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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Hal Tanner III is named to SNPA executive board

Hal Tanner III, general manager of the Goldsboro News-Argus, has been appointed to serve as the North Carolina director on the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Board of Directors. He succeeds Steve Buckley, who resigned from the board following his...

Friends of Scouting close to 2008 fundraising drive goal

The Friends of Scouting have reached its $230,000 goal for financial support for the Tuscarora Boy Scouts Council. Council Executive Harold Keller said the goal is based on pledges, and the community has pledged every bit that is going to...

Counties' commissions plan budget meetings

Wayne and Duplin county commissioners will hold budget work sessions next week. The meetings are open to the public. Neither county is proposing any increase in its respective tax rates. The budgets must be approved by the end of June....

Senate will get its say on 2008-09 money plan

With the state House having passed its $21.3 million 2008-09 budget proposal last week, the spending plan will now go before the state Senate where Sen. John Kerr, D-Wayne, expects only a few changes to be made. "I think we're...

Civil War-era days come alive on county battlefield

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Civil War reenactors who came to refight the Battle of Whitehall ended up battling a new foe Saturday -- the heat. Less than 100 reenactors showed up for the presentations at 2 and 9 p.m. Many who...

Picked-off porker can be felony for its shooter

Someone shot James King's brown female hog after it wandered from its Princeton Road pen, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said. Since the swine was still on King's property, it's an open investigation -- and one that might land the...

101-year-old says secret to long life is golden rule

The 20th century was still in its infancy when Minnie B. McIntyre Hill was born on May 20, 1907. Teddy Roosevelt was in the White House and many of the marvels of the century as well as the devastation of...

Duplin not finished with its sales tax referendum

KENANSVILLE -- Just one month after Duplin County voters turned back efforts to add a quarter-cent increase in the local sales tax, Duplin County commissioners this week instructed its Sales Tax Referendum Committee to continue its efforts. Commissioner L.S. Guy...

WorkKeys test available in county

The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success, or WORKS, program has scheduled three free opportunities for the public to take the WorkKeys tests for Career Readiness Certification. Wayne Community College will offer the test, which is an assessment that shows...

Financial advice available for seniors

The Wayne County Senior Center, 100 S. John St., is now offering free, regularly scheduled information sessions on financial topics. Beginning on Tuesday, June 17, at 10:30 a.m., the center will host the programs on the third Tuesday of each...

New exercise options available at senior center

The Wayne County Senior Center, 100 S. John St., is now offering a new form of recreation and exercise for its members -- a Wii. The Wii, a video game console by Nintendo, has become popular in many hospitals and...

House fire destroys woman's trailer

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Renter Debbie Holder lost everything she owned and two cats in a trailer fire Friday afternoon at 278 Adams Road, Seven Springs. Ms. Holder was not at home at the time of the fire. Pricetown Fire Chief...

Wayne County selected as seat belt survey site

Wayne County is among 15 of the state's counties selected as a seat belt survey county. The National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) selected the counties for the survey, which will help determine North Carolina's overall seat belt usage rate. NHTSA's...

Public record

Crimes The Goldsboro Police Department has reported the following crimes: *Somebody cut the fence to the A&T Towing and Recovery storage facility at 4189 U.S. 70 East and broke the rear passenger window out of a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe before...