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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Opposition growing to Fibrowatt plant

FAISON -- The longer it takes to resolve issues surrounding a proposed $200 million Fibrowatt biomass-fired power plant at N.C. 403 and Interstate 40 less than three miles from here, the stronger the opposition grows, Mayor Elmer Flake said...

Smart Start receives $3,000 grant from Target

The Partnership for Children of Wayne County, also known as Smart Start, recently received a $3,000 Target grant to fund its multicultural Arts for Tots program, providing free assembles throughout the year. The assemblies are educational and make the...

Mount Olive officials defend water rates

MOUNT OLIVE -- A flood of calls from water customers upset by higher water bills created by the town's new usage-based rates has inundated town offices. And while town officials have attempted to explain the rates, they can offer...

Duplin files to get school board's lawsuit thrown out

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County attorneys citing constitutional grounds and the doctrine of sovereign immunity Friday filed a motion to dismiss the Board of Education's lawsuit against the county. The concept of of sovereign immunity means that a government cannot...

City Council to consider Paramount buyback

The Goldsboro City Council will hold a public hearing Monday night to consider the authorization of an installment-purchase contract for the city to buy the Paramount Theatre back from the Weil Foundation. Kaye Scott, the city's acting finance director,...

City parks: Play or pass?

Tierea Atkins is dribbling a basketball at South End Park with his friend, Latrae McKinnon. The two try to play there every day. "Sometimes, we will come here at like 10 in the morning, and we won't leave until...