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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Public gets look at proposed district lines

MOUNT OLIVE -- The town's population of 4,589 has changed by only 88 people over the past 10 years, but population shifts have been large enough to force Mount Olive to redraw its district lines for the first time since...

See her at the fair

Allison Jennings, adviser for the Future Farmers of America group at Rosewood High School, and her 6-month-old son, Zade, show students how to properly handle a lamb as they practice their skills for the upcoming fair. The Wayne Regional...

Farmers added to state 'help' list as recovery from Irene continues

Wayne County farmers who suffered close to $22 million in crop losses, mostly to the county's tobacco crop, because of Hurricane Irene are now eligible for Farm Service Agency emergency loan assistance. Gov. Beverly Perdue announced over the weekend...

Researcher: Eastern N.C. needs to find new direction

With its agriculture backbone and budding cities, many residents of eastern North Carolina would say that the economic and social structures of the counties east of Interstate 95 are unique to the region. UNC-Chapel Hill professor Ferrel Guillory agrees,...

Public record

Armed robbery A 19-year-old man reported to Goldsboro police that he was robbed of his backpack by three men armed with crowbars while in the parking lot of Piggly Wiggly on North Lionel Street around 2:40 a.m. Saturday. The...

Family caregiver conference Sept. 22

A family caregiver support program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Waynesboro Historical Village, 801 U.S. 117 South. The goal of the program, titled "Take Time to Laugh and Play,"...

NAACP: Schools are not equal

Eight members from the local NAACP addressed the school board Monday night, claiming "continuing disparity" and the need to make "sweeping changes" to district schools. The 20-minute presentation was to be part of an addendum to the 2009 Title IV...