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Sunday, February 22, 2009

City expects water rate increase this year

Water rates in Goldsboro might increase come July, as Goldsboro officials try to compensate for a possible $721,206 shortfall in the city's utility fund. Goldsboro Finance Director Kaye Scott told City Council members during the last day of their...

Nahunta: 'It is a keeper'

NAHUNTA -- It didn't take New York City native Regina Coley long to learn what generations of people living in this rural northwestern part of Wayne County have known for years -- it is a friendly, close-knit place. Mrs....

A first taste of tradition

Austin Scott Rouse, 2, tastes his first fish stew at the annual Washington's Day Fox Hunt in Albertson on Saturday. The event drew almost 1,000 to the Duplin community, some for the running of the dogs, but many for...

Man commits suicide

PIKEVILLE -- Police here are investigating the Friday afternoon death of Harold Lee Person. Police were called to a Church Street address about 3:30 p.m. where they found Person dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The medical examiner...

Bond vote for schools discussed

It took the Wayne County Board of Commissioners more than an hour Friday to answer a question posed by Chairman Bud Gray -- did they support efforts by the Board of Education to close one school and consolidate two...

Pickle Pageant contestants sought

Applications are being accepted for the 2009 North Carolina Pickle Festival Princess Pageant which will be held on March 7. The pageant is open to girls of any age. The Miss North Carolina Pickle Festival Princess and Miss Teen North...

For the animals

On the air Saturday night at the PAC-10 television station, Suzanne Tyner, the Wayne County Humane Society president, waves along with Prissy to the viewers during their telethon fundraiser. The society raised about $3,000 for the county's new Animal...

NAACP anniversary to be observed Thursday and Friday

The Stop the Funeral Initiative and its covenant partners will be hosting two nights of celebration of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History's announced 2009 Black History Theme, "The Quest for Black Citizenship in the...

Methamphetamine lab discovered in man's vehicle

DUDLEY -- About 80 percent of the parts of a rolling methamphetamine lab was found in the back of a car at Best Gas and Grocery on Friday afternoon, authorities said. Investigators with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said...

GOP convention set for March 14

The Wayne County Republican Party will hold its annual convention on Saturday, March 14 at the Wayne Center at 208 W. Chestnut Street. Doors open at 8 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. Precinct organizational meetings will be held...

Eight girls competing for title of Miss Eastern Wayne High

Eight contestants will compete for the title "Miss Eastern Wayne High School 2009" on Friday at 7 p.m. in Moffatt Auditorium at Wayne Community College. Theme of the 16th annual scholarship pageant is "Dream Girls." The event is sponsored by...

DGDC chooses old fire station for ornament

It's only February, but members of the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. had Christmas on their minds Wednesday as board members selected a design for the group's 2009 Christmas ornament. And DGDC executive director Julie Thompson called it "fitting" that...

Bryan vice chairman of Campbell board

Raymond Bryan Jr. of Goldsboro, has been elected vice chairman of Campbell University's Board of Trustees. The chairman of the board of directors for the T.A. Loving construction company in Goldsboro, Bryan is currently serving his 8th term as a...

'Blackbeard' at Arts Council on Monday

Blackbeard, the famed pirate of nearly 300 years ago, will sail into Goldsboro Monday for a night of swashbuckling fun. He will be at the Arts Council of Wayne County from 6 until 8 p.m. as part of Wayne County...

Benefit to help Mount Olive man to be held Feb. 28

A benefit to help a Mount Olive man confined to a wheelchair following surgery last summer on a spinal tumor will be held Saturday, Feb. 28 at the ..... Sitting with Gary Britt at his dining room table recently...