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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

United Way kicks off campaign -- $200K already in coffers

Only three weeks into the United Way of Wayne County's annual campaign, the organization has already raised nearly $200,000. "(As of Friday), the campaign has raised $197,847, which amounts to about 3,959 improved lives in Wayne County. For every $50...

Keeping teachers still focus for district

As a new school year gets under way, officials are working to keep teachers in place. In the midst of a budget shortfall -- and despite vacancies left by retirees being filled in time for classes to resume -- the...

Officials: Stop H1N1 by washing your hands

Prevention is the key to making it through the swine flu season, the Wayne County Health Department's medical director says. Dr. Ashton Griffin said while there is no reason to sound the alarm, this flu is different because it is...

Berkeley Boulevard widening, signal project take steps

Traffic woes along Wayne Memorial Drive, Ash Street and Berkeley Boulevard might be alleviated by early 2011, City Manager Joe Huffman said, thanks to the N.C. Department of Transportation. DOT announced Monday it had signed several contracts, including one for...

School supplies sales are on target

Back-to-school shopping can be more like a scavenger hunt for some parents. Nancy Branch, mother of a sixth-grader, was still finishing up school supply shopping Wednesday evening. She had already been to two places looking for binders. "It's hard to...

Public record

House fired on, man suffers minor injury A Slaughter Street couple told Goldsboro police that their home, in the 600 block, had been shot multiple times around 2 a.m. on Sunday, striking one person inside, according to a Goldsboro police...

Kinston teen found dead today after accidental shooting

KINSTON -- Kinston police responded to a shooting early today on Candlewood Drive and found a 19-year-old teenager dead from a gunshot wound. Authorities said Kevin Cox was found with a single gunshot wound to the head at 707 Candlewood...