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Monday, March 16, 2009

Public workshop on transportation set for April 1

The public will have an opportunity Wednesday evening, April 1, to voice comments and concerns about existing and future public transportation services in the county. The workshop, to be held 4 to 7 p.m. in the large meeting room...

Pikeville considers allowing citizens to use golf carts on town's streets

Pikeville residents might soon be able to jump in their golf carts and head to the grocery store or the post office. Town officials have requested legislation that would allow the use of golf carts within the town limits to...

Pedestrian hit while crossing Berkeley Boulevard

A man walking across Berkeley Boulevard was struck by a car near but not at its intersection with Cashwell Drive about 9 this morning. Charles Samuel Mason, age unknown, was crossing Berkeley, leaving the Chevron gas station and heading...

City area ranks in top 50 for identity crimes

The Goldsboro area ranked No. 46 in the nation for reports of identity theft, according to a Federal Trade Commission report released in February. According to the FTC, Goldsboro logged 194 complaints of identity theft between Jan. 1 and Dec....

Rosewood Middle School captures crown in book battle

A team from Rosewood Middle School won the recent "Battle of the Books" competition for Wayne County Public Schools, beating out three-time reigning champion Norwayne Middle. Norwayne came in second place. The 23rd annual event was held March 2...

County asked to fund program

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday are expected to be asked to find $121,255 in local dollars to continue a state-funded program that this past year saved the county some $1.2 million, but is now facing the state's budget ax. The...

City Council to discuss zoning tonight

Planning concerns will take center stage at the City Council meeting tonight, with six public hearings scheduled to take place. A contested zoning change proposed by Dillon Wooten Jr., which would rezone the northeast corner of Berkeley Boulevard and...

Barber named to national board

The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church Disciples of Christ and the president of the North Carolina conference of the NAACP, was sworn in and seated on the national NAACP board of directors Feb. 21...

Blackbeard subject of lecture tonight at Mount Olive College

The Wayne County Reads project is wrapping up with a presentation tonight at Mount Olive College by an expert on pirate history and a theatrical performance Thursday and March 20-21. The featured book in this year's reading campaign is...

Duplin school leaders question study's findings

KENANSVILLE -- A consulting firm that recommended a number of ways the Duplin County school system could save money received mixed reviews Thursday night during a joint meeting of school board and county commissioners. The commissioners hired Evergreen Solutions last...