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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Chambliss: It's about the economy

Hope and change promised, but not delivered. That was the message Saturday as the Wayne County Republican Party welcomed Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga. Chambliss, a North Carolina native, stopped at the downtown headquarters as part of his tour of...

Fugitive captured, charged in sex case

For 11 months he was a fugitive. Today he is an inmate. Goldsboro police have arrested Rashawn Ray McDuffie, 26, 105 Brogden St., in connection with a statutory rape complaint filed more than one year ago. McDuffie is accused of...

Costs for city not just new PIO

Despite the hiring of a public information officer, the city of Goldsboro will continue to contract out video services to a third party as it seeks to promote its programs and services in the community -- and is on...

Hop, skip and croak: Toads for a cause

And they're off. The first ever Ken-Toady Derby is under way. Hopping into first place is No. 20 in Lane 3, followed closely by No. 14 in Lane 4. A battle begins as No. 26 makes his move, and 20...

Board of Elections: No basis for Tew District 5 challenge

A final challenge by District 5 write-in challenger Jerome Tew was deemed insufficient Friday afternoon as the Wayne County Board of Elections declined to schedule Tew a full hearing to discuss concerns he had with the results of the...

County will eye $400,000 housing program

Wayne County commissioners will be asked to approve Tuesday a $400,000 grant agreement to help rehabilitate dilapidated houses in the county, and to hire a company to administer the grant program. The county was awarded the $400,000 for scattered...

Breastfeeding class set

Wayne Memorial Hospital will kick off its new Live Well community education series Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation by Chanee Sullivan, registered nurse and International Board Certified lactation consultant. Her topic will be: "Breastfeeding: How Important Is It?"...

United Way hands out Day of Caring mini-grants

United Way of Wayne County's mini-grant challenge drove significant traffic to United Way's revamped volunteering website, volunteerwayne.org. "It is great that the community has become so engaged. Both non-profits and volunteers have responded well to needs and events," said...

Public record

Thefts The following thefts are being investigated by Goldsboro police: *A gold 2012 Chevrolet Impala was stolen Friday from the parking lot of Brookside Mart, 2000 S. Slocumb St. The vehicle was rented from Express Car Rental, LLC., 3300...

Sen. Hagan checks on mood of Greene County constituents

SNOW HILL -- Jobs and education were on the agenda Friday as residents of Snow Hill and the surrounding area met with Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan to tell her their concerns. The visit was part of Hagan's "Conversations with Kay"...

Learning to fish

The Goldsboro Recreation and Parks Department's Big Cat Catfish Tournament at the Goldsboro Golf Course on Saturday allowed youngsters the chance to catch their own catfish. Fifty children and parents came out for the event....

One-car crash

Law enforcement officers prepare to tow away the wreckage of a black Jeep Grand Cherokee that crashed Saturday afternoon on Smithfield Highway about a mile west of O'Berry Center. The driver lost control of the vehicle, eventually hitting an...

National Night Out event offers fun and information

Herman Park will be filled with music and dancing Tuesday as families come together to enjoy the evening -- and to meet their local law enforcement personnel. Goldsboro's celebration of the 29th annual National Night Out takes place the first...

Goldsboro native elected to Masonic leadership position

Eddie N. Sauls III, a Goldsboro native, was elected the 56th Grand Master of Prince Hall Masons for the state of Iowa at the organization's 125th Annual Communications. A 1980 graduate of Goldsboro High School, Sauls was inducted into the...

Officers, school try out policy in 'real-life' practice scenario

The stillness shattered at exactly 9:40 a.m. as the report came in -- shots fired, man with a gun on the campus of the old Wayne Community College. A mass shooting and potential hostage situation was unfolding at Work Source...

Council to say goodbye to three members

Three members will attend their final Goldsboro City Council meeting as members Monday night as the newly elected members of the board will be sworn in following a discussion of the city's business at Historic City Hall beginning at...