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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Local Veterans Fair offers job links and information

Close to 100 veterans and active-duty military took advantage of a Tuesday Veterans Fair at Wayne Community College to learn about business, educational and benefits opportunities. "I think that it is real good," said veteran Edwin Allen Jones as...

Suspect dies after being tased at scene

A Wayne County man is dead after Wayne County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call early this morning. At around 5:30 a.m., a passer-by called in a fight at the intersection of Highway 111 and Dollard Town Road, according...

$5 car fee proposed for public transport

A proposal to tack a $5 fee on vehicle registrations in Wayne County to raise money for public transportation received a less-than-enthusiastic reception Tuesday from the Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority. Board members declined to be swayed by authority director Alan...

Laying down some tracks

Junior Dail, left, with the Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Department, and Hal Forrester, with the Goldsboro Kiwanis Club, lay down new tracks for the Kiwanis train at Herman Park on Tuesday. Forrester said that until this recent project began --...

Craigslist response ends in robbery

A scam involving a popular online community and a fraudulent listing on that site led to an assault and robbery late last week -- an incident highlighting the need for caution if meeting strangers located via the Internet, authorities...

Program will focus on slavery narratives

The Wayne County Public Library will host the Road Scholar program, "Slave Voices in North Carolina," Saturday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m. Dr. Lucinda MacKethan, emerita professor of English at N.C. State University, will present personal narratives, letters, poetry...

Davis: 2010 budget looks better

Cautious optimism was the theme for state Sen. Don Davis, D-Greene, Tuesday as he spoke to the Goldsboro Rotary Club. Optimistic, he said, because the economy is beginning to recover, but cautious because the state isn't out of the...

Deer herd causes wreck on U.S. 117 South

A Faison man reported a herd of five deer crossed the intersection of U.S. 117 South and George Street on Tuesday morning, at least two of them striking his truck and leaving at least four dead deer in the...