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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Dog shot after attack on woman

An East Maple Street woman suffered severe bites from a neighbor's dog on Monday morning before a Goldsboro police officer shot and killed the animal, investigators said. A German shepherd-akita mix attacked Tyler Young, 36, after she had dropped...

Duplin commissioners refuse to grant funding to schools

The Duplin County Board of Education will not be allowed to use $727,000 in local funding to pay some public school workers, the Duplin County Board of Commissioners decided Monday. The Board of Education does not have enough money to...

Powder puffs take on demolition derby track

The first Powder Puff Demolition Derby at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair got off to a smashing start. "There's nothing like the smell of antifreeze on a Monday night," announcer Charlie Belknap said. The rain and wet track caused some...

Keen takes project to city

Wayne County commissioner Steve Keen is moving forward with plans to develop a 51.17-acre piece of property located on the south side of U.S. 70 just east of N.C. 581, despite opposition from his own board. Just two months after...

School officials seeking 'positive' image for district

Wayne County Public Schools officials are setting their sights on improving the school district's image -- and they are starting with a positive attitude of their own. Board members noted at their meeting Monday that even though the district received...

Tackling planning

Proposed changes to the county's Planning Board ordinance would not address whether commissioners would still be allowed to serve on both boards at the same time, but it would grant commissioners the authority to remove a member with or...

Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair schedule

Today SENIOR CITIZENS DAY (Free admission for all persons 60 years of age and above) 8:00- Noon Second Flower Show Entries accepted Noon Gates open to all exhibits Noon Pie Baking Contest - Pavilion 1 p.m. Judging Second Flower Show...

Public record

Man shot A Nelson Drive man told police he was shot in the head by unknown suspects in the 1600 building of Day Circle on Sunday morning, according to a report. Elliott Bowden, 38, was conscious and able to talk...

October dates set for career readiness tests

The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success (WORKS) program will offer four opportunities in October for the public to take the WorkKeys(r) tests for Career Readiness Certification. Testing sessions are set for 8:30 a.m. to noon on Oct. 15,...