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Sunday, January 1, 2006

BRAC decision, Paramount fire top Wayne stories in 2005

The past year was one of ups and downs for the people of Wayne County. A quick look back at 2005 focuses on the biggest stories of the year. 1. Seymour Johnson survives BRAC The announcement in mid-May that Seymour...

2005 news timeline

January Jan. 4 -- The North Carolina Railroad Company plans to repair historic building on James Street. Jan. 17 -- Six-year-old Nikita Pearson killed in a vehicle accident at intersection of U.S. 70 and Beston Road. Jan. 18 -- Goldsboro...

Economic development on agenda

Economic development and the budget will be extremely important issues in the next year, Wayne County Manager Lee Smith said Friday. To begin the new year, the county's Board of Commissioners will discuss both topics during the board's Tuesday meeting...

Bigger farms, fewer farmers predicted in 2006

More older farmers may choose to retire in the coming year but the amount of cotton and tobacco grown in Wayne and surrounding counties could increase, said Kevin Johnson, a field crop agent with the state Cooperative Extension Service. With...

New year good time for resolutions

Making resolutions is a time-honored tradition at New Year's. The start of a new calendar just seems a good time to make a change for the better, whether it means losing weight, getting better organized at work or taking more...

Duplin commissioners to consider voting machines

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Admin-istration Building on Seminary Road to discuss several matters, including voting machines, what to do with a vacant building and whether to adopt a...

Calls to Crime Stoppers lead to arrests in several robberies

A bank robbery, a holdup, a drug case and several break-ins were among the cases cleared by law enforcement officers with help from Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers. Goldsboro Police Sgt. Dot Ardes, the agency's law-enforcement coordinator, told the Crime Stoppers...

Price of postage going up on Jan. 8

Starting Jan. 8, the price of a first-class postage stamp will increase two cents. Wayne County businesses and government agencies have already begun recalculating their office budgets to accommodate the new 39-cent stamp. Postmaster Randy Turnage at the downtown Postal...

Public record

Investigations These incidents are being investigated by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office: * An unknown suspect used Kevin Jones' debit card to make two transactions in Mexico, according to a report. Jones of Pikeville was informed of the transactions totaling...

County wants petitioners to ante up

Last month, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners began the process of building a new animal shelter by approving a location for the structure. However, the commissioners still need to find a way to pay for the facility. And they...