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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Seymour Johnson AFB takes aim at energy efficency

From an increased use of biodiesel fuel to the installation of energy-efficient light bulbs, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base personnel are examining ways to cut back on fossil fuel consumption -- and executing them. In fact, the notion of...

Public record

Near theft At Goldsboro Power Sports on N.C. 13 North Sunday night around 10 p.m., a witness reported five black males near a fenced area. The subjects fled when the witness turned on vehicle lights. Wayne County Sheriff's deputies found...

Planning Commission rejects plan for church downtown

The Goldsboro Planning Commis-sion doesn't want to see another church in the downtown area. A proposed church, which didn't submit its name, requested approval of a church distance modification as required in the city's unified development ordinance. The ordinance...

Mount Olive to hold 'National Night Out'

On Tuesday, Aug. 5, neighborhoods throughout Mount Olive are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 25th Annual National Night Out. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and...

College maps out expansion

MOUNT OLIVE -- Details of an ambitious building plan at Mount Olive College are still to come, but college officials recently offered a broad overview of the project during a courtesy call on Town Manager Charles Brown. Discussions touched...

Duplin commissioners make offer to avoid going to court

KENANSVILLE -- Calling it a "good faith" move to avoid a potentially lengthy and costly court battle, the Duplin County Board of Commissioners late Monday night appropriated more than $1.375 million for the county schools. Commissioners also agreed to...

Wayne Board eyes Duplin schools fight

The controversial battles faced by Duplin County Public Schools -- consolidation and closure of schools, legal mediation and the ongoing funding debate with the Duplin County Commission, to name a few -- are being watched closely by their counterparts...