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Friday, August 7, 2009

Staying cool when it's hot, hot, hot

Jameson Ricks, 2, plays under the sprinkler on Center Street Thursday afternoon, trying to escape the sweltering temperatures that have hovered in the 90s all this week. The city set up the sprinklers for local children. Today's highs are expected...

Lightening Strike puts Duplin further behind in tax billing

Taxes might be certain, but lightning strikes are unpredictable, the Duplin County tax office learned this week. Duplin County residents will receive their tax bills about 10 days later than anticipated following a spate of technical problem at the...

27 schools get good marks on state ratings

Sixteen of the county's 32 public schools made high growth under the state's ABCs accountability model, while 27 of them made at least expected growth, according to ABC results released Thursday by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Also approved...