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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Housing Authority employee still on job

Despite being charged in connection to an investigation into the awarding of roofing contracts to Selma-based All American Roofing, Goldsboro Housing Author-ity Director of Development and Safety Jimmie Farmer will maintain his position with the Housing Authority and will...

Mall to open Friday

UPDATE 4 p.m. - Berkeley Mall Manager Jan Luttrell said Wednesday afternoon that only Belk, JCPenney and Sears department stores will be open Friday. There will be no public access to the mall interior, she emphasized. There is indication that...

Still some without power in Goldsboro

As of this morning slightly more than 700 Wayne County Progress Energy customers remained without power -- mostly in the Goldsboro area and the areas east and north of the city. Tri-County Electric Membership Corp. had begun Tuesday with...

United Way kicks off its 2011 campaign with 'Elvis'

John Smith just knew he would have to leave town after belting out his rendition of "All Shook Up" at the Echoes of Legend event Tuesday at the Paramount Theatre. Fortunately, however, the audience loved him. Smith performed at the...

Arr-Mac team helps hurricane victims along coast

As morning turned to afternoon Saturday, members of the Arr-Mac Water Response Team, mobilized because of Hurricane Irene, were beginning to think they might not be needed after all. But shortly after noon, 12 members from the Arr-Mac Water...

Fifth charge released in bids inquiry

A fifth person has been charged in the investigation into public corruption at Wayne County Public Schools and the Goldsboro Housing Authority. U.S. Attorney Thomas Walker announced Tuesday that Pamela Carol Turner, 45, of Selma, co-owner of All American...

Public sector layoffs blamed for uptick in jobless rate

July's unemployment rate ticked up a tenth of a percentage from June in Wayne County as part of a statewide trend that saw 52 counties with an increased rate or one that remained the same. Wayne County's unemployment rate...

Public record

Copper thefts continue * Saint Tabernacle Pentecostal Holiness Church, at 1000 E. Ash St., was victimized by copper thieves between Sunday and Monday. The church's A/C unit had a reported $1,500 in damage, while $250 worth of copper was stolen....

Wayne Country Day ready for students to come back

It's like a brand new school, say officials at Wayne Country Day School, where Phase One of a $5 million three-part expansion is wrapping up. Pristine, shiny new floors throughout the building, birch frame bulletin boards in the hallways...

Local, state and federal offices all to be closed Labor Day Monday

Local, state and federal offices, including posts offices and banks, will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Wayne County Public Schools also will be closed. Goldsboro city offices will be closed and Monday's trash and...

Mount Olive library group closing in on fundraising goal

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Steele Memorial Library Steering Committee is just $6,625 shy of reaching its $350,000 goal for a new library. Thus far the committee has collected $250,567 in donations and $92,808 in outstanding pledges for a total...