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Sunday, April 5, 2009

DGDC hopes historic walk brings tourists, economic boost

After years of planning and design, the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. and Chamber of Commerce of Wayne County have published a brochure marking local landmarks along what officials are calling a "Historic Walking Tour." The jaunt, for those who choose...

County Social Services inundated

The stacks of paperwork get so high nowadays that some Wayne County Social Services workers often have to come in on their days off to try to keep up. It's not just that they don't want to fall behind...

Police chief gets same day call from Biden

PIKEVILLE -- Pikeville Police Chief Pascal Tucker had thought about asking federal officials directly for assistance for his department. But he could never had guessed that Vice President Joe Biden would take a personal interest in helping. Biden's visit...

Three O'Berry staffers fired following death

The state Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday that three employees have been fired following the "unusual" March 11 death of a female patient at O'Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center. Additionally, officials said, the Center has until April...

Two and three of a kind share identical bonds

When she found out she was having identical twin girls, Tracy Everette-Lenz knew there would be additional risk factors in connection with the birth. That's one reason the Wilson County school psychologist has reached out to an area group that...

Fremont, Pikeville to join GATEWAY

Fremont and Pikeville area residents, as well as those in Mount Olive and Dudley, will soon be able to travel to and from Goldsboro for about $4. Beginning Wednesday, April 15, the GATEWAY transit system will launch routes to...

Government offices to observe East holiday on Good Friday

Most government offices will be closed Friday in observance of Easter. Wayne County offices and those of the city of Goldsboro will be closed on Friday, as well as the town halls in Mount Olive, Fremont and Pikeville. Waste...

Ceremony marks observance of child abuse prevention month

City and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base officials encouraged those attending a child abuse prevention ceremony Thursday to work together to keep children from being hurt. The ceremony was sponsored by the WAGES and Wayne County For Children Council and...