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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

UPDATED: 'Puppy mill' trial begins

The trial of a woman charged with animal cruelty for an alleged 'puppy mill' operation began today. Virginia Thornton, owner of Thornton Kennel near the Wayne-Sampson county line, faces 12 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty for conditions at the breeding...

Mmm good: Tasting the best in Wayne

The delicious smell of everything from buffalo wings to pizza to barbecue filled the air Tuesday night during the annual Taste of Wayne County event held at Wayne Community College. Armed with a plate and a fan, courtesy of...

Planning Board meeting denied

Wayne County Planning Director Connie Price twice Tuesday night declined to identify the official who instructed him not to schedule community meetings to discuss zoning, as had been ordered by the county Planning Board. Board members did not press...

Man dies Friday in motorcycle wreck

A man who was killed Friday night on Starcrest Drive was riding a stolen motorcycle with fraudulent registration, a Highway Patrol sergeant said today. Maurice Daniel Lawson, 33, of Starcrest Drive, was riding the motorcycle on his home street...

'Barney' and 'Ernest T. Bass' unveil new stamps in Fremont

FREMONT -- Fremont residents welcomed visitors from one of the state's most famous "towns" Tuesday afternoon as actors posing as members of the cast of "The Andy Griffith Show" entertained at the post office. About 2 p.m., Officer Barney...

Economic recovery workshop held today

One of a series of statewide workshops sponsored by the North Carolina Office of Economic Recovery and Investment is being held this morning at Rebuilding Broken Places CDC on North William Street. "Linking Small and Historically Underutilized Businesses" is the...

'Stay in School' rally Tuesday at St. Mark Church

The STOP the Funeral Initiative Covenant partners, friends and community leaders are inviting the Wayne County community to join their third annual NAACP "Back to School, Stay in School Rally." St. Mark Church at 700 W. Ash St. will...

Recycled goods make pop art

Macey is dressed in pink. She has accessorized with a yellow bracelet on her right arm and one on her left ankle. A red flower bead necklace hangs around her neck. She is making her own fashion statement. But you...

I-795 corridor protection to be discussed Thursday

Protection of the proposed Interstate 795 South corridor will be discussed Thursday morning during a meeting of the Goldsboro Metropolitan Planning Organization. It will be the first of several transportation meetings of the day. All of which are open...

Man arrested for exposing himself at Berkeley Mall

A Fayetteville man was charged Tuesday by Goldsboro police with allegedly exposing himself to a woman at Berkeley Mall. Jason Maurice Williams, 31, of South Ridge Road in Fayette-ville, was seen leaving a restroom near a rear entrance of...