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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Davis proposes solution to tanker deal debate

Since 2003, the Pentagon has tried, and failed, to replace the Air Force's aging KC-135 air refueling tankers with new models. Now, with controversy unfolding again and a contract expected to be awarded by September, state Sen. Don Davis, D-Greene,...

Local election primary filing period ends quietly

Filing for the 2010 elections ended Friday, with only a handful of local seats in contention. In Wayne County races, contests for sheriff and the districts 5 and 6 seats on the school board are being contested. District attorney,...

Wayne County Reads campaign finale Monday

The finale of the annual "Wayne County Reads" campaign will be held Monday night at the county Arts Council. Winners in the "What Book Would You Save?" contest will read their entries at a reception beginning at 7 p.m....

Schools an asset, not liability for BRAC, superintendent says

Despite claims that the state of Goldsboro High School would present a problem for Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in the event of another round of base closures, Wayne County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Steven Taylor said the county school...

City sees drop in crime in 2009

The city of Goldsboro's crime statistics held a number of surprises and seeming contradictions in 2009 -- one of the most notable being the lowest number of reportable major crimes in four out of the last five years, police Chief...

MOPD looks for leads in beating death

Mount Olive police are still looking for leads to identify a man found mortally wounded on Kelly Street early last Monday, Police Chief Ralph Schroeder said. Police still have only the man's first name -- "Arturo" -- provided by the...

Before the next BRAC

The most formidable acronym in Wayne County still lingers in the minds of local leaders who know its return is inevitable.                     To them, BRAC means far more than Base Realignment and Closure Commission. It represents their greatest fear: That Seymour...

Parade celebrates Black History Month

MOUNT OLIVE -- Thousands turned out Saturday afternoon to celebrate the contributions and honor the struggles of black Americans at the second annual Mount Olive Unity group Black History Month Parade. About 3,000 people lined the town's streets for the...