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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Woman charged in fatal accident

The wife of a man killed in an accident on U.S. 117 Alternate over the weekend has been charged by the state Highway Patrol with failure to see before turning. Dorothy Eley, 74, E. Nelson St., was driving Friday when...

Pikeville to weigh fees for Internet cafes

PIKEVILLE -- The Pikeville Town Board will hold a public hearing at its next meeting to discuss charging Internet cafes a fee for the computers they use for gaming. At the town board meeting Monday night, Town Administrator Blake...

Man, 19, victim of gunshot wound

DUDLEY -- A Dudley man shot in the chest at about 4:30 a.m. today in the area of Genoa Road has been airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said. Investigators were unable to speak...

Council nixes feral cat feeding

Goldsboro residents will now be breaking the law if they feed feral cats. After being tabled last month, an amendment to the city of Goldsboro's animal control ordinance was approved Monday night by the City Council, making it a...

City building coming down

Demolition on the exterior walls of the former Arts Council of Wayne County building began Monday after the asbestos abatement was completed. The project, bid out to A K Grading and Demolition for $197,000, is set to be completed...

The day the bomb fell

A man pulls his car off a country road and breaks down. He still can't believe the news that has just been delivered over his radio -- that a U.S. aircraft had, moments earlier, dropped a bomb on Hiroshima; that...

Fire finishes mobile home destruction

A vacant mobile home at 117 Hines Road, Lot 28, was fully consumed by fire Monday afternoon. The fire began as a crew of workers was using tools to strip the trailer for scrap metal, next-door neighbor Luther Nick,...

Grain farmers to vote Wednesday

Small grain farmers across the state will vote Wednesday on whether or not to continue an assessment on seven types of small grain. The assessment would be for one-half of 1 percent for a six-year period on wheat, rye,...