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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Piper's payback

Even when their frail 4-week-old daughter, Piper, was suffering through chemotherapy and enduring operations to remove a cancerous tumor, her parents knew something good would come out of it -- and it has. So now, Randy and Haleigh Wilhide are...

Goldsboro now has two assistant city managers

After a three-month search and more than 800 applications, the search for a new assistant city manager ended with two new employees hired -- at a combined salary of nearly $200,000. The two will replace former assistant city manager,...

Annual event will raise funds for county literacy program

Imagine being able to only make out a few words on a sign at the DMV -- or having to tell your grandchild you can't read him a bedtime story. Those are the realities that those who are dealing...

Commissioners eye jail situation

It is too early to say what will happen to the Wayne Correctional Center when it closes next month because of budget cuts, officials have said. But Wayne County commissioners, who hope that the state will give the prison...

Guardian Brotherhood will ride to raise money for flags

A mother stands by a grave saying goodbye to her son -- or daughter -- who has given his or her life in service to his or her country. Taps ends, the flag is folded and the service ends....

Prayer walk scheduled for next weekend

The second annual "God Belongs in My City" prayer walk next weekend is expected to draw an even larger crowd than the estimated 2,000 people who attended its first outing in 2012, organizers say. Terry Jones, associate pastor at...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield severs ties with WMH

Insurance provider Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina announced Thursday it will sever its relationship with Wayne Memorial Hospital, effective Dec. 5. The move comes after 18 months of failed negotiations, which reached an impasse over cost...

Veterans share stories for oral history project

World War II and Korean War veterans shared their stories at a social held in their honor Friday, as a program designed to introduce a new oral history -- to preserve the stories of Wayne County's veterans and their...

DAV has new home

After nearly a decade searching for another location, the DAV, or Disabled American Veterans, officially have a new home. On Saturday, the organization celebrated its grand opening at 212 E. Mulberry St. Starting the day with a 50-mile Poker Run...

Charlie Waters wins gold at National Senior Games

Charlie Waters' consistent play allowed him to beat out the best senior golfers from across the nation to win the gold medal at the National Senior Games -- the first athlete from Wayne County to take a gold medal...

Wayne County resident turns 111

As of today, Eunice Evelyn Greene is 111 years old. A life that has spanned more than a century means she has witnessed more than a few changes -- from automobiles to technology. "Everything has changed," she said, a...