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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Rec center vote delayed, but tax hike now on table

With too many questions still unanswered, the Goldsboro City Council ended its discussion about construction of a new recreation center downtown during its pre-meeting work session, agreeing to resume the conversation Friday at noon. But just before the board moved...

New tracks for Kiwanis train

Goldsboro Parks And Recreation department employee Landon Fleming drives the final spike into the Kiwanis Miniature Train track at Herman Park Monday afternoon. Fleming drove in more than 2,000 spikes when replacing the train's track, which was recently replaced for...

Girl Scout council receives grant for inclusion project

The area Girl Scout council has received a $15,000 grant to create more opportunities for children with developmental disabilities. The National Inclusion Project, co-founded by North Carolina native and former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken, has partnered with the Girl...

Neal begins to answer charges from 1987 rape

A crime scene investigator was on hand to supervise and attorneys donned blue rubber gloves when they handled all evidence, two unusually cautious measures in early stages of the rape trial of William J. Neal, which began Monday in...

Court to Duplin County: Pay up

ALBERTSON -- The North Carolina State Supreme Court will not revisit a 2008 ruling that the Duplin County Board of Commissioners must pay the Duplin County Board of Education nearly $4.8 million. The court approved a motion made by school...

Residents to City Council: No 'club' in my backyard

Some spoke about how an increase in traffic along Central Heights Road would be crippling to area residents. Others were concerned about the prospect of late-night noise. But the majority of the dozen-plus who turned out for a public...

Health Department looking for public input at Wednesday session

Wayne County Health Director James Roosen wants to put the public back in public health. One way to do that is to take the Board of Health meeting to the community. Typically, the board meets on the third Wednesday...