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Friday, March 30, 2012

Pollen battle about at an end

Tammy Strickland looked out her bedroom window and took a deep breath. "My heart just kinda sank," she said. "For me, it's the worst day of the year." It was everywhere -- the annual blanket of yellow some celebrate...

Hoping for the winner

Donnell Johnson buys a Mega Millions lottery ticket from clerk Chasity Schoolcraft at the Downeast Travel Center in Mar-Mac this morning. Millions of people around the country are snatching up the tickets as they prepare for this evening's drawing,...

Message to teens: Irresponsibility in car can cost you your life

The passenger car was left mangled. A team of Goldsboro firefighters used the Jaws of Life to remove the driver's door and to peel back the vehicle's roof to retrieve the 18-year-old's lifeless body. Then, the Wayne County EMS...

County weighing refinance for loans

Wayne County could realize upward of $300,000 in savings -- about half a penny on the property tax rate -- by refinancing up to $9.62 million in loans for work done several years ago on the county-owned Borden building and...

Voters request absentee ballots

As of Thursday morning, the Wayne County Board of Elections had mailed out 63 absentee ballots for the May 8 primary election. Of that number, 38 were Republican, 17 Democratic and 8 Unaffiliated. Some went no farther than Goldsboro, while...

Wayne County Special Olympians win team, individual basketball awards

Special Olympics Wayne County recently participated in the Special Olympic North Carolina Eastern Basketball Invitational at various locations throughout Johnston County. Wayne County participated in 5-on-5, 3-on-3 and individual skills competitions. The Wayne County Warrior 5-on-5 team won the...

Recent fires investigated as arson

Officials with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office confirmed Wednesday that two recent house fires on Durham Lake Road in Dudley appear to be arsons. "At this time we do believe the fires were set," Maj. Tom Effler said. The...

Public record

Shooting into Dudley home The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting into a home at 917 Durham Lake Road in Dudley Curtis Hagans reported he and the rest of his family were in bed when fired shots were...

All County Band Festival

Kathryn Harrell, a student at Spring Creek High School, left, and other students from various high schools in Wayne County perform Thursday at Dillard Middle School. The students performed together for the All County Band Festival. At the end...

Clarification

A story in Wednesday's paper about the state adding five days to the school calendar and districts being allowed to request a waiver may have been confusing, officials say. The five additional days added to the public school calendar next...

Warrants issued in Sunday shooting

Goldsboro police said this morning that they have issued arrest warrants for two men in connection to a shooting Sunday afternoon. The warrants are for Braddock Bernard Gross III, a black, 20-year-old man with a last known address of...