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Monday, August 10, 2009

Get your taste buds ready for Tuesday

The annual Taste of Wayne County food festival that opens the United Way's fund-raising campaign will be held Tuesday at Wayne Community College. The event, which showcases the best restaurant fare from across the county, begins at 5:30 p.m....

Summer sizzle

Elian Nieto, 6, kicks a volleyball at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park on Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service is warning residents of the Carolinas that a two-day heat wave could push temperatures near triple digits today and Tuesday....

First to go back to school

Fourth-grade teacher Crystal Barbour, left, talks with Georgia Parnell, second from left, Hayley Jones and Harmon Kaler this morning during the first day of classes at Wayne Christian School....

Tax notices to be in the mail soon

Wayne County will mail out more than 70,000 property tax notices within the next two weeks. Meanwhile, through June 30, tax collections for last year stand at 97.18 percent, down just slightly from the previous year. "We feel like...

Radio voice in wreck

A longtime Wayne County radio personality is in critical condition this morning after a single-car crash that occurred near Rosewood over the weekend. Chester Thomspon, known for his "Ole' Time Radio Jamboree," is being treated at Pitt Memorial Hospital...

Burden has hopes for grad coach

Does Goldsboro High School have a problem with test scores and graduation rates? Absolutely. But Principal Patricia Burden refuses to give up the fight, or hope that ongoing efforts and the possibility that hiring a graduation coach will be...

Goldsboro to look at housing code

Goldsboro's chief building inspector is eyeing some significant additions to the local minimum housing ordinance -- changes that will ultimately translate into more attractive neighborhoods in the area, he said. Ed Cianfarra discussed several measures with City Council members...

MOC joins with local school districts to improve education

Mount Olive College has formed a partnership with the Wayne County Public, the Clinton City Public Schools, the Duplin County Public Schools and the Sampson County Public Schools to improve education. The Consortium for Orchestrating Regional Education, or CORE, will...

Distribution center may locate in Sampson

FAISON -- The potential for a multimillion-dollar distribution center on Interstate 40 that could create up to 1,200 jobs is driving a joint venture between the town of Faison and Sampson County officials who had been at odds over...