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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Shelter from the storm?

Jill Moore's umbrella collapses in the wind and rain on Saturday as she hurries her children Connor, 3, and Heather, 1, into Michaels. Mrs. Moore was already in her car running errands when she heard about the severe weather...

As death toll rises across state, local health officials urge avoiding the flu

With state officials reporting the death toll reaching 21 from the seasonal flu outbreak, Wayne County Health Director Davin Madden reiterated the need to take necessary precautions -- get vaccinated, adopt the habit of frequent hand-washing and stay home...

Smith could seek $1.4 million

Wayne County would owe suspended County Manager Lee Smith a $1.4 million severance package should he be fired, his lawyers say. Possible legal action by Smith and his attorneys comes on the heels of two closed session meetings called...

Teen jailed after man shot

A Goldsboro man narrowly escaped life threatening injuries after being shot multiple times during a failed robbery in the 1700 block of East Holly Street Thursday -- and the Wayne County teenager police say is responsible for the attack...

United Way close to its goal

Although the United Way of Wayne County did not reach its goal of raising $1.2 million in 2013, its campaign leaders are not calling the drive a failure. There is more to the campaign than just raising dollars, said...

Cuts hurt elderly

At a time when Wayne County Services on Aging has experienced a nearly fourfold increase in members, it has also had to contend with nearly $30,000 in state and federal budget cuts. Since the new Senior Center opened on...

Daddys, daughters will take the dance floor next month

Next month will mark the 10th year for the father/daughter dance at the YMCA, and organizer Alando Mitchell says each year it becomes more special. "A lot of dads and girls have expressed the memories that they get to...

Families in the market for new friends attend adoption event

Walking down the line of kennels and looking in at the hopeful faces outside of the Pet Supplies Plus on Berkeley Boulevard is a far cry from the artificial light of an animal shelter. At Diamonds in the Ruff...