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Monday, November 16, 2009

Workin' it -- Where's the fire?

The Job: Firefighter The Company: Goldsboro Fire Department The Location: Goldsboro "We're fixing to go on a call right now," said Assistant Fire Chief Eric Lancaster. "All of us?" I asked. "Uh huh," he said. "Even me and you?" "Yes."...

Woman rescued from lake

Adam Thornton was driving to work at Walnut Creek Country Club when he saw a member of the kitchen staff frantically waving at him. Other employees of the country club were gathered near Lake Wackena too, along Lakeshore Drive...

Surgical robot helps hospital, patients

Wayne Memorial Hospital is taking a step into the future. The hospital is now using the da Vinci S Surgical System to perform "robot-assisted" gynecological and urological surgeries. The da Vinci is a machine that consists of a surgeon's console,...

Salvation Army ready for ringing

With less than two weeks to go, the Salvation Army has started to enlist its volunteer bell ringers for the holiday season. And before the first coin has even been dropped into a bucket, it looks as if there will...

Commissioners agenda

On Tuesday, the Wayne County commissioners will have their second reading of proposed changes to the county's mobile home park ordinance that will give them the final say-so on plat approval. Changes in the amended ordinance would apply to...

CSS Neuse living history

Cannons will thunder and sailors and Marines will converge on the banks of the Neuse River once again on Saturday and Sunday at the CSS Neuse State Historic Site in Kinston as the site holds its annual Civil War...

Schools choral showcases this week

Students will blend their voices during a program of festive songs as Wayne County Public Schools sponsors the annual district-wide Holiday Choral Showcase this week at Dillard Middle School. This is the ninth year for the event, begin in...

Deadline for shipping packages to troops nears

Deadlines are creeping up for sending holiday letters and packages to domestic, international and military addresses in time for Christmas delivery. The United States Postal Service expects receive more than 16 billion cards, letters and packages between Thanksgiving and...