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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Practicing for spring

Goldsboro High School's Isaac Bruton directs his chorus after school Wednesday in a piece for upcoming concerts this year. Later this spring, choruses from Wayne County Public Schools will combine efforts for a countywide concert open to the public....

Health officials set sights on plan

Figuring out a road map for public health in Wayne County is tricky business, local health officials say. But through regular community health assessments and surveys, that could be changing for the better. The Wayne County Health Department held a...

City Council considers basic needs as planning begins for new budget

Goldsboro needs more police patrol cars and fire equipment. That's what the City Council learned Wednesday during the first day of its annual retreat, held this year at the City Hall addition to save money. But many of the...

Brogden Primary is one of 10 to get $100,000

Students and staff at Brogden Primary crowded into the cafeteria and library Wednesday morning, unaware that within minutes they would learn the school was the recipient of a $100,000 award. The school is one of 10 in the country to...

Jack Best: It's time to rethink facilities

Wayne County's $23 million school facilities plan is nothing more than a Band-Aid approach to addressing school needs, Commissioner Jack Best said Tuesday. The county, he said, needs to tear down 10 old schools and replace them with five...

Public record

Armed robbery Fredrick Sykes of Mimosa Street reported Tuesday that two black men robbed him at gunpoint near the intersection of Walnut and Andrews Street that afternoon, police said. Sykes reported the men drove up in a silver-colored mid-1990s Chevy...

Telethon set for Humane Society effort

The Wayne County Humane Society's second annual "Save the Animals" telethon will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday on PACC-10 TV. Funds from the telethon will go toward the $150,000 pledged from the Society for the county's new Animal Adoption and Education...

Senator's bill would prevent tie-vote concern

RALEIGH -- State Sen. Charlie Albertson, D-Duplin, has introduced a local bill in the Legislature that would stop the Duplin County Commission and Board of Education chairmen from voting unless there is a tie. Duplin County's board of commissioners and...