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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Gas prices slide

Gasoline prices have dropped dramatically over the past month, and have yet to show signs of bottoming out as they have slipped, at some stations, under the $2 mark for the first time in years....

County: Jail liaison falsified time cards

Jail liaison Corin Craft was let go last week for allegedly falsifying three time cards -- cards signed by her supervisor, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Jerry Braswell. County officials say Ms. Craft campaigned for Braswell during some of...

City signs contract for help lobbying

City Manager Joe Huffman acted last week on a council recommendation to renew the city's contract with the Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm Marlowe & Co. The city hired the firm in 2007 to pursue federal funding for three programs:...

Pikeville ups deposit for renters' electricity

PIKEVILLE -- Over the protests of a few local landlords, town officials doubled the amount renters must deposit for their electric bills this month. Pikeville's auditor, John Anthony, said that although Pikeville is in good shape financially, the town has...

Cherry patients gain skills in work therapy program

Cherry Hospital has found a way to provide job-training for patients while creating a business that replenishes funds for the program. Back in the early days of the hospital, the work therapy program encompassed a working farm and enlisted...

Workers sought to begin preparing for 2010 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is beginning to prepare for the 2010 Census count, and it's looking for help. "Our job, beginning early in 2009, is to complete an operation called the address listing," said John McEwen, Greenville census office...

Re-enactment set for weekend

KINSTON -- Cannons will belch smoke and fire; musicians will play; and costumed re-enactor sailors and Marines will mass on the banks of the Neuse River Saturday and Sunday at the CSS Neuse-Caswell Memorial State Historic Site in Kinston. A...

Housing program has open city slots

Eastpointe residential coordinator Albert Barron has rooms and he is looking to fill them. Since July, Barron has been working to administer two new programs through Eastpointe, the local mental health management entity, but, he said, there is still...