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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Curtain will rise Saturday at rebuilt Paramount Theatre

It happened nearly three years ago today -- thousands of dreams inching skyward in a thick, black haze. A building sat burning. The place where you saw 'The Godfather' for the first time. The place you stole your first kiss....

Business leaders put an end to silence over schools

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth installment of a five-part series on the school facilities funding debate. The final installment -- a wrapup from the commissioners about the future of the funding question and the meetings between the county and...

Filing opens Monday for May primaries

With election season already well under way in much of the nation, North Carolina will officially kick its off at noon Monday when the filing period for the May primaries opens. And, with prospects for state General Assembly, county...

Atlas Price will not run for re-election

After nearly 30 years of holding elected offices in Wayne County, Atlas Price announced Friday that he would be retiring from the county Board of Commissioners at the end of his current term. "I'm not planning to seek re-election,"...

Flu staking its toll on county

Flu season has hit Wayne County -- hard, local health officials say. From schools to the workplace, hundreds of Wayne County residents are facing the harsh symptoms of the flu bug -- fever, exhaustion, congestion. Health Director James Roosen...

Kenan family's ancestral home to be part of Duplin tourism push

KENANSVILLE -- For 40 years, Liberty Hall, the ancestral home of North Carolina's Kenan family, has been one of the focal points of Duplin County tourism. Now, with the creation of the Duplin Tourism Development Authority and its long-range...

City Council gives preliminary OK to increase in hotel tax

NEW BERN -- Members of the Goldsboro City Council gave their preliminary approval to a one-cent increase in the city's hotel tax Friday, the final day of their annual retreat. The move from 5 to 6 percent would require approval...

Forestry officials warn about burning

RALEIGH -- Officials with the N.C. Division of Forest Resources are warning people to avoid debris burning because of predictions of a dry and windy weekend. The National Weather Service is calling for the possibility of a red flag warning...