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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

County eyes subdivision plat approval

County commissioners by a 4-2 vote Tuesday morning moved another step closer to asserting authority over subdivision plats -- a step taken without any discussion of recommendations from the Planning Board. A second vote has to be taken before...

Pie-palooza

Samara Sanders, 3, was the youngest entrant in this year's pie-baking contest at the fair on Tuesday. She and her mom, Nikki Sanders, brought in five of the baked goods -- apple, Cool Whip, Rocky Road, key lime and Reese's...

Vandals slow down Northeast students

Vandalism on several school buses at Northeast Elementary School delayed students' arrival this morning. Ken Derksen, public information officer for Wayne County Public Schools, said "multiple buses were damaged but three were unable to get on the road." Officials had...

Robbery suspect finishing defense

A man charged with 11 armed robberies who is representing himself in Wayne County Superior Court had one witness left to examine this morning. Anthony Jerome Lee, 41, of Maple Street, is accused of using a sawed-off shotgun in...

City earmarks funds for lights, widening

Planning Director Randy Guthrie asked members of the Goldsboro City Council for guidance Monday, as he and his staff prepare to set aside some $3.5 million in street bond money for upcoming road projects. And by the end of the...

AAR announces plans for expansion, to receive land deal

A $900,000 expansion project at AAR was announced Tuesday morning following a closed session held by Wayne County commissioners. The closed-door session with Development Alliance President Joanna Helms was to discuss the expansion and conveyance of five acres of...

Parental involvement seminar set for Thursday

Parental involvement in the schools is still a vital part of education, and will be the focus of a free seminar on Thursday at the H.V. Brown Center on Poplar Street. This is the 13th year for the Wayne County...

Your 2009 Fire Princess contestants

The 35th annual Wayne County Fire Princess Pageant will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre on Center Street in downtown Goldsboro. At center, in the pink, is April Tucker, the 2008 Fire Princess, who will crown...

100K winning lottery ticket bought in a Goldsboro store

A Carthage man won $100,000 in the state lottery after stopping in Goldsboro to buy a ticket. Jesus Lugo will get $68,001.60 after taxes, according to lottery officials. He claimed his prize Monday. He bought the Mega Bucks tickets...

Kids Fest to be held Saturday at Berkeley Mall

The 12th Annual Kids Fest will be held Saturday at Berkeley Mall, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. More than 30 health and safety educational exhibits will be on display, compliments of the Wayne County Health Department and 23...

Annual Faison Market Day to be held Saturday

Music, food, arts and crafts and more are in the works for the sixth annual Faison Market Day this Saturday. The town of Faison holds the festival every year to shine a spotlight on agriculture -- a large part...

County names its math teacher of the year

Caroline Brown, a third-grade math teacher at Tommy's Road Elementary School, has been named Wayne County Public Schools' 2009-10 elementary mathematics teacher of the year. She has been in the education profession for 14 years, serving for the past...

Duplin set to study school population

The Duplin County Board of Education on Tuesday approved moving forward with the next step of an upcoming countywide school population study. The board members previously voted to hire the North Carolina State University Operations Research/Education Laboratory to conduct...

Busco Beach officials deny rumors of sale

Don't believe everything you hear. That's the message Busco Beach officials are trying to stress to their customers and citizens of Wayne County. "We are not for sale. We are not looking to sell," said Nanette Lang, manager. She said...