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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Newark fugitive captured in Goldsboro

A man wanted for attempted murder and drug charges in Newark, N.J. was arrested by police today Wednesday morning, according to a release.Kaches Cuttino, 36, who is listed as one of 11 "most wanted" people by the Newark, N.J. police...

City officers, citizens take bite out of crime

When Marcella Rodriguez, 23, died as the result of domestic abuse, Deborah Carter felt like she was losing a family member. Ms. Carter was manning a booth for Wayne Uplift at National Night Out, an annual gathering in Herman Park...

Commission rejects Keen rezoning plan

Wayne County commissioners with no discussion Tuesday morning voted down a rezoning request by fellow board member Steve Keen. The first reading on the request last month passed by a 6-0 vote after Keen recused himself. Tuesday's motion for...

County OKs request for grad coach funds

Despite a tight county budget that was frozen the moment it went into effect, county commissioners Tuesday morning committed to finding $29,000 for a $58,000 pilot program aimed at improving graduation rates at Goldsboro High School. Not only did...

Cox asks county to explain its motives for control

Planning Board Chairman Chris Cox's questioning of county commissioners' motives for pursuing more control of some planning decisions Tuesday morning drew a stern rebuke from Commissioner John Bell. Bell reminded Cox that commissioners not only appoint Planning Board members,...

Three projects get OK for next steps from city

Members of the Goldsboro City Council took the next step on several local projects at their Monday meeting. They officially hired architect David Gall to work on historic Union Station, held a public hearing regarding the new Cherry Hospital...

Accident victim, 18, focused on recovery

Pam Mozingo has a new word in her vocabulary since the spring accident that paralyzed her daughter -- surreal. When she first heard it bandied about after Sept. 11, she admits she didn't fully appreciate the concept.  But on May...

Horsing around

Children from the Little Bulldogs Academy in Grantham got a chance to visit the Springs Banks Stable on N.C. 111 South on Monday. From left, Hunter Whitfield, Harley Faircloth, Emma Lutz and Reagan Marshall help brush one of the horses....

Duplin looking at solid waste department

A lingering stink over the possible misuse of county funds for solid waste work bubbled up again Monday at the Duplin County commissioners' meeting. Resident Jimmy Dixon asked the board to examine the possible misuse of $360,000 of enterprise...

Dogs have to practice, too

Just as officers do, police dogs need training -- and plenty took place on Monday morning during a routine monthly exercise for the Sheriff's Office K-9 unit. At Spring Bank Stables, the Sheriff's Office's six canine handlers and their...