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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Planning board members upset at past, future conflicts with MPO

Wayne County Planning Board members expressed frustration and indignation last week over what they say is the Goldsboro Municipal Planning Organization's lack of communication and its questioning of the board's authority. Board Chairman Chris Cox and board member and...

Official: Shortfall could cost workers

Wayne County employees could be seeing some unpaid holidays and possible changes in some benefits in the coming year as county leaders struggle to balance a budget for 2009-10. County Manager Lee Smith, the Board of Commissioners and department...

Planting time is here

The ground is dry and the dust is flying, but that didn't stop Leamon Parks from planting sweet corn Monday afternoon behind Wilber's Barbecue off U.S. 70 bypass. Most garden farmers like to plant their early corn on or around...

Meals on Wheels chooses its first Volunteer of the Year

All its volunteers are special, but this year, Meals on Wheels decided to honor one in particular. George McKenna, a former New York taxi driver, started with the program in May 2007. "After he'd been delivering for maybe a...

Couple marks anniversary with $500 scholarship

Instead of a fancy diamond ring to celebrate their 64th anniversary, Ed Allen gave his wife, Rae Ann, the chance to help send a student to college. It is a recognition of not only of the couple's decades of love,...

Mayor: Peacock pool will be open

Despite previous budget and safety concerns, the swimming pool at Peacock Park will operate this summer, the Goldsboro City Council decided Monday night. The council voted to pay the Goldsboro Family YMCA, which operates the city pools, to run both...

Girl sets her sights on reporting career

Six-year-old Leslie Lippold knows exactly what she wants to do when she grows up. With a notepad and pen in hand and a camera on her wrist, you might be able to guess what her dream occupation is. "I want...

Public record

Man shot Goldsboro police are investigating a shooting on North Center that injured a local man. Michael Tomorio Weeks, 23, of Evergreen Avenue, was shot Sunday by an unknown assailant in the 800 block of North Center Street. He was...