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Sunday, August 5, 2007

Local legislators hail 'historic' session

Phrases like "historic" and "the best ever" flew thick and furious as the state General Assembly's 2007 legislative session adjourned for the year Thursday night. It was, the delegates said, a productive session that saw several landmark pieces of legislation...

Policy prohibits city employees' relatives from seeking office

The Goldsboro City Council adopted a resolution on personnel policy during the last council meeting that may not be good news for some. As of July 12, the policy stated that no one who was an immediate family member of...

Some schools reopen this week

Students in several area schools are expected to return to classes starting this week. Wayne County Public Schools won't resume until later in the month, on Aug. 27. Two of its newer additions, however, along with private and independent schools,...

Pizza makers to face off at Taste of Wayne

The Taste of Wayne County is next week, but the food wars are already starting. Pizza is always a popular food at the event, and competition for the best one is fierce. There is no cheese or pizza sauce flying...

Large areas of Wayne still under drought conditions

Water levels in a Grantham-area drought monitor well looked better in July. Turns out you can't cherry-pick your drought determination data, though. "We tell people to look at a bigger picture," said Linwood Peele, section chief for water supply planning...

Council to hear downtown master plan Monday night

Urban designer Allison Platt's proposed $178 million master plan for downtown Goldsboro is on the Goldsboro City Council agenda, and officials said the plan is likely to be adopted at Monday's meeting. The plan was unveiled in February, and many...

Kidz Dayz festival helps camp

The sun was beaming. The water in the dunking booth was cold. But, the children were happy, and the cause was a great one. Full of laughter and hope, the day was a fundraiser to raise money for an educational...

Tractor pull draws big crowd

DUDLEY -- At the end of a big field packed with red clay, a souped-up tractor roars Friday night as thousands of fans buzz with excitement. On cue, the brightly-colored tractor, Alcohol Harvester, races down the field at 85 mph...

Public record

Thefts reported *Johnny Johnson of Mclain Street said someone stole a Mitsubishi Mirage worth $4,000. *Michael Everett Cruse of Forest Drive, said someone stole an ATV valued at $8,000. *Thadis Junior Coley of U.S. Highway 70 East, reported someone stole...

Norwayne students do well at national tech conference

Ten Norwayne Middle School TSA recently competed the 29th National Technology Students Association Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, returning with several top awards. More than 4,200 students from across the U.S., Germany and Peru competed in events that incorporated communicated, construction,...

Duplin family struggles with man's diseases

All Tim Gautier wants is to walk again or at least ride in the fresh air -- as long as it's not too hot outside. People with multiple sclerosis can't stand the heat. Gautier, who is 41, has multiple sclerosis...

Armstrong won't be on Nov. ballot

The decision of Jerry C. Armstrong to withdraw his name from the Mount Olive District 1 Commissioner's race will show up on the November ballot after all, said county elections director Gary Sims Friday. Getting word from the state Board...