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Monday, May 8, 2006

No new taxes proposed for city this year

There will be no increase in city taxes this year, a few positions will be added or upgraded and covering the increase in gas costs will be a major expenditure if Goldsboro City Council approves the proposed budget for 2006-07....

Schools feel pinch of high gas prices

The fuel provider for school systems across the state has decided not to renew his contract, leaving Wayne County Public Schools officials scrambling to find their own suppliers. As a result, the school system is readying to make whatever budget...

Goldsboro's city hall almost ready for occupancy

A little more than a year after city officials broke ground on Goldsboro's new City Hall, Assistant City Manager Tasha Logan said the $4.7 million facility is just about ready. "It looks good," she said after touring the building with...

Weekend's storms cut county's water deficit

Heavy rains this weekend might have put a damper on activities for some Wayne County residents, but for local farmers and water officials, the showers were good news. With water levels in Wayne County still below normal, this weekend's sustained...

Election canvasses set

Results from election canvasses Tuesday in Wayne, Lenoir and Greene counties could change the results of the Republican primary for the District 10 seat in the state House. Willie Ray Starling of Wayne defeated incumbent Rep. Stephen LaRoque of Lenoir...

Wayne Community College graduations Thursday, Friday

Wayne Community College will hold two graduation ceremonies this week. Commencement for adult high school and General Educational Development students will be held Thursday, and college students will graduate Friday. Unless it rains, both events will be held outdoors on...

Public records

Pizza restaurant damaged by fire The Always Pizza Time restaurant at 2410 N. William St. was heavily damaged Sunday night in a fire that remains under investigation, Goldsboro authorities said today. Assistant Fire Chief Gary Whaley said the cause of...

OPINION - Today's youngsters

"What is this younger generation coming to?" It was a lament -- not a question -- many of us now senior citizens used to ask. Mostly it was a reaction to the emergence (or explosion) of the hippie cult. As...

Mayor's Annual Disability Awareness Walk Thursday

The 10th Annual Hal Plonk Disability Awareness Walk will be held Thursday, starting with a lineup of walkers at 9:45 a.m. in the parking lot of St. Paul United Methodist Church at 204 E. Chestnut St. The five-block walk starts...