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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Youths take over county government

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Wayne County students Joshulyn Johnson, Michael Thevenin, Mary Elizabeth West and Caroline Keen discuss several issues facing the county during their stint as mock county leaders Tuesday. For more information see If they were in charge....

City considers 5-cent tax increase

Goldsboro residents might see a tax increase in their future. City officials are working on their budget for the next fiscal year, beginning in July, and the proposed budget includes a tax rate increase from 65 cents per $100 valuation...

Churches protest plan for new bar

Five speakers representing a downtown church spoke against the establishment of a tavern at the corner of East Walnut Street and North John Street during a public hearing held by the City Council Monday night. Jeff Darwin has asked the...

Youths take over county government

Had it been a real Wayne County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, public school teachers would be receiving a 1.5 percent salary supplement increase, a juvenile detention center would be being considered, and an after-school program for homeless students...

Thirteen students named North Carolina Teaching Fellows

Thirteen area high school seniors have been named recipients of the 2008 North Carolina Teaching Fellows scholarships. The scholarship program is considered one of the top teacher recruiting programs in the nation, created by the General Assembly in 1986. Each...

Local candidate gives perpective on campaign, race

Stuck in a crowded field for the Democratic nomination for the state Senate District 5 seat, former Wayne Community College President Dr. Ed Wilson said this week that he expects the race to go to a second primary. "My gut...

All-County Band concert set for Thursday night

More than 100 band members from Wayne County Public Schools will showcase their instrumental talents Thursday during the 2008 All County Band Festival at Dillard Middle School. Accomplished professionals will direct students representing 16 middle and high schools. The program...

Farm equipment show

The Eastern Carolina Vintage Farm Equipment Club will hold its annual Antique Farm Equipment Days tractor and engine show May 2-3 at the Wayne Regional Fairgrounds, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days. Admission is free. For information call...