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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

High heat reinstates drought concerns

Wayne County residents might want to hold off on watering their plants or lawns, or at least cut back, officials say. Even with recent rains, area residents aren't as water wealthy as they were months ago. The county jumped from...

Goldsboro City Council reviews Stoney Creek Park plans cost

The Goldsboro City Council quickly approved Cid Yow's request at its meeting Monday night to turn a former nightclub on Corporate Drive into a banquet hall, indoor/outdoor flea market and bingo hall. But that wasn't the item that received the...

Mount Olive adds an electric pickup to its fleet

MOUNT OLIVE -- The town's newest vehicle looks like it would be more at home in a science fiction movie than on the streets of Mount Olive. And instead of drinking up the pricey fuel at the gas pump, all...

Mount Olive will seek funds for town projects

MOUNT OLIVE -- All it takes is 15 minutes or less of hard rain before David Armstrong sees the water rising in his Franklin Street yard. He is so concerned about the poor drainage in the Franklin Street area that...

Duplin School Board: Inflation affected funding

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County commissioners were told Monday morning that inflation and other factors are eating into several state and federal funding sources to the tune of $1.179 million that the county will need to make up to maintain existing...

Public record

Base fence jumped Goldsboro police said Davin Jae McCarty, 19, of Nellis Drive, was charged with first-degree trespassing for jumping a Seymour Johnson Air Force Base fence behind houses on Scriven Road on July 4 around 7 p.m. Base police...

Commission sets date for meeting to eye U.S. 70

The U.S. 70 Corridor Commission will meet Thursday at the Wayne County Public Schools Administrative Office, 2001 E. Royall Ave. Items on the agenda include: citizens' comments, updates on the commission Website, pilot projects and the public work session held...

National Night Out scheduled for August

Law enforcement officers across the nation call this night a chance to build confidence in the relationships between regular folks and the people wearing badges. This year marks the 25th National Night Out, a national celebration sponsored by the National...