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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Re-enactment canceled due to soggy ground

A long-awaited re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Goldsborough Bridge planned for this weekend has been canceled. Organizers said they hope to be able to reschedule the event for early next year but that recent rains have left...

Santa Claus is coming ... to the Cliffs

Cliffs of the Neuse employees Allan Alligood, left, Mike Spencer, William Davis and Park Ranger Candace Rose decorate a kayak for the second annual flotilla and Christmas tree lighting to be held Friday evening at the state park near Seven...

Wayne County Health Department will charge for vaccines

Several vaccines for children will no longer be offered free through the Health Department, officials have announced. The change, which went into effect Dec. 1, is being blamed on federal funding issues affecting the state's immunization program. "They're getting...

Governor is coming to Seymour Johnson AFB

Gov. Bev Perdue will visit Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Friday morning, officials from the 4th Fighter Wing confirmed late Wednesday. No detail on the reason for her stop has been released, however, the governor is expected to hold a...

Walnut Creek had to euthanize pesky Canada geese

This past summer wasn't good for the goose or the gander at Walnut Creek. In June, the Village of Walnut Creek, along with the USDA, rounded up and euthanized 119 geese from its property. According to Town Administrator Lou Cook,...

Killer seeks release

A Goldsboro man convicted of the mid-1970s murder of a Kinston insurance salesman is one of the prisoners now fighting for his release -- the result of a court decision that is testing the meaning of a "life" sentence in...

Alcohol sales tax hike could affect ABC stores

The increase in the state alcohol sales excise tax might benefit its bottom line, but it could end up taking a $200,000 bite out of local revenues, said Mike Myrick, Wayne ABC Board business manager. Wayne County generated $6.6...