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Friday, December 31, 2010

Jeffreys buys out Harris

R.A. Jeffreys has bought one of the state's most prominent beer distributors, Harris Wholesale of Raleigh and Fayetteville. The move will make Jeffreys one of the nation's 10 top wholesale distributors of Anheuser-Busch products and give the company control...

The tax deadline cometh

Taxpayers wrap up year-end bills while paying taxes at the Wayne County Courthouse. Last-minute taxpayers found themselves in a line that stretched out the doors and into the atrium of the building Thursday. Property taxes are due Wednesday at 5...

Law will patrol for drunken drivers

Law enforcement officers will be on the road in large numbers tonight to make sure motorists welcome 2011 safely and responsibly. Drivers can expect increased police, sheriff and highway patrol presence in Wayne County and across the state as the...

County to consider architect for Masons building

Wayne County could be ready to go to bid within nine to 12 months on what is expected to be a $14 million project that would provide a new home for the county Health Department and Services on Aging....

Local Red Cross looks back at busy 2010

Accidents and natural disasters don't stop happening in a struggling economy, and in fiscal 2010, the Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross continued its mission of saving lives and helping people in emergencies. Whether it was providing...

Increase in cold, flu and viruses seen

What's with all the stuffy noses, coughing and stomach ills that seem to have come out of nowhere? Cold weather and the holidays seem to have brought with them a rash of cold and flu symptoms. Fortunately, though, in most...

Harding scholarships awarded

Alexander David Lloyd of Goldsboro and Jacob Alan Richards of Mount Olive were each recently awarded $750 scholarships from the William Harding Scholarship Fund. Alex is attending N.C. State University and Jacob is attending Lenoir Community College. Both are Eagle...

Duplin register of deeds warns of mailer scam

Duplin County's Register of Deeds Davis Brinson is warning citizens to beware of a misleading mailer that has been sent to some Duplin County residents. The mailer is coming from a company calling itself the State Records Retrieval Board....

Stabbing investigated by police

A Seymour Johnson Air Force Base employee was stabbed in the chest Wednesday night in the Spence Avenue Walmart parking lot. P. Cardale McDonald, 24, of Harding Drive reported to police that he was in the parking lot at...