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Sunday, February 19, 2006

City Council sets priorities for new budget

NEW BERN -- Members of the Goldsboro City Council discussed the city's future Thursday at their annual retreat at the Sheraton hotel. All city departments were represented at the meeting, with department managers presenting plans for the next 10 years....

Winders files for fourth term as sheriff

Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders and county school board member Rick Pridgen filed for re-election Friday. The filing period for public office ends at noon Feb. 28. Pridgen represents District 6 on the Wayne County Board of Education. He is...

Schools superintendent answers questions concerning facilities funding debate

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a four-part series examining the debate over funding for Wayne County school facilities improvement. Asked to respond to questions, in addition to Taylor, were school board Chairman John Grantham, County Manager Lee Smith...

Hundreds audition for pizza commercial

The chance at a slice of stardom drew hundreds of people to Pizza Inn on East Ash Street Thursday and Friday. The restaurant chain held auditions for a national commercial spot to be filmed in Goldsboro next week. Pizza lovers...

Help for Thailand's children

Jacqueline Kannan had only been in Thailand for two days. She originally intended to be like any other American in the country, a tourist. She bought a one-way ticket to Thailand hoping to become a teacher and enjoy a different...

Mount Olive refurbishes filters in water system

MOUNT OLIVE -- Some Mount Olive residents might be noticing a slightly different taste to their water lately. But town officials say the difference won't last long. They are upgrading the water filters at the water system's well on Northeast...

City Council agenda includes hearings on proposed rezonings

The Goldsboro City Council will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the council chambers on the second floor of City Hall, following a 5 p.m. work session in the city manager's conference room. On the agenda will be five public...

Wayne science fair winners advance to regional level

The Wayne County Public Schools' science fair was held at Goldsboro High School on Feb. 12 for students who had competed and won local fairs at their individual schools. The county winners will now advance to the regional competition at...

Play Saturday at Dillard School

The public is invited to a play performance Saturday at Dillard Middle School. "When Wrong Stares You in the Face, Do What's Right," was written by Reginal McDaniel Johnson of Warsaw. The performance will include music written by Ms. Johnson's...

Civil War battle re-enactments to be held March 4-5

KINSTON -- Battle re-enactments, military demonstrations, 19th-century music and a reproduction of a Confederate submarine will be some of the highlights of a living history weekend planned for March 4-5 in Kinston. Battle re-enactments will be held both Saturday and...