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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Jobless rates up across state

A report from the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina says government employee layoffs are the root cause of increased unemployment in the vast majority of the state's counties, as June data reveals the unemployment rates rose in 91...

A night out together

An estimated 2,000 people gathered at Herman Park on Tuesday evening to hear music and other entertainment, enjoy food and meet neighbors at the 28th annual National Night Out. The event was sponsored by the Goldsboro Police Department, Wayne...

Dr. Burkette Raper's funeral set for Thursday afternoon

Funeral services for Dr. Burkette Raper, who died early Monday, will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Kornegay Arena on the campus of Mount Olive College. Raper, who led the college for decades as its president, will lie in...

County already seeing cuts in funding

State budget cuts are beginning to seep into the Wayne County budget and within the coming months could force county commissioners to make service decisions that could eventually affect jobs, County Manager Lee Smith said. "If you remember in the...

Mount Olive residents meet their local police

MOUNT OLIVE -- Several hundred people braved Monday evening's steamy weather to enjoy free food, games, displays of fire, rescue and law enforcement vehicles and each others' company at the town's National Night Out celebration at Nelson Street Park....

Public record

Stray gunfire almost strikes child in home The mother of a 6-year-old child boy was sleeping on couch when a bullet came through a window of the home around 11 p.m. Sunday night and struck a pillow on which the...

Applications now being accepted for grant money

Wayne County has been awarded $43,843 in federal funds under an Emergency Food and Shelter Program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The program assists local charities in providing emergency assistance in the form of meals, shelter, utility,...

Airmen prepare to join Sept. 11 tribute march

Somewhere along a country road, American airmen are marching -- remembering, all the while, just why they signed up for their roughly 150-mile leg of a cross-country journey conceived on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. And less than three weeks...

Goldsboro man: Trip to Nicaragua was 'life-changing'

Every time Brad Jenkins held a Bible study or just visited a home in the remote village of Leon in Nicaragua -- usually just a wood dwelling with no walls and a partial roof -- he thought of his...

Duplin Cooperative Extension gets enthusiastic new director

KENANSVILLE -- Born and raised on her family's farm in Bladen County, Duplin County's new Cooperative Extension director, Wanda Clay, has always been a "country girl." And the lessons she learned early on the farm -- that faith, work...

Fremont Police Department gets new look

FREMONT -- The Fremont Police Department has received a much needed face-lift. Among the recent changes is Paul Moats, who took over the reins as chief more than four months ago. Moats' formidable physical stature is matched by his...

Dads and children invited out to park

Fathers and children are invited to a play date this weekend. "Daddy Day in the Park" will be held on Saturday at Berkeley Park from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. "It's a day where men get a chance to...