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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Area leaders gather to hear forecast for region's future

Variable, but with a sunny outlook wasn't Tuesday's weather forecast -- it was how John D. Chaffee, president and chief executive officer of North Carolina's Eastern Regional Development Commission, summed up the state of the region. "We have job...

Firefighters gather to honor their own at annual awards banquet

Steve Bryan could not help but to think of his father when he took home the honor of Wayne County fireman of the year on Tuesday night. Bryan, a firefighter with Jordans Chapel Volunteer Fire Department, was the recipient...

Hudson will run to replace Albertson

Duplin District Attorney Dewey Hudson announced Tuesday he will run for the state Senate District 10 seat, currently held by the retiring Charlie Albertson. Hudson, who will run for the Democratic nomination in May, announced Friday he would not...

Council will make repairs to houses

Despite a light docket, the Goldsboro City Council had plenty going on at its final meeting of the month. The board passed its consent agenda -- which included awarding a $186,000 contract to Fremont-based Construction Managers Inc. for completion of...

Local party leaders say Mass. vote was wakeup call for all

The election Tuesday of a Republican senator from the traditionally Democratic state of Massachusetts has local GOP leaders anticipating ripples in this fall's elections that could spell change in the makeup of local and state offices. Scott Brown's victory...

Joe Marm reappointed to veterans organization

RALEIGH -- Gov. Bev Perdue has reappointed Joe Marm of Fremont to the North Carolina Veterans Affairs Commission. Marm is a retired colonel from the United States Army who served 30 years. He earned the Congressional Medal of Honor for...

Militia unit's history recorded

Stacey Jones is not a trained historian. But the Wayne County native is interested in local history and especially his family's genealogy. So when he discovered that he had an ancestor who served in the Goldsboro Rifles, he decided...

Duplin entering into new Events Center contract

CHINQUAPIN -- Duplin County is drawing up a new management agreement with facility management company VenuWorks to oversee operations of the Duplin Events Center. VenuWorks was put on notice by commissioners in 2008 after the center operated at a loss...

Deaf and Blind education exhibit Saturday

RALEIGH - On Saturday, the State Capitol will host a lecture followed by an exhibit tour and reception to celebrate the opening of the historic site's latest exhibit, "The Education of the Deaf and Blind in North Carolina." At 2...