Log in

Sign up

September 12, 2013 archives

View Archive

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Pantry restocked

For two weeks the Salvation Army had to turn hungry people away. "There's nothing more pitiful than a child standing there looking at you and you have no food to give them," Salvation Army Lt. Julie Igleheart said. "That's...

Eureka tells county about crippling sewer issues at meeting

Eureka town residents are paying premium rates for sewer service because of a botched sewer system project that has left the town facing the real danger of going broke in the near future, town officials said Wednesday. The costly...

County jobless rate falls to 9 percent

Wayne County's unemployment rate remained below the state average last month -- falling to 9 percent for July, down from 9.2 percent in June. The state average for July was 9.1 percent. In July 2012, Wayne County's unemployment rate...

Wet summer helps corn, hurts county tobacco crop

The same wet summer that fueled a bountiful corn crop had the opposite effect on tobacco as lower-stalk leaves burned up in fields too muddy for harvesters. With 10,400 acres planted in tobacco, Wayne County is the third-largest tobacco-producing...

Optimist Club to collect computers Saturday

The Optimist Club of Goldsboro collects used computers and peripheral equipment on the second Saturday of each month for its Optimist Computers4Kids program. The next collection day will be this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the...

Mount Olive board looks to address resident concerns

Results from increased communication from community members filled the Mount Olive town board's agenda Monday night as the town commissioners discussed possible solutions to traffic problems, curfew violations and unmowed lots. The ordinances and actions were brought to the board...

Arts Council to hold Fall for the Arts on Saturday

The Arts Council of Wayne County will have its first ever Fall for the Arts Festival Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. at the corner of Center and East Spruce streets across from Cornerstone Commons. There will be arts and...