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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Jobless rate up slightly in Wayne County

The unemployment rate in Wayne County jumped again slightly in January, according to numbers that were recently released from the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina. The January rate for the county was 9.9 percent, up from 9.2 percent in...

Drug raid near park results in 3 arrests

Police seized nearly four ounces of powdered cocaine and at least five firearms in an investigation Tuesday that started in Herman Park and ended at a Park Avenue home, authorities said. Herman Park, where two of the men allegedly...

DGDC plans to renovate donated downtown store

In what Downtown Golds-boro Development Corp. executive director Julie Thompson is characterizing as "a bold step forward," the DGDC Board of Directors has voted to rehabilitate 219 N. John St. for the purpose of housing the organization. The building, donated...

Daffodils to bloom in Fremont Saturday at annual festival

Come Saturday, the streets of Fremont will be filled with people, entertainment, games and crafts. The 24th Annual Fremont Daffodil Festival is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Fremont. "Our daffodils are in full bloom throughout...

Wayne elementary schools answer Haiti fundraising challenge

In the aftermath of the earthquakes in Haiti, Mathnasium issued a challenge to elementary schools across the county to create UMCOR Health Kits to be sent to Haiti via the MERCI Center. In response to this challenge, Northwest Elementary...

NC GOP proposes 'opt out' legislation

With President Barack Obama's signing of federal health care reform into law Tuesday, Republican lawmakers in Raleigh announced plans to file legislation to protect North Carolina residents from the legislation's mandates and penalties. "We don't have the specific language...

Wayne County Planning Board holds rare special meeting

Meeting in a rare special session, the Wayne County Planning Board Friday afternoon took less than 15 minutes to handle its one-item agenda -- a two-lot family subdivision plat final. The board agreed to recommend that county commissioners approve...