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Friday, February 5, 2010

Car drives through Post Office

A tan Mercedes plowed through the front entrance of the Post Office on Cashwell Drive and into mail boxes on an adjacent wall Friday afternoon. The driver, who has not been identified, told firefighters she pushed on the brake but...

Justice Department will investigate NAACP claim

The U.S. Department of Justice will investigate the NAACP's claim against Wayne County Public Schools, NAACP officials announced Thursday. Wayne County school officials said today they are confident the matter will be resolved satisfactorily. The Rev. Dr. William Barber,...

Celebration of hope

Zoe McKinney did not need any help telling her story to the crowd of more than 200 people who gathered to kick off the 2010 Relay for Life Thursday. In fact, the 7-year-old Kid's Honorary Chairman insisted on it. So...

Snow, ice will miss Wayne this time

Don't be looking for a repeat of last week's snow/wintery mix whose frozen remains can still be seen scattered across the county. Wayne County residents can expect rain, possibly heavy at times today, but with temperatures reaching into the...

Goldsboro's Junior Miss heads for state pageant

Wayne County has a contestant in the North Carolina Junior Miss program this weekend. Tara Victoria Warren, 17, won the title of Wayne County's Junior Miss during the state's at-large scholarship program, held in Reidsville in October. According to representatives...

Families welcome Guard back from desert

When two buses pulled up along the Elm Street side of the Goldsboro National Guard Armory late Thursday evening, Jacob and Hayden Lemons were among those who rushed through a small wooded area to greet them. "Daddy!" the 6- and...

Remembering Jerry Wayne

When Brent Bennett picked up his guitar Thursday night at the Relay for Life kickoff he was prepared to sing the song he had written about his late friend, Jerry Wayne. But he didn't want to. "It's one of...

Chemical spill prompts local evacuations

FAISON -- An overturned tractor-trailer spilled toxic chemicals about a mile from North Duplin Junior-Senior High School this morning, forcing the evacuation of a number of homes but not the school. Brian Pearce, director of emergency services for Duplin...

Public record

Man shoots convenience store ceiling An unknown male fired a round into the ceiling of Brookside Mart, a South Slocumb Street convenience store, on Wednesday evening, according to a Goldsboro police report. The suspect, described as a black male, about...

Girl Scout cookies arriving for Super Bowl

Girl Scout cookies will be available this weekend, just in time to serve at Super Bowl parties. The annual "Super Bowl cookie booth" provides an early opportunity to pick up boxes of Girl Scout cookies. Delivery of cookies ordered...