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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Valentine's Day visit with heroes

DURHAM -- For James Ward, it was more than just a simple exchange -- the conversation that carried on for the better part of an hour inside the Durham VA Medical Center. It was a chance, the 25-year-old said, to...

Candidates file to seek local offices

More candidates for public office officially filed with the Wayne County Board of Elections on Tuesday. The filing period began on Monday and ends Wednesday, Feb. 29, at noon. On Tuesday, Democratic incumbent state Rep. Larry Bell filed for...

Council balks at Streetscape grant

There was only one binding vote held during Tuesday's session of the City Council Retreat at the Paramount Theatre, but that single decision might have signified a dramatic turn in the council's pursuit of the city's signature downtown revitalization...

Public record

B&Es and larcenies *Amber Capps, the owner of Eagle's Nest Diner, located at 516 N.C. 581 N., reported the theft of $175 from the business' cash register. According to the incident reports, entry was made into the eatery by...

County weighs future projects

It will be another three months before a possible capital improvement program is ready for Wayne County commissioners to consider, but in the meantime the county is moving forward on three projects -- construction at Norwayne and Eastern Wayne middle...

Miss Goldsboro pageant to be Saturday

Six contestants will be vying for the title of Miss Goldsboro 2012 Saturday night. The pageant starts at 7 p.m. at the Paramount Theater. The box office opens at 5 p.m. but there are limited seats available, says Kim...

Law enforcement gearing up for Special Olympics fundraisers

After a revitalization of the Goldsboro Police Department's Torch Run program last year, officers are looking to continue their success of supporting the North Carolina Special Olympics. Through a number of fundraising activities during 2011, nearly $16,000 was generated...