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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Not even enough for a snowman

Wayne County residents awoke to a snow-covered landscape this morning as a winter storm swept over North Carolina early today, leaving behind about an inch of the white stuff over most of the county. The snow delayed the opening...

Firefighter saves man

A Goldsboro man escaped from his burning home Tuesday night by jumping from a second-story bathroom window and into the arms of a New Hope firefighter who helped break his fall. Gary Diaz, who was home alone at the...

County eyeing acting 'boss'

Wayne County commissioners could soon be poised to name an acting county manager while they are deciding what to do with suspended County Manager Lee Smith. But for now, commissioners aren't talking about what the search involves or how...

Council approves raise for manager

The Goldsboro City Council unanimously agreed to give Goldsboro City Manager Scott Stevens a 2 percent raise as well as a $300 bonus at its meeting Tuesday night. At the same time, the Council approved the findings of a...

Art exhibit puts photos to war stories

North Carolina veterans tell of their war experiences in Vietnam through the exhibit "A Thousand Words." The exhibit is currently at the Arts Council of Wayne County through Jan. 31, in conjunction with this year's Wayne County Reads book...

Wayne County Reads book named

The book has been chosen and an array of activities to support this year's "Wayne County Reads" effort is set to unfold over the next two months. This year's selection for the one-book, one-community project is "The Things They...

Garden prep

More than 70 students and staff from Dillard Academy Charter School along with students from Wayne Community College and other volunteers pitched in Monday to lay mulch, build pathways, construct a grape arbor and a message board for outdoor...

UMO senior wins ag award

MOUNT OLIVE -- Hannah Singleton of Goldsboro, a senior agriculture education major at the University of Mount Olive, recently won the North Carolina Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet. She will now represent North Carolina at the American Farm Bureau...