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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Winter, Take 2

Big fluffy snowflakes started falling on Wayne County Friday night and residents awoke Saturday morning to a picturesque landscape of white as nearly six inches snow blanketed the county. Snowfall amounts across eastern North Carolina ranged from eight to...

Impact Wayne looks ahead

Anyone questioning the need for a private sector component, such as Impact Wayne, to help boost economic development in Wayne County has to look no further than the new AT&T Call Center and its more than 400 jobs, says...

Barnes to challenge for Sheriff

Glenn Barnes, a retired Goldsboro police captain, announced Thursday that he is seeking the Democratic nomination for Wayne County Sheriff. Barnes, who served with the Goldsboro Police Department, rising through the ranks from foot patrol to administrative captain and...

Candidates begin filing for Duplin County primary

KENANSVILLE - Candidates began filing in Duplin County this week for the 2010 primary elections. Duplin residents will decide at the polls Tuesday, May 4 who will sit on the county Board of Education and the Board of Commissioners. Citizens...

Student computer skills test changes

The computer skills test given to eighth grade students each year, which was part of the state's graduation requirement, is being replaced. School officials announced the elimination of the computer skills test, in place since 2002. The legislature changed some...

Police need more evidence storage

The Goldsboro Police Department's pressing need for additional evidence storage space led to a $3 million request from the Fire Department during the City Council's annual retreat. Fire Chief Gary Whaley spoke on the issue first, explaining to council members...

GPD unveils new Intellegence Unit

Discussion about an upstart operation at the Goldsboro Police Department held the attention of City Council members for nearly an hour of their annual retreat, as Chief Tim Bell and Capt. Al King spoke for the first time about the...

City department heads share 'wish lists'

Departments share their wish-lists with city council Most of those who addressed the Goldsboro City Council at its annual retreat did not ask for millions in funding for various projects over the next 10 years. But those things they did...