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Sunday, July 22, 2012

50 years of Pig: Wilber's Barbecue celebrates half century

It's not just the barbecue that keeps people coming back. For many, it's the idea of walking into Wilber's Barbecue and seeing Wilber himself behind the counter in his customary jeans and Wilber's cap, ready with a friendly word...

Robber to get time in prison

RALEIGH -- A Wayne County man is awaiting sentencing after a federal jury convicted him Thursday on charges stemming from a string of business robberies in Goldsboro, Pikeville and Wilson in 2009 and 2010. The U.S. District Court jurors,...

Residents, clergy walk to battle crime, violence

Crystal Coley wiped away tears as she stood on the fringe of the small crowd gathered in the parking lot of Madison Market early Saturday morning. She said a few words to police officers who showed up to escort residents...

Literacy Connections plans September fundraiser

Literacy Connections of Wayne County is planning a fundraiser in September to raise money to help more adults achieve their reading goals. Reading Between the Wines will feature not only an evening of wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres, but also...

Highway improvements to begin

Highway improvement projects designed to ease traffic backups caused by left-turning traffic are expected to get under way within the next few weeks on Central Heights Road and Wayne Memorial Drive at Tommy's Road, while a third project, this one...

Accident ends in fire, injuries

Two out-of-state motorcyclists attending a rally in Goldsboro this weekend were hospitalized at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville after a Saturday morning accident on Royall Avenue. Traffic was snarled for more than an hour while Goldsboro police and other...

Turning the page

Edward, 62, was someone everybody called when they needed machinery installed or repaired. He was in such demand that he traveled from Maine to California on a regular basis. But he had a secret, one he kept from colleagues, family...

Fremont STEP meeting Tuesdsay night

FREMONT -- Citizens will have a chance to give their input on how they want Fremont to change Tuesday night at a special Small Town Economic Prosperity meeting. The meeting will be run by Oliver Bass, the chief planner...

Election protest not filed formally

Tondalayo Clark has indicated her intention to challenge the results of the District 4 election in advance of Tuesday's official canvass, although she has not filed a formal request to the Wayne County Board of Elections. The unofficial totals...

City Council will eye zoning request

The Goldsboro City Council is expected to finally deliver a decision on the rezoning of the Matthews and Bridgers property at the corner of North Berkeley Boulevard and Ridgecrest Drive Monday during its meeting at 7 p.m. at Historic...

Batman back

The scene outside Premiere Theatres Saturday morning was pretty subdued. Sure, there was a long line that formed before the doors opened and before the first showing of the next installment of the tale of Batman -- "The Dark...

9th Air Force commander: Seymour Johnson on right track

From the cockpit of a 4th Fighter Wing F-15E, Maj. Gen. Lawrence Wells got to see, firsthand, just why the Strike Eagle is so often the weapon of choice for combatant commanders across the globe. Inside facilities across Seymour Johnson...

Experts: 4G means business

For regular users it means faster download times, quicker data transfer and the ability to live stream video, but for industry in Wayne County the implementation of fourth generation data networks in Goldsboro could mean more business and better...

What is 4G?

Don't be too confused -- the "G" stands for generation meaning 4G is the company's fourth network release, much like compute r programs are released in versions 1.0, 2.0 and so on. In the cases of U.S. Cellular and Verizon...