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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Duplin officials capture dogfight suspect

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Mount Olive man was arrested on felony dog-fighting charges Tuesday morning after Duplin County sheriff's deputies raided a dog-fighting operation on Buck Hill Road just off Tram Road, about 12 miles southeast of Mount Olive....

Council opens bids for new rec center

Construction of a new recreation center in downtown Goldsboro is one significant step closer to becoming a reality, as elected officials and key members of the city staff attended a bid-opening for the project Tuesday at City Hall. And what...

A trip to college

Wayne Community College President Kay Albertson shows North Drive Elementary School kindergarten students her office during a tour of the campus. Besides meeting the president, three classes from the school visited the dental department, campus police, automotive repair shop and...

Goldsboro's fire insurance rating 2 points better

The city of Goldsboro's fire insurance rating has dropped by two points, which could mean lower insurance costs for businesses in town. Fire Chief Gary Whaley announced the rate drop Monday, saying the city Fire Department's rating now stands...

Planning Board discusses subdivision roads

Deteriorating subdivision streets have been attracting the attention of Wayne County Commissioners in recent months, raising questions as to why the streets aren't being properly maintained. It also has raised questions of protecting of homeowners and placing additional financial...

Spring Creek High FFA selling plants

The Spring Creek High School Future Farmers of America Spring Plant Sale is under way. With a wide variety of plants, flowers and vegetables, the public is welcome to visit the greenhouse (behind the school) Monday through Friday from 8...

WCPS annual teacher fair Saturday

Wayne County Public Schools will hold its annual teacher job fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Goldsboro High School gymnasium. Prospective teachers can visit and learn about the programs and job opportunities at the...

Still ... ready to Relay?

The message was made perfectly clear Tuesday -- while they might have different paths for reaching the end result, the American Cancer Society and Southeastern Medical Oncology Center are united in the fight against cancer and for those who are...

Sprucing up for spring

Terry Hughes applies a fresh coat of yellow paint to the poles at the Family Fun Center Putt-Putt course in Goldsboro recently  as the amusement center gets ready for the summer season. Outdoor businesses like the miniature golf center are...

Planning Board searches for place to meet, discuss plats

Like the boll weevil, the Wayne County Planning Board and people on hand for Tuesday night's meeting were just alooking for a home. The board normally convenes in the old commissioners' meeting room in the County Administration Building at...

Evidence heard in Bandy murder trial

The state closed evidence hearings Tuesday in the trial of William Earl Bandy, who stands accused of the shooting death of a Dudley man. Bandy, accused in the March 2006 shooting death of 31-year-old Fredrick A. Coleman, 31, of...

Two to attend Governor's School

Two Wayne County students have been chosen to attend Governor's School this summer. More than 1,700 public and private school nominees vied for the 600 slots in 10 curriculum areas. The rising high school juniors and seniors from across...