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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Fire chief: Water pressure downtown no problem

Despite claims made by those at Monday's meeting of the Goldsboro City Council, Fire Chief Gary Whaley said the water pressure downtown is sufficient and doesn't have a negative effect on his department's ability to fight fires. Three speakers...

Plans firming for new stations

The Goldsboro City Council is a few votes away from greenlighting the city's second Sheetz location since November as measures await the council in its first meeting of 2013 concerning a second store's satellite annexation, zoning and site plan....

School board agrees to meet with county commissioners

The Wayne County Public Schools superintendent and chairman of the Board of Education say they are not only planning to meet with the county Board of Commissioners, but that they are looking forward to forging a strong relationship. The...

Holiday last dash

Chilly temperatures and increased traffic on the roadways, coupled with bottlenecked parking lots, still did not keep away steady crowds at Berkeley Mall on Saturday afternoon. "It's chaos," said Edward Maldonado of Pikeville as he exited the Sears store...

Jones named new leader of Girl Scouts in eastern N.C.

RALEIGH -- The Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines' board of directors has selected Lisa M. K. Jones as the new chief executive officer of the nonprofit, which is the largest girl-serving organization in the area, reaching more than 35,000...

Offices to close for Christmas

Banks, the Post Office and federal offices will be closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day, while state offices will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 26 and Jan. 1. Local municipal and Wayne County offices will observe several different holiday...

Gun sales are spiking

Prompted by a perceived threat to the right to own a gun, weapons sales have soared nationwide and most Wayne County gun retailers say sales here reflect the trend. In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting...

Ag agent wants to save county's farm history

As generation of farm families move further away from their agricultural roots, they are in danger of leaving behind a rich history that could one day be lost to memory. While the historical statistics might remain -- the number of...