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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Wayne mails regional fair catalogues

The 2009 Wayne County Regional Agricultural Fair is in the works with schedule catalogues mailed out Saturday, and this year promises the return of old favorites and the introduction of a few new attractions. The first-ever Lego competition will feature...

County sales tax revenue drops modestly

Wayne County has experienced a slight slowdown in the hemorrhaging of sales tax revenues. However, County Manager Lee Smith said he is not ready to celebrate yet, and continues to advise that the county live within its means. April's...

Freshmen move in at MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- One of the biggest freshmen classes in Mount Olive College history arrived on campus Saturday to settle in before the semester gets underway later this week. The Class of 2013 is so big, in fact, that...

Local legislators say session's success was mixed

With the 2009 General Assembly adjourning Tuesday, local legislators left Raleigh with mixed feelings about how the session went. It was, they said, a difficult seven months as the state's budget hardships overshadowed many of the other issues, such...

County's crime index rate drops

The North Carolina Department of Justice State Bureau of Investigation's recently released 2008 uniform crime reporting data shows a slightly lower index crime rate in Wayne County. The index crime rate includes the total number of violent crimes and...

Vandals strike Tri-County power supply

Some 2,400 Rosewood households were left in the dark for the better part of Friday afternoon after vandalism caused a Tri-County EMC substation to automatically shut down. It was the second time within the past year that the substation...

Travel spending increases in Wayne County

Travel and visitor spending in Wayne County and surrounding counties saw an increase in 2008. Wayne County brought in about $120.26 million in visitor spending in 2008, an increase of about 6.4 percent from 2007. Betsy Rosemann, director of...

Baby sitters today, better parents later

There's more to baby-sitting than getting paid to watch TV while the parents are out. In fact, it just may be preparing youth for the responsibilities that lie ahead. "Better sitters today, better parents tomorrow" is the motto of...

Fedelon Trail remains identified

The Goldsboro Police Department has identified a body found on July 4 as Ricky Glenn Person, 46. The medical examiner's office used dental and medical records to determine it was Person. The report also said there is no indication...

City names new Parks and Rec director

Nearly a year after hiring Gail Charles as interim director of Goldsboro's Parks and Recreation Department, City Manager Joe Huffman announced a permanent replacement for the 30-year city employee. Former Wake County Parks and Recreation Director David Carter will...

Firefighters help Jerry's kids with boot campaign

More than 65 local firefighters took time out this weekend to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The annual Fill the Boot campaign began Friday and runs through 6 p.m. today. Members of the Goldsboro Fire Department and...

Duplin Schools still awaiting final state budget

Gov. Beverly Perdue signed the state budget into law a week ago, but it could be another nine working days before officials with the Duplin County school system know how many teachers they can hire for the upcoming school year....

Days of Caring campaign off to solid start

United Way kicked off the Days of Caring Wednesday and is already seeing positive results. The event consists of a week of volunteer opportunities for community members to get a chance to give back and learn more about United...

Public hearings dominate City Council agenda

Three public hearings on zoning requests dominate a light agenda for Monday's Goldsboro City Council meeting. The first involves property on the northwest corner of North Berkeley Boulevard and Lisa Lane. Property owner Glenn Barwick is requesting the Council...