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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Suspect in city shooting in custody

The suspect in a shooting last Saturday was apprehended in Wilson with assistance of police there, a Goldsboro police detective reported. Goldsboro police had been searching for Tavaris L. Lane, 33, since he allegedly fired at Marlow Eugene Holmes,...

Sheriff's deputies use sting to catch suspect

After a rash of recent motorcycle and four-wheeler thefts, detectives from the Sheriff's Office took a new approach -- pick a four-wheeler to watch, then wait for it to be stolen. The technique worked, according to arresting officer Larry N....

WCC breaks enrollment record

Enrollment at Wayne Community College is expected to break previous records, officials say, and much of that increase can be attributed to the economy. "Typically when the economy is poor, people come to school," Dr. Kay Albertson, WCC president, said...

WCC holds steady after budget cuts from state

It's been a tight budget year, but Wayne Community College fared better than most and President Dr. Kay Albertson says the college will be "growing with less." "We know we're not going to have the funds we had in...

Council takes another look at W.A. Foster Center

More than a year after Goldsboro City Council members discussed whether making repairs at the W.A. Foster Center was feasible, the board has been presented with a list of work that needs to be done there -- courtesy of...

Read their signs ... 'no' to government

A crowd of about 100 mostly white, mostly older and retired people, including many from the military, gathered early Saturday morning in downtown Goldsboro to protest the federal health care bill. The health care bill wasn't the only target...

Base project kept $23 million at home

A ribbon-cutting ceremony held last week on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base marked far more than the completion of a corrosion-control hangar and squadron operations building. For Daniels and Daniels Construction Co. -- the local firm awarded the $23...

ArtSmarts program still taking applications

The city of Goldsboro and Wayne County's arts community are again teaming up to provide local children with an after-school program meant to nurture their artistic side. Applications are still being accepted for this year's ArtSmarts program, a curriculum designed...

Bunge North America building in Duplin

A major agriculture commodity industry will build its next East Coast transport hub in Duplin County, officials announced last week. Bunge North America, which has branches dedicated to commodity oils, grain, milling, biofuel, fertilizer and oilseed processing, is in the...