program that will be taught by Christine Smith, family and consumer science...

Public record

Residences, vehicle shot Pauline Dobson, Aliya Barrett and Michael Genesse were inside Ms. Dobson's home on Sunday night when an unknown person shot the residence several times, and also shot Ms. Dobson's vehicle, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's...

Lunches needed for Goldsboro Habitat volunteers

Lunches are needed at a worksite for Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro Wayne County. Habitat is looking for organizations or individuals to feed volunteers at the site on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. A meal calendar is being planned for...

GATEWAY to run on holiday schedule Monday

The Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority will be operating on a holiday scheduled Monday, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. The bus service will operate from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The van service will operate on its normal schedule....