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Monday, December 15, 2008

Legislators: Cut first; taxes last resort

Despite being faced with a 2009-10 budget shortfall that some are projecting to be more than $3.3 billion, local state legislators say they are unlikely to entertain the idea of expanding the state's revenue base to help balance the...

Getting ready for duty: Local service members have a chance to gather before deployments begin

A young man sitting on a truck bed was among those gathered Sunday at the Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni center. He smiled as he grabbed his girlfriend's hand -- but his expression turned more serious when he pulled her in for one...

Local organizations can use volunteers for holidays, too

Many people in Wayne Country are struggling to afford their own basic necessities, much less pay for an extravagant Christmas, and big hearts are clashing with thin wallets when charities knock on the door. For people seeking to help others...

Council to weigh park plan tonight

The Goldsboro City Council will likely approve the site plan for Stoney Creek Park at its meeting tonight. The plan was brought to the council at a special meeting last week, but the council couldn't approve it since the...

Man shot, injured Sunday evening

A "substantial amount" of drugs and some weapons were found after Goldsboro police arrived at a Dallas Road home where a man had been shot multiple times, Wayne County Sheriff's Office officials said today. James Hubert Leonard, 159 Dallas...

Goldsboro police will be part of 2009 governor's calendar

Perhaps the last time you saw one of these men in blue was when he issued you a traffic ticket. For a less stressful view of Goldsboro's police officers, however, turn to the March page of the 2009 N.C. Governor's...

Dealers say Detroit woes taking their toll here, too

For 28 years Dan Wise, owner of Dan Wise Chevrolet at LaGrange, has watched the ebb and flow of the car market. But never has he seen business plummet so far so fast. Wise has not been forced to...

Speaker set for annual forum Jan. 15

This year's Annual Speakers Forum -- the seventh of its kind -- will be Jan. 15 at noon at the Paramount Theatre and will feature guest speaker William H. Hudnut III of the Urban Land Institute. The forum is...

Ranking: Spring Creek one of nation's best

Spring Creek High School has received the "Bronze" medal designation as one of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best High Schools." The publication, in collaboration with School Evaluation Services, a K-12 education, data research and analysis business, used...