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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Suspect in child rape moved to County Jail

The man accused of committing a decades-old rape that landed the wrong man in prison for 18 years has been moved to the Wayne County Jail. William Jackson Neal, 53, was jailed after having been held in a number...

Consultants find $2.8M-plus in cuts in Duplin schools

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin schools have too many cafeteria workers, assistant principals and administrators, according to a consulting firm hired by the Duplin County commissioners to assess the financial state of the county's schools. The school system could save almost $15...

North end residents see more expensive electricity

Wayne County municipalities that are part of the ElectriCities energy association have suffered for years because of high electric costs, and the news recently got worse. With higher production costs, ElectriCities has been forced to pass on rate increases to...

Mother will face prison in baby's death

KENANSVILLE -- A Duplin County woman pleaded guilty Monday in Duplin County Superior Court to second-degree murder and felony child abuse in the death of her 21-month-old daughter. Cynthia Chestnutt was sentenced to a minimum of 15 years and...

Council questions bid preparation bill

At their Monday night meeting, Goldsboro City Council members didn't approve paying a Raleigh consulting firm $39,187 for architectural and bid preparation services of the new Community Recreation Center. In fact, they took the item off their agenda until...

Public record

Valentine's Day thieves sought Police are looking for two unknown suspects who shoplifted a Valentine's Day card with sound, two chocolate hearts and 57 DVDs and set them outside the Spence Avenue Wal-Mart on Feb. 14, Valentine's Day. A store...

Epicureans hope to revive Soap Box Derby

The Epicurean Civic Club is interested in bringing the Soap Box Derby to Goldsboro. Club leaders said they have discussed many ways to steer youth in the right direction and have decided that action, not talk, is needed. The club...