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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fremont targets trash dumping in town ditches

Fremont will be taking a closer look at trash in the ditches around town. At Tuesday night's Board of Alderman meeting, board members addressed concerns about trash in ditches around the Fremont Rest Center. Ann Lewis, who lives near the...

'Buzz' picked to patrol bee Tuesday

At this year's spelling bee, the playing field is wide open. Contenders from The Pines, which won in 2006 and 2008, and came close in 2007, will not be back this year, Georgia Dees said. "We just haven't been able...

No new leads in Duplin murder

KENANSVILLE -- The apparent shooting death of an Albertson teenager Sept. 25 is still being investigated by the Duplin County Sheriff's Office but no concrete motive for the homicide has been established, Sheriff Blake Wallace said this week. The victim,...

Board of Health re-evaluates 4-day workweek

The four-day workweek as it relates to Health Department services might need revamping, the Board of Health conceded Wednesday. The abbreviated hours of operation came under fire on several levels at the board's monthly meeting, not the least of which...

City eyes new rules for rental properties

With his eye on a cleaner, safer city, Goldsboro's chief building inspector remains committed to making significant changes to the way he and his staff approach dilapidated rental property. Ed Cianfarra this week reiterated that adopting the Rental Unit Certificate...

Goldsboro firefighters posing for Habitat for Humanity

Melanie Easto isn't afraid to admit that some women's taste for a man in uniform played a role in selecting the subject of her calendar -- Goldsboro's firefighters. Mrs. Easto, an assistant manager of the Habitat for Humanity ReStore shops,...

Eureka VFD gets grant

The Eureka Volunteer Fire Department has received a $9,600 grant from the North Carolina Volunteer Fire Department fund to buy new equipment. The equipment is purchased using matching funds and must be approved by the Department of Insurance Office of...

Volunteers to be honored

Five Wayne County people will be honored for their service at the annual Outstanding Volunteer Service ceremony Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. at WAGES multipurpose room. One North Carolina Medallion winner will also be announced. The medallion is the highest...

Unused pills to be destroyed

Outdated and unwanted pills -- both prescription and over-the-counter -- will be collected and destroyed during the Pills Can Kill Campaign on Saturday. The event is being sponsored by the 4-H Prevention Program, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and...

Free dental clinic needs volunteers

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is hosting a free dental clinic from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 20 and 21, at St. Andrew's, 901 Harris St. The Colgate bus also will be on location for free dental screenings on Saturday....