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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Veterinarians needed to assist in 'puppy mill' handling this week

There is one last hurdle for the nearly 300 dogs seized from Thornton Kennels, and the HSUS is asking for veterinarians to help them clear it. "We're in dire need of state-licensed veterinarians to be at the shelter to complete...

Settlement reached in 'puppy mill' case

By NICK HILTUNEN and CATHARIN SHEPPARD A scheduled civil hearing against the owner of an alleged "puppy mill" -- where dogs are bred in "horrible" conditions -- was canceled after a settlement was reached out of court, authorities said....

Wayne County Reads kicks off 'Blackbeard'

About a mile off the shore of Beaufort, just beyond the surfers and sun worshippers, lies the remains of the most famous pirate ship of all time. And the man who is in charge of saving its historic artifacts...

County has to add new 'puppy line' for callers

Wayne County Animal Control has added an additional phone line at the county animal shelter on Clingman Street to handle the heavy volume of calls from people inquiring about dogs seized in a Friday morning raid west of Mount...

With tears in their eyes ...

As her cat-printed T-shirt suggests, Betty Harmon usually works with felines at the Safe Haven for Cats shelter in Raleigh. But when she received an urgent e-mail Thursday night from United Animal Nations, she rushed to Goldsboro to help care...

Education Council sets sights on student skill levels

Slightly more than two years ago a group of local business and industry leaders, concerned about the adverse effects bickering between commissioners and the school board could have, joined forces to smooth the waters and facilitated an ongoing dialogue...

Cause of motorcycle wreck still unknown

The Highway Patrol isn't sure what caused motorcyclist Dennis Alan Brock, 48, to cross the center line on West Main Street extension in Mount Olive on Saturday. N.C. Crime Control and Public Safety Telecommuni-cator J.T. Smith said the accident...

Public record

Juveniles caught in break-in Goldsboro police say two juveniles were arrested and charged after being caught in Lance Inc. on Sunday morning. Officers found a stolen car with 30-day tags, and a 13-year-old and 14-year-old were found running from the...

Sheriff says telemarketing calls have nothing to do with his office

Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders wants the public to know his office is not affiliated with a telemarketing campaign seeking money for the United States Sheriffs Association. Winders said callers have told residents that the money will be used...

Berkeley Commons sold for $19M to New York investor

Berkeley Commons -- the plaza that houses TJMaxx, Ross Dress for Less, Old Navy, Bed Bath & Beyond and other retail shops and restaurants on Berkeley Boulevard -- was recently sold to a New York investor for millions. 1st Carolina...

Board will eye changes at some schools

School officials are proposing reorganization at several schools in the county, with hopes to consolidate four others in time for the 2009-10 school year. Wayne County Board of Education was briefed on the plan at its Monday night meeting. Sprunt...

Two Goldsboro men arrested on drug charges in Lenoir County

An investigation in an area of Lenoir County called "Little Baltimore" turned up 50 "esctasy" pills and marijuana, Lenoir County Sheriff's Office officials said. Two people were arrested on Monday in Lenoir County after selling MDMA, short for methylenedioxymethamphetamine,...

Business women scholarships available

The Wayne Duplin Business and Professional Organization will offer three $500 scholarships to worthy women fro the academic year 2009-2010. Interested applicants may request an application from Barbara Kornegay, scholarship chair, by emailing bkornegay@nc.rr.com or by calling( 91) 658-9331 and...