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Sunday, April 25, 2010

County commissioners say no tax increase

No tax increase -- those are the instructions county commissioners have given County Manager Lee Smith despite lingering uncertainty surrounding the state budget shortfall and the possible cuts that have somewhat stymied progress on Wayne County's 2010-11 fiscal year budget....

GPD: No charges filed in girl fight

Managing Editor Goldsboro police do not plan to charge adults captured in a bdYouTube video apparently engaged in helping orchestrate a fight between middle school girls at Herman Park. Police issued a press release Friday afternoon, saying that although the...

City manager says tax hike likely

A potential tax increase first hinted at during Monday's City Council meeting was discussed further Friday when members of the Goldsboro board came together to vote on whether or not to move forward with construction of a multi-million dollar recreation...

Council votes down rec center

After investing more than $1 million over the past several years to fund plans to construct a recreation center in downtown Goldsboro, members of the City Council voted the project down 4-3 Friday afternoon. "It's dead now. I don't know...

Arrest made in deadly city shooting

Two men are accused of the April 17 murder of Charles Ray Morgan II in a Day Circle parking lot, Goldsboro police said. Henry Calvin Jones, 29, and Montrel Devon O'Neal, 18, each face an open count of murder...

Pickle Festival proves as popular as ever

MOUNT OLIVE -- It was a duel of dills, a showdown of kosher spears. It was brother versus sister in the Mt. Olive Pickle Co.'s Pickle Packing Challenge at the 24th annual North Carolina Pickle Festival, and 6-year-old John...

Viva Goldsboro festival set for Saturday

The Hispanic Community Development Center is sponsoring a "Viva Goldsboro" Festival to be held Saturday in downtown Goldsboro at the corner of Chestnut and Center streets. The event will feature a variety of musical acts, two groups of dancers, a...

State gives DNA evidence in Neal trial

Prosecutors made their strongest argument Friday that suspect William J. Neal is the real guilty party in the 1987 rape of a 12-year-old girl, presenting their DNA evidence. Continuing Neal's trial, which began on Monday in Wayne County Superior...

Mr. Crisp hosts his last Pickle Festival

MOUNT OLIVE -- Adam Tilley, 10, and his brother Grayson, 7, raced to grab Mr. Crisp and give him a hug as he made his way down Center Street Saturday during the 24th annual North Carolina Pickle festival. Adam...

Andy's hosts eating challenge at Pickle Festival

MOUNT OLIVE -- "Gentleman Joe" Menchetti, looking dapper in a tuxedo and top hat, threw out flowers as he headed for the stage and the Andy's Big A Challenge. And just 4 minutes and 30 seconds after the 50-ounce...