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Friday, March 20, 2009

Murder defendant testifies at trial

A man accused of killing two men in August 2006 took the stand in his own defense Thursday, as his attorney argued the shooting was an act of self-defense. Roderick Miles Davis Jr., 25, faces two counts of first-degree murder....

Bill calls for new Wayne agricultural center

Local legislators have introduced bills in both the state House and Senate to begin work on a long-sought regional agricultural center for Wayne County. And while they acknowledge that funding for such a project may be a long shot...

County discusses property rights, zoning

Anyone who buys property in Wayne County should be notified of any existing plans to build or widen roads across the property, county Commissioner Jack Best said at the board's meeting this week. Best compared the situation to informing...

Area no longer 'abnormally dry'

For the first time since early February, Wayne County isn't on the state drought scale. The weather has helped to drop the county from the abnormally dry category on the U.S. Drought Monitor scale, with rain as a common factor...

I-795 work could cost less, repairs to start soon

Work to repair Interstate 795's crumbling pavement could be under way soon and could cost "substantially" less than a projected $14 million to $22 million price tag. The state last October undertook an almost $500,000 "winterization" project to replace...

Wayne Community College offers continuing education courses

Wayne Community College Continuing Education will start three courses this spring that lead to professional certifications. Auto Safety and Emission Control Inspection and Auto Safety and OBD (on-board diagnostics) Emission Control Inspection prepare auto technicians and service personnel to...

Public record

Burglary A brick wall suffered $500 in damages after unknown suspects broke through it, gaining entry to H&H Body Shop on South John Street sometime Wednesday or late Tuesday, according to a police report. A game system, about $70...

Planning to enjoy your outdoors

Spring is here, and if you want to smell flowers as you sit on your porch in the next few months, you better plant them now. Darnay Barefoot, owner of Landscape Design of Goldsboro Inc., says that Wayne County residents...

Farmers receive top honors at annual banquet

Farming and the farming community aren't changing, they already have changed and it is up to the farmers to tell their stories and to have a voice in the community. That was County Manager Lee Smith's message Thursday night...

Bentonville living history program Saturday, Sunday

Civil War period re-enactors will demonstrate how average soldiers and civilians lived Saturday and Sunday at the Bentonville Battlefield Historic Site west of Goldsboro. The weekend marks the 144th anniversary of the battle, which was the largest ever fought in...