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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Eaters to be in Mount Olive Saturday for Big A Challenge

MOUNT OLIVE -- This weekend's 25th annual North Carolina Pickle Festival may belong to the pickle, but for a brief time -- possibly less than four minutes -- center stage on Saturday will belong to massive cheeseburgers and the...

Kinston also benefits from downtown grant

Downtowns are getting a facelift in the county seats of Wayne and Lenoir counties thanks to the Main Street Solutions Fund. The Pride of Kinston, Kinston's downtown development organization, will receive $200,000 to revitalize its downtown area through renovations...

Libraries to sell books Friday through Sunday

The Friends of the Wayne County Public Library Spring Book Sale will be held Friday through Sunday in the Gertrude Weil Auditorium at the main library, 1001 East Ash St. Sale hours Saturday will 9 a.m. to 5 p.m....

Public record

$7,000 in damage and theft of A/C A resident of the 300 block or Bright Street reported to Goldsboro police that unknown subject(s) broke apart an outside central heating and air condition unit and removed the motor valued at $2,000,...

Wayne County Planning Board hold special meeting to approve plat

It took the Wayne County Planning Board less than five minutes Wednesday afternoon during a special session to recommend approval of a preliminary plat for 19 lots on Dollard Town Road in New Hope Township. It was the second...

Annexation pushed to back burner

The budget battles being fought in Raleigh have pushed deliberation on a number of other bills to the backburner, including House Bill 196 which, if approved, would de-annex the Fallingbrook and Buck Swamp areas, known as Phase 11, from...

Arts Council gets $200,000 grant

In November 2010, the Arts Council of Wayne County made public its intentions to find a new home. A month later, the Department of Commerce announced it would again be offering grants to member institutions with ideas on how...

Who closed Park Avenue?

In contrast to Councilman Chuck Allen's explanation at the City Council's April 18 meeting, former Parks and Recreation Director Ruben Wall said not only did he not request that the Park Avenue roundabout be closed, but that the gates...