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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Director addresses Cherry Hospital future

With Cherry Hospital expecting to receive its official federal certification any day now, Director Philip Cook is looking forward to continuing the process of improving the state psychiatric facility. Speaking to the Goldsboro Rotary Club Tuesday, Cook said hospital...

Thirty sought in meth raids in Mount Olive area

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive police, aided by officers from surrounding law enforcement agencies, took more than a dozen suspects into custody early today in a drug roundup aimed at slicing into the methamphetamine trafficking in the area. The first...

$900M gas plant coming to county

A $900 million investment by Progress Energy will help lessen the sting felt earlier this week when Turkington USA officials announced the company and its 120 jobs were moving to Clayton. Progress Energy officials Tuesday afternoon announced plans to...

Duplin to vote on quarter-cent sales tax increase

Duplin County residents will have a chance to vote next year on a quarter-cent sales tax increase that could generate about $822,000 for the county's volunteer fire departments. County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to add the proposed increase to the...

Flurry of motions shows commissioners divided on local planning issues

Five motions, all with different split outcomes Tuesday morning, underscored the rift between Wayne County Commissioners where the county Planning Board is concerned. The motions came during a work session to discuss some commissioners' call to amend the county...

Planning session set for Mount Olive College dinner

MOUNT OLIVE -- The planning session for the 2009 Wayne County gift support dinner for Mount Olive College will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Will Baptist Church of Goldsboro. During the session, Jean F. Ackiss,...

White House just latest step in Peele's journey

Just eight years ago, Christian Peele was going to school at Greenwood Middle School in Goldsboro. But come September, Peele will go to work in the White House. Peele, 22, was recently accepted into the White House Internship Program,...

Officials work on how best to deal with highway corridor issues

Highway corridor protection has been on the minds of many Wayne County residents for the past several months, but here has been no clear understanding of how and if that can be accomplished. The only option discussed so far...

Duplin commissioners pay solid waste money

Duplin County Commissioners voted Monday to put $150,000 from the general fund into the solid waste fund, replacing money used to pay the salary of a solid waste enforcement officer who allegedly at the same time performed work for...

Duplin begins to look at leasing hospital

Duplin General Hospital could be under new management by October 2010 if the Duplin County Commissioners vote to proceed with a proposal to lease the facility to a larger system. Hospital President Harvey Case spoke to the board earlier...

Fremont board agrees to help new business with grant

Beginning steps were taken Tuesday night to turn a vacant eyesore into a new business in Fremont. The old gas station at 103 S. Wilson St. was recently purchased by Sonny and Cammie Odeh. The two were seeking approval...

Filing period reopened for Seven Springs town board seat

The death of Seven Springs town Commissioner Rodolph Adams has triggered the reopening of the filing period for one of the two seats on the Seven Springs town board. The filing opened this morning at 8 and will remain...