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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

State warns of phony FEMA officials

State Attorney General Roy Cooper warned residents Monday to be cautious about scammers posing as federal disaster aid workers. "Con artists pretending to be government officials have tried to steal personal information and money following other disasters," said Cooper in...

Public record

Woman involved in accidental shooting As a 49-year-old Goldsboro woman was preparing to wash her bed sheets around 8 p.m. Saturday when a firearm fell out of the bed and onto the floor, where it then discharged and struck the...

Thieves break into businesses ... again

For Women Only, a health club located at 2523 E. Ash St., has been broken into for a second time in six weeks. The suspects appeared to have re-enacted the vandalism of the first break-in, which occurred July 20,...

No word yet on costs from Irene

Wayne County officials will meet with FEMA officials Thursday to discuss what assistance, if any, will be available to the county following the destruction left by Hurricane Irene. Damage estimates are still being assessed and it will be several more...

Providing a little food after the storm

Billy Battle had not had a hot meal in two-and-a-half days. His power went off early Saturday during Hurricane Irene, and he was surviving on cold canned goods. When he saw the Salvation Army Mobile Feeding Unit out in Goldsboro,...

In times like this, neighbors pull together

A sunny Sunday gave Wayne County residents a chance to dry out a bit and start cleaning up the debris left by Hurricane Irene. Downed trees, broken limbs, splintered power poles and drooping power lines left some parts of...

Schools closed because of power outages

Three Wayne County schools were closed today in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, with an additional elementary school added because of an overnight storm. Power outages and damages from fallen tree limbs prompted officials to close schools on Monday. Students...

They had some time, so they cleaned up park

Siblings Simon and Cecily Norwood were getting a little stir crazy Monday, so they did what most teens do on an imposed day off from school -- leapt at the chance for their mom to drop them off at the...