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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

US Airways Flight 1594 Survivor Barry Leonard Visits Goldsboro

US Airways Flight 1594 survivor Barry Leonard speaks publicly for the first time during a meeting at Saint Paul United Methodist Church in Goldsboro, N.C. on Monday, Aug. 17, 2009. Leonard, 56, of Charlotte, N.C., was one of the first...

Progress Energy announces new power plant

Progress Energy officials this afternoon announced a $900 million project to build a new natural gas-fuel fired power plant at Goldsboro. The new plant that should be operational in early 2013 will replace the three coal-fired units now in use...

Local plant will move to Clayton by Sept. 1

Turkington USA and its 120 jobs will begin moving out of the county by the end of the week, and by Sept. 1 will occupy a facility on U.S. 70 West at Clayton. The move comes after efforts by...

Goldsboro City Council gets Union Station project update

Members of the Goldsboro City Council got a glimpse of what a revitalized Union Station might look like at their meeting Monday evening, courtesy of Gregory Saur from Martin, Alexious & Bryson, PLLC, the firm hired by the Department of...

Reduced highway funding could shift completion dates

A decline in available state transportation funding has bumped several local highway projects, including the eastern and final section of the planned U.S. 70 Bypass and Interstate 795 South, past the year 2035 -- and there is no indication...

Health Department says bring shot records

Wayne County parents are being reminded to take their children's immunization record with them when taking them to the Health Department or to their doctor's office for shots. This helps to ensure that each child is up to date on...

Couple convicted in rapes of hitchhikers

A Goldsboro couple accused of bringing two hitchhikers home from Greensboro to sexually assault them in 2007 pleaded guilty to lesser offenses on Monday in Wayne County Superior Court. Charles Broadie, 46, and Juliet Broadie, of 280 Lee St.,...

Council approves $29,000 for new graduation coach

The Goldsboro City Council voted Monday evening to help the Wayne County government fund a graduation coach at Goldsboro High School. But several council members said their $29,000 pledge -- money that will be used by Communities in Schools...