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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

RSVP recognizes area volunteers

They couldn't cash the giant cardboard check for $967,144 RSVP Director Barbara Stiles presented to Goldsboro Mayor Al King representing the monetary value of the work retired and senior volunteers gave to the city and county in 2009, but the...

County will help administer $288K grant to assist Kitty Askins expansion project

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning not only agreed to administer a $288,000 state grant for the $4 million Kitty Askins Hospice Center expansion project, but to provide $8,640 of in-kind services as well. "We are excited about expanding," said...

Jurors will hear evidence in Neal rape case

Jury selection in a 1987 rape case began Tuesday in a Wayne County Superior courtroom, after a defense attorney argued and lost motions to dismiss the charges and evidence altogether. William J. Neal, 54, is accused of standing on a...

Berry picking

"There is no telling how long I have been picking strawberries," Lula Carlson said as she gingerly made her way through the Cottle strawberry field in Goldsboro. Strawberry season is here and will last for six to eight weeks. Local...

Officials: Fremont residents likely to lose their ABC store

FREMONT -- The Wayne County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will decide today whether to close the Fremont ABC store, town Administrator Kerry McDuffie told the town board at its meeting Tuesday night. The board was expected to vote today...

Residents upset over sewer fees

They came demanding answers -- using words like extortion to characterize a resolution recently adopted by the Goldsboro City Council that would require newly annexed residents to pay special assessments for installation of a sanitary sewer system. But those dozens...

Scouts to honor Dr. Atkins

The Tuscarora Council of the Boy Scouts of America will be honoring Dr. James Atkins as its Citizen of the Year on May 4 at the Walnut Creek Country Club. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tickets must...

Appliance rebates kick off Thursday

The North Carolina Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program begins Thursday and runs through Saturday -- unless the $8.8 million federal funding runs out earlier. Through the program, area residents can purchase new, ENERGY STAR qualified appliances and get a...