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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Wayne unemployment drops a bit

Wayne County's unemployment rate fell again in September, this time to 6.3 percent. It was the county's second consecutive drop since the rate reached a 17-year high of 6.9 percent in July. It was 6.7 percent in August. However,...

City Council will consider annexation zoning shifts

Goldsboro City council members are expected to approve initiation of city zoning requirements Monday night for property along Buck Swamp and Salem Church roads that was officially annexed into city limits Sept. 30. All of the property in the area...

County moving forward on school facilities

Despite a daily dose of roller coaster economic news, the county is not taking a "wait-and-see" approach to its $22 million school renovation and building project. Rather, it is continuing to lay the groundwork for it. "It is too...

Remembered ... at last: Duplin honors Vietnam heroes

KENANSVILLE -- Edith Boney wiped her eyes. She had been holding back tears for hours, but when "Taps" started blaring from an 82nd Airborne specialist's trumpet Saturday afternoon, her emotions got the best of her. The solo marked the culmination...

Veterans Day service at Woods Chapel Church

The public is invited to a special service on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. at Woods Chapel Free Will Baptist Church on New Hope Road to honor the military service of veterans, active duty and reserve personnel, guard troops...

Regional water plant dedicated near Kinston

KINSTON -- A dedication/check-signing ceremony was held last week near Kinston for the $140 million Neuse Regional Water and Sewer Authority water plant. The state-of-the-art plant will boast a daily production capacity of 12.5 million gallons of water. The...

Johnston Veterans Day Parade Saturday in Princeton

PRINCETON -- The Princeton Veterans' Committee will hold the sixth annual Johnston County Veterans' Day Celebration and Parade on Saturday in Princeton. Events begin at 10 a.m. with food, antique tractors and craft vendors, with the parade at 1 p.m....

Attorney Lindsay Warren honored with endowment

Friends of Goldsboro lawyer Lindsay Warren have raised $35,000 to start an endowment in his honor. The former senator and past president of the N.C. Bar Association said it came as a complete surprise to him but that he...