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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Jones takes questions at GOP headquarters

With rising national debt, conflict in Libya and war in Afghanistan, U.S. Rep. Walter Jones took time Tuesday to hear concerns from Wayne County Republicans over the job Congress is doing. In a question and answer session at the...

Metal thefts causing problems around city

A recent rash of unusual thefts -- thieves pulling metal off the outside of buildings -- is causing problems for several local groups and businesses. On June 23, Goldsboro police were dispatched to Eden Place between Goldsboro Country Club...

The fish are back

Hannah Newsome, 9, releases goldfish into the Herman Park fountain. Recently the "Lady in the Park" statue was returned after extensive repairs. John Albert, city parks superintendent, let several children who were playing in the park Tuesday afternoon return...

Air Force museum -- the road to a vote

When Goldsboro celebrates Independence Day on Monday, it will also mark another potentially pivotal date in the city's history -- exactly 20 years since the North Carolina General Assembly granted the city the full use of an occupancy tax...

Gas prices on roller coaster ride

Gas prices in North Carolina jumped sharply this spring, going from an average of $3.13 per gallon in February to $3.83 in early May, according to the AAA. But Wayne County residents are finally feeling some relief. Since May,...

Heroin valued at $30,000 seized

A joint effort between Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Goldsboro Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration resulted in one of the largest heroin seizures in Wayne County history early Saturday morning. Quashon Marquise Phillips, of Olivia Lane, was...

Wayne gears up for Fourth of July

Local, state and federal offices, including Postal Service offices and banks, will be closed Monday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Wayne County offices also will be closed. Employees working four- or five-day workweeks will all have...

Fireworks safety tips

Goldsboro Fire Department Fire Inspector Capt. John A. Morton is urging city and county residents to stay safe this Fourth of July weekend. Morton said that North Carolina, unlike neighboring South Carolina, is a "Safe and Sane" state that does...

Jones presents Keen with comments from House floor

GRANTHAM -- Slipping the bright green bracelet on his left wrist, Congressman Walter B. Jones Tuesday afternoon promised Abby Keen that he would not remove it until she told him she didn't need for him to wear it any...

Victim's relatives beat rape suspect

A 40-year-old Duplin County man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman at Busco Beach. Anthony Pfaff, 41, of Quinn Store Road, Beulaville, was arrested by Wayne County sheriff's deputies over the weekend and charged with second-degree...