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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Veterans Day Parade to be held Nov. 11

The Wayne County Veterans and Patriots Coalition will hold its Veterans Day Parade and ceremonies on Wednesday, Nov. 11, beginning at 11 a.m. in downtown Goldsboro. The coalition is seeking entries in the parade with a military or patriotic...

Jobless rate for August is down slightly to 8.8

For the second month in a row, Wayne County saw a decrease in unemployment. August's unemployment rate dropped .01 percent from 8.9 to 8.8. Unemploy-ment Security Commission Manage Bill Pate said while it's a drop, the area isn't out of...

Roommate dispute ends in bulldozed residence

A Wayne County man was arrested Saturday after driving a front-end loader into a mobile home. Michael Ricks, 27, of 381 Slick Rock Road was reportedly living in the home with two women. After a financial dispute between Ricks and...

Taste of Pennsylvania offers wreaths, baskets, furniture

Tina Holloman is trying to bring some Pennsylvania to Goldsboro. Holloman, owner of A Taste of Pennsylvania, opened her new shop Oct. 1 at 1301 N. Berkeley Blvd. The store features homemade wreaths and baskets, among other things. "We like...

Here she is... Miss Goldsboro

Ashlee Perkinson, an East Carolina University student majoring in neuroscience, was named Miss Goldsboro Saturday night at the 2010 Miss Goldsboro Scholarship Pageant. "I'm very excited to begin my year as Miss Goldsboro," Miss Perkinson said after receiving her...

Albertson to host stewfest

ALBERTSON -- Fans of bluegrass music, hearty food or just a good game of horseshoes are invited to the community of Albertson for the annual Grady-Outlaw Memorial Library Stewfest. The festival will raise money for the library, Duplin County's only...

MOC hold baseball clinic

MOUNT OLIVE -- The baseball field at Mount Olive College was packed with youngsters learning the fundamentals of the game Saturday afternoon as the school hosted a free clinic featuring the entire Spartan team and some special guests. The...

Attorney charged with HUD violations

A Goldsboro lawyer has been sanctioned by the North Carolina State Bar for misrepresenting loans involving the purchase of property in which he served as closing attorney. William D. Orander III was involved in 56 such transactions between Jan....

Johnston flu clinic canceled

SMITHFIELD -- The Johnston County Public Health Department hasa announced that its planned walk-in flu clinic scheduled for Tuesday from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. has been canceled. The county has temporarily exhausted its supply of both the seasonal and...

Downtown's newest advocate

Geoff Hulse remembers the innocence of childhood -- when learning to swim and riding a bicycle were the most pressing things to accomplish in downtown Goldsboro. He can still see families walking the streets en route to local stores and...

Fremont police nab suspect in robbery

A Dudley man has been charged in connection with a Fremont armed robbery. Daniel Talib Smith, 18, 100 block of Running Deer Circle, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to Fremont Police Chief R.K. Rawlings. Robert...

Duplin gets 359-page report on daily operations

Duplin County department heads are getting a first look this week at the Evergreen agency's efficiency audit results, and will have the chance to provide commissioners with their own comments. The draft report of the audit, 359 pages long, was...

City Council will examine parade policy

City officials called concerns regarding the Nov. 11 Veterans Day parade valid Friday and said new rules that would leave members of the Wayne County Veterans and Patriots Coalition picking up trash along Center Street after the event will soon...

Judges name top chili, funds raised for soup kitchen

The third annual Really Chili Challenge benefit for the Goldsboro Community Soup Kitchen attracted hungry crowds and chili cooks ravenous for victory Saturday at Cornerstone Commons. Soup kitchen director Andrea Heekin has worked with the cook-off since late radio personality...

Count to recognize local businesses, industry

Wayne County commissioners adopted a resolution proclaiming Oct. 26-29 as Industry Celebration Week in the county. The Wayne County Development Alliance Inc. hosts the industry celebration each year to thank the more than 50 major manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and...

Commissioners plan to look at mobile home ordinance

Mobile home parks are a dying breed and if the county wants to hasten their demise, then all it needs to do is pile on yet more regulations, Gran-tham resident Steve L. Herring told county commissioners this week. Herring...