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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Two rabid racoons found in Mar Mac

Two rabid raccoons, both of whom had contact with local family pets, have been found this month in the Mar Mac area, Wayne County Department of Animal Control Services announced Wednesday. "Most pet owners don't know what the law...

Community getting tips on cutting back electricity bills

PIKEVILLE -- Leigh Ann and Doug Wyckoff are tired of seeing $270 bills come in the mail every month for their mobile home in Pikeville, mostly for electricity provided by ElectriCities. But town employees are hoping a new and free...

Mural work

Local artist Dreamweaver works on creating an outine for a mural on the side of Torero's Mexican Restaurant in downtown Goldsboro on Wednesday afternoon. The Arts Council of Wayne County received a Target-in-Communities grant to complete the mural project. The...

Fremont could lose funding to make sewer improvements

Town officials -- and residents -- could save some money on their monthly sewer bills, but only if the Clean Water Management Trust Fund doesn't pull funding for much-needed sewer improvements that would decrease the amount of rainwater in the...

County still pushing for 'certified' applicants

Commitment and funding by the county are being hailed as the reasons Wayne County leads the state in the number of Career Readiness Certificates issued -- with 2,428 awarded thus far. It is even more of an accomplishment since...

Tests measuring workers' skill sets

The Career Readiness Certificates testing program is more than just another test for students, it is a way to measure real-world work skills needed to acquire and to be successful in a job, said Diane Ivey, Wayne County Occupational Readiness...

Goldsboro police and Sheriff's Office cars collide

Two law enforcement vehicles were damaged in a crash Tuesday night between a Wayne County Sheriff's Office car and a Goldsboro police car, according to a state Highway Patrol report. Investigating Trooper J.B. Wiggs said that no one was...