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Friday, May 8, 2009

County's jobless rate drops 0.5 percent

Unemployment in Wayne County fell for the first time in nearly a year in March as the number of initial claims finally began slowing, said Bill Pate, manager of the Goldsboro branch of the N.C. Employment Security Commission. Dropping...

Officials: Swine flu no effect on pork

The term "swine flu," which has captured headlines around the world for the past few weeks, is a misnomer and is in no way is an indication of the true nature of the virus, say experts in the hog...

Chamber hosts panel on county, city's future

Wayne County has not been spared the effects of a faltering economy, but rather than dwell on the negative, speakers at Thursday morning's "State of the Community" panel discussion focused on the good news they could muster. The topic...

Praying for county's leaders

Pastor Rex Evans leads the National Day of Prayer luncheon in prayer Thursday at Faith Free Will Baptist Church.  The church's pastor, Dann Patrick, said the purpose of the gathering, which is held annually, is to call on God in...

Audience questions MPO's power, responsibilities

Nearly 200 people packed the New Hope Friends Church educational building Thursday night, ostensibly to learn about the Goldsboro Municipal Planning Organization -- its origins, what it is, who is on it and what its powers are. But it...

Surgery patient now back home, and doing well

Five years ago, a brain hemorrhage nearly killed Paul Bronson. So as he sat behind a desk, flipping through photographs of the pieces of his temporal lobe recently removed by surgeons, he wasn't fazed. "It isn't weird at all," Paul...

Public record

Stolen calf Dolores Smith of Arrington Bridge Road, Seven Springs reported a black Angus calf was stolen from her farm last month. Larceny of cattle is a felony charge in North Carolina. Investigation is continuing, the Sheriff's Office reported....

Postal food drive set for Saturday

With the help of Goldsboro residents, seven local charities and food banks will be able to restock their pantries by the end of the weekend. The annual postal letter carrier-sponsored food drive will be held tomorrow, and if its...

Officers seize 480 ecstasy pills

County drug officers say a Humphrey Street man sold "ecstasy" pills at least twice to undercover officers, leading to the seizure of 480 pills. Goldsboro resident Damien C. Coley, 27, faces six trafficking counts of trafficking the drug, also...