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Friday, July 30, 2010

Scouts continue activities despite inclement weather

BOWLING GREEN, Va. -- Unpredictable weather plagued participants at the Boy Scout National Jamboree on Thursday. After a morning of cool breezes, Scouts spent the afternoon running from shelter to shelter hoping to avoid rain showers, which almost shut...

Airport runway to be repaved

Wayne County officials are anticipating a $3 million grant to repave and strengthen the runway at the Goldsboro-Wayne County Airport -- a project that will force the airport to close for up to two weeks in either August or...

Deputy's assailant had prior criminal charges

SNOW HILL -- A Greene County deputy who was shot to death Wednesday evening near the Wayne County line had just returned to work with the Greene Sheriff's Office a little over a year ago. Jon Willis, 31, died after...

Allen: Berkeley Park is ideal for proposed soccer complex

The notion that Berkeley Park has an image problem is not lost on Mayor Pro Tem Chuck Allen. "I wouldn't take my daughter out there," he said. "What it needs is a revamping." So he recently pitched an idea to...

Steak Barn closes

After more than 40 years in business, The Steak Barn on West Grantham Street has closed its day-to-day business -- at least for the time being. Owner Scott Adams said today that the restaurant will still be available for private...

Hot dog days of summer

Bob Davidson squirts ketchup on a hot dog for future customers during another sweltering summer day on Wednesday afternoon. Davidson operates the hot dog stand located by the Breaker gas station on Berkeley Boulevard as a part-time job. He opens...

Wayne woman wins gold

Linda Jordan knew her sister, Dianne Jordan, didn't have a cell phone, so when she got an unexpected call from the Special Olympics U.S.A. National Games it came as a complete surprise. Dianne had borrowed her coach's phone to share...