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Friday, November 7, 2008

Stop the Funeral Initiative reaches out to offenders

Edward Harris started selling cocaine at the age of 15. "I had to go through a lot of road blocks and fences to get where I am," said Harris, an entrepreneur who eventually earned his GED and now serves as...

Mount Olive now will fine owners of loose pets

MOUNT OLIVE -- People who allow their dogs to roam free in town could face civil penalties. Town board members this week unanimously approved an amendment to town ordinances authorizing the penalties. The amendment is the result of a...

Duplin County names Kornegay, Grady to local Hall of Fame

KENANSVILLE -- Two Duplin County men, one living and one deceased, were praised Thursday night during the 13th annual Duplin County Hall of Fame awards banquet for making a lasting impact on the lives of county residents. Dr. Hervy...

Veterans Day parade scheduled for Tuesday

The Goldsboro Veterans Day Parade will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, starting on South Center Street. The route will run from South Center Street, up to the traffic circle and back down the other side of Center Street, where it...

Almost 50-50 on No Child Left Behind

Nearly half of the public schools tested in Wayne County -- 15 out of 31 -- did not make Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, under federal No Child Left Behind, but officials had anticipated it being much worse because of...

No tax on energy-efficient appliances now through Sunday

North Carolina will hold its first tax-free weekend for energy efficient appliances, Friday through Sunday. Announced by Gov. Mike Easley, the weekend will give consumers a break from state and local sales taxes on large appliances that carry the...