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Friday, February 26, 2010

United Way ends campaign year; supporters thanked

After a year that yielded a less than stellar campaign drive and concerns about funding levels for some of the community organizations it serves, the United Way volunteers gathered Thursday to recognize those who persevered during what officials called...

Two blood drives planned to honor young leukemia patient, blood donor

When Goldsboro native Mary Littleton saw her son's lab results, she knew even before the doctor said a word that her 2-year-old had leukemia. After seven transfusions, Mary and her husband, Eric, also from Goldsboro, are thankful for the donated...

City man jailed on sexual assault charge

A Goldsboro man was being held in the Wayne County Jail this morning under a $1 million bond charged with a felony sex offense against an 8-year-old girl, Goldsboro police said. Tony McKinney, 56, of Fairview Circle, faces a...

Commissioners set sights on new building plans

Wayne County commissioners Thursday morning were briefed on a proposed $146 million preliminary capital improvements plan that includes new homes for the Health Department, Services on Aging and county jail as well as school and library projects. The plan...

Benefit concert planned for wheelchair hockey team

Independent rock band Airiel Down will be performing a benefit concert for the N.C. Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association at the Paramount Theatre Tuesday. Proceeds from the event will help pay travel expenses for the Carolina Fury Powerhockey Team to...

Pate resigns advisory post

After more than 30 years of service to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and the city, county and state that call it home, local military advocate Troy Pate Jr. has submitted his resignation to Gov. Beverly Perdue. Pate, who...