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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Best: Programs, not just buildings

A Facilities Master Plan Team meeting Monday to hear recommendations for the school system erupted into a debate about graduation rates when one county commissioner raised concerns over education in the county schools. The brief meeting, convened to review findings...

Facilities committee recommendations

The following recommendations were made by two focus committees designated by the Facilities Master Plan Team, comprised of members of the county commission and Board of Education. The education committee and facilities/real estate committees visited all 31 public schools, with...

Mosque request sparks debate

Dr. Waheed Akhtar has to go to Raleigh to pray. There just are not any suitable places in Goldsboro for a Muslim to worship in, he said. So he bought some land at the corner of Wayne Memorial Drive and...

Womble is named new city attorney

Goldsboro City Council members named a new city attorney Monday at City Hall moments after Tim Finan officially submitted his letter of resignation. James D. Womble Jr., a real estate attorney and partner in Finan's law firm, will take the...

Legislators react to State of the State

Reactions to Gov. Mike Easley's fourth and final State of the State address Monday night were fairly positive among local legislators this morning. "I think his ideas were really good," said Rep. Larry Bell, D-Sampson. "I haven't seen the budget...

Help with prescription drugs available Saturday at WAGES

The "Help is Here Express" national bus tour will be in Goldsboro with U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield Saturday at the WAGES office to help people having trouble affording their prescription medicines. The tour sponsored by pharmaceutical research companies has visited...

Alzheimer's caregiver workshop next week

Caring for someone with dementia can take its toll on friends and family. Alzheimer's Association of Eastern North Carolina is sponsoring a free workshop next week designed to build knowledge and skills for professional, family and community caregivers. It will...