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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Neighbors, friends, always -- in Little Washington

Urban renewal projects might have erased the face of the Little Washington community, but it did not dim the memories of the people who grew up there -- recollections they want to pass on to future generations. So the 10th...

New county VA clinic on schedule

By early 2013, thousands of local veterans will be able to forego long drives to Durham and Fayetteville and replace them with much shorter trips to a new clinic off Wayne Memorial Drive. But VA officials were quick to...

New hotel welcoming guests to Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Nearly 200 people were on hand Thursday afternoon for ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the new $5 million Sleep Inn and Suites on N.C. 55. The event included hors d'oeurves, games with prizes and tours of the hotel...

Norwayne alumni hold reunion

The annual Norwayne Alumni Parade was held in downtown Fremont early Saturday morning, featuring a fleet of cars carrying members of past classes of Norwayne School, which eventually consolidated with Charles B. Aycock....

The Great Goldsboro Mayor Pro Tem Debate

It had been nearly 25 years since William Goodman was first sworn in as the District 3 representative of the Goldsboro City Council, but when Goodman returned to the council after more than eight years away from City Hall,...

Linda M. Jones receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Linda M. Jones of Goldsboro was recently awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine -- the state's highest civilian honor that is conferred by the governor in recognition of community service. In accepting the honor, Mrs. Jones said...

Corn prices high, but yield average

North Carolina, unlike most of the country, is anticipating a bumper corn crop that will benefit from what is being reported as all-time record prices being paid for the grain. The picture in Wayne County, however, is not as...

Man, 23, dies after Saturday shooting

Wayne County lawmen are currently looking for a "person of interest" in connection with a shooting that killed a 23-year-old early Saturday morning. Uber Ortiz Salas, of 130 White Dogwood Lane, was pronounced dead at Wayne Memorial Hospital not long...

AAR Corp. lays off temporary workers

AAR officials Friday confirmed the layoff of 169 temporary workers at its Goldsboro facility's Mobility Systems Division. The plant, which opened in Park East in 2006, is home to two AAR divisions -- the Mobility Systems Division and the...