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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Annual unity prayer walk held

The crowd may have been smaller than anticipated Saturday, but voices were proud and strong at the third annual Unity Prayer Walk on Saturday designed to "change the atmosphere" of gangs and violence in the city. The Rev. Dr....

Bypass spawns talk of other projects

The limited highway funding that is expected to be available over the next 25 years probably will be just enough to complete the U.S. 70 bypass in its entirety, state highway officials say. In lieu of that, a handful...

Hearing to be held on future of GATEWAY van routes

A public hearing to determine the fate of GATEWAY fixed van routes to Dudley/Mount Olive and Pikeville/Fremont will be held Tuesday during a 10 a.m. meeting of the Goldsboro Wayne Transportation Authority. The meeting will be held in the...

Extreme Makeover Home Edition looks for N.C. families to help

From staff reports Producers of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition are looking for families in North Carolina to help, and looking for nominations. "We are looking for the deserving people and inspiring families that America can really root for," casting...

Williford to write new book on Grantham

However, to help him do so Williford is appealing for the public's help in two ways -- by providing information and photos and through financial assistance. Like his first book, Williford said his next project will not be a moneymaker...

Local representatives skeptical of annexation bill's future

Two of Wayne County's three representatives voted earlier this week on a proposal to change the way annexations are handled in North Carolina. But now they're skeptical that the state Senate will approve the plan passed by the House....

Volunteer makes sure children have a chance to learn how to swim

Josh Chappell is making a difference -- one swimmer at a time. The 16-year-old is offering free swimming lessons for Wayne County youth this summer through the YMCA. Growing up, Josh always liked being in the water. After taking a...