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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Schools have ways to meet state's demand for money back

School officials have identified areas where nearly $760,000 can be cut by year's end to meet the state's demands to offset its budget shortfall. Late last month Wayne County Public School was notified by the Department of Public Instruction of...

Cold snap: How long before we snap out of it?

This morning's cold snap was just a passing thing, said National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Moneypenny -- a normal winter fluctuation in temperatures. With a low this morning in the mid-20s -- only 5 to 10 degrees below normal --...

A cost justified? County debates merits of one-stop voting election expenditures

Wayne County Commissioner Andy Anderson questioned Monday morning the need and cost effectiveness of the two additional one-stop voting sites utilized by the county during last month's election. Anderson said the county's three primary one-stop sites had experienced a...

City anticipates $2.2 million budget deficit

Goldsboro may see budget shortfalls of more than $2.2 million at the end of this fiscal year, City Council members learned Monday -- shortages that may put pressure on future projects such as the Community Recreation Center. But, said...

Man shot, injured near Ash Street KFC

Five undercover Sheriff's Department deputies were in an Ash Street fast food restaurant Tuesday when a man was shot outside nearby, according to Goldsboro police reports. Police made an arrest about eight hours after the 12:30 p.m. shooting near...

Empty Stocking Fund needs your help

Unless donations to the Empty Stocking Fund increase soon, organizers say they will have a difficult time making the annual party for needy children a success. The goal for this year's event, which has been held for nearly a...

Duplin County commissioners adopt new tax valuation rates

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Commissioners adopted new property tax values Monday, but the board made no promises about lowering the tax rate for next year to offset the increases that most property owners will see. Commissioners...

Suspects sought in horse, cow shootings

Authorities are searching for a suspect in two separate shootings that killed two farm animals, a cow and a horse, Wayne County Animal Control officials said. But ballistic analysis, which is sometimes used in animal shootings, will not help...