Log in

Sign up

July 10, 2011 archives

View Archive

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Jane Rustin: Bibliophile ... forever

Saturdays were sacred to a particular little girl as she grew older, decades ago, on Long Island. But even she had no idea that her mother's weekly gift -- a trip with her children to the neighboring town's public library...

Local author tells tales of imaginary country crossroads

Anyone who travels along rural Corbett Hill Road in western Wayne County shouldn't expect to see the city described in Sherwood Owl Williford's new humor book, "Hanging Out in Corbett Hill," but they might see the possums the book...

Jail on list of capital projects

Wayne County might have no choice -- a $75 million jail might be on the "cannot do without" list in the very near future. The county's proposed $255.6 million capital improvement plan spreads a variety of projects ranging in cost...

Council member calls for delay in hiring

Council had already planned to go into closed session upon beginning its work session Tuesday night to discuss a property acquisition, but ended up entering it twice more before beginning its regular board meeting, once to discuss a matter...

County to review contract for Mount Olive library

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning will consider awarding a $311,000 contract to a Raleigh architectural firm for design work for the new Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. RATIO Architects, Inc. was recommended for the contract by the Steele Memorial...

Grantham firefighters reunite dog and family

It all started with a crash and ended with blinding lights and sirens blaring. In an instant, Clarence Miller, 66, and his grandson, Lucas Miller, 9, were trapped in their pickup truck, waiting for help after a July 4 accident...

Officials find 16th meth site; cleanup costs still a question

Wayne County officials recently responded to the 16th methamphetamine cleanup site this year, one more than all meth clean up sites authorities responded to in the county last year. A fire extinguisher, adapted to store anhydrous ammonia, a hazardous...

Book details church's local history

In downtown Goldsboro, at the base of the courthouse steps along Walnut Street, is a weathered green plaque commemorating the origin of the Pentecostal Holiness church. The site marks where Abner Crumpler of Clinton first pitched his gospel tent...

Special series -- City flight: Why are they leaving?

The 2010 U.S. Census numbers pose an interesting question for area residents, business owners and government officials: Why is Goldsboro's population shrinking while the county has seen an increase in the past decade? Wayne County's population grew about 8...

Thieves stealing homes' a/c units

With a dozen air conditioning units reported stolen or damaged in the last week alone, county law enforcement officials say they are seeing a new trend this summer as thieves target the appliances for their metal components, primarily copper,...