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Friday, September 2, 2011

Red Cross faces critical blood levels

Within a few weeks, most Wayne County residents will have moved beyond Hurricane Irene. But local Red Cross officials fear the blood supply will not soon recover -- unless, of course, the public responds to the shortage caused by the...

Art back on the market

Beth Hill, right, and Mary Ann Barwick look at paintings on display at the Arts Council of Wayne County's art market Aug. 26. The art market reception was the public's first look at the Arts Council since it moved...

Law enforcement urging extra caution on roads during holiday

Local lawmen are preparing for roadways to be extra busy and dangerous this weekend with Labor Day traffic, and they want area residents to take extra precautions to stay safe. Goldsboro police and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office also...

Norwayne alumni holding annual reunion this weekend

FREMONT -- For the 39th year, Norwayne Alumni and Friends is holding its annual parade and reunion in Fremont on Saturday. The day's festivities will begin with a parade that kicks off at 10 a.m. at Martin Luther King...

Dove hunting season starts Saturday

This weekend marks the opening of dove hunting season, so county residents should expect to hear some gunfire. The season starts at noon Saturday and runs until Oct. 8. Hunting is permitted until sunset. Officials with the state Wildlife...

Mall will reopen Saturday after hurricane roof damage

One week after its roof collapsed as Hurricane Irene blew through, Berkeley Mall will reopen Saturday. The mall's three department stores, Belk, JCPenney and Sears all opened Thursday. However, patrons still will not have full access to the mall....

County reviews eligibility for aid

Federal and state officials were in Wayne County Thursday to assess the damages left by Hurricane Irene and to start the process of determining whether or not they reached the threshold needed to trigger release of federal disaster dollars. As...

Health officials: If in doubt, toss food

In the aftermath of a hurricane, having to assess damages and wait out lengthy power outages can be stressful. Adding insult to injury is the possibility that everything in that refrigerator or freezer is no longer safe to consume. Even...