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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

State and federal cuts could cost Wayne $6-7 million

Wayne County's budget could suffer a $6 million to $7 million hit -- equal to 12-14 cents on the county's property tax rate -- should preliminary state and federal budget cuts become reality. Uncertainty over how the county budget will...

State ALE raids city restaurant

State Alcohol Law Enforcement agents raided a Goldsboro restaurant in February and seized 16 grams of cocaine. Twenty-one people were charged, although only one was charged with drug possession. ALE agents entered Lamar's Mexican Restaurant in the 700 block...

Reading for the record

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." In the inimitable words of Dr. Seuss, reading is the ticket to a brighter, more successful future. It...

Energy standards seminar Tuesday

A seminar on the adoption of the new energy efficiency residential building standards and building codes will be held Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Brown Bag Cafe in the Brick Village. Lunch will be provided by...

March blood drive schedule

The March blood drive schedule for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross: March 3: Southern Wayne High School from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 4: Sam's Club from 1 to 5:30 p.m. March 8: Red Cross...

County to host five rabies clinics

Wayne County Animal Control Director Vicki Falconer Tuesday morning reminded county commissioners of the county's two upcoming rabies clinics for cats and dogs. "The owner of any dog or cat over four months of age must have the animal...

Bell retires as police chief

Chief Tim Bell officially retired from the Goldsboro Police Department on Tuesday after nearly 30 years of service. Bell said hard work and serving alongside dedicated officers allowed him to rise through the ranks of the department, a ride...

World War II ace dies at age 88

A World War II ace -- a man who characterized himself, just a few months ago, as one of the "grandfathers" of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's 4th Fighter Wing -- died Tuesday. Frank Speer, who is credited with...

Inspired by nuts and bolts

Michael Spears was helping perfect the arm of Karen the robot. As it raised up and down, it kept knocking into another part -- a major disappointment for the team of nine building the mechanical contraption. Eventually, the kink...