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Monday, November 30, 2009

Courage in the face of teeth

The Job: Security Forces The Company: United State Air Force The Location: Seymour Johnson Air Force Base It used to be, when I heard the name "Robby" I thought of a small boy -- maybe 5 or 6 years old...

New campaign will emphasize importance of farming to county

People tend to picture farmers as overall-clad old men whose slow-moving tractors grind traffic to a crawl. That perception is just as wrong as thinking that farming is on the decline, said Lynn Williams, a member of the county...

Agriculture businesses add $667 million to local economy

The Wayne County Cooperative Extension Service's "We Dig It" campaign asks "Did You Know?" * Agribusiness is the No. 1 industry in the state, contributing $70.1 billion to the state's economy * Farming and agribusiness represent 22 percent of...

Planning board changes pending

The second and final vote to recast the 40-year-old ordinance that created the county Planning Board is expected Tuesday morning when county commissioners meet. If approved, it would become the third change that commissioners have made to the planning...

Charities seeking help for holidays

At a time when one in every 10 people in America is unemployed, many charitable groups and organizations in Wayne County are seeking donations to help make the holiday season a little brighter for local residents. Ever since the Goldsboro...