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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

School board, county ready to talk about facilities

The Board of Education and county commissioners, at odds over school facilities needs and how to pay for them, emerged from a joint meeting Monday night with a plan to join forces in lobbying state legislators for needed school funding....

Four teens charged in Eureka school fire

A 16-year-old student and three younger teens were arrested Monday by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and charged with crimes in connection with the burning of the old Eureka School building that was being used as a church. Bobby Artis...

Murder suspect heads to court

Telly Cox, accused of taking part in the murder of two people on New Year's Day in 2004, has refused a plea bargain and will go on trial in late summer in Wayne County Superior Court. Cox, 24, of LaGrange...

Council hears comments on budget plan

Goldsboro residents had a chance Monday night to express their opinions on the city's proposed budget for 2006-2007 at a public hearing held by the City Council. City Finance Director Richard Durham presented the $42.5 million recommended budget to the...

Duplin no closer to budget, new work session set

Duplin County commissioners are no closer to approving a new budget for the county -- with six weeks to go before its due date. The commissioners met in a work session Monday but made no decisions regarding budget cuts or...

Improvements will mean more opportunities, Princeton mayor says

PRINCETON -- Residents can expect a new town hall, a park and an overhauled water and sewer system to bring economic development and growth to the area, Princeton's mayor said. "The future is very bright," Mayor Don Rains said. "We've...

Mayor says improvements will mean more opportunities for Princeton

PRINCETON -- Residents can expect a new town hall, a park and an overhauled water and sewer system to bring economic development and growth to the area, Princeton's mayor said. "The future is very bright," Mayor Don Rains said. "We've...

Public records

Chase, charges A car fleeing from Goldsboro police before dawn today crashed into a fence after the driver allegedly had sped away from a gas station without paying, reports said. The driver and passenger jumped from the car but were...

Cliffs events Saturday, Sunday

Two events are scheduled for this weekend at the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, a beginner canoe class on Saturday at 2 p.m. for children 8-14 and a presentation Sunday afternoon about identifying leaves and making a leaf print...