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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Science fiction author begins Wayne County Reads event

The real danger of censorship doesn't come from the government but from ourselves, said the speaker at one of Wayne County Reads major events. John Kessel, co-director of the creative writing program at North Carolina State University, delivered the...

Miss N.C. tells club members to work hard

Ryan Hood, president of the AKTION Club, wanted to invite Miss North Carolina International to speak at the club's two-year anniversary meeting last month but she had a scheduling conflict. She was able to make it for the February meeting,...

Wind whips through county; rips off roof

High sustained winds ripped the roof from a mobile home in Dudley on Wednesday afternoon -- the only major report of damage in Wayne County, authorities said. High winds buffeted the entire state throughout the day. Gusts up to 30...

Woman has toes chewed off

Police are investigating how a disabled 52-year-old Central Heights Road woman's toes were chewed off by four puppies while at her home, a police spokesman said. Police Sgt. Chad Calloway said that police responded to a call from Wayne...

Rabid bobcat found in Dudley area

DUDLEY -- A Genoa area woman feeding her horses found a bobcat in her barn, an animal that later tested positive for rabies, a state official confirmed Wednesday. The animal was killed by the property owner because it posed...

Council reviews wish lists for 2010

The Goldsboro City Council met with key members of the city management team and staff Wednesday, as the board's annual retreat kicked off inside City Hall. The purpose of the first session -- the retreat will continue through late Friday...

Treasurer announces brief visit to SJAFB

State Treasurer Janet Cowell is expected to kick off a financial fair at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Friday, 4th Fighter Wing officials confirmed late Wednesday. Ms. Cowell, the state's first female treasurer, marks the second high-profile visitor to stop...

Wayne Memorial Hospital insists on good service from companies

At Tuesday's Wayne Memorial Hospital board of directors meeting, the board took steps toward ensuring fair negotiations with insurance companies. The board approved a managed care contracting strategy -- an effort to keep all contracts on an even footing. "We...

Fire claims home of Fremont dentist

FREMONT -- An early morning fire destroyed the home of a longtime Fremont dentist, the town's fire chief said. Fire Chief Danny Tillman said the home of Dr. Calvin Fuller, who had recently moved to Raleigh, was engulfed in...

Employee arrested for bomb threats at House of Raeford

ROSE HILL -- The Duplin County Sheriff's Office arrested a House of Raeford worker Wednesday in connection with several bomb threats made this week at the chicken processing plant near Rose Hill. Deputies arrested Dedonis Gooden, 20, of Columbus...