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Sunday, February 15, 2009

New law has thrift stores worried about the toys on their shelves

Shoppers at several Goldsboro second-hand stores were greeted by empty spaces last week as employees began pulling children's toys and other products off the shelves in response to a new federal law. Put into effect Tuesday, the Consumer Product...

County woman honors her mother, grandmother with new headstones after more than 40 years

Jessie Kornegay was not stirred by the cool breeze breaking against her as she sat in the shade in front of the graves of her mother and grandmother Friday afternoon. The sight of overgrown brush and sunken headstones that surround...

State reps to focus on agriculture, education and military issues

A week after the state Senate announced its committee assignments, the House has done the same, and all of Wayne County representatives are pleased with where they ended up. Leading the list is Rep. Larry Bell, D-Sampson, the senior...

Freshmen legislators introduce first bills, including puppy mill legislation

With committee assignments made and a couple weeks of organization under their belts, Wayne County's freshmen legislators have begun to introduce their first bills for consideration. Tops among those, though, are two that haven't been finished yet, both dealing...

County planners want economic impact of roads studied

Everybody wants new highways designed for speed and safety, but in the rush to have them built, it is vital that their economic impact not be overlooked, Wayne County Planning Board members said last week. For the past several...

WCPS participates in sealant program

Dozens of students from Brogden Primary and Meadow Lane Elementary schools were the beneficiaries of a dental sealant program recently. Volunteers from the North Carolina Health Section, Wayne County Dental Society, Wayne Community College -- including dentists, hygienists and...

City Council to discuss rec center project Monday

Although the Goldsboro City Council decided in January to hold off on the Community Recreation Center project, the architectural and bid preparation services were already mostly complete, and on Monday will be discussed at the council's meeting. Among the...