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Monday, August 29, 2011

Trees, power main problems around Wayne

It will be Tuesday before county officials expect to have damage totals left in the wake of Hurricane Irene, which appeared to have hammered central Goldsboro and northeastern Wayne County the hardest. One total they do have is the $180,000...

Mall will remain closed until further notice

The reopening date for the Berkeley Mall is still unknown after the roof above the Belk atrium collapsed Saturday due to winds from Hurricane Irene. Chief Building Inspector Ed Cianfarra said the city's engineers looked over the structure Sunday...

Irene could cost half of this year's tobacco crop

Hurricane Irene may have cost Wayne County tobacco farmers more than half of their crop. Initial estimates put the loss at $16 million. Tobacco remains the chief cash field crop in Wayne and most other eastern North Carolina counties. High...

Senior Center work will be slower

Wayne County Services on Aging will have to wait a little longer than first anticipated before moving into its new quarters in the former Sportsman's World building on East Ash Street. Officials had hoped to move by late fall, but...

United Way kickoff to be held Tuesday as planned

Elvis will be in the building Tuesday night at the Paramount Theatre. The Paramount had only minor damages from Hurricane Irene. The United Way of Wayne County's official campaign kickoff will begin at 7 p.m. with locals Geoff Hulse, Wayne...

No power? Salvation Army has hot food, water; after-school activities canceled

For those in Wayne County still without power, the Salvation Army is giving out free hot meals and water from its mobile feeding unit and will do so until power is restored. For the rest of today until dark, the...

Images from Hurricane Irene

Early Saturday morning people in Wayne and surrounding counties woke up to heavy rain and high winds from Hurricane Irene as she made her way North along the North Carolina Crystal Coast. The category 1 hurricane had 80 mph winds,...