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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

City officials remind homeowners to use caution when hiring contractor for repairs

Buyer beware: it's scamming season. Unlicensed contractors are out in force for the summer, and city Inspections Director Ed Cianfarra is sending a warning to residents that if an offer to repair your driveway or rain gutters sounds too good...

Governor stumps in Greenville for schools

WINTERVILLE -- Gov. Beverly Perdue held one of her "Save Education" rallies in Greenville Monday bringing in area educators as well as some protesters. The rally was an attempt to gain support for Perdue's proposed plan to cut next year's...

Speaker takes issue with plan to raise taxes

A policy analyst for a conservative think tank told Wayne County residents Monday night that Gov. Bev Perdue's proposal to raise taxes by $1.5 billion "isn't necessary." Joe Coletti, a spokesman for the John Locke Foundation, discussed the state's...

Cherry workers hurt by patient

Four health care technicians at Cherry Hospital were treated for minor injuries after an incident with an "aggressive" forensics patient being admitted on Friday. The patient was subsequently transferred to Butner, state officials said. Brad Deen, spokesman for the Department...

County attorney pleads in DWI case

Wayne County Attorney E.B. "Borden" Parker pleaded guilty to driving while impaired in District Court, and was sentenced to probation and a fine, court records show. Parker, of Evergreen Avenue, pleaded guilty as a Level 5 offender to driving...

Their mission will be at home

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Protestant Youth Ministry isn't heading to Africa or South America this year for its annual mission trip. The youth members' week of service started on Parkway Drive in Goldsboro -- washing buses at the local...

Hosts needed for foreign exchange students

Four teenagers from Spain will arrive in the United States this week and officials with the student exchange program Terra Lingua/Terre des Langues say they have yet to find homes for the four, one of whom is 15 years...