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Friday, January 16, 2009

McKenzie ordered to pay $8,000 bond

A Wayne County judge ordered a Fremont man Thursday to pay the county $8,000 or forfeit his animals while abuse charges against him are pending. The county had filed a lawsuit against Lawton McKenzie to recoup the costs of caring...

Commissioners reword taxing authority plan

RALEIGH -- A legislative goal that appeared aimed at giving county commissioners the power to sidestep the public when it comes to implementing certain taxes was amended before it even reached the floor for a vote Thursday afternoon. Staff...

Public speaks its mind on land

With more than 75 people on hand Thursday night to discuss the future of the old Community Building site there was no shortage of suggestions, but the one thing almost all of the speakers had in common was a desire...

Ex-Cell CEO on Flight 1549

The chief executive officer of a company operating in Goldsboro was one of 155 people on the US Airways flight that crashed Thursday afternoon in the Hudson River in New York. Barry Leonard, president and CEO of Ex-Cell Home...

Forum speaker says downtowns should be solid

The speaker at the annual Speaker's Forum Thursday at the Paramount Theatre compared cities with cookies and doughnuts, saying Goldsboro residents should want their city to be a cookie -- solid all the way through -- and not a doughnut,...

Racial slur about Obama found on downtown Goldsboro wall

A racial slur about President-elect Barack Obama was discovered spray-painted on the back wall of a downtown building Thursday, but by this morning the evidence of a potential hate crime had already been removed. The graffiti was written on the...

Mount Olive College students blogging about inauguration

Six Mount Olive College students are attending Presidential Inauguration seminars in Washington D.C. this week and have set up a blog to share their experiences. Students were nominated to attend the 10-day session and will receive college credit. The seminars...

Duplin boards meet

ROSE HILL -- Smoke from a battle over school funding in Duplin County seems to be clearing as both the county Board of Commissioners and Board of Education met Thursday morning to discuss a wish list for possible federal help...