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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Counties not sure what state Medicaid cut will mean

It's been only a week since the General Assembly finally approved a permanent Medicaid relief plan, but county officials across the state are still trying to figure out exactly how the decision will affect their revenue streams. The savings...

Heat might have been cause of Rosewood area death

Scorching 101-degree temperatures that hounded residents on Wednesday are the suspected culprit in a Wayne County man's death. Barry Hal Scott, 47, was found dead outside of a home in the 200 block of Westbrook Avenue where he lived with...

Officials crunch facilities numbers

Now that the Wayne County Board of Education has given official approval to the priority listing of its long-term facilities plan, it's up to the county Board of Commissioners to begin figuring out how to fund the nine-project, $120...

County residents try to stay safe from heat

From staff reports With temperatures soaring above 100 degrees this week, the American Red Cross is warning people to take precautions during the heat of the day. Extreme temperatures can pose serious health risks. "Children and seniors are particularly at...

Pikeville might bring charges, so town officials want to wait.

PIKEVILLE -- About 20 people have put in their application to be Pikeville's next town manager, officials announced this week. But the decision on who will actually hold the job might not come until after November's general election, Mayor Herbert...

Electrical system to get upgrade

A nasty storm in Pikeville could leave electrical engineers scrambling for rare parts if the town's current electrical system were damaged, the town's mayor says. So the town will embark on a $750,000 electrical upgrade in the next two months,...

Tuesday is deadline to register projects for Days of Caring

Wayne County, roll up your sleeves and prepare for some heavy duty volunteer work as the 14th annual Days of Caring approaches. It will be held Sept. 14-22 and is a county-wide effort to help local agencies. "It's a chance...

Public record

Drug charges The Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad confiscated nearly $8,000 during a drug arrest involving a Goldsboro man last week. Tyquan Neco Taylor, 30, of N.C. 111 North, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell and deliver,...