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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Economy has mixed effects on day cares across county

The economy is trickling down to day care options for parents, with programs like More at Four already feeling the pinch. Local staff in the program have been processing applications while anticipating what the latest state budget will mean for...

NAACP calls for inquiry into GPD March arrest

The Goldsboro-Wayne chapter of the NAACP is reportedly calling for an investigation of the Goldsboro Police Department. Sylvia Barnes of the Goldsboro/Wayne County NAACP briefly addressed the city council Monday night during the public comment period, saying that the...

Fifth explosion victim faces uphill struggle

While the sole survivor of a July 4 fireworks explosion faces what could be a lifetime of therapy, funeral services for the four who died begin today and a relief fund for surviving family members is in the works. A...

County reviews zoning request by Keen

Comments that appeared to hold promise of a contentious vote Tuesday morning instead ended up in an almost comment-free 6-0 initial approval of county Commissioner Steve Keen's rezoning request. County attorney Borden Parker told commissioners that since Keen recused...

Stop the Funeral Initiative meets with court officials

A group that hopes to change the direction of young lives entrenched in gang membership and drug sales met with Wayne County Court officials this morning. The Stop the Funeral Initiative, which sponsors a program called the "Corner2Corner Drug...

MPO to meet Thursday

A follow-up to last month's long-range transportation public workshop will be held Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Gertrude Weil Auditorium at the Wayne County Public Library on East Ash Street. "It is the follow up that...

Local students attend youth tour

DUDLEY -- Laura Outlaw of Mount Olive, Amber Henninger of Seven Springs and Michaela Daughtry of Pink Hill were among more than 1,500 high school students nationwide who attended the 2009 Rural Electric Youth Tour June 13-19 in Washington,...

Local Shriners hopeful closings won't happen

Confronted with serious financial difficulty due to the economic downturn, Shriners International faces this week the decision whether to alter the operations of the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children. Early news from San Antonio, the location of the 2009 Shriners...

DWI charge in accident

A Goldsboro woman was charged with driving while impaired after colliding with the front of a Berkeley Boulevard restaurant on Monday afternoon, authorities said Tuesday. Nancy Marie Klemmer of River Bend Road also faced a charge of damage to...

Wheelchair hockey tourney July 17-19

RALEIGH -- Carolina Fury, an area electric wheelchair hockey team, will participate in the first Carolina Powerhockey Invitational Tournament, taking place in Raleigh July 17-19. Preliminary games will be held at Millbrook High School. The RBC will host the third...

Cucumber harvest strong despite disease

Cucumbers, once a major crop in North Carolina, have become steadily more rare over the past decades, and farmers still producing the lean, green vegetable are having to deal with increased expenses and occasional disease incursions while the cucumbers are...

Arson suspected in fire at AAA Mini Storage units

Police suspect arson in a fire that damaged eight "mini storage" units at an Industry Court business shortly after noon Monday, according to a report. The State Bureau of Investigation has become involved in looking into the incident, authorities...

4th of July message from Afghanistan

Col. Steve Kwast gives a 4th of July greeting from Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan....