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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Commissioners approve fire service district changes

The few speakers at Tuesday morning's public hearing on the county's new fire service districts were more interested in clarifying which district their property is in than in what the districts are and how they will work. And following...

DHHS officials support changes

Despite all the recent problems at Cherry Hospital, the state psychiatric facility's administration seems to have the unwavering support of those higher up in the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. Recognizing that hospital director Philip Cook has...

Suspect in officer shooting on trial

The trial of alleged police shooter Jerome Demond Wright began Tuesday in Wayne County Superior Court. Wright, 27, is being tried on one count of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer with a...

Daddy's big surprise

PIKEVILLE -- For a split second, it was as if AnnaLee Casto didn't recognize the uniform-clad man standing in her classroom doorway. But then she looked into his eyes. "Daddy," the little girl said, running toward him. And moments later,...

Director: Cherry Hospital staff still adjusting to new policies

Responding to concerns by his nursing staff of unsafe working conditions, Cherry Hospital Director Philip Cook admitted that the past several months have been rough at the state psychiatric facility. A large part of that, he said, was that...

Motorcycle fatalities down so far in 2010

A recent report released by the North Carolina Highway Patrol said motorcycle fatalities are up 20 percent across the state, but in Wayne County, the news is much better. First Sgt. G.L. Burton said fatalities in the county this...

Seniors show what they've got

Agtha Massey, 84, sings out "Hold my hand, Jesus," while performing  gospel songs during the Wayne County Senior Center Open House. The Senior Center Open House highlighted many of the specially designed programs for people ages 60 and up that...

Disability Committee award nods due soon

Nominations for awards to be presented by the Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities are due Oct. 4. The awards will be presented at the City of Goldsboro's Community Affairs Office annual awards luncheon on Oct. 21 at the...

Public record

Copper theft An estimated $24,000 in damages were done to a cell tower on O'Berry Road at Dudley. Another $150 in damage was done to a fence. Thieves took six copper plates valued at $1,200 and copper wiring valued...

Fashion show to raise money for abandoned animals

The topic will be the latest fall styles, but dogs and cats, not the human models, will be the main focus of an upcoming fashion show fundraiser for the Wayne County Animal Adoption and Education Center. Sponsored by Maurices,...