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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Walnut Creek avoids tax hike, but not cuts

Walnut Creek officials considered an increase of 4 to 8 cents, but are expected to maintain the village's 36 cents per $100 value property tax rate in their 2009-10 budget. However, Village Administrator Lou Cook warned that maintaining that...

Hearing reset because of map, land description questions

A public hearing on a rezoning request by Jim Daniels of Daniels Development will have to be rescheduled because of confusion over a map and description of the property involved. County commissioners at their May 19 session had scheduled...

Battle of the bugs begins

A Goldsboro city worker puts out a cloud of mist along Peachtree Street early Monday morning. The spraying is part of a program to control the mosquitoes throughout the city....

Morning ritual

Goldsboro high school freshmen Mahogany Kornegay, left, and Cherisse White raise the American flag early today as they do every Tuesday morning at Goldsboro High. Students in the Wayne County Public School system are busy getting prepared for the end...

Commission puts funds back for athletics, JROTC; debate continues

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County commissioners received a much-expected earful Monday night at the public hearing on their 2009-10 spending plan. The previously scheduled hearing came just days after e-mails began circulating about the commission's funding of the school system...

Council approves 2009-10 budget

The city of Goldsboro property tax rate will not go up this year, but residents will soon begin seeing about a $10 increase in their monthly city water and sewer bills. The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve...

Schools waiting for word on funds

Wayne County Public Schools is anxiously awaiting the state's budget, with hopes there will be no drastic cuts, the schools superintendent told the Board of Education Monday night. Dr. Steven Taylor called the budget a "touchy situation," the "toughest ever"...

Public record

Home fired upon Adrian Thomes of 305 S. Herman St. reported Saturday night that his residence was shot while he was inside, Goldsboro police said. Crime of the week The Wayne County Sheriff's Office seeks information about the reported theft...

Schools just one part of Duplin budget plan

KENANSVILLE -- Despite all the discussion Monday about the school system's portion of Duplin County's $47 million budget, it is just that -- a portion. Overall, the county's projected spending plan is down nearly $465,000 from the current fiscal...

Bentonville living history Saturday

FOUR OAKS -- Discover how Civil War soldiers lived in camp and what role the enlisted man played in battle during Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site's annual summer living history program on Saturday. The event is free. From 10 a.m....