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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Schools ready for flu fight this year

School officials are treating the possibility of a flu epidemic like they do any other communicable disease -- encouraging preventive measures and trying to stay on top of best practices. "We try to take a proactive approach to health issues,...

Hearing eyes ordinance, veers off course to MPO

Tuesday night's Planning Board public hearing started out as billed -- a chance for the public to comment on proposed changes to the county's subdivision ordinance -- only to end as a referendum on highway corridor protection and the...

Warriors share their wampum with fund

Most members of the Wayne Warriors Indian Guides have no idea what deployment means. They aren't yet old enough to understand what happened to 336th Fighter Squadron Capt. Mark McDowell and Capt. Thomas Gramith July 17 in Afghanistan. Many...

Passer-by rescues driver in accident

In a thicket at the bottom of a 50-foot ravine, Jessica Lee sat trapped in her vehicle, helpless and hidden. A Goldsboro area man saw the flash of a Mazda emblem and stopped his vehicle Tuesday morning, alerting authorities...

Salvage yard rezoning request faces opposition

Three neighbors of a Dudley salvage yard pleaded with county commissioners Tuesday morning to deny a rezoning request that would allow the business to expand. Commissioners took no action following a public hearing on the request by Ricky Young...

Mothers find comfort in group, each other

Motherhood was nothing like Tanya Peck thought it would be. Sleep deprived, home alone with an infant, she recalls moving from Germany to Virginia, when her military husband left on an assignment. With no family nearby, she felt the...

Seven Springs to meet about filling vacant seat

The Seven Springs Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the town hall on West Spring Street to determine who will temporarily fill the seat left vacant by Rodolph Adams, who died on Aug. 3....

Public record

Man tries to pass fake payroll check WARSAW -- Warsaw police are searching for a man who tried to pass a fake Coca-Cola payroll check at a grocery store over the weekend. The man used a fake N.C. drivers license...

Farm program grants available

Groups or organizations seeking funding for farming or rural resident-based projects can apply for up to $5,000 in grant money from the AgCarolina Financial Fund for Rural North Carolina. AgCarolina Financial, a farmer-owned cooperative based in Raleigh, provides more...

Survey: Most county employees like four-day workweek

Nearly 500 county employees took advantage of a recent county-sponsored anonymous survey to vent their feelings -- good and bad -- about the four-day workweek that most county offices have operated under for the past year. "We really got...