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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Dress code gets high marks from schools

The Wayne County Board of Education heard glowing reports of the higher standard dress code implemented at six schools this year at its meeting Monday night. Principals from each of the schools involved talked about how the change had bolstered...

Wayne Early Middle College High School continues to grow and add new programs

Two years since being introduced on the Wayne Community College campus, Wayne Early/Middle College High School is on the threshold of being at capacity. Part of Wayne County Public Schools, WEMCHS opened in the fall of 2006 with 60 11th...

Schools act to avoid holiday problem

Memorial Day will be a holiday on the schools' calendar next year, officials said at Monday's school board meeting. Marvin McCoy, assistant superintendent for human resources, introduced the amendment to the 2008-09 school calendar, which included adding an annual leave...

Goldsboro City Council delays budget approval

The Goldsboro City Council delayed action on its proposed 2008-09 budget Monday night, holding off on making a decision at least until its June 16 meeting. The council did approve one small part of the $48.2 million spending plan --...

City fee list

Newly increased residential inspection fees are: *5 cents per square foot for electrical inspections on new buildings and additions *5 cents per square foot for electrical and plumbing inspections for accessory buildings, porches, decks, detached garages and carports *$150 for...

Duplin commissioners hear budget pleas

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Commissioners heard everything from pleas for more money for education, recreation and fire services, to admonishments against wasteful spending, excessive taxes and the need to cut county jobs at a public hearing Monday...

Business Expo a success

Representatives from about 60 businesses gathered at the Goldsboro Country Club Monday to showcase their products to the public. And with nearly 1,000 people in attendance, the 2008 Business Expo was a tremendous success, said Patty Graham, the Wayne County...

Public record

Stolen vehicle Reva Artis of Wisteria Road reported Sunday afternoon that her silver Chrysler PT Cruiser and electronics inside were stolen from a park in the 200 block of House Street sometime over the weekend, according to a Goldsboro police...

Goldsboro extends hours at two city pools

Goldsboro has extended hours of operation for the outdoor pools at Mina Weil and Peacock parks to accommodate working parents who wish to take their children to the pool during evening and weekend hours, as well as give teenagers opportunities...

Jackson makes ECU Chancellor's List

Courtney Jackson of Mount Olive, daughter of Danny and Meg Jackson, has been named to the chancellor's list at East Carolina University for the spring semester....

Air show at Cherry Point Air Station this weekend

HAVELOCK -- The Marine Corps Cherry Point Air Station Air Show will be held June 6-8 at Cherry Point. Gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 6, with flying starting at twilight. The show will end with a fireworks...