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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Project Connect receives $600,000

Wayne County is one of five communities in the state slated to receive nearly $600,000 in state funding this spring designed to expand and enhance services currently available to young pregnant or parenting teens. Project Connect: Communities Supporting Young Families...

For the children

Isaiah Strozier, a member of the Whitley Mime Ministry, mimes the pain a child feels when he or she is abused during the Life L.I.G.H.T.S. for Children event at the Berkeley Mall. The event sponsored by Wayne County for Children...

County cancels school facilities meeting

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners today canceled a planned meeting with the county Board of Education on Wednesday after learning that school board members were not planning on attending. The meeting had been called for by the commissioners to...

Police searching for suspect

Goldsboro police are continuing their efforts to locate Derrick Raymont Best, the man suspected in the shooting that killed 3-year-old Princess Shelby King. Sgt. Dwayne Dean said help from community residents will be crucial to finding the suspect. "We are...

Wilson County boy dies from air rifle shots

STANTONSBURG -- A Wilson County boy was killed Friday night when his younger brother shot him with an air rifle. According to published reports, Alejandro Mejia, 7, died at Wilson Medical Center after the incident in which his 4-year-old...

Legislators could take new look at controversial annexation case

State Rep. Efton Sager, R-Wayne, is once again trying to deannex the Buck Swamp and Falling Brook areas that were brought into Goldsboro in 2008. "It's the same bill I put in back in 2009 that was never heard...

Gonzalez to undergo surgery Wednesday

Gaspar Gonzalez, longtime advocate for Hispanics and former Democratic Party chair in Wayne County, will have surgery Wednesday for injuries sustained during a fall in late December. Gonzalez was transferred to a VA medical center in Virginia last month after...

Arts Council to hold advocacy workshop

The Arts Council of Wayne County will have a free arts advocacy workshop Thursday at 5:30 p.m. "Economic conditions of the past two years changed life as we knew it, and through it all, the arts have been essential...

Clover programs

Clovers can save money. Clovers improve the sustainability of cattle and horses and other livestock pasture and hay systems. Clovers reduce or eliminate nitrogen fertilizer requirements. Clovers also improve the nutrition of the pasture and the performance of the...

Public record

Man shoots intruder According to a police report, a 62-year-old man shot another man in the stomach with a shotgun after he was assaulted at his own front door. The elderly man was choked by the man who came to...