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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Bringing in the crop after the hurricane

PIKEVILLE -- Standing on the dirt path that cuts through his family's tobacco patch, fourth generation farmer Paul Daw glances over at the modern automated harvester sitting useless and silent at the edge of the field. Just as generations...

Dees named public relations director at local hospital

A new director of public relations has been hired by Wayne Memorial Hospital. Georgia Martin Dees, who spent 11 years as community relations director for The Pines of Goldsboro Assisted Living, took over the reins earlier this month. The job...

Most electricity restored in area

As of this morning Progress Energy has restored power to all but three of its Wayne County customers -- one in Goldsboro, one near N.C. 111 South and the other east of town near Beston Road. According to the...

Miss North Carolina to raise funds for Live On Foundation Friday

Miss North Carolina 2011, Hailey Best, is hosting the Crowns, Kids and a Cause fundraiser, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Park House in Herman Park. This is Miss Best's first official fundraiser for her community service platform,...

City parks weathered Irene well

Thanks to Hurricane Irene's late downgrade before coming ashore and some preventive planning by the Parks and Recreation Department, department head Scott Barnard said the parks across the city are all in good shape despite the hurricane. Although a...

Department stores open at mall today

Three of the Berkeley Mall stores reopened this morning after a roof collapse in the mall closed their doors for several days. All three department stores cleared inspections Wednesday and are now open for business. JCPenney store manager Karen...

Deadline for bids on project are delayed

Bids for the first block of the city's Center Street streetscape renovation project will be delayed a week and a day thanks to some changes in the project's scope and Hurricane Irene. The bids, which were originally due Monday,...

Branch hits pillow where child was just sleeping

Hurricane Irene brought a near miss for a local Goldsboro family -- a fallen tree that could have taken away something much more precious. Stephanie Ross recalls driving up and down Mulberry Street as a little girl and always...

Reward offered to locate suitcase, photos

The search continues for a black rolling suitcase containing photos of a Jacksonville widow's husband who was killed while in Iraq several years ago. Last weekend's hurricane delayed things a bit, Lindsay Whitehouse said, but she is still not quite...