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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wayne eyes changes in population

Wayne County's population growth of 9,288 and shifts in what areas of the county they live in means that three of county's six voting districts will have to give up residents, while the other three will need to add more...

Local volunteers honored for contributions to county

Caroline Bone didn't know much about Alzheimer's, but she could see how it changed people at the nursing home where she volunteers, especially one older man she would push up and down the halls for hours on end and coax...

Red Cross asking for donations

The storms that ravaged eastern North Carolina over the weekend left a path of destruction that spared much of Wayne County, and that, Chuck Waller of the local chapter of the American Red Cross, is why residents in Goldsboro...

Memory tree

The last time Midge Linnevers and Tommy Gibson met near the intersection of Center Street and Spruce, they left a willow oak half their size on a nearby green. "It was just a seedling," said Gibson, who, back in 1973,...

Teen tackles social issues at high school

DUDLEY -- Robert Boyette has always had a passion for making a difference. After watching the MTV program, "If You Really Knew Me" -- a reality show about teen subcultures and cliques in high school -- and attending a...

City sets date for hearings on proposed redistricting map

Goldsboro City Council determined a date for the redistricting public hearing during its work session Monday evening. The hearing will be during the May 2 council meeting in City Hall at 7 p.m. and will allow for public input into...

Government offices closing for Easter

Federal offices, the post office and banks will not close for the Easter holiday, but state, county and municipal offices will. The city of Goldsboro will observe the Good Friday holiday this Friday. All services, including trash pickup, scheduled...

Group out to set mass diaper change record

If you're a baby in Wayne County and show up at Herman Park Center on Saturday, rest assured -- a change is gonna come. At noontime, the Real Diaper Circle of Wayne County will attempt to break the Guinness...

Children's center gets icy reception

Two children's entertainment complexes have been proposed within the city limits as two land owners have filed for conditional use permits with the Planning Commission. The commission will make its recommendations at the May 2 City Council meeting, but...