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Friday, June 19, 2009

Chamber gives honor to Jackson and Sons

The Wayne Community College Small Business Center and the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce honored three local businesses Thursday at the 14th annual Wayne County Small Business of the Year Awards. Jackson and Sons Heating and Air Conditioning received the...

County to control signs in zoned areas

County commissioners without comment Tuesday unanimously enacted an amendment to the county zoning ordinance regulating the size and location of on-premises signs in areas the county has already zoned. Existing signs would be grandfathered in. However, changes to the...

Rain came at right time for crops

The storm clouds that lurked over much of the state last week dropped about an inch or more of rain across most of Wayne County, and it couldn't have come at a better time for farmers. "Excellent, excellent, couldn't have...

Jaycees cancel parade

"The Goldsboro Jaycees and Wayne County citizens know that July Fourth is an important time for many people to spend with family and friends," Whitfield wrote. "This holiday is a special time to celebrate the independence of our nation and...

Making the move

County Planning Director Connie Price goes through items on his desk as he prepares for the planning department's move today and Saturday to the third floor of the renovated Jeffreys Building (the old Federal Building) on John Street. The inspections...

Authorities raid meth lab home

Authorities allege a Goldsboro man had a methamphetamine laboratory and one marijuana plant growing in his Dakota Avenue home. Gregory Scott Harrison Jr., whose age was not available, and Cindy Li Stevens, would face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, Cpl. Christopher...

Local representatives' reaction to taxes mixed

Local legislators were mixed in their reactions to Gov. Beverly Perdue's call Wednesday for $1.5 billion in new tax revenues, but most were skeptical as to whether the General Assembly would be willing to support such a dramatic increase....

Tempting tropicals: Blooms can be exotic centerpiece in garden

Think tropical means tricky? Think again. Tim Creech, or as his wife Sara, calls him, "Timmy," says tropical plants are easy to care for. "People love them. They just bloom and bloom and bloom." In the harsh heat of an...