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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Duplin County faces massive cuts in budget

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County department heads "threw the scalpel down and grabbed the ax" Monday, as County Manager Mike Aldridge showed commissioners draft budget cuts that would close the county library, eliminate aging services, end the county cooperative extension and...

Goldsboro Council to begin talk on 2010-11 budget

Goldsboro City Council members agreed, during their pre-meeting work session Monday night, to begin going over City Manager Joe Huffman's proposed 2010-2011 budget May 11 at 9 a.m. And if the board were to approve the document as is,...

Pikeville looks at PD, but will keep fireworks

The Pikeville Board of Commissioners weighed the importance of the Pikeville Police Department and fireworks at Monday night's meeting. After reviewing the upcoming police department schedule, Commissioner Dennis Lewis said he wanted to clear something up. "If you heard that...

CBA Student meets "Ace of Cakes" star

Brooke Butts is an honor roll student, a varsity tennis player and a gifted artist. She is also autistic. She can go through an entire school day without talking to anyone except for teachers when they ask her a question,...

Wayne County Board of Education awaits state budget news

The Board of Education approved a $22 million local budget Monday night, but not before hearing three different scenarios of how the economic situation may play out pending what the state hands down. At an afternoon work session prior to...

Boy, 9, attacked by dogs

DUDLEY -- A 9-year-old boy was bitten by two dogs walking to his school bus stop on Pine Tree Lane on Monday morning, leading to a quarantine of the dogs to test for rabies. The assault was stopped when...