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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Planning Board sets special date to examine plats

The Wayne County Planning Board will meet in special session Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the third-floor conference room at the Jeffreys Building, 134 N. John St. There is only one item on the agenda, consideration of a subdivision...

Fremont residents could face rate hike

Fremont residents might see a higher water bill come July. The town recently received the results of a study conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Division of Government, which took a closer look at...

What about reform for Wayne schools?

Whenever he hears a parent argue that his or her child has too much homework, Wayne County School Board Chairman Rick Pridgen cringes a little inside. That's because he knows that unless American students buckle down they can never...

Benefit planned to put dog area in place at Stoney Creek Park

One of the driving forces behind the movement to transform Stoney Creek Park into a popular destination announced an event that will officially kick off fundraising for construction of a dog park at the Ash Street site. Dr. Peter...

Longtime developer Bridgers dies at 83

Former Goldsboro City Councilman and businessman Brutus Stallings "Chubby" Bridgers, 83, died Wednesday at Wake Medical Center. Bridgers, known for his interest in fine horses and cars, played football at Duke University and was a veteran of the U.S....

Officials focus on teenage pregnancy

Teen pregnancy prevention remains at the top of the list of priorities being addressed by the Health Department, officials said at Wednesday's Board of Health meeting. Other priority areas are childhood obesity, sexually transmitted diseases, infant mortality and chronic...

Dudley fire caused by electric overload

DUDLEY -- A heavy electric load on a standard wall socket in a mobile home caused an electrical short and fire that completely destroyed the home and a truck next to it on Wednesday afternoon. Assistant Dudley Volunteer Fire...