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Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Councilmen eye funding for project

With their eyes on a potential funding source for a new community building downtown, Goldsboro City Council members approved a budget amendment for the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partner-ship programs, at their meeting Monday. Community Development coordinator...

Best asks about tax revenues

A Wayne County commissioner questioned Tuesday how the county's public school system is spending its sales tax revenue, and why it hasn't used the money to build new schools. The money generated from the county's half-cent sales tax is issued...

Ban on development near airport approved

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners approved a six-month moratorium on development around the Goldsboro-Wayne Municipal Airport on Tuesday despite hearing from landowners who opposed the measure. County Manager Lee Smith said county officials and the Airport's Authority have considered...

Heavy rain isn't helping flood conditions in Duplin

RALEIGH -- Thick thunderstorms prolonged flood conditions in eastern North Carolina on Tuesday night, and forecasters projected that the Northeast Cape Fear River could remain at major flood levels until the end of the week. Some areas saw 6 inches...

Suspect will face assault charges

A Goldsboro man will face charges in connection with a Labor Day shooting that left a 21-year-old man seriously injured. Ronald Edwards of Courtyard Circle told police a man he knew opened fire on him about 12:45 p.m. Monday while...

Pikeville considers change in governing

The Pikeville Town Board of Commissioners is considering changing the town's governmental structure from an administrator-commissioner format to a manager-council format. The change would give the town administrator more responsibility, said Mayor Herb Sieger, including the power to hire and...

Discount grocery store opens doors in city on Berkeley Blvd.

Nathan Arvin has seen the evolution of Save-A-Lot stores in his 20 years in "limited assortment groceries," and the new Goldsboro store and three others in the state are the most customer-friendly, he said. The new store, which is located...

Public records

Crime of the Week An armed robbery has been selected by Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers as this week's "Crime of the Week." Robin Lofton and Sylvia Mickens reported they were robbed at gunpoint in the KFC parking lot on Ash...

County asks state to take a look at annexation rules

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday asking legislators to form a commission to study involuntary and satellite annexations by municipalities and their effect on local governments and taxpayers. Commissioner Efton Sager drafted the resolution and told...

Mount Olive College and business leaders plan Thursday get-together

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College and the town's downtown business community will hold a Community Connection Evening from 5:30 until 8 p.m. Thursday on Center Street in downtown. The college will be showcasing the clubs and other student organizations...

Drug dens raided

Goldsboro/Wayne County Drug Squad agents raided two suspected drug dens that led to the arrests of two men. Darrell K. Foye, 48, of South Best Street, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana. Foye also was...