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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Howling good time planned at park site

It's almost time for dog lovers to get their running shoes on and to leash up their dogs for the Stoney Creek Park Howl-o-ween. After nearly a year of preparation, the Stoney Creek Park Alliance is moving forward with plans...

Arts Council receives thousands in grant funds

The Arts Council of Wayne County has received a grants totally nearly $40,000 to assist with the costs of bringing arts programs to the area. The North Carolina Arts Council awarded the council $30,602, based on programming and population,...

Walking so others can remember

Just about everyone attending Saturday's Memory Walk had a story of someone they knew who has been affected by Alzheimer's or dementia. Faye Davis, a teacher at Charles B. Aycock High School, was accompanied by a group of students...

Council will eye zoning of Keen property

Wayne County commissioner Steve Keen's plan to move forward with a 51.17-acre development on the south side of U.S. 70 just east of N.C. 581 will take another step toward that end Monday night, as Goldsboro City Council members are...

County will take vote on planning issues

Wayne County commissioners are just one vote away from making major changes in how the county has handled approval of subdivision plats for the past several decades. That vote is expected during the board's Tuesday meeting and, if approved, commissioners...

Decal to honor local woman lost to cancer

A friend of the family of Tonya Hill Matthews, who died Sunday after battling cancer, is in the fundraising decal business in Hawaii and has created a decal honoring her. Leisa Snyder said she is donating all of the proceeds...

Retired revenuer tells of chasing moonshiners at Wayne Museum

Two former enemies turned friends Friday night at the Wayne County Museum, as a retired revenuer shook hands and swapped stories with an out-of-business moonshiner. George Robert Powell Sr., retired Wilkesboro revenue agent and author of "Moonshiners, Fast Cars...

Part of I-795 to close this week

The state Department of Transportation will close the southbound lane of I-795 between Pikeville and U.S. 70 on Monday night and early Tuesday morning, from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. for construction....

New rules affecting Duplin solid waste sites

The Duplin County solid waste sites have undergone, and are still undergoing, a number of changes with new state and local regulatory policies recently going into effect. Since state law went into effect banning plastic bottles, wooden pallets and...

State Grange gives Masseys Lifetime Achievement award

Lloyd and Elizabeth Massey of Wayne County received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the North Carolina Grange at the organization's 81st Annual Convention in Fayetteville. The awards are based on outstanding leadership and accomplishments. Massey is a charter member of...

State Grange honors going to Grantham for third year

The Grantham Grange has been named North Carolina State Grange of the Year for the third time in the past six years. Five members of the organization also took home awards for their dedication to the community. President Bobby...

Agency not allowing disabilities to slow its clients down

It has been about two months since Darryl Atkins started working at the Kangaroo Express on Berkeley Boulevard, and already his boss is bragging about him. "He's been a positive influence. He's great with customers," store manager Beverly Fenech...