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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jacksonville woman still searching for suitcase, couple who bought it

It could happen to anyone. In the midst of preparing to move to a new home, Lindsay Whitehouse was holding a yard sale at her house, her children were vying for her attention, a neighbor was over, rain clouds...

Wayne County history on display at museum

Velda Howell remembers heading to Central Lunch in the 1960s and 1970s where her mother, Alice Smith, worked as a waitress like it was yesterday. She recalls the salad she would often order, the specials on the menu and...

Shaking surprises most in Wayne County

Sitting at home watching birds eat seeds from several feeders she has outside her sliding glass doors Tuesday, Annette Taylor knew something was wrong when all of them suddenly flew away and didn't return. But it wasn't until about...

City manager speaks to local Rotary

Goldsboro Rotarians appeared more interested in learning about new City Manager Scott Stevens than any specific city projects or policies. Stevens spoke to the club at the Goldsboro Country Club on Tuesday. The few questions raised centered on the fate...

Elementary students get first peek at school

In kindergarten Room 152 of North Drive Elementary School mid-afternoon Tuesday, Rosalind Croom quietly sat at a desk enjoying a peanut butter sandwich. It was perhaps the lull before the storm, as teachers and staff geared up for open house...

County, base preparing for possible hurricane

With forecasters still trying to determine the exact track of Hurricane Irene, local officials are beginning to make preparations in case in travels further inland than currently expected. Mel Powers, Wayne County emergency management and security director, said Tuesday that...

Quake doesn't stop local marchers

VIRGINIA -- They were no more than a mile beyond Chatham, Va., when the buildings tucked inside the historic downtown started shaking. But members of the 4th Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron hardly noticed the 5.8 earthquake that moved the...

Landfill methane could earn county $200K

DUDLEY -- Wayne County could eventually earn up to $200,000 annually on what until recently was a waste product that was routinely just burned off -- the methane gas created by decomposition at the county landfill. North Carolina-based Methane...

Teacher of the Year to be named Thursday

Three finalists have been announced for the Wayne County Public Schools' Teacher of the Year, who will be named during a banquet Thursday evening at Walnut Creek Country Club. Finalists at the elementary, middle and high school levels are...