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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Trial begins in pair of murders

Testimony in the trial of a man accused of two 2006 murders was expected to continue today in Wayne County Superior Court. Roderick Miles Davis Jr., was 23 when he was accused of killing James Lee Croom, 24, of...

Goldsboro ranks as one of lowest for tax burden in state

Goldsboro citizens carry a lower tax burden than people in 28 other similar-sized cities in North Carolina, according to a February report from the John Locke Foundation. Goldsboro ranked 29th among municipalities with 25,000 or more residents, placing it...

Speaking for Zeb: Family wants driver to answer for 2008 death at county intersection

When Mable Langston dropped off her husband on Feb. 28, 2008, he was just picking up his truck from the shop. It was the last time she would see him. Zeb Langston Jr., the son of Zeb and Emma...

O'Berry stands to lose approximately $4.7 million a month if deficiences are not corrected

After announcing Tuesday that federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid surveyors have completed their work at O'Berry Neuro-Medical Center, state officials said Wednesday that the center could stand to lose approximately $4.7 million a month if it does not...

New Duplin County economic development director hired

Duplin County has hired a new economic development director, Heather Sauls. Ms. Sauls currently works as vice president of client development for the Piedmont Triad Partner-ship, which helps with economic development for 12 counties in the Triad area. Ms. Sauls...

Fremont working to keep sewer system repairs money

FREMONT -- After hearing a few weeks ago that the Clean Water Management Trust Fund took back money that was granted to Fremont for improvements to the sewer system, the Board of Aldermen learned Tuesday night that other funding for...

Health Dept. puts an end to smoking at building

The Health Department is now a tobacco-free campus. The Board of Health Wednesday adopted the more restrictive smoking policy and agreed to purchase signage announcing there is no smoking within 50 feet of the premises. As the Health Department gears...