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Thursday, May 12, 2011

New rules for municipal annexation approved

The state House voted overwhelmingly to approve new rules for municipal annexation today. The primary change would be to allow property owners to block an involuntary annexation if 60 percent of them formally oppose it. A final vote will...

Debate continues over Park Avenue closure decision

Despite some discussion of the continued mystery as to how Herman Park's Park Avenue thoroughfare was closed and remained closed for more than a year, the Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission answered City Council's call Wednesday for ideas on...

Get diploma: WCC commencement was culmination of years of hard work

Deborah Carter may have looked slightly out of place in the lineup at Wednesday evening's Wayne Community College graduation, being the only one not outfitted in the traditional cap and gown. But she didn't mind a bit, as she...

Mail carriers picking up food Saturday

The local chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers and Rural Carriers, in partnership with United Way of Wayne County, will be conducting a food drive Saturday. The local drive is part of a national effort by more...

Public record

Grocer gets scammed A report was filed Tuesday with the Goldsboro police accusing an unknown person of switching price tags on grocery items at Carlie C's. The report states that a $4 price tag was removed from an item...

Shooting victim taken to Pitt Memorial

A Goldsboro man was airlifted to Pitt Memorial Hospital after being shot at his home early this morning. Decarlos Andre McNair, 38, was shot in the head and arm around 3:30 a.m. during an altercation with three unknown men,...

Bike tour of gardens set for Friday

A "movement" that has been gaining momentum across Goldsboro for several years will take another step forward Friday, as members of the Wayne Food Initiative host a bike tour of local community gardens. And event organizers hope to draw a...

Duplin notifies 210 of possible layoffs

Duplin County school officials announced Wednesday plans to cut 210 positions for the 2011-12 year, including teachers, teacher assistants and other employees. This morning, school Superintendent Dr. Austin Obasohan explained that the Duplin Board of Education, which approved the...

K-9 team tracks down burglary suspect

A 19-year-old LaGrange man was arrested last week following two morning break-ins earlier this month in the Dudley area. Casey Reberto Maddox, of Piney Grove Church Road, was charged by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office with two counts of...

Butterball gives turkeys to storm victims

Butterball, the nation's largest turkey producer, donated more than 18,000 pounds of turkey to charitable organizations in North Carolina and Alabama that are supplying food to victims of the severe weather that struck the Southeast several weeks ago. "Our...

Girl recovering after bite by neighbor's dog

A 9-year-old Rosewood girl underwent surgery on her arm Sunday night following an attack by a neighbor's dog. Wayne County Animal Control Director Vicki Falconer said girl's injuries were severe. Falconer said the dog is a mixed breed and...

Wilson speaking at Mitchell Community College

Former Wayne Community College President Dr. Ed Wilson will be the commencement speaker at Mitchell Community College on Friday evening. Wilson retired in 2007 after having served as WCC president since 2002. He currently serves on the boards for...

Injured airman identified

The 4th Fighter Wing Security Forces airman who was injured earlier this week in Afghanistan has been identified by the Air Force. Staff Sgt. Ben Seekell is currently being treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for injuries sustained when...