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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Goldsboro, Mount Olive officials share concerns

Members of the Goldsboro City Council and Mount Olive Town Board met for a round-table Monday night to discuss cooperation, a stronger working relationship, annexation and water. This was the first time in recent history that the two boards have...

33 speak to voters at forum at Grange

Speaking at the Grantham Grange's candidate forum Monday night, the issue of taxes was on the lips of several Wayne County Board of Commissioners candidates. Some were advocating against the upcoming sales tax referendum; some argued in favor. Others pledged...

Democrats agree citizens should vote on sales tax

As individuals, members of the executive committee of the Wayne County Democratic Party Monday night appeared to support passage of the proposed one-quarter cent increase in the sales tax. But as an official arm of the party, committee members were...

Duplin schools ask county for $13.2 million

KENANSVILLE -- Bringing per student local spending up to the state average is among the chief goals of the proposed Duplin County Schools budget. Duplin school officials met with County Manager Aldridge during an informal work session Monday. The schools...

Man charged with using boys to break into city warehouse

Goldsboro police say a man encouraged four young boys to break into Johnson Sherman Co. on West Walnut Street this weekend. Dominic Toomer, 22, of North Virginia Street was charged with four counts of contributing to the delinquency of juveniles,...

Public record

Bond set An arrest report details the secured bond amount for a man allegedly responsible for a string of 12 robberies with a sawed-off shotgun. Police reports show Anthony Jerome Lee, 40, of Dudley and Goldsboro, was jailed under $450,000...

Wayne County Reads wants input from readers abouit book, events

The Wayne County Reads Committee is polling readers to find out what they thought about this year's book and the series of events surrounding it. The survey also seeks out what books people want to explore during next year's Wayne...

Battle of the Books winners

Tommy's Road Elementary School won the second annual Elementary Battle of the Books Competition recently. The event took place April 17 at Herman Park Center with 105 students from nine elementary schools competing. The Tommy's Road team consisted of Caitlyn...