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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Longtime city business plans to close its doors

What started in 1973 as a venture for two former athletes is coming to an end at the start of the year. After 36 years in business, the East Ash Street location of Sportman's World is closing. Owners Jimmy Bryan...

County OKs changes to Planning Board rules

It took county commissioners less than a minute Tuesday morning to give their second and final approval to an amended Planning Board ordinance. The only change to the ordinance was made during the board's briefing session held prior to...

GPD: Hotel deaths were murders

Goldsboro police say all evidence points toward a double homicide in the case of a married couple found dead Monday at a local hotel. Suryakant Patel, 65, and his wife, Bhavanaben Patel, 61, were housekeepers at America's Best Value Inn,...

Schools will merge

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Education voted Tuesday to consolidate the North Duplin and James Kenan school districts, also including a section of the B.F. Grady school district in the action. School Board member Emily Manning made the...

SWHS students visited NASA without ever leaving school

Southern Wayne High School science students took a field trip to NASA on a recent Friday afternoon and still made it home in time for dinner. The virtual field trip took place in the school's media center as 45...

Goldsboro man charged with rape

A 22-year-old Goldsboro man faces a count of second-degree rape after an investigation into the alleged assault of a 19-year-old female victim, city police said Wednesday. Shane Allen Moore of Wharton Lane, was released under a $25,000 unsecured bond after...

NAACP says it is moving forward with school suit

RALEIGH -- An NAACP delegation that traveled to Washington D.C. to plead its case alleging resegregation in Wayne County Public Schools held another press conference Tuesday, but is still not talking about the particulars of the complaint the organization...

Sieger thankful for time as Pikeville mayor

PIKEVILLE -- Former mayor Herb Sieger sat in his old office for one of the last times recently, remembering his eight years of service to the town of Pikeville. Sieger, 87, was originally elected as a commissioner in 2001...

H1N1 flu vaccine clinics scheduled

A free H1N1 vaccine clinic will be held Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Wayne County Health Department, 301 N. Herman St. No appointment is necessary and the clinic is open to everyone. In order to...

Andy Anderson honored for transportation work

Wayne County Commissioner Wilbur "Andy" Anderson has been honored for his decades of leadership and for his efforts that helped lead to the four-laning of U.S. 117 between Goldsboro and Wilson. In recognition of those efforts, Anderson was presented...