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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A lesson in good citizenship

Candidates' posters lined the path leading up to voter registration, while several potential voters waited for their turn to sign up. After all, if you don't register, you can't vote on Nov. 4. Even second-graders know that. What started out...

Picking collards: Is an early winter on the way?

Bobbie Jean Swinson of Dudley was out early Friday morning cutting a mess of fresh collards. People in the area woke up that day to a light frost on the ground. The temperature dipped down around 35 degrees Monday night....

Rezoning annexed areas OK'd

The Goldsboro Planning Commission moved the process of zoning the annexed property along Buck Swamp and Salem Church roads forward at its meeting Monday night. Commission members approved three public hearing items from the Oct. 20 City Council meeting, including...

Braxton, LaRoque duel for District 10

Southeastern Wayne County voters might be a minority voice in the race for the District 10 seat in the state House, but they could play a decisive role in determining whether Democrat Van Braxton or Republican Stephen LaRoque will represent...

Third of county votes already cast

As of the close of voting Monday a third, or 20,700, of the county's 68,557 registered voters have taken advantage of early, one-stop voting. One-stop voting got under way Oct. 16 and ends Saturday. Election officials are expecting a...

Families struggle with budgets as economy continues downturn

Crystal Herrera used to stay up at night, waiting for the next calls from bill collectors. The 22-year-old wondered how she and her husband, Alvin, would ever climb out of debt, how they would make a home on his first-term...

Public record

Scammers may target Hispanics Bobby Purnell of Morgan Circle, Dudley reported that a white male in his mid 20s knocked at his door and asked for contributions for the "fire department," but not specifying which department, according to a report....