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Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Committee weighs future growth issues

A task force charged with helping guide growth in Wayne County met Tuesday and talked about schools, housing, public safety and a civic center, among other topics. The Comprehensive Land Use Steering Committee is continuing to go over issues brought...

Grandma will serve 5 years in prison

A remorseful grandmother was sentenced Tuesday to at least five years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of her 21-year-old granddaughter. Carolyn Ann Faison Boyette, 58, of 204 E. Slocumb St., Mount Olive, pleaded guilty to...

Center has recycling option for county's cardboard waste

Wayne Opportunity Center wants to boost its recycling program by taking cardboard that has been banished from the Wayne County landfill. Director John Chance said the center has been recycling cardboard for more than 20 years. "We started out collecting...

Three buildings added to city's condemned list

Three more residential buildings are slated for condemnation following Tuesday night's Goldsboro City Council meeting, and Preservation North Carolina will be responsible for marketing another dilapidated home in the next year. The dilapidated dwellings approved for condemnation are located at...

Eldridge will leave job as manager in Duplin soon

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Manager Fred Eldridge resigned his post Monday to return to Ohio and perhaps find a new career in economic development. Eldridge told county commissioners Monday afternoon he will stay on for several more weeks, but not...

Leaders say strengthening faith should be Lenten goal

It's not just about choosing something to give up until Easter. Lent, which began this past week on Ash Wednesday, is 40 days to think about faith and sacrifice, some Wayne County religious leaders and churchgoers say. The Rev. Tom...

Duplin school board OKs budget changes

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Education agreed Tuesday night to reshuffle its budget to overcome an anticipated shortfall. Some items were underestimated when the budget was approved last year, school officials said. Board Chairman Emily Manning said officials...

Public records

Store robbed A music store was robbed Tuesday night of about $200 by a masked, armed man, according to a Goldsboro police report. A clerk at Sounds at 724 E. Ash St. told officers that a masked man entered the...

Pikeville annexes land near bypass

Pikeville town commissioners voted Monday to annex 54 acres owned by Barbara Lancaster along the U.S. 117 bypass. The property was re-zoned at last month's meeting and designated for community shopping. Also approved was a rezoning request by Patricia Williams....

New street signs to be erected in Princeton

PRINCETON -- New street signs will be going up soon in Princeton to replace those that were defaced over the last two months. Police Chief Eddie Lewis told the Princeton town board that the overlays have come in. While the...

Industrial park plat approved

PRINCETON -- The Princeton town board has approved a final plat for the second phase of the proposed Princeton Commons industrial park, but not without some discussion. Commissioner Billy Sutton said a 15-inch water line might not be big enough...