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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Contractors give stimulus building projects mixed reviews

Billions of dollars in federal stimulus funding have poured into local governments, non-profit agencies and other entities over the past year, but the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act's impact on local contractors and construction companies has been mixed. Business has...

City man who killed father has been paroled

A Goldsboro man convicted of killing his father in his sleep in 1992 has been paroled, state authorities say. David Wayne Smith was 18 when he pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of his father, Wayne L. Smith, 45,...

City alters policy on parade cleanup

A street closure policy that drew the ire of local veterans was changed Monday evening at the Goldsboro City Council's pre-meeting work session, but new guidelines for parade organizers will not just impact the Nov. 11 Veterans Day parade. City...

Volunteer earns honor for work at Boys and Girls Club

Tom Yarboro, an executive with Goldsboro Milling, has been recognized for contributing to the growth and development of the Boys and Girls Club movement. The Robert W. Fowler Pacesetter Award is presented annually in the southeast region. Yarboro is the...

School board passes policy on communicable diseases

For the second time in less than six months, the school board has passed a policy protecting students with HIV status. And again, board member John P. Grantham and Eddie Radford were the dissenting votes. In May, school board policy...

Court will change rule for jury duty

When the doors of the Wayne County Courthouse opened Sept. 14, court officials had asked 200 people to show for jury duty. Of those 200 issued summons, the court saw exactly 38 show up to serve. Clearly, that is a...

Election Day arrives