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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Final bell today

Debbie Ogburn, center front, principal of Carver Elementary School in Mount Olive, says her farewells to fifth-graders in the class of Belva Kinlaw, far right. Today is the last day of school for public school students across Wayne County. These...

Leaders divided on hikes in taxes

Despite facing a nearly $4.6 billion budget gap, local representatives were reluctant Tuesday to embrace the nearly $940 million in tax increases being proposed by House Democratic leaders. But, said Rep. Larry Bell, D-Sampson, because of the deep cuts...

Board OKs both plats for county developer

Preliminary plats for residential and commercial development projects planned by Wayne County Commissioner Steve Keen were approved by a 4-0 vote of the county Planning Board Tuesday night. Keen, who also is a member of the Planning Board, recused...

It's her last day, too, after 50-plus years

During her 50 years in education, Mary Ann Futrell has retired five times. But her love for children kept drawing her back to the classroom. Even now, the 71-year-old teacher plans to retire at the end of this school...

Kitchen fire claims life of woman

FAISON -- Unattended cooking is being blamed for a Tuesday morning house fire that claimed the life of an elderly bed-ridden woman. Firefighters were called to the home of Polly Summerlin Williams, who was in her 80s, on Tom...

Officials say Cracker Barrel a no go for now in Goldsboro

You won't be seeing those famous rocking chairs on Berkeley Boulevard any time soon. Although there has been talk about a Cracker Barrel coming to Goldsboro, company representatives now say it's unlikely there will be a store breaking ground...

Man charged with stealing from patient

DUDLEY -- A Waldrop Road man faces charges for stealing about $24,000 from a neighbor under long-term medical care, authorities say. Thomas Woodrow Rice Sr., 49, charges of check forgery and obtaining property through false pretenses, and was jailed under...

Register of Deeds office begins electronic recordings program

The Wayne County Register of Deeds office last month implemented a program that allows people to make electronic recording, or eRecording, through the Internet. Satisfactions of Security Instruments is the only document type currently accepted for eRecording. Satisfactions are...

2009 Business Expo

Veloris Allen, left, receives some information about continuing education from Wesleyan College Assistant Director Laura Estes, right, during the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 2009 at Party Central (Goldsboro Community Multiplex) on Tuesday....

Host families needed for exchange students

Terra Lingua, a program that facilitates the summer visits of foreign students to the United States is still in need of host families in the Wayne County area. Six French students will be arriving on June 19 and are in...

Duplin board discusses economic incentives

Duplin County commissioners voted Monday after meeting in closed session to say that "the county may be interested in offering an incentive package for 'Project Chest' to include tax incentives for three years at 80 percent, contingent upon a...

Corrections officials say keep morale up

The state's chief operating officer of the Department of Correction visited Wayne County on Friday, pitching a message that seems to be echoing through every branch of state government -- keep morale up while the state makes large cuts...