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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

DGDC seeks Union Station stories

You won't find any passengers stepping into Union Station for years. The railsides there have been quiet for more than four decades. But downtown officials hope the stories born at the station during the 60 years it was operational are...

Commissioners reject private liquor sales in county

A resolution in opposition to privately operated liquor stores and another in support of continued state funding of the Criminal Justice Partnership Program were unanimously approved Tuesday by commissioners. The board stopped short of promising to use county funds...

Memories aweigh: Five former Navy buddies reunite

Fifty years ago, five young men made a pact -- joining hundreds of others across the state in a highly publicized mass enlistment. They thought boot camp would be more like summer camp, that a few years in the Navy...

Reaction mixed on Perdue's state spending plan, taxes

Local legislators got their first look at Gov. Beverly Perdue's 2009-10 budget proposal Tuesday and most came away slightly squeamish over the proposed tax increases. Despite offering cuts in nearly every sector of state government, the governor is still...

Honda dealership clears out vehicles

Honda of Goldsboro and Hyundai of Goldsboro on West Grantham Street have closed their doors and emptied their parking lots. The local Honda dealership, which has been sued in Wayne County Superior Court for failure to pay thousands of...

O'Berry gets list of factors to correct

Officials from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid completed their investigation at O'Berry Neuro-Medical Center Tuesday and have given the facility 30 days to correct its deficiencies. The federal officials arrived at the agency Friday following the death...

Local musicians, singers form gospel group

Several area worship leaders have pooled their talents to form a gospel group and will soon celebrate their first anniversary. The Remnant, with 15 members representing several different churches, has an age range from a 9-year-old to members in...

Public record

Thieves cut through wall, safe Brian Norton of the Ruby Tuesday restaurant on North Park Drive reported Monday morning that someone had cut through a wall and safe, taking an undetermined amount of money from the restaurant, according to a...

Painting the mall

More than 1,600 pieces of art representing students from kindergarten to 12th grade from the county's 32  schools are on display through Saturday evening at Berkeley Mall. The art has been on display since last Saturday and includes pencil drawings,...

Kerr receives Long Leaf Pine award

Former state Sen. John H. Kerr III of Goldsboro received the Order of Long Leaf Pine, the state's highest civilian honor, and a plaque of appreciation from the N.C. Rural Economic Development Center during a recognition ceremony Feb. 25...

Duplin board may back Faison in ETJ fight

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County board of commissioners is considering helping the town of Faison fight a bill proposed in the General Assembly that would take the town's extraterritorial jurisdiction away and give it to Sampson County. Commissioners decided Monday...