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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Upgrade of U.S. 117 South sought

Identifying what is necessary to earn U.S. 117 South upgraded status as a freeway, if not an interstate, will be the focus of a three-month study by transportation officials in Wayne, Duplin and Sampson counties. Alex Rickard, planning director for...

County Internet cafe law approved

Wayne County now has an ordinance regulating the location and operation of Internet or electronic gaming operations. Actually, a second vote will be required since the decision made at last Tuesday's meeting was not unanimous. The ordinance was approved last...

Expansion of railroad tracks at Goldsboro Milling complete

Goldsboro Milling Co. is putting the final touches on a rail track expansion at a cost of approximately $5 million. Goldsboro is served by the Norfolk Southern Railroad, and the railroad has gone to a 75-car unit train program....

School bus changes aimed at improving service

Getting the county's yellow buses safe and ready to roll in time for the start of school is just one of the tasks of the Wayne County Public Schools' transportation department, says director Raymond Smith. His staff also is...

Schedule changes noted

Wayne County Public Schools officials have announced a time change at two schools and a change in the traffic pattern at another. Due to the lack of bus drivers in the Spring Creek district, officials were forced to tier the...

Air Force museum panel still pondering names

Goldsboro's Air Force Museum Citizen Committee decided Wednesday to give its members an extra two weeks to mull over a name and mission statement for the proposed facility as meetings with consultants via teleconference continue. The committee also got...

Entrepreneurs squeeze out 'profit'

Her feet propped up on the cooler standing next to her, Ruthie Thompson waits. She knows her 9-year-old partner, Mary Archibald, is rounding up some customers -- that she is making her way past the dozen or so vendors set...

City looks at two Internet cafe sites

An attempt to bring an Internet cafe closer to the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base gate will likely fail after the applicant asking for the property to be rezoned to allow for such an establishment reversed course and asked...