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Thursday, December 17, 2009

County declares itself 'recovery zone'

Wayne County commissioners' decision Tuesday morning to designate the county as a "recovery zone" was motivated by the possibility that a new business could locate a $4.5 million project here. The designation opens the door for the business to...

College students learn about helping others

A group of Northwestern University students are giving up part of their holiday break to learn more about community service programs like WAGES. Dr. Marlee Ray, executive director of WAGES -- Wayne Action Group for Economic Solvency -- said she...

Sharing a minute with Santa

Two-year-old Jocelyn Bond smiles during her visit with Santa Claus at the Berkeley Mall in Goldsboro Wednesday. With Christmas just around the corner, shoppers are flooding stores at the mall and around Goldsboro, looking for those last-minute gift items. And...

Details released on plan for schools

KENANSVILLE -- Besides consolidating James Kenan High School and North Duplin Junior/Senior High School, the Duplin County Board of Education hopes to build a new centralized high school and combine E.E. Smith Middle School with Warsaw Middle School. Under the...

Commissioner Keen receives ECU Alumni Award

Wayne County Commissioner Steve Keen has been presented an "Honorary Alumni Award" from East Carolina University. Keen is a member of the board of directors for The Little Bank. He is a member of the Wayne County Planning Board...

H1N1 clinic planned for this Friday

The Health Department continues to vaccinate residents against the flu, with another free H1N1 clinic slated for Friday, Health Director James Roosen told the board Wednesday. "The flu clinic has been extremely complicated because we have got two different vaccines...