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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Father, 20, charged in death

Goldsboro police on Tuesday arrested a man accused of abuse that caused the death of his 6-month-old daughter, a police spokesman said. Ronald Everette Smith, 20, took Diamond Nicole Smith to Wayne Memorial Hospital the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 14,...

County OKs new rules for planning

By a 5-2 vote, Wayne County commissioners Tuesday gave themselves the final say-so on all preliminary and final subdivision plats effective Nov. 1. It was the second vote on the proposal. The first was taken at the board's Oct....

Commissioners question rules for removing board member

At least two county commissioners want a kinder and gentler way of telling future Planning Board members that they can be removed from office at any time with or without cause. The first crack at that wording will go...

Working on the railroad

TRACKS TO BE REPLACED: Corey Lyden, left, and Marion Bradford, Goldsboro Parks and Recreation maintenance supervisor, work on digging up a section of track at the Kiwanis Train at Herman Park on Tuesday afternoon. The Kiwanis Club of Goldsboro is...

Five arrested on meth charges in Duplin

Five people were arrested Saturday on methamphetamine charges after a Duplin County sheriff's deputy on another call discovered a meth lab near Mount Olive. Sheriff Blake Wallace said Deputy Joseph Kennedy, who was checking a suspicious vehicle report, saw something...

Fremont, Pikeville to target drugs on I-795

In an effort to combat drug trafficking in northern Wayne County, area police departments are considering forming a new drug interdiction team. Fremont police Chief R.K. Rawlings and another member of the Fremont Police Department, along with members of the...

Residents can apply for help with bills

The Wayne County Department of Social Services next month will take applications for the Low-Energy Assistance Program. Applications will be taken Monday through Thursday, Nov. 2-12 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The exception will be Nov. 11 when...

Writers group hosting memoir discussion

Three North Carolina writers will be featured in a panel discussion at Wayne Community College next month. "Me and My Memoirs," sponsored by the college's foundation, will be held on Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in Room 101 of...

Theft victim just wants personal photos back

Lee Stowe, owner of Trinity Auto Body, runs a small but honest business. He tries to do right by his customers, and trusts the same will come his way. Because of the small staff, he normally secures the office...

Schools holding career fair for seniors

More than 1,200 high school seniors from Wayne County Public Schools will attend the second annual career fair, planned for Thursday at Goldsboro Family YMCA. The event gives students a chance to see businesses in Wayne County and become...

Cold ... but warming back up

Ralphfred Robinson, of Dudley, plays with his 3-year-old son, Tyshown Robinson, Monday morning at Herman Park. They were out early enjoying  a cool brisk day in the park. The week's early cool weather brought a bit of frost to some...

Mount Olive Fire Department holding open house Sunday

On Sunday the Mount Olive Fire Department will be holding an open house from 2 pm until 4 p.m. The open house is being held in conjunction with fire safety month. Fire apparatus from today and yesterday will be...

Library to present Southern cooking program

Southerners know food -- from shrimp and grits to fried green tomatoes -- the South has a rich history of diverse culinary delights. The Wayne County Public Library invites the public to celebrate the good food of the South...

'Give a Child a Smile' day is Saturday

Strong Able Youth Speaking Out -- the group also known as SaySo -- will hold its annual "Give a Child a Smile" project for USA Today's 19th Annual Make a Difference Day on Saturday. SaySo's goal is to collect...

Brogden films U.S. Cellular commercial spot

Brogden Primary principal Wendy Hooks, along with several students, recently got a taste of Hollywood as they were filmed for a national commercial spot promoting U.S. Cellular's 2010 "Calling All Communities" campaign. "It was 'lights, camera, action' for our...

State awards contracts for repair work on I-795

Contracts totaling almost $12 million have been awarded to two companies to repair pavement damage along the 18-mile section of Interstate 795 between Goldsboro and Wilson. The contracts require that the damaged asphalt in the outside lanes be removed...