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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Winds wallop Wayne with gusts as high as 55 mph likely today

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for Wayne County today until 9 p.m. Winds that could gust as high as 55 mph, combined with rain-soaked ground, pose a threat of downed trees and power lines....

Police nearly fully staffed

The ranks of Goldsboro's Police Department are as full as they have been in several years, Chief Tim Bell says. Of 116 available officer positions, Bell said this week that all but four are currently filled. Bell said it had...

U.S. 70 Bypass crossing draws attention

The planned U.S. 70 Bypass crossing at Wayne Memorial Drive deserves equal attention to that being given to the cloverleaf interchanges at the bypass and N.C. 581 and at the U.S. 117 Bypass, say members of the Wayne County...

Goldsboro City Council retreats today through Friday

The Goldsboro City Council's annual retreat is scheduled to begin this afternoon at City Hall. The three-day work session is designed to give the board an opportunity to hear detailed presentations from key members of the city staff -- every...

Mental Health Association hands out awards

The topic of health care may be on everyone's lips, but when it comes to mental health, there's still a great stigma attached, says Dr. Jonathan Barnes, clinical director of Eastpointe. "We try to find nice words for these...

Only a few tickets left for pageant fundraiser

Anyone who had planned on attending this weekend's Wayne County's Sweetheart Womanless Beauty Pageant may just be out of luck -- as of this morning only 19 of the 495 tickets to the event remained. And organizers expect that...

Public record

Stolen funeral tent Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home on U.S. 117 South in Dudley reported Monday that a burgundy, 15-foot-by-15-foot funeral tent had been stolen from a cemetery. The poles to prop up the tent were also stolen, at a total loss...

Robber runs at the sight of tears

An armed robber gave up his attack on a Dudley woman Tuesday night when she fought back with tears. A Dudley woman started crying after a gun-wielding man wearing a black bandana approached her on Tuesday night, causing the...

Hollywood video closing

Hollywood Video on Ash Street is one of the more than 800 video and game rental stores nationwide owned by Movie Gallery Inc. that will close in the coming months. The store is still renting, but is beginning to...

House of Raeford bomb threat

ROSE HILL -- The House of Raeford chicken processing plant near Rose Hill was evacuated this morning after the facility received a bomb threat -- the third one this week. Sheriff Blake Wallace said the call was received around...

After school activities, sports and program canceled due to high winds

Due to the threat of inclement weather this afternoon and evening, which has the potential to produce high winds and damaging gusts, all Wayne County Public Schools after-school programs have been canceled today, Wednesday, February 10. This includes athletic...