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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Sales tax explained

On May 6, voters in Wayne County will have the rare opportunity to decide on their own taxes. On the ballot, along with this spring's primaries, will be a quarter-cent sales tax referendum. That referendum, which the commissioners voted...

What the sales tax referendum will look like on the ballot

The quarter-cent sales tax referendum on the May 6 primary ballot will appear as follows: COUNTY SALES AND USE TAX Local sales and use tax at the rate of one-quarter percent (0.25%) in addition to all other state and local...

Virginia teen killed in two-car accident in Duplin County

BEAULAVILLE -- A Vir-ginia teenager is dead from a two-car crash after running a stop sign, a crash that also injured a Pink Hill man, the Highway Patrol said. Jenna King, 17, ran a stop sign in her Honda Civic...

Retiring band director to do reunion concert

Janet Barnes has met many people over her three-decade-long career teaching music in Wayne County Public Schools. And as she prepares to end her journey, which has taken her to several schools around the county, she is hoping to see...

Ten young women will compete for 2008 Miss Goldsboro title

From staff reports Ten young women will compete in the annual Miss Goldsboro Scholarship program on Saturday, March 29, starting at 7 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. The pageant will honor Miss Goldsboro 2007, Nicki Sanderson, with a special tribute...

Norwayne Middle School wins county 'Battle of the Books'

From staff reports Norwayne Middle School defended its title in the Wayne County Public Schools' 22nd annual "Battle of the Books" competition recently. This is the third year in a row that the school team won the district competition. The...