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Sunday, November 4, 2007

More airmen on the way

By next summer, members of the 4th Fighter Wing will no longer be the sole active-duty airmen living and working on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Leadership from the 916th Air Refueling Wing is preparing for the arrival of the...

Greene officials say they monitor laptops

Three laptops containing student-produced pornography -- seized from Greene County Central High School by the State Bureau of Investigation -- should not define an otherwise good program, the principal says. It's also a warning to parents, Principal Randy Bledsoe said,...

Headen, Lewis battle for open seat on City Council

Citizens of District 1 will have a brand new council member Tuesday night. Frankie Anna Lewis and Michael Headen both say they are running to improve their city, and they have very similar ideas on how to accomplish that goal....

Waller faces challenge from Stanley in District 1

Two men -- both with records of service to their community -- will ask voters to choose them when they cast their ballots in the District 2 Goldsboro City Council election Tuesday. Incumbent Councilman Bob Waller has served his community,...

Allen wants to continue work on Council

Incumbent Chuck Allen is ready to serve District 5 for four more years. Allen has been on the City Council for eight years, and for five of those, he has been mayor pro-tem. He doesn't want the seat to set...

Rustler planned to silence the lamb

A Saulston area man who had his palate poised for the taste of ill-gotten mutton is now in custody, authorities say. David Allen Smith, 45, Bartlett Road, faces a felony county of pursuing or injuring livestock with the intent to...

Council pushes forward on rec center plan

Goldsboro's Parks and Recreation Department will ask City Council Monday night for $425,000 to move on to the next phase of the city's new recreation center. The Community Development Block Grant money, from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department,...

Three in race for mayor of Fremont

Fremont's incumbent mayor says he wants to continue work toward improving the town, while his two challengers say they hope for a change in leadership with the same goal in mind. Fremont Mayor Devone Jones faces challengers W. Darron...

Duplin County beginning to prepare for county fair return 2008

It's been five or six years since the last one, but Duplin County officials are optimistic that next year, the county fair can come back bigger and better than ever before. But it's going to take planning and it's...

Downtown Christmas lights to be lit Nov. 20

The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. will sponsor its annual Christmas lighting ceremony and festivities Nov. 20, from 5-7 p.m. in front of City Hall. The mayor will flip the switch to light up the downtown area at 5:30 p.m. Festivities...