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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Downtown Jam cancelled

The first of the summer series of Downtown Jams sponsored by the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. has been canceled due to inclement weather. The Legends of Beach Music were to perform off Center Street today at 5:30 p.m. but have...

1,000 new jobs for TransPark

KINSTON -- After 15 years of waiting for a flagship company to arrive, vindication came Wednesday for all those involved in the building of the North Carolina Global TransPark, as Gov. Mike Easley traveled to Kinston to announce that Spirit...

Braswell denies defaulting on loan

Wayne Superior Court Judge Jerry Braswell said RBC Bank's lawsuit against him is due to a disagreement over interest rates and that he did not default on a loan, as the bank alleges. RBC Bank sued the Braswell this month...

Goldsboro City Council says no to tax hike

The Goldsboro City Council agreed at a budget work session Wednesday that it would not increase the current property tax rate for 2008-09. City Manager Joe Huffman had proposed a 5-cent increase earlier this year to balance the budget. The...

Refuse rate change likely

Even though Goldsboro residents likely won't see an increase in property taxes this year, they might see an even bigger increase in garbage collection rates than was first considered by the City Council in its initial budget work sessions. Last...

Teacher's talent touted

A second-grade teacher from Michigan has been named the 2008 Beginning Teacher of the Year for Wayne County Public Schools. Maggie Keaner moved to Wayne County to be a teacher at Northwest Elementary School. Although she came knowing no one,...

Wingate University awards local students scholarships

Brian David Alexander and Michael Hayden Gardner of Goldsboro, graduating seniors at Wayne Christian School, have been accepted into Wingate University for the fall of 2008. Each has earned the Irwin W. Belk Scholarship. The scholarship has a four-year value...

Goldsboro's Ray Browna appointed to Fisheries Commission

Goldsboro businessman Ray Brown has been appointed to an advisory panel of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, a regional organization representing 15 states that oversees fishing regulations from Maine to Florida. His appointment is for four years. Brown was...

Public record

Copper theft Best Sand and Gravel at 117 Best Sand and Gravel Road reported to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office the larceny of $6,000 worth of copper wiring. Armed Robbery Mount Olive police are searching for an armed gunman who...