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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Local leaders gather in Kinston to hear economic stimulus plans

KINSTON -- A summer employment program for disadvantaged youths, a new community college program of accelerated training, an emphasis on "green" and transportation projects were highlighted by representatives from seven state departments Monday morning at Lenoir Community College during...

The Coneheads are back

Three-year-old friends Kyle Kemper, left, and Wesley Kaye decide to wear some safety cones during an Upward soccer game at New Hope Methodist Church....

Legislators: Mental health care system on the mend

At the risk of repeating the same themes from last year, local mental health officials and members of Wayne County's state legislative delegation gathered Monday morning to discuss and to update one another on the state's mental health system....

Duplin will eye proposals for 2009-10 budget

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Commissioners will meet this week with department heads to hammer out details in the $47.1 million budget that County Manager Mike Aldridge offered up Monday. Although the proposed budget is $2.1 million...

City: No tax hike this year

Goldsboro residents will not face a tax hike this year, but utility bills for city water and refuse services will be going up, the City Council has decided after weeks of budget discussions. The council held a public hearing on...

Agencies join efforts to protect children

Organizations and agencies involved in helping Wayne County children in need have signed a memorandum of agreement to work together more effectively. The Wayne County Multidisciplinary Team was created to keep the various groups aware of one another's work to...