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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cold snap spreads across state

David Nail, the foreman of a drilling crew, prepares his machinery for work early this morning on Pecan Road. Despite the cold, his crew is laying a natural gas line to Case Farms. A sudden drop in temperatures has Wayne...

Wayne commissioners support expanded revenue sources

When the state Association of County Commissioners meets today, Wayne County commissioners are expected to support the legislative goals of the association -- goals whose primary interest is preserving the local revenue base. That protection would take the form...

Wayne Community College enrollment increases

Wayne Community College is continuing its trend of steady enrollment growth, with 200 more students than the same time last year, officials said. With most classes resuming for the spring semester earlier this month, preliminary numbers showed 3,301 curriculum, or...

Duplin's Fussell opposes additional taxation power

Duplin County Commissioner David Fussell is in Raleigh today opposing measures that would give counties more authority to raise taxes. As a delegate to the County Commissioners Association's Legislative Conference at Raleigh's Sheraton Hotel Wednesday and today, Fussell was expected...

Consultants project $1 million shortfall for Rec Center

The Community Recreation Center might cost the city between $2.14 million and $2.64 million to operate in its first year, and that number is likely to continue to increase annually after that. The Sports Facilities Advisory, a consulting firm hired...

Four more Cherry workers indicted

The three former Cherry Hospital employees charged with beating a patient and one charged with sexually abusing another were indicted earlier this month by a Wayne County Grand Jury. The three indicted for beating the patient -- James Allan...

Goldsboro High School makes strides

It's been nearly three years since Judge Howard Manning threatened to close Goldsboro High School, sparking local debate and sending officials scrambling to keep the doors open. Then-Gov. Mike Easley even stepped in, naming it one of 66 high schools...