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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Plan for center at park gets OK

What began as a contentious discussion by the Goldsboro City Council about the future location of the W.A. Foster Recreation Center ended Monday night with a unanimous vote to build a new center at Mina Weil Park. The decision...

Pikeville considering new rules on Internet cafes

PIKEVILLE -- Residents of the town of Pikeville will have a chance to have their say about how the town regulates Internet gaming parlors when the town board meets in Dec. 3. Board members agreed Monday night to hold...

Making sure he got his say

It was just one vote -- a single voice in the millions that will be heard across the nation on Election Day. But for Jake May, it was about "not taking things for granted" -- about thanking those who...

Americans -- and Wayne County -- get up early today to cast their votes

Voters sat on the covered walkway at the old train depot in Mount Olive in the pre-dawn chill this morning waiting for the polls to open. Over at the old Carver High School polling site, a handful of voters...

Driver killed in I-795 crash ID'd

A man killed in a traffic accident on I-795 North on Monday morning has been identified as 19-year-old Hunter Michael McManus of Wilson. State Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Creech said that McManus, traveling south, crossed over the median and struck...

Schools construction is on track

Construction projects at two middle schools are "on track" to be completed by the spring, with occupancy expected within the next few weeks, the Wayne County Board of Education learned Monday night, later approving funding for six contracts in the...

Unemployment rates drop in September

Unemployment rates across the state were down in September compared to 2011 according to data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce Friday. Wayne County's September rate, 8.6 percent, was down one full percentage point from last year's, as...

House fire ruled accidental

A house fire early Monday morning at 1807 Dogwood St. that left one man injured has been ruled accidental. Donald Ray Simmons, 57, is listed in critical condition at the Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill. Sgt. Dwayne Dean of...