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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Two shot, killed in Goldsboro

Goldsboro police were searching Saturday night for a suspect in the shooting deaths of two men Friday night on Devereaux Street. Angelo Mandril Burden, 38, of 1307 E. Walnut St., is being sought in connection with the death of...

MAC speaks out against wind farm

A project that would result in the creation of the first wind farm in Eastern North Carolina is facing the scrutiny of local military advocates who say construction of dozens of turbines near the coast would jeopardize critical Air Force...

It's all in a uniform

Shi'Anah Williams has a system for what she will wear to school -- from what she buys to how she picks out each day's outfit. "We look for a lot of white shirts, black shirts. I like looking sometimes for...

City Council faces committee appointments dilemma

The Goldsboro City Council couldn't agree on which commissions and committees to scrap during Tuesday's meeting, much less which council members should be assigned to which boards. The discussion was carried over from the council's Aug. 20 meeting, when...

County officially 'ready to work'

Wayne County is poised to be among the first Work Ready Communities in the state, and the public is invited to help it reach the designation. The Wayne County Work Ready Community Event will be held Sept. 13 in Moffatt...

Senator to speak

WALLACE -- State Sen. Eric Mansfield will be the guest speaker at a fundraiser for Democrat Rebecca Judge, candidate for the District 4 seat in the state House of Representatives, on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mad...

Public record

Excavator stolen A $35,000 excavator was stolen from a field in the 2300 block of Antioch Road, a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report said Friday. The large piece of machinery is yellow in color and has some damage to the...

Academic Abundance gets grant

Academic Abundance, a local non-profit organization in Goldsboro, received a $75,000 second- year grant from the North Carolina Division of Public Health aimed at lowering teen pregnancy rates. The grant will allow the non-profit to continue serving students at Hobbton...

Honoring local veterans

Gerald Jones takes a picture of a 1960 Chevy Impala that sits on display during the second annual Military Appreciation Day Bike and Car Show held at Shelton's Harley-Davidson Saturday afternoon. From 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., cars and...

'Military Through the Ages' event Saturday in Kinston

KINSTON -- The CSS Neuse State Historic Site and the Governor Caswell Memorial will be hosting a special program on Saturday, Sept. 15, focusing on "Military Through the Ages." The event will be a chance to look back at the...

Malpass Brothers to perform Saturday

After playing from California to Delaware this year, the Malpass Brothers are set to perform live in their hometown of Goldsboro at Wayne Community College on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. Christopher and Taylor Malpass are known for keeping...

Johnston County Finance Department honored

Johnston County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report. The award is the highest form of recognition...

Flu shots are now available

Flu vaccinations are available at Wayne County Health Department. Officials said the yearly vaccination is the best way to prevent influenza, and stressed the importance of getting immunized. Carolyn King, health education supervisor, said the vaccine is safe and...

Federal grants for food and shelter available through FEMA

Wayne County has been awarded $50,595 in federal funds under an Emergency Food and Shelter Program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In 2011 this program assisted local charities in providing emergency assistance in the form of meals, shelter,...

Duplin Hall of Fame nominations sought

The deadline for submitting nomination applications for the 2012 Duplin County Hall of Fame is Sept. 25. Nomination forms can be obtained by contacting any member of the Hall of Fame board. Duplin annually inducts two people into its Hall...

Annual Benson Mule Days Festival set for Sept. 20-23

BENSON -- The town of Benson will hold its annual Mule Days celebration on Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 20-23. The festival is considered one of the largest in North Carolina and will kickoff with a barrel exhibition and open barrel...

Thank-you card project aims to honor heroes

With the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, approaching, the North Carolina LiteracyCorps is sponsoring a literacy-based service event in honor of the National Day of Service and Remembrance. Students and members of the community will be...