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Saturday, October 29, 2011

County jobless numbers fall in September

Unemployment rates across the state took a tumble in September, but the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina said it is still working to help customers find work as high unemployment rates are still rampant. Wayne County's rate decreased...

Library garden dedicated to late supporter Bill Smith

Friends and family of the late William Whitfield "Bill" Smith gathered Oct. 16 at the Wayne County Public Library for the dedication of the library's community garden in memory of Smith. The dedication of the garden wa described as...

Salvation Army seeking help for holiday efforts

The Salvation Army is hoping to add another $20,000 to the $55,000 its annual holiday kettle campaign raised in 2010 for a total of $75,000 this year. To do that, the charity will have to have hundreds of volunteers ringing...

Health director says county reporting needs work

As the number of cases of E. coli are on the rise, local health officials are keeping a close eye on the situation. Health Director James Roosen said Friday morning that his office is unaware of any local cases. But...

Ground broken for new Goldsboro VA clinic

Tom Harrison knows all too well about the wear and tear associated with long drives to VA Medical Centers in Durham and Fayetteville. The former Marine has found himself on the road at least once a week for years in...

Director plans more 5Ks for park

Stoney Creek Park went to the dogs Saturday morning as owners and canines alike turned out en masse for the grand opening of the Stoney Creek Dog Park, held this year in collaboration with the third annual Howl-O-Ween celebration....

Renters may be eligible for storm assistance

Renters who lost their place to live and personal property because of Hurricane Irene's impact in North Carolina may be eligible for state and Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster grants to help them recover from the storm. The only way...

Wayne library to offer eBooks for public to download

Wayne County Public Library is now offering downloadable eBooks, freely available to all library cardholders. EBooks will be compatible with e-reading devices like Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, iPad, iPhone, iTouch and Android-based smart phones and tablets. The library recently...

County's new radio system facing interference issues

Older and stronger analog radio systems from other communities are causing problems for Wayne County's new digital communications system, officials say. County officials say the trouble is not widespread, but that it does pose the potential for disrupting communications...

County officials explore ways to pinpoint problems with radio system

A September report on interference in Wayne County's new $10 million emergency communications system suggests that the ultimate solution would be to "clear a number" of the county's frequencies either by securing agreements from the people or agencies using the...

Scouts to hold dinner/auction for Camp Tuscarora dining hall roof

Boy Scout supporters are being urged to attend a fundraising dinner and auction Saturday night, Nov. 12, at Camp Tuscarora to help raise money to put a new roof on the camp's dining hall. Tuscarora Council Executive Tim Harper...

Albertson Stewfest is Nov. 5

ALBERTSON -- Billy Ray Daniels, chief chef for the Albertson Fire Department, will defend his title as the top stew chef during the annual Albertson Stewfest fundraiser. The event, a fundraiser for the Grady-Outlaw Memorial Library, will be Nov....