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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

County makes $3M fix to radio system

Wayne County will spend another $3 million on its beleaguered $10 million radio system in hopes of correcting coverage problems the system has experienced since its inception. The unanimous decision by the Wayne County commissioners came on the heels...

1-stop voting begins Thursday

One-stop voting for Wayne County's November municipal and sanitary district elections starts Thursday and will continue through Nov. 2. Voting will be held from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Wayne County Board of Elections office on William...

Runners to be on the road Friday night

A few adventurous runners will be heading through northern Duplin County this Friday night during the Tuna Run 200. A 200-mile endurance foot race, the Tuna Run 200 features multiple member teams running from Raleigh to Morehead City. More...

Dancing Stars nets $50K as teachers benefit

The 2013 Dancing Stars of Wayne County wasn't quite as successful as last year, but still, the fundraiser for education netted $50,957. Of that, $9,000 was recently awarded in the form of teacher scholarships. This was the third year...

City firefighters wear pink for breast cancer awareness

Goldsboro's firefighters are sporting a new look this month, pink T-shirts to raise awarness as well as money for breast cancer research. The firefighters are allowed to wear the T-shirts all month, which read, "GFD Committed to Life Safety"...

Alliance taps Industry of the Year at annual local awards ceremony

SPX Transformer Solutions of Dudley Tuesday night was honored as Wayne County's Industry of the Year. Founded in 1966, and formerly known as Heavy-Duty Electric, the company has about 300 employees, with additional ones expected in the near future. SPX...

Fremont chooses interim leader

FREMONT -- The town of Fremont hired an interim town administrator at its Tuesday night meeting to fill in while they searches for a permanent replacement for Kerry McDuffie, who is leaving. The town Board of Aldermen voted unanimously...