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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mount Olive police rescue victims from burning car

MOUNT OLIVE -- Two men who were trapped inside a burning vehicle after it overturned late Friday night were rescued by Mount Olive police who had to kick in the vehicle's windows and cut them loose from their seat...

Daniels rezoning request approved

A rezoning request for Daniels Development was approved by county commissioners during their Tuesday session. The approval followed a brief public hearing during which the only speaker was company representative Jim Daniels. The company had sought rezoning for roughly 16.7...

Picking tobacco

When it comes to summer in the South nothing captures a better picture of tradition and heritage than cropping tobacco. However, that picture is changing. Tobacco trucks with their burlap sides pulled first by mules then by tractors gave way...

Shooting some hoops

Five-year-old Alex Hargrove, right, and his father Terrail play basketball at the public park Thursday in LaGrange. Alex says he wants to be a famous basketball player when he grows up....

Tommy's Road residents want road kept open

People living in the Tommy's Road area are petitioning to keep their road open even though the state last month closed it to through traffic as work continues on the new U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass. It might be too...

Teaching program gives workers flexibility

Julie Fail always wanted to be a teacher but somehow it was never feasible for her to return to college to complete the two-year degree begun years ago. While working at O'Berry Center, she learned about Wachovia Partnership East, a...

Local youth performing groups strong despite economy

A sluggish economy hasn't stopped local arts groups from offering activities for Wayne County's children. Several local groups are holding camps and workshops throughout the summer, in addition to public performances through the coming year. StageStruck has noticed a small...

Storage fire still under investigation

Clarification The investigation into a Monday afternoon fire at AAA Mini Storage in Goldsboro is continuing in light of new information discovered this past week, according to company officials. The State Bureau of Investigation is looking at the blaze and...

Scally starts Humane Society position

Justin Scally, former Wayne County Animal Control director, is deputy manager of the Humane Society of the United States' "Wilde Puppy Mill Task Force." The task force is an expansion of the HSUS long-standing campaign to combat abusive "puppy...

Engineering curriculum to change

Wayne School of Engineering students will tackle world hunger as part of their curriculum in the fall. Through coursework and after-school activities, students will be given opportunities to evaluate world famine in a technologically globalized society, officials said. During...

Locals look to save on energy bills

Ralph Johnson is convinced there's a ghost in his home. Either that, or his wife is being "less than honest" about changing the thermostat when he's not looking. "She says it's not her. All I know is the temperature on...

Robbery victims must pay fee

When two handicapped men were robbed at gunpoint earlier this month, they had their wrists duct taped and their vehicle stolen, police and witnesses say. Then, when their Ford Bronco was picked up by Goldsboro police shortly after the incident,...

Business leaders improve education relations

It has been more than two years since local business and industry leaders decided that they needed do something to lower the escalating and increasing acerbic rhetoric between county commissioners and the Board of Education. Not only was the...