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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Pikeville board agrees to buy temporary town hall

A heated debate broke out between members of the Pikeville Town Board of Commissioners and community members Monday night over the possibility of a new town hall. Commissioners were considering approving moving the town hall to a temporary facility. The...

Council honors fallen air crew

For the second time in as many meetings, Goldsboro City Council members found time to honor two 4th Fighter Wing airmen who died in Afghanistan. Mayor Al King first read formal proclamations expressing the city's sadness over the loss of...

Marijuana arrests yield ties to area gang activity

In one of two seizures of small-scale marijuana growing operations last week, authorities got a reminder that gangs can play a role in drug distribution. The Sheriff's Office and its Aggressive Criminal Enforcement team served two search warrants, and...

Cooper Standard files for bankruptcy

It is expected to be "business as usual" for Goldsboro's two Cooper Standard Automotive plants as their parent company seeks to restructure its debt in federal bankruptcy court. The move could reduce the company's roughly $1.1 billion of bank...

Leaders ask city for GHS graduation coach

Mayor Pro Tem Chuck Allen called it "terrible." Family Y executive director John Richards said it was "appalling." And Wayne County Development Alliance existing industry specialist Mike Haney characterized it as "a waste of resources." Goldsboro High School's graduation rate...

WCC extends fall registration

The fall registration period for new and returning Wayne Community College students has been extended. College credit students can register during business hours at the main campus now through Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. New students must first complete the...