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Monday, February 2, 2009

Forecaster: Some snow this week but winter will end with just cold

Long-term forecasters with the National Weather Service say Wayne County might see snow in the next few days, but that the region will likely have a dry spring. The world's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, had a similar forecast. He...

Girl Scouts will open cookie booths Feb. 14

Girl Scouts were out in force across Goldsboro this weekend as they continued their annual cookie sales drive by targeting Super Bowl revelers. Cookie booth sales, which will resume Feb. 14 and continue through March 15, will be available for...

Lottery, housing project on agenda

County commissioners Tuesday will be asked to add their blessings to the county schools' efforts to draw down slightly more than $5 million in state lottery funds to be used for local projects The board meeting will get under...

Mount Olive has picked new rec director

MOUNT OLIVE -- The town's first recreation director in years could be hired within the next several days, Town Manager Charles Brown said Thursday. Brown had hoped to have the director on the job by Jan. 1, but the...

Senior Center hosting information breakfast and property tax program

Wayne County Services on Aging is hosting two programs this week at the Senior Center,100 S. John St. The first, on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., will be a program about the property tax homestead exemption. David Ward, county tax...

Juveniles charged with dog fighting

Three Wayne County juveniles have been charged with felony dog fighting in two unrelated cases stemming from investigations that began last summer. Charged in connection with the dog fighting are a 14-year-old and two 16-year-old boys. The 16-year-olds were 15...

Prisoner escapes from Neuse Correctional

The search continues today for a New Bern man who managed to escape from the Neuse Correctional Institution west of Goldsboro around 9:40 p.m. Saturday. Cynthia Thornton, assistant superintendent for programs for the prison, said officials are still investigating...

Fremont could cut wastewater bills

FREMONT -- Reopening an old spray field could drastically reduce the cost of sending untreated wastewater to Goldsboro, Fremont Town Administrator Kerry McDuffie says. With a few exceptions, reactivating the field could completely eliminate wastewater sent to Goldsboro, McDuffie said....