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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mosquito spraying could be cut in 2010

The city of Goldsboro might eliminate the mosquito control chemical spraying program in 2010-11, according to a proposed first draft of the 2009-10 Goldsboro city budget. The state of North Carolina will not provide funding for city mosquito control spraying...

Wetlands dedication

Wayne Community College President Dr. Kay Albertson, Dr. Bill Hunt, Anne Regans, Keith Stewart and Bill Gilmore are seen during a dedication ceremony Tuesday for the Michael E. Regans Stormwater Wetland on the main campus of the college. The wetland...

Honoring those who serve

Mengni Wang, 7, a second-grade student at Northwest Elementary School, says a prayer for the men and women serving in the military during a Month of the Military Child ceremony at the school Tuesday....

Three get time in 2007 shooting death in city

Veronica D. Steele of Clayton Ridge Road, Tyruss Lawrence of Sanborn Place and Darian Sutton of Randall Drive pleaded guilty Monday morning and were sentenced to 12-15 years in prison in connection with the Nov. 21, 2007, murder of...

School officials say they will appeal state decision on funds

Lottery funds for Wayne County Public Schools have been frozen. Word came down late Monday afternoon that the state will not release the district's $5 million, approved earlier in the month for distribution and expected to be used for bids...

County commission not sure if building projects will survive

The state's decision to freeze lottery proceeds has thrown a cold dose of hard economic reality on the county's $4.1 million school building project stalling, or possibly even killing, the long-awaited project. County officials had thought they had acted...

City eyes 5-cent tax hike this year

Taxes will go up by 5 cents per $100 valuation and city water use charges will increase by 10 percent if the Goldsboro City Council approves the measures included in the proposed 2009-10 city budget. If the budget is approved,...

Wounded Warriors ball scheduled

The Azalea Coast N.C. Chapter of USA Dance will hold a Wounded Warriors Appreciation Ball to raise money in support of wounded service men and women. The event is scheduled for May 22-23 at Marston Pavilion on Camp Lejeune....

Foster, adoptive parents needed

Boys and Girls Homes of N.C. is a non-profit organization working to promote awareness of the effects of child abuse and neglect in Southeastern North Carolina. Officials with the organization say they need foster and/or adoptive parents who are...

Duplin commissioners approve new, stronger mobile home ordinances

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Commissioners adopted new minimum housing standards Monday to close loopholes that county planner Randall Tyndall said were causing the county to become a dumping ground for substandard mobile homes. Commissioners voted unanimously...

Duplin voters to decide on sales tax for fire departments in 2010

KENANSVILLE -- A quarter-cent sales tax for fire protection will be on the ballot in November 2010 in Duplin County. The county commissioners voted 5 to 1 Monday to have the referendum placed on the ballot to help fund...

Public record

Identity theft Somebody in New Orleans reportedly tried to use personal information belonging to Bobby Adams of Tammy Lane to apply for credit and make other transactions. Adams told police that Pay Pal Plus called him about the credit application....