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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Drowning victim found at Busco

Authorities say it is possible that a Rocky Mount man who drowned Monday evening at Busco Beach became stuck after stepping into a hole filled with silt. The body of Michael Gardner, 44, was recovered shortly after 11 a.m....

Fire in truckload of fireworks sparked red, white and BOOM

A small fireworks explosion ignited in the bed of a pickup truck in Stevenson Honda's dealership parking lot off U.S. 70 Tuesday around lunchtime. Emergency medical technicians responding to the explosion said they believed the driver of the truck,...

Kitty Askins project gets $750,000 donation

The State Employees' Credit Union held up its end of the bargain Tuesday when officials handed over a $750,000 check to 3HC for the Kitty Askins Hospice Center expansion. The center, which is owned by 3HC, is in the...

Opening arguments begin in murder trial

A ballistics expert and an emergency responder testified Tuesday in Wayne County Superior Court in the trial of Brandon Lee Williams, who is accused of the 2008 murder of Silvia Benitez Morales. Mrs. Morales was found shot to death...

Drenched: Band of storms leaves mini-floods, marble sized hail

Strong wind gusts, marble-sized hail and torrential rain flooded streets and overturned a tractor-trailer in Goldsboro on Tuesday afternoon as a strong storm system passed through the county. Goldsboro received 2-3 inches of rain in about an hour, according...

Wayne County jobless rate dips for third straight month

For the third month in a row, Wayne County's unemployment rate has dropped. The county rate dropped from 8.6 percent unemployment in April to 8.4 percent unemployment in May. The rate began decreasing earlier this year when it first...

Trip gives students opportunity to see General Assembly in action

Cole Tisdale is a rising junior at Southern Wayne High School with aspirations to go to college and study business administration. But a fortuitous trip to the General Assembly last week gave him pause. "I wanted to learn about...

Public record

Stolen business sign Frances Lovetter of Valley of Hope Ministries Rehabilitation for Women on Dobbersville Road reported on Monday morning that the business' sign had been stolen, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office says. The white, 4-foot by 8-foot wooden sign...

Art camp

Summer art camper John Davis admires his finished piece of tie-dyed cloth that he made during a summer arts camp held at the Arts Council of Wayne County. During the day last week, campers worked on creating different pieces of...

Most towns closed for Fourth on July 5

Local, state and federal offices will observe Monday as the Independence Day holiday, which falls on Sunday this year. The city of Goldsboro will observe the holiday on Monday, July 5. The council meeting will be held Tuesday at...

Boys & Girls Club offers much for youth to do over summer

The Boys & Girls Club has packed the summer with activities for youth in the county, and at a very reasonable price, says Jill Oaks, outreach coordinator. "For only a $10 membership, we provide a safe, positive place to...

Wayne County Museum looking to add to Wall of Fame

The life stories of some of Wayne County's most influential men and women are on display at the Wayne County Museum, and the Wayne County Historical Association is looking to add two more local legends to the Wall of...

Booze It & Lose It campaign ongoing

The Governor's Highway Safety Program's 2010 "Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" campaign began Monday and will continue through Sunday. State and local law enforcement officers will be out in force over the Fourth of July holiday period...