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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wayne jobless rate steady

For the second month in a row, the county's unemployment rate remained steady at 8.8 percent. The rate is a decrease from August's unemployment rate of 8.9 percent. Bill Pate, of the Unemployment Security Commission, said he was surprised...

Commission OKs new Planning Board rules

Wayne County commissioners refused Tuesday morning to remove wording from the new county Planning Board ordinance giving them the power to dismiss those board members, but they did agree to soften it somewhat. However, even that failed to convince...

NAACP says complaint was unavoidable

The state NAACP has filed a complaint against Wayne County Public Schools alleging resegregation and unconstitutional practices. The Rev. Dr. William Barber, state president of the NAACP, said the complaint was filed Tuesday with the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil...

Human error caused F-15E crash

Air Force officials released Tuesday a detailed report from an Accident Investi-gation Board convened shortly after a Seymour Johnson Air Force Base F-15E Strike Eagle crashed in Afghanistan July 18. And the six-man board -- an F-15E pilot, physiologist, medical...

Officials: Traffic problems up over weekend

Minor and serious accidents plagued the holiday weekend, killing one man and injuring others. On Thanksgiving Day, around 2:40 a.m., Ronald Horner III, 21, of Spotslvania, Va. drove a Saturn car off of Old Mill Road, Highway Patrol First...

Duplin school board hears more about facility capacity study

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Education elected new leaders Tuesday night and announced that the North Carolina School Boards Association will assist in the search for a new superintendent. James Kenan will serve as chairman and Chuck...

Group questions commissioners' property ownership

An attorney representing a taxpayers group Tuesday morning accused Commissioner Jack Best and Goldsboro Mayor Pro Tem Chuck Allen of failing to disclose conflicts of interest and of using their influence to steer public transportation projects to their own gain....

Longtime county leader dies

Longtime county commissioner and school board member Atlas Price, 79, died Tuesday at his home in Seven Springs. Price, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year, was remembered as a dedicated public servant who always had the county's...

GHS supporters ask for support, not just criticism

Goldsboro High School is not a bad apple and the community should be more supportive of the school and its students, said a contingent of parents speaking before the school board Tuesday night. The group filled half the board room,...

Schools to close early in anticipation of inclement weather

Wayne County Schools officials have announced all schools will close two hours early today due to anticipated deteriorating weather conditions. Storms moving into the area have the potential to produce heavy rains, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. All after-school...