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Friday, February 4, 2005

Cobb concedes defeat

RALEIGH -- Republican Steve Troxler was certified as the winner of the state's long-unsettled agriculture commissioner election today after Democratic incumbent Britt Cobb conceded defeat. "It has become clear that one person can help the state avoid the terrible precedent...

School board board to decide on computer policy Monday

The Wayne County school board is expected to vote on two policies Monday night that would regulate the way teachers use computers and change the process for calculating class ranking. School officials presented the policies to school board members during...

Commissioners, school board talk money, long-range needs

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners and the county Board of Education spent two hours together on Thursday, trying to determine the schools' long-range plans and financial needs. The discussion was constructive, members of both boards said, although they said...

Boling deal reported near

MOUNT OLIVE -- The sale of the Boling Furniture Co. to Red Hill Distributors Inc. remains in negotiations but an announcement is expected soon, says a source close to the company. Boling shut down during the Christmas holidays, idling more...

Lexington wants title of official N.C. barbecue festival

Patriots versus Eagles, UNC vs. Duke, Kurt Busch vs. the rest of the NASCAR field -- these conflicts are small-time compared to the battle brewing in the North Carolina General Assembly over barbecue. Legislators have been asked to endorse Lexington's...

Amirian honored by Main Street organization

Jack Amirian, owner of Amirian's Fine Art & Framing, was honored recently as a "N.C. Main Street Champion" for his efforts to revitalize downtown Goldsboro. Amirian was recognized during the annual North Carolina Main Street Conference, held Jan. 26-28 in...

Briefly

Coming home Several hundred airmen and a group of F-15E Strike Eagles will be returning to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base next week from deployment overseas, the Air Force has announced. The airmen have been supporting Operations Enduring Freedom and...

Public records

Assaults reported An elderly woman was robbed Thursday of her pocketbook and another woman was assaulted in her home, according to Goldsboro police reports. The older woman had parked her car at about 12:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of...

Faison Town Board approves hazard mitigation

FAISON -- The Faison Town Board approved a hazard mitigation plan at its meeting Wednesday following a public hearing at which no one spoke. The plan will be sent to the state for approval and eventually incorporated into Duplin County's...