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Thursday, October 20, 2011

One-stop voting opens today

Even with a Nov. 8 ballot offering very few local elections, two people were still at the Wayne County Board of Elections by 7:58 a.m. this morning when the county's single one-stop voting site opened at 8 a.m. at the...

Trying her hand at Van Gogh

Carina Ventura, a second-grader at Eastern Wayne Elementary, cuts out her sunflower vase for her version of Vincent Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" during her art class with teacher Pam Taylor. The painting was the inspiration for the lesson, which taught...

Health Department seeks quicker reporting on outbreaks

Ever since an outbreak of hepatitis B claimed six lives at GlenCare assisted living facility in Mount Olive a year ago, Health Director James Roosen has advocated for better reporting to public health agencies. He primarily targeted adult care...

County moves funds for 911

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning approved a $1.9 million amendment to the county budget for debt service on the county's new communications system. The total consists of 911 revenues and $953,423 in local matching funds. The county already has budgeted...

AAR to add 100 new jobs

Defense contractor AAR Corp. CEO David Storch announced today the company will add 100 employees to its Goldsboro work force of 350. The Goldsboro site designs and manufactures containers and shelters used for military and humanitarian operations. The announcement...

Rare papers on display in Raleigh

RALEIGH -- Some rarely exhibited items will be taken from the vault of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources and displayed on Monday from 9:30 a.m until 3 p.m., as the state archives celebrates American Archives Month. The North...

Two Goldsboro residents honored by ECU

GREENVILLE -- Two Goldsboro residents were inducted Oct. 15 into the East Carolina University College of Education Annual Educators Hall of Fame. For each inductee, sponsors provided a monetary gift of $1,000 for the Educators Hall of Fame Scholarship endowment,...

Public record

Copper thieves hit business, homes *Copper components and a compressor were removed with a cutting tool from the walk-in freezer of Guy Parker Barbecue at 319 S. George St. between Oct. 5 and Oct. 6. The reported value of the...