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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Library supporters rally in Fremont

FREMONT -- With their town's library saved at the last minute from the county's chopping block last year, supporters rallied Friday to urge their new county commissioner to fight to keep the facility's doors open during the upcoming budget...

Video gamers gather for summit at college

John Martinez didn't seem to mind the onlookers. He saw no need to save face. Dancing with your mom can be cool. Especially when it's competitive -- and you're winning. "Woo, that wore me out," the boy's mother, Pattina said,...

Air Force releases fiscal year cuts plan -- Seymour appears safe

Top Air Force officials have unveiled a plan that will save the branch nearly $9 billion in fiscal year 2013. And while more than 60 installations in 33 states will be affected, either through the retirement or realignment of planes,...

New health clinic opens with new doctors

Wayne Health Medical Clinic opened late last month with three new physicians and more expected, thanks to the recruiting efforts of Wayne Memorial Hospital. The new hires are in the area of internal medicine and endocrinology, and all are...

Wayne County Reads starts Tuesday

With its focus this year on Alzheimer's and dementia, Wayne County Reads will kick off its 2012 program Tuesday with a talk by its featured author, Tom Hays. "The Pleasure Was Mine," a finalist for the 2006 Southern Independent...

GATEWAY considering new home

A feasibility study is under way to determine whether it would be more cost effective for the GATEWAY administrative offices to remain at its current location at 600 N. Madison Ave., or to move into the new transfer station...

County unemployment rate rises in December

Wayne County's unemployment rate increased in December, along with 92 other North Carolina counties, according to the latest data released by the Department of Commerce's Division of Economic Security. Wayne County's rate in December was 8.7 percent, up from...

City Council set to vote on Streetscape Monday

Even as the Goldsboro City Council's second vote on bids for the Center Street Streetscape project nears, its supporters and opponents are moving even farther apart as the discussion becomes a debate that pits investment against debt. That disagreement...

Mount Olive, NCDOT to hear from public on intersection

MOUNT OLIVE -- A public hearing for the proposed safety changes to the intersection of U.S. 117 South and Main Street in Mount Olive is planned for Monday's Mount Olive town board meeting. Officials from the North Carolina Department...

Golden LEAF to hold community forum

The public is invited to attend a community forum hosted by the Golden LEAF Foundation on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Walnut Building at Wayne Community College. The purpose of the forum is...

Hospital to hold LiveWell Women event

Wayne Memorial Hospital is holding what organizers are calling its biggest LiveWell Women event yet on Tuesday. Themed "Eat Smart, Laugh Often, Take Heart," the program will run from 6 to 8 p.m. in the hospital dining room. Among...

City Council to meet Monday

Two presentations will highlight the Goldsboro City Council's 5 p.m. work session ahead of its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. Wayne County Chamber of Commerce President Marian Mason will address the council, sharing the Chamber's annual report, while...

AARP offering free tax counseling, preparation

Free tax counseling and simple income tax preparation for senior citizens and taxpayers with low incomes is now available from AARP Tax-Aide counselors at the Wayne County Public Library on Mondays and Tuesdays. Help will be available from 9...

AP Exhaust acquires Ga. company

AP Exhaust Technologies has acquired the assets of Georgia-based ANSA Automotive Parts Distributors Inc. and folded them into its Goldsboro operation. The Georgia plant has been closed. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. All work will move to...