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Sunday, April 27, 2008

First comes property, then water use

Higher property taxes might not be the only bills Goldsboro residents will see increasing this year. Their water and refuse rates might be on the rise, too. Goldsboro officials are continuing to work on the proposed budget for the coming...

Chamber asks area legislators 'why' at briefing

To state Sen. John Kerr, D-Wayne, the biggest problem facing North Carolina is not necessarily education, transportation or infrastructure, although all of those are important concerns. Rather, he explained to the members of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce during...

Moore has plan for area, but will not visit

Running with a week left before the May 6 primary, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Richard Moore doesn't have any visits to Goldsboro or Wayne County planned, but he says that he is still the most in touch with the needs of...

Volunteer Wayne/RSVP honors local volunteers' contribution

Ted Ivey retired from the military after 20 years of service. It didn't take him long before he was bored with retirement. Ivey found another job, only to retire from it and find himself sitting at home, bored, again. When...

Grantham Grange will host forum

With only a week to go before the May 6 primary, members of the Grantham Grange are making one last effort to make sure people know who the candidates are and what they stand for, as they host a candidate...

Council considers downtown bar, eatery business

Goldsboro officials take into consideration a number of factors when deciding whether to approve a business that serves alcohol. Proximity to neighboring homes and businesses and the establishment's effect on them is something that both the city Planning Commission and...

Pickle festival pleases crowd, taste buds

MOUNT OLIVE -- This must be one of few festivals where you'll see thousands meandering along an old but active railroad line, crunching on green triangular sticks. Those sticks are dill pickle slices, and this is Mount Olive's Pickle Festival,...

Wayne 4-H team second in state

Wayne County 4-H's senior team came in second in the annual state Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program competition. It was held April 19 at Carolina Beach State Park in New Hanover County. Sixty youths representing eight counties from across the state...

Downtown trolleys May 4

An historic narrated horse-drawn trolley ride will be held Sunday, May 4, from 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The event will start at Pupetta's Italian Restaurant followed by the two-hour narrated trolley tour. Lunch will be held at 12:30, with...

'Shred-a-Thon' May 12 at mall

A "Shred-a-Thon" to give people a chance to get rid of sensitive documents will be held Monday, May 12, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Sears at Berkeley Mall. The event is sponsored by the...

Public record

Tobacco store robbed Tobacco World at 523 E. Ash St. reported an armed robbery Thursday morning. The clerk told Goldsboro police a man entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the register. The report said the thief...

Best promotes voting to teen peers

For somebody active in the Democratic Party, active in the campaigns of gubernatorial candidates and in other races, casting a simple one-stop early ballot wouldn't normally be a big deal. But when that somebody is the 17-year-old president of the...

Fill the Boot campaign to help fallen firefighter's son

Hoping to help pay the medical bills and other costs -- not covered by their insurance policy -- incurred by the family of Paxten Mitchell, the 3-year-old son of an Asheville firefighter who died of a rare form leukemia earlier...

Charlie's world

Charlie Royal runs a finger across the face in the photograph his teacher is holding. "Who is that Charlie?" asks Ricky Lofton, one of the Life Skills instructors at Southern Wayne High School. "Is that your mom?" The boy grins...

Doctor says finger-pointing isn't an answer to the 'whys' of autism

With diagnosed cases of autism on the rise, physicians have to consider all possibilities when it comes to the most effective treatments. Dr. Dave Tayloe of Goldsboro Pediatrics has found himself thrust into the heated battle since becoming president-elect of...