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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Staying cool

Israel Breton, 3, cools off in the swimming area at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. Swimming will be just one of the ways Wayne County residents will use to try to keep cool today as temperatures are expected to...

Police ask for help with murder inquiry

Goldsboro police detectives feel a sense of frustration in their investigation of a Memorial Day murder that took the life of a 19-year-old Goldsboro resident. Investigator Dwayne E. Dean, who is leading the inquiry into the death of Stacey...

District 2 interviews begin today

A Dudley man who was in the running for consideration for appointment to the Wayne County Board of Education District 2 seat has withdrawn his name from consideration. Lawrence Durham's decision to drop out of contention leaves only four...

Realtor: Housing market staying steady

The local housing market seems to be following national trends and improving, county, city and real estate, officials say. Nancy Keck, co-owner of Houser Associates Real Estate, said the local real estate market is divided into two subcategories -- houses...

Duplin DA: Schools didn't violate law

District Attorney Dewey Hudson has closed an investigation into the Duplin County Board of Education's funding management, citing limited state resources and a lack of evidence to support pursuing the issue further. The decision ended a months-long investigation into actions...

Zumba benefit planned for family of victim

Organizers are hoping that a Sunday Zumba-thon will raise at least $3,000 for the family of Michael Schuch, who died last month, in an accident at his home. Schuch, 34, had gone outside on the morning of June 8...

Baby, let's twist

Nona Griffin, 84, does the twist during a senior dance Friday at the Herman Park Center. The dance was for people 50 and older and was a collaboration between the Goldsboro Family YMCA, Goldsboro Parks and Recreation, and Wayne County...

AT&T cellular service returned

Telephone cell service to AT&T customers was returned Wednesday evening shortly after 9 p.m.Customers across eastern North Carolina were left without power after a Raleigh power plant failure early Wednesday morning.Crews worked from 6 a.m. until after nightfall to return...

Keen elected vice president of Eastern Council of Governments

Steve Keen, a member of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and the county Planning Board, has been elected first vice president of the Eastern Carolina Council of Governments, a nine-county regional organization serving Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir,...