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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Beetle busters

There is a new type of battle going on at the softball fields at Wayne Community College. Call it wasps vs. beetles -- literally. The softball field at Wayne Community College is temporarily closed while researchers identify a strain of...

Sinkhole won't be fixed until September

Repairs to a huge pothole on Spence Avenue near its intersection with Elm Street won't begin until late July or early August, city officials say, and likely won't be finished until September. Although more than three months have passed...

Will plant locate down the highway?

Wayne County officials say rumors are unfounded that Mississippi-based Sanderson Farms has reached a final decision on building a $94 million chicken deboning facility in the county -- a plant that could employ up to 1,100 people. "That is...

Lawyer pleads guilty to fraud

RALEIGH -- The United States Attorney's Office announced this week that William Orander III, 40, of Goldsboro pleaded guilty in federal court to committing mail, wire and bank fraud. Orander, who already had his law license revoked by the...

Quick chicken plant facts

What: A Wayne County Sanderson plant with a feed mill, hatchery and processing plant and wastewater treatment facility. It could employ about 1,100 people, require about 150 contract growers, and be equipped to process and sell 8.9 million pounds of...

Local man wants governor to grant him pardon for crime

Thomas E. Parker doesn't have an immaculate criminal record. But there is one crime he didn't do, he maintains -- rob the now-defunct Merritt Supermarket on Royall Avenue in January 1999. A federal judge, Terrence W. Boyle, agreed in an...

Foreign students need homes

Host families are still being sought for foreign students who will be arriving soon for a visit to eastern North Carolina. Homes are still needed for two Spanish students, arriving on June 30, and four French students, arriving July 10....

Resident foils break-in

A homeowner foiled a break-in at home Monday, with the intruder winding up arrested by Goldsboro police. A resident of East Pine Street reportedly interrupted an attempted breaking and entering at his property Monday at about 10:30 a.m. and called...