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Wind farms limit is now law

RALEIGH -- Relief. That is how freshman state Rep. John Bell of Goldsboro described his feelings Friday morning just minutes after Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law a bill establishing a permitting process for windmill farms -- a bill...

Faith grads hear about purpose, potential, power

Not even a head-on accident with an 18-wheeler could stop Aaron Hill from graduating with his class at Faith Christian Academy. He and 15 other classmates turned their tassels Friday night at a graduation ceremony. Hill was sitting at...

Girl, 5, grandfather die when truck hits tractor

A Wayne County man and his 5-year-old granddaughter were killed Friday when the tractor he was driving was struck from behind by a pickup truck on Baker Chapel Church Road in Mount Olive. The accident occurred just after 9...

Law enforcement carries torch for Special Olympics

Officers and employees of several local law enforcement agencies traded in their tactical gear for track outfits Friday. The annual 23.5-mile Wayne to Greene County stretch of the N.C. Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics got under way...

Good, old-fashioned fun in Seven Springs on Saturday

One of the most popular attractions at this year's Old Timey Days Festival in Seven Springs was a red-tailed hawk named Sweetheart. Owner and falconer Tim Keppler walked up and down Main Street explaining about Sweetheart and falconry to...

A royal salute: 4th Fighter Wing's history comes home

To the casual observer, it's just a simple sign -- an oversized piece of plastic bearing a foreign emblem and six words that, to them, have little meaning. But when 4th Fighter Wing Historian Dr. Roy Heidicker cradled it in...

Dillard/Goldsboro expecting thousands for reunion

The Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni & Friends Inc. annual reunion celebration will take place next weekend, with an anticipated $72,000 in scholarships to be presented to area high school students. This is the 59th year for the gathering of the national high...

City Council likely to approve funds to move Stoney Creek facilities

The Goldsboro City Council will meet to continue discussion Monday on the proposed budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year before the regularly scheduled City Council meeting. The City Council will meet in room 206 of the City Hall addition...

Central/Eastern to host two guest speakers during reunion

The Central-Eastern Wayne Alumni & Friends association will observe its 41st annual reunion Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Classes whose numerals end in 3 and 8 will be honored. A banquet will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the...

Sheriff's Office closes three investigations with one arrest

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office closed three investigations with one arrest Thursday. The suspect now faces a slew of charges and is being held in the Wayne County Jail under a $250,000 secured bond. Christopher James Cobb, 23, of...