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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Fibrowatt silent on Faison ETJ concerns

FAISON -- Friday marks six weeks since the Town of Faison made its latest proposal in its months-long negotiations with Fibrowatt over control of the town's extra-territorial jurisdiction. And each of those six weeks has gone by without a...

Officials will ask for residents' health facts

A community health survey has been posted online by the Health Department to elicit responses from the public about needs and concerns in the county. Since June, the Health Department has been gathering data for the survey, which is required...

Norwayne alumni celebrate 36th reunion

FREMONT -- Revelers dared cloudy skies Saturday to enjoy a part of the Norwayne Alumni & Friends gathering that has become a feature -- a parade. Hundreds either rode in the caravan or lined the streets on the eastern...

Six houses tapped by city for demolition

Six dilapidated dwellings are on the condemnation chopping block Tuesday night, as the Goldsboro City Council will likely approve the official closings of 1002, 1007 and 1008 Ivey St., 402 W. Oak St., 808 Orchard St. and 103 N. Slocumb...

Duplin has already spent $159,000 on schools lawsuit

KENANSVILLE -- Legal fees have topped $159,000 and continue to climb in the Duplin County Board of Education's lawsuit against county commissioners. The county has spent close to $32,000, while the board of education has spent $127,030. The school...

Singapore pilots take first flight in Strike Eagles

Lim Chee Meng traveled for more than 24 hours and endured a month of "intense academics" for the chance to climb a particular ladder on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. So when the Singapore Air Force lieutenant colonel finally...

85% of Wayne high school graduates go to college

Eighty-five percent of 2008 graduates from Wayne County Public Schools are continuing their education this fall at two- and four-year institutions, officials announ-ced. Of the 1,202 graduates from the seven county high schools, 1,021 reported in an exit survey...

Police Chief says downtown one of safest areas of city

Contrary to the impressions reported by a recent survey about Goldsboro's downtown area, city police say statistics show it actually boasts one of the lowest crime rates of any area in the city. According to the survey, the majority...

Downtown businesses say area is safe but offerings limited

Downtown business owners are echoing statements made by the city's chief of police and Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. -- downtown streets are safe. But they also say that a lack of vibrancy, image and parking issues and limited offerings...