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Friday, April 8, 2011

Wayne's jobless rate down for February

Wayne County, along with 93 other North Carolina counties, saw its unemployment rate decrease in February. The county's jobless rate dropped from 8.8 percent in January to 8.5 percent in February, according to the state Employment Security Commission. The...

Goldsboro needs more gas money

Goldsboro officials have had to ask for more money to keep their fleet of cars and trucks on the road because of rising gas prices. City Council approved the reallocation of $230,000 from the unappropriated fund balance to the...

Heritage Bank set to open city branch

The Heritage Bank, headquartered in Lucama, will open a new branch in Goldsboro at the former location of First Citizens Bank at the corner of Wayne Memorial and West Lockhaven drives. The City Council approved site and renovation plans...

Student found with gun in car

A 17-year-old Rosewood High School student has been charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds and possession of drug paraphernalia. Steven Trent Walston, of Talton Road in Princeton, was charged Thursday after K-9 deputies of the Wayne...

Veterans memorial

Architect Jim Davis' vision for the Wayne County Veterans Memorial is quickly taking shape across from the County Courthouse. Contractors from D.S. Simmons will be working until the project is finished, which is projected to be this summer. The...

Week of events to celebrate library planned

The Wayne County Public Library has a number of activities planned starting this Sunday to celebrate National Library Week during April 10-16. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association...