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02/01/09 — $600,000 hit: County leaders hope October sales tax loss won't become a pattern

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$600,000 hit: County leaders hope October sales tax loss won't become a pattern

By Steve Herring
Published in News on February 1, 2009 2:00 AM

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Mary Ellis, left, a sales consultant at the Belk department store in Goldsboro, assists Jean Barwick Saturday with a cosmetic purchase.

Wayne County's sales tax revenues took a $600,000 clobbering in October -- a hit that will have repercussions across the entire county budget from schools' capital needs to the general fund. It will be the first of the week...

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