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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Television changeover not smooth for everyone

Given the choice, David Liles would rather go back to black and white television than deal with the problems he's having with the switch to digital. Liles said he bought two converter boxes for his two TVs, but since...

Southern Wayne students to build Habitat house

A vocational program begun at Southern Wayne High School this year will build on its efforts in the fall, creating a home for a local family. The school's construction academy will partner with Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne on the...

Proposed cuts worried law enforcement

Members of the local court system fretted heavily before the state House put forth its version of the state budget bill -- some initial cuts could have forced Wayne County to build a $60 million jail far sooner than...

Abstinence essay winners named

As any good musician knows, timing is everything. The same holds true for the decision for teens to have sex, said the winning entry in this year's abstinence essay contest sponsored by the Wayne County Health Department. Daniel Nelson,...

Wayne can't use 911 funds for radio system

The county will not be able to use 911 revenues to help defray the costs of a new $9 million to $10 million emergency communications system. The bad, but not unexpected, economic news greeted commissioners Tuesday morning just prior...