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Monday, February 8, 2010

Officials: Rec Center key to plan downtown

Members of the Goldsboro City Council will discuss the potential construction of a new recreation center along Center Street during their three-day retreat later this week, but some members of the community are already speaking out against the design the...

River rising

The Neuse River, swollen by recent winter storms of snow, ice and rain, hit flood stage -- 18 feet -- early today and the National Weather Service said it is expected to crest Thursday at about 21 feet. According to...

Former legislator to challenge for House seat

Stephen LaRoque announced Friday he will be running, once again, for the Republican nomination for the state House District 10 seat. LaRoque, who held the seat for four years, winning elections in 2000 and 2004, has lost his last...

Arts Council is looking for docents for upcoming Smithsonian exhibit

The Arts Council of Wayne County is looking for local people to volunteer as docents during the upcoming traveling Smithsonian exhibit. They are needed from Aug. 7 through Sept. 18. Volunteers must be at least 16. They will lead visitors...

Animal abuse call ends in death

MOUNT OLIVE -- The SBI is investigating the Sunday afternoon death of a Duplin County man who shot himself after a standoff with sheriff's deputies. Lawmen were at the home of Clifton Boyd Jacobs on Tram Road to respond...

Makeup days announced for School of Engineering, Early/Middle College High School

Additional makeup days were announced for two Wayne County Public Schools following last week's inclement weather. The district canceled classes on Feb. 1 and 2. Makeup days for Wayne Early/Middle College High School and Wayne School of Engineering, which...

Sharing a dance with Dad

Five-year-old Parker Faircloth dances with her father, Will, at the Family Y Father Daughter Dance on Saturday.  Funds raised at the dance are donated to the Y's mentoring program....