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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Salvage yard gets permit to expand

Sitting as the Board of Adjustment, Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning voted 6-1 to grant a special use permit to allow an expansion project at Young's Auto Salvage. And just as they have done since the process started last...

Williams: Drug use sparked break-in, attack

A cross-examination of murder suspect Brandon Lee Williams Tuesday focused on his admissions of drug use and the role it played in the shooting death of a Fremont woman. Assistant District Attorney Matt Delbridge focused on the specific drugs...

Could one of them be the next tennis champ?

Jaden Cerezo sticks out his tongue in preparation of forehanding a tennis ball during a tennis exercise at a summer camp held at the Herman Park Recreation Center in Goldsboro. Activities for the day included tennis, kickball, and other activities...

City Council picks company to fill Spence Avenue sinkhole

Mayor Al King characterized Monday's 10-minute City Council meeting as the shortest since he joined the board, but in that time, action was taken on two issues that have recently drawn the ire of some local residents. First, as a...

Goldsboro police seek rape suspect

Goldsboro police have released the name of a George Street man accused of the the rape of a Tanglewood Trail woman on July 4. Jasper Devon Godwin, 40, is being sought on counts of first-degree burglary and first-degree rape,...

Board OKs addition of new courses at four Wayne County schools

Three elective courses will be added at four area schools this fall -- including a philosophy class, a pilot course in cultural diversity and a career readiness program. The Board of Education approved the offerings Tuesday night, and signed a...

Duplin commissioners look at possible new shelter

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Commissioners heard updates Tuesday on several county issues, conducted two public hearings and addressed concerns about a dangerous road intersection. Ken Rau of the county animal advisory board spoke to the board...

Summer Scouting

Andrew Lockerby, a Life Scout in Troop 8, finishes putting on his Class A uniform to prepare for family night at Camp Tuscarora in Four Oaks. Each week Camp Tuscarora welcomes more than 200 Scouts to its 11 campsites to...

A time to harvest

Charlie McClenny, pictured, and his sons Murray and John have begun to harvest this year's tobacco crop on their farm in the Smith Chapel community. They started cropping the tobacco last week. Other area farmers will start within the next...

Duplin gets first look at new schools chief

KENANSVILLE -- The family of Dr. Austin Obasohan looked on Tuesday as the man already known to many as "Dr. O" was sworn in to the office of superintendent of Duplin County Schools. The new schools chief resigned his...

State animal disease lab in Rose Hill will close

The state budget approved by the General Assembly this week eliminated funding for the Rose Hill Animal Disease Laboratory in Duplin County, and the lab will close July 16. The lab conducts necropsies and blood tests. It will not...

Worker rally planned in support of EADS bid for tanker contract

Goldsboro-based AAR Corp. has been identified as one of several North Carolina companies that could benefit should EADS North America win the bidding war to build the Air Force's newest tanker, the KC-45. EADS North America officials will be...