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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Representing his county: Patrick Smith to add voice at youth summit

FREMONT -- Patrick Smith has practically grown up at the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Wayne County. The 16-year-old has twice been chosen Youth of the Year at the Fremont club. And, in August, he will add another...

Allen keeps seat by 3 votes

It wasn't official, but Mayor Pro Tempore Chuck Allen said he would sleep a little more soundly Monday night after he overheard he had survived a recount in the race for the District 5 Goldsboro City Council seat. After...

Special blood drive to be held Aug. 14

Donors will have the opportunity to not only give the gift of life at a blood drive Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Chevrolet of Goldsboro, but they will also be able to direct a $5...

Mount Olive native earns Coast Guard command

MOUNT OLIVE -- When Billy Sasser of Mount Olive was in high school, his mother, Susie, remembers getting a note from a teacher telling her that her son likely wouldn't amount to much. The note came to mind recently...

Perdue expected to make two stops in Wayne County

Gov. Beverly Perdue was expected to arrive in Wayne County late this morning to help a local restaurant owner celebrate 50 years in business -- and to sign into law a piece of legislation that would benefit military families like...

Council accepts plan for corner

The Goldsboro City Council gave its blessing Monday to a property owner who first filed a rezoning request for his property at the corner of North Berkeley Boulevard and Ridgecrest Drive more than four months ago. The City Council...

Addiction counselor facing drug charges

A substance abuse counselor has been charged with drug violations. Kenneth Faison, 53, of 609 S. Madison Ave., was arrested Monday on 16 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. Faison, a member of the Drug and Alcohol Recovery...