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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

County approves '09 budget

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a $157.6 million budget Tuesday that maintains the current tax rate of 76.4 cents per $100 worth of property and does not contain any fee increases. The new budget becomes effective...

Support continues for boy hit by car

Support continues to pour in for a family whose son is still in a coma at Pitt Memorial Hospital. Taylor Gambrel, an eighth-grade Eastern Wayne Middle School student struck by a car while riding his bike near his home on...

Suspects in hotel robbery arrested

Two people were arrested Tuesday in connection with a bungled robbery of the Hampton Inn on Spence Avenue while a third suspect was cleared of possible involvement in the crime, Goldsboro police said. Alysha Jeannette Williams, 20, of Vanderbilt...

Commission will assess Planning Board's responsibilities

Wayne County Commissioners voted 5-2 Tuesday to review the duties of the county Planning Board with an eye toward taking a more active role themselves in planning. Commissioners Andy Anderson and Steve Keen voted against the proposal, saying they...

Fremont council passes budget

FREMONT -- The Fremont Board of Aldermen approved the town's 2009-10 budget Tuesday night. The new budget does not include any tax or utility fees increases. Members of the audience at the meeting commended the board for being able to...

New construction down while foreclosure rate remains steady

New construction of residential and commercial buildings in Goldsboro and Wayne County has been down during the first five months of 2009. Only seven new residential city building permits have been issued through May. A total of 123 permits...

Public record

Armed robbery D'Antonio Colvin of Clinton told Goldsboro police that two black males he did not know got into his vehicle on East Elm Street and robbed him of a laptop, $70, a Samsung smart phone and other items on...

Keen's sister-in-law supports rezoning

The sister-in-law of Commissioner Steve Keen Tuesday morning urged county commissioners to approve Keen's rezoning request for property he plans to develop on U.S. 70 west of Goldsboro near the Rosewood Wal-Mart. Beth Perkins Carr, who said she was...

Armed robbery suspect shot in arm

FREMONT -- A Fremont man is recovering in the hospital from a gunshot wound to the arm after what seemed to be a robbery gone bad Thursday. Shontionne Darden, 24, is charged with possession of a firearm by a...

Missing Goldsboro man found

Missing Goldsboro man found A Goldsboro man reported missing through a "Silver Alert" Tuesday night was found this morning in Carteret County, Goldsboro police said. A statewide alert for Fred Simmons, 67, was issued after he was reported missing. Simmons...

Duplin citizens speak at meeting

KENANSVILLE -- Although school funding again dominated the conversation at the Duplin County Commissioners meeting, the tone of Monday night's meeting was much different than it was just two weeks ago. The pendulum of concern swung back toward the...

Duplin school board looks to park buses

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County school buses could be crowded during the 2009-10 school year, classes may start at the same time for all the high schools and prices will be going up for students who buy their breakfast or...