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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

County gets high marks for results on state testing

Wayne County Public Schools' 90.9 percent performance rate in the federal No Child Left Behind standards was good enough to earn the system ninth place among the state's top 10 scoring systems. In addition, Wayne ranked first when stacked...

Rec Center on table

Just two weeks after members of the Goldsboro City Council discussed the possibility of moving forward with construction of a recreation center downtown, the Recreation Center Committee met at City Hall this morning to continue to work toward that...

Morning delay on 70

MORNING ACCIDENT: Traffic was backed up and power was cut to about 1,700 customers in the Rosewood area this morning when a car struck a utility pole off U.S. 70 west of Goldsboro shortly after 6 a.m. Progress Energy officials...

19-year-old wounded, later dies, after early afternoon shooting

A 19-year-old Goldsboro man was found dying near a West Seymour Drive home by police on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Jamie Worthington of Myers Avenue was found suffering from several gunshot wounds outside of a home at 209 W....

Meth lab found in lot near Irish Inns

As many as eight people were involved with a methamphetamine "lab" found in the back of two trucks parked outside a Goldsboro hotel on Tuesday morning, police said. Law enforcement arrived to find a "reacting vessel," meaning methamphetamine was...

Officials talk about H1N1

Doctors, public health officials and a state epidemiologist gathered Tuesday night in Goldsboro to share information and to answer questions about preparing for what could become a very busy flu season. The H1N1 influenza pandemic is coming into its second...

I-795 lane will close for work on new girders

The northbound lane of I-795 will be closed three nights this month while workers set in place the girders for the U.S. 70 bypass construction. The lane will be closed from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the nights of...

Veterans warned about prescription, credit scams

The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning veterans not to give credit card numbers over the telephone to callers claiming to be updating VA prescription information. Veterans service organizations have brought to the VA's attention the fact that callers...

Mount Olive: Be prepared to stop

Mount Olive Public Works Supervisor Jammie Royal removes the plastic covering on one of the downtown area's new stop signs. The unveiling this morning changed a decades-old traffic pattern. Traffic on Center Street will now have to stop for...

Come one, come all

Victoria Royal, 6, plays some Wii bowling with Beulah Taylor during an open house event at the Wayne County Senior Center on Tuesday. The open house was held so seniors unfamiliar with the center could come and see and experience...

Eating right, being active

State Sen. Don Davis, D-Greene, jogs with his sons Justin, 3, and Ryan, 11, and friend Brent Maupin during Meet at the Track, an event to encourage families to be active and eat smarter, at Dillard Middle School on Tuesday...

Kitty Askins fundraiser golf tournament Friday

The 15th annual Kitty Classic Golf Tournament to benefit the Kitty Askins Hospice Center will be held Friday at the Walnut Creek Golf Course, with shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. In the event of rain, the...

Hispanic Center banquet Saturday

The Hispanic Community Development Center invites the public to attend its annual Appreciation Banquet on Saturday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church at 125 S. John St. Cost of the meal is $20. State Sen. Don Davis will...

Smithfield to celebrate Ava Gardner's life and career

SMITHFIELD -- Johnston County is gearing up to celebrate the life and career of its most famous native, the late actress Ava Gardner, with its annual Ava Gardner Festival, which will culminate with a gala at the Ava Gardner...