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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Wayne County Republicans elect new officers, seek new direction

In a vote that one candidate said would determine the course of the Wayne County Republican Party for the next several years, delegates met Saturday morning at the Wayne Center to select a new slate of officers. In the...

Winning hearts and minds through full stomachs

Helping more than 100,000 people in an hour may seem like a daunting feat. But about 350 Seymour Johnson Air Force Base personnel and their families did just that Saturday morning at the MERCI Center in Rosewood. They braved...

Brides still finding ways to celebrate despite economy

Ronnesha Reid is not hiring a coordinator for her wedding. Instead she's leaning on her family to help decorate the church, make wedding favors and prepare food for the reception. For her and other brides-to-be, the wedding bells are...

Fremont to make changes to town charter

According to Fremont's town charter, officials must keep a list of the town's "white voters" separate from its "colored voters." But officials are hoping to change the legal document establishing the town and its ordinances to an updated, more...

Next debate: Property rights v. new county roads

Preserving the county's thoroughfare rights-of-way may be important, but, said members of the county Planning Board last week, they must also be balanced against the rights of property owners. The issue came up at the group's meeting last week,...

Perdue promises aid to guardsmen, bases

Gov. Beverley Perdue promised "specific investments" Saturday to support active duty military and National Guard members and their families. Families at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base are among those who can expect continued state funding for recreation and family services...

Center Street Jam gets money donated

Thousands of dollars have been raised in the past few weeks but Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. executive director Julie Thompson is still only cautiously optimistic about the fate of this summer's Center Street Jam lineup. In fact, if the DGDC...

Sheriff's Office, GPD get $272K in grants

The Goldsboro Police Department and Wayne County Sheriff's Office could be receiving more than $270,000 through the Bryne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) formula grant program. The city is projected to receive $181,427 and the Sheriff's Office $90,432. Goldsboro Chief...

Review of patient death at O'Berry continues

State officials confirmed Friday that investigators from the federal Centers of Medicare and Medicaid are at O'Berry Center following the death of a female resident on March 11. "We have been informed that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have...

Stimulus could help fund water projects

MOUNT OLIVE -- Town officials are trying to balance the news last week that the town has lost more than $700,000 destined for much-needed sewer improvements, with the possibility that the need might still be met by federal stimulus...

Sibling stabs dad to stop alleged assault

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office charged a Goldsboro area man for allegedly choking his 9-year-old autistic son until he turned purple, forcing his 11-year-old daughter to stab him in the arm to stop him, authorities say. John Alexander Saywer, 36,...