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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Planning Board discusses rules for gated communities in county

Wayne County Planning Board members Tuesday night once again tabled action on allowing gated communities in the county until they can find out how the gates could affect school bus traffic. Board members also wanted to know how Greenville and...

Church's gift pushes fundraiser for Kitty Askins chapel to $100,000

MOUNT OLIVE -- A group of local volunteers has made believers out of people who had been somewhat skeptical that $100,000 could be raised during a down economy for the Kitty Askins Hospice Center's $4 million capital project. Not...

Ready for ice, snow

Employees with the Department of Transportation in Wayne County were out early this morning putting down a coat of salt brine on all of the major and secondary roads ahead of a winter storm expected to hit the state tonight....

Officials: Heroes fire no foul play

Authorities say they do not believe a fire at Heroes Oyster Bar & Grill last week involves any foul play. Firefighters had said after the Berkeley Boulevard restaurant caught fire last Thursday that its cause was going to be investigated....

Empty Stocking Fund add on base children

Their sacrifices are many -- watching as parents leave for long stints at war, moving to a different base every few years, coping with all that comes with being a child of an American airman. And this year, with...

Show is result of an effort to build self-esteem in girls

Brandi Matthews diverted a career as a lawyer to build self-esteem in young girls. "I have always had a passion for girls and just people in general," the Goldsboro native said. After about six years of volunteering at the...

International Stop Hunger Now meal-packaging project looking for local help

St. Francis Episcopal Church is combining efforts with Stop Hunger Now, a non-profit international relief organization established in 1998 with headquarters in Raleigh, to raise awareness of the problem of worldwide hunger. In developing countries, more than 10 million...

Duplin, Sampson to get repaving

Road resurfacing projects in Duplin and Sampson counties were among 10 contracts totaling $69 million have been awarded for highway and bridge projects across. The projects include resurfacing five miles of U.S. 13 in Sampson County from Bells Branch...