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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Council eyes bond levy

The Goldsboro City Council is expected to discuss a number of city facility planning issues during its work session Monday night at 5 p.m. The meeting, which will be held in the large conference room at City Hall, is set...

Really Chili is Saturday forecast

Chili competitors look out -- TA Loving Spoonful knows there's a target on its back, but its cookers say they are ready with an even better recipe than last year's award-winning formula. "We sure hope we win this year...

County seeks to increase powers

For the second time this year, state lawmakers will be asked to introduce local legislation that would allow a majority of Wayne County commissioners to change sanitary district lines in the county. The first bill, requested by commissioners in...

WCPS: Safety still a priority

If parents think it's tough maintaining order in their own home, try implementing rules and regulations for more than 19,000 students. While Wayne County Public Schools has never experienced a tragedy like Columbine or a Sandy Hook, safety procedures have...

Wreaths Across America to honor vets

On the second Saturday in December, ceremonies will be held at cemeteries around the world where United States service men and women are buried to honor their sacrifice in the name of freedom. One of the ceremonies will be held...

Hwy Patrol: Alcohol likely helped send van into trees

Witnesses say the driver of a white Ford Econoline van was swerving erratically moments before he ran off of the side of U.S. 117 Alt. into a stand of pine trees Friday afternoon. The accident happened around 3 p.m.,...

Voters trickling out slowly to cast one-stop ballots

Only 26 people voted over the first two days of one-stop voting -- 17 on Thursday and 9 on Friday -- for the handful of offices to be decided on Nov. 5. One-stop voting continues through Nov. 2. at...

Many have 'First' in their names, but Bear Marsh is the original

MOUNT OLIVE -- There are First Baptist churches, and then there is "The First" Baptist church -- the progenitor, the predecessor, the true "mother church" of the rest of Baptist churches, older than the United States itself -- Bear...

4 indicted in McLaurin murder

The four men Goldsboro police allege are responsible for the September 2012 murder of a 16-year-old Goldsboro High School student were indicted this week by a Wayne County grand jury. Leonard Eugene Joyner, 22, Jerome Jilah Butts, 20, Kevin...

George Street to get jazzy Saturday

Bring your folding chairs and blankets downtown Saturday for "Jazz on George" at the intersection of Walnut and George Streets to hear some jazz muzic, have your children's faces painted for free and enjoy a glass of wine or...

Wayne County grand jury hands down indictments on 28 people

In addition to the indictments in the Kennedy McLaurin murder case, a Wayne County grand jury has handed up other indictments. They include: * Edquan Moranta Battle, 26, 900 Evergreen Ave., attempted first-degree murder, discharging a firearm into an...

Southern Wayne High School preparing for Pigskin Cook Off

The Southern Wayne High School Athletic Boosters will hold its second annual Pigskin Cook Off and Plate Sale Friday and Saturday at the school. "We had such a great time last year," said Lynn Williams, Booster Club secretary. "We...

Cliffs plans its annual Halloween candy fun

Grab your costume and head out to Cliffs of the Neuse State Park for trunk or treating. It will be held Friday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the lake parking lot. "We'll have different people set up, and they'll...

Four local nurses make list

Four nurses at Wayne Memorial Hospital have been named to the state's Great 100 Nurses list. This is the 25th year for the Great 100, which not only recognizes those who have made contributions to the profession, but awards...