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Sunday, November 13, 2011

War dead honored with memorial

Gail Hargove wiped tears from her eyes when a choir began singing a medley of patriotic songs -- when a group of retired Marines saluted the American flag being raised at the corner of William and Walnut streets. She...

Where does your money go?

Updated 1/3/12 Budget revisions in what Goldsboro Mayor Al King called "the 11th hour" of the budget season freed up an extra $308,429 in the city's general fund in June -- funds that were budgeted into increasing the salary of...

Veterans call 2011 parade 'greatest ever'

William Westbrook had his hands full -- an American flag in one; his 5-year-old sister, Melissa's, arm in the other. But when members of the North Carolina National Guard tossed some candy out the window of their humvee, the...

List of highway projects created for area

Local highway projects totaling almost $462 million, including $206.8 million for a new U.S. 117 South, have been assigned ranking points by the Goldsboro Metropolitan Planning Organization. Sidewalks along Royall Avenue and Wayne Memorial Drive, a paved shoulder along N.C....

Man pleads guilty in 2009 Pizza Hut murder in Wallace

KENANSVILLE -- A New Hanover County man pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Thursday in Duplin County Superior Court and will spend the rest of his life in prison without the chance of parole. Mario Brown, 24, pleaded guilty to...

N.C. ABC Board pulls alcohol license from Teasers

Faced with an increasing number of violent incidents and requests from Goldsboro police for action, the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission on Thursday stripped Teasers of Goldsboro of its permit to sell alcohol. The Goldsboro Police Department and state's...

Whitley Church wants physical footprint as large as its spiritual

Come Jan. 2, Whitley Church, currently involved in a $3.6 million building project to nearly double its occupancy size, will add another milestone -- a new name. The "one church with two locations" theme will continue, only now with...

Entries still being accepted for Jaycees Christmas parade

Goldsboro Jaycees will hold their annual Christmas parade this year downtown on Dec. 3 beginning at 4 p.m. This year's parade theme will be "Miracle on Center Street." Entries for the parade are being accepted through Nov. 28, although...

Mount Olive board puts off salary discussion

MOUNT OLIVE -- When the Mount Olive Board of Commissioners approved its 2011-12 budget in June, members promised town employees they would revisit the issue of pay raises by the end of the year. However, employees may have to...

Ten WMH nurses recognized for excellence

Ten employees at Wayne Memorial Hospital were recognized recently with nursing excellence awards. The nurses, nursing assistants, technicians and surgical staff were chosen from among 48 nominees on the basis of integrity, enthusiasm, compassion and competency. This year's winners...

Commissioners to vote on Eastpointe meger

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning will consider approval of a resolution calling for the merger of Eastpointe Human Services, Beacon Center and Southeastern Regional Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services local mental health management entities. The merger...

County Girl Scouts looking for memorabilia for exhibit

Girl Scouts in Wayne County are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year and they're looking for some help -- and any memorabilia that current or former Scouts can lend for an upcoming exhibit at the Wayne County Museum. Lillie...