Log in

Sign up

September 11, 2011 archives

View Archive

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Rosewood volunteers will soon have piece of World Trade Center

When the towers of the World Trade Center were struck 10 years ago, firefighters from around New York City headed to what would become known as ground zero after the towers fell. Rescue workers continued to stream in from...

Mission accomplished

It could have been a simple march -- a group of service members carrying a flag to a destination located somewhere within the country they signed up to defend. But when members of the Air Force's Security Forces community set...

They are riding for Jacob

As motorcycles rolled into Shelton's Harley-Davidson Saturday morning and leather-clad men and women filled the parking lot, Allen Floars saw his nearly year-long effort come to fruition. Since the first of the year, Floars has been organizing Jacob's Run,...

Wayne county girl scouts kick off new year

The Wayne County Girl Scouts are preparing to kick off a new year with a series of recruitment and new member meetings. Also, the Wayne County Girl Scouts are looking for leaders. For more information about what it takes, visit...

Legislators: Year of key decisions

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce's Legislative Breakfast Friday drew a full house of spectators, but only three legislators -- including one drafted from the audience. Sen. Louis Pate, R-Wayne, and Rep. Efton Sager, R-Wayne, who were joined by Rep....

Jaycees to hold wine-tasting fundraiser Sept. 29

The Goldsboro Jaycees will be hosting a wine-tasting on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 6-9 p.m. at the Lotus Asian Bistro & Lounge on John Street at to raise money for different community events and the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center...

First Responders Week marked by 'Thank You' card campaign

Wayne County is celebrating First Responders Appreciation Week, Sept. 11-17, by participating county-wide in a 'Thank You' card and letter-writing campaign for local firefighters and rescue workers. Gov. Beverly Perdue has officially declared the week of Sept. 11-17 as...

NCDOT examines closing crossings

From staff reports A study by the N.C. Department of Transportation is expected to recommend the possible closure of Mulberry, Virginia, Bryant, Bain and Lionel streets where they cross the railroad tracks. An informational workshop will be held Sept....

Goldsboro mom didn't rest until she heard from her son in New York City

Norma Griffin did not know her son, Alfred, was five blocks away from the twin towers in New York City when the terrorist attacks brought them down 10 years ago. She had started the day on a tour of a...

Disaster recovery centers open

Disaster recovery centers have been opened in Greene and Lenoir counties to help those with property damage and other setbacks from Hurricane Irene. The Greene County center is located at the Snow Hill Fire Station, 201 Carolina Drive, Snow...

Coming Back to Give Back

A trio of Goldsboro High School graduates who made their mark in the military returned to Wayne County last week to "give back" to the community. Sgt. 1st Class Kelvin D. Gerald, 46, Master Sgt. Marshall Watson, 43, and...

9/11 --eyewitness account

Amita Shreenath was supposed to be in the World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. "I had a meeting with a client in the World Trade Tower that morning at 8 o'clock," she said. "I was...

Sept. 11's children

Turning 10 years old is a big deal. Double-digits. Moving toward young adulthood. But for the generation of children born around 9/11, the 10-year anniversary looms large and in some cases, has overshadowed what should be a celebratory time. "I...

Seymour Johnson AFB airmen deploy for tour of duty

Jesus Caballero sat with fellow airmen on wide wooden bleachers with a relaxed, confident expression on his face. The 22-year-old airman first class was one of the 270 servicemen and women who filled two large processing rooms at Seymour Johnson...