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Friday, November 20, 2009

Tri-County holds annual meeting

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Tri-County Electric Membership Corp. held the 69th annual meeting of its members Saturday at Kornegay Arena at Mount Olive College. About 1,800 people were present, with 850 members registering from Wayne, Duplin, Lenoir, Johnston, Jones,...

Court upholds Duplin ruling

The North Carolina Court of Appeals upheld this week a 2008 jury finding that ordered the Duplin County Board of Commissioners to pay the Duplin County Board of Education more than $4.7 million in local funding. The commissioners say...

Friday District Court sessions to resume

Sometimes, you just cannot make do without a judge. That is the reasoning behind a new District Court session that will begin taking place on the first and third Fridays of every month, starting in January, court officials say....

Dental clinic

Chapel Hill dental hygienist Lindsay Bentel treats a patient during the Mission of Mercy free dental clinic at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on Harris Street in Goldsboro on Friday, Nov. 20, 2009. Local dentists, hygienists and assistants offered their services...

Pioneer black student honored

The man who broke the color barrier in Wayne County Public Schools more than 50 years ago as a child returned to Goldsboro today for several events being held in his honor. Steve Archer was 8 years old in...

City officials pondering urban agriculture idea

A lecture held earlier this month at Goldsboro High School has city officials thinking more seriously about the concept of urban farming. Public Utilities director Karen Brashear told City Council members Monday that she has been researching the idea...

Public record

Vehicle break-ins The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is warning that many residents in the southern areas of Wayne County, particularly in the Mar Mac and Gainey Drive areas, have been reporting vehicles being broken into. However, the Sheriff's Office believes...

Kinston man charged with making threats at community college

A Kinston man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly threatened to shoot people on campus at Lenoir Community College. Charles Ray Skinner, 19, was arrested, charged with felony false reporting of a mass violence at an educational facility and placed...