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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Meeting concern splits votes

Three party-line votes Tuesday morning preserved not only Wayne County commissioners' morning meeting time, but their policy limiting public comment speakers to three minutes once a month during board meetings. The votes brought to a head issues that had been...

New 4-H program planned for military, Latino youths

Youth and mentors are being recruited to participate in a new 4-H program, targeting two specific groups in Wayne County -- military and Latinos. The effort is called Youth and Families with Promise, said Bianca Wall, coordinator of the program....

Jets are on their way home

The sight of fighter jets coming in for landing is familiar to those who live in the communities that surround Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. They see it nearly every day. But when that scene unfolds Friday afternoon, it will...

Council hopeful is facing residency question

A Goldsboro City Council candidate who said previously that he enjoys challenges now will face one questioning his eligibility to run for office. The Wayne County Board of Elections received a challenge March 9 from Joseph Starling McLamb of...

No local cars seized since run and done law passed

Motorists in Wayne County and across the state found guilty of the felony charge of fleeing to elude arrest may find themselves traveling on foot. A law signed by Gov. Beverly Perdue in June, which took effect in December,...

Wanted: volunteers with a weather eye, desire to serve

The National Weather Service and other professionals who rely on accurate weather information are in search of a few good helpers -- people who wonder how much rainfall was received in a recent thunderstorm or how much snowfall fell...

County moves on with new Senior Center

Wayne County commissioners with little fanfare Tuesday morning approved a $1.25 million budget ordinance for the new Senior Center, names for dead-end roads created by the U.S. 70 Bypass project and applying for $400,000 for a scattered site housing...

Public record

Man assaulted, robbed Pedro Nazario reported that he was the victim of an armed robbery Monday about 8:15 p.m. in front of his home in the 1700 block of East Holly Street. He told authorities that an unknown man...

Planting time

Alfred Williams checks his one row planter, getting it ready to plant seed in a few days in the church garden on Harris Street. Williams is one of the members of the church who helps tend the garden every...

Bentonville battle site to grow, thanks to grant from N.C. Heritage Trust

The Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site will grow by 120 acres thanks to a $350,000 grant from the North Carolina Natural Heritage Trust Fund. The Civil War Trust, the nation's largest battlefield preservation organization, will match the state grant...