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Friday, September 4, 2009

McKenzie facing animal charges

Investigators described "decapitated and dismembered animals" when they searched a Fremont home in December. But the trial of Lawton McKenzie, expected to continue today, primarily concerns charges not for dead animals, but the live, allegedly malnourished animals on his property,...

Mentoring program receives $1.6 million federal stimulus grant

Smart Choices for Youth, a Wayne County-based program to help at-risk youths, has received a $1.6 million grant through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Sen. Kay R. Hagan announced Thursday that Smart Choices will receive a grant...

Jamming downtown -- summer series winding down

The members of Liquid Pleasure perform Thursday evening at a concert sponsored by the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. The next event scheduled for downtown will be the Mighty Saints of Soul concert Sept. 17 to raise money for the Blue...

Offices will be closed Labor Day

Wayne County government offices, including the landfill, will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday. Offices normally closed on Fridays because of the county's four-day workweek will remain on that schedule. The landfill that is normally closed on...

Court fees higher to balance budget

There was a rush on the Clerk of Courts office Monday as people scurried to avoid increases in foreclosure and adoption filing fees. Fees for everything from seat belt violations to criminal record checks now cost more. State legislators...

Code Red already operating in county

Things are heating up in the tropics even as the weather in Wayne County begins to cool down, and this fall marks the second hurricane season that local officials will have in place an easy way of warning residents about...

Dealers: Cash for Clunkers success in Wayne County

Some area dealerships are starting to see money from the Federal Cash for Clunkers bill. The program, which ended Monday, offered rebates for old, gas-guzzling vehicles traded in for more fuel-efficient vehicles. Brant Alyea, Toyota of Goldsboro general sales manager,...