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Monday, May 10, 2010

Collecting food for needy

Goldsboro Postal Service carrier Derrick Lofton collects canned goods on his route Saturday. Mail carriers across the nation held their annual food drive for the needy on Saturday. In Wayne County, mail carriers collected 14,470 pounds of food to be...

Outwitted ... at field day

The Job: Field Day helper Where: Eastern Wayne Elementary The Location: Goldsboro A child's honesty is so adorable. At first. "I think you're too old to hula hoop." That was the initial reaction from a first-grade boy at Eastern Wayne...

Businesses worry about tanning tax

The new federal tax on indoor tanning has left some area salon owners heated. The 10 percent tax was a last-minute addition to the recently passed Health Care Reform Bill and goes into effect July 1. It replaced a previous...

Teen Court statistics indicate program helping many youth

Teen Court is proving to be an effective deterrent to repeat offenders, says Sudie Davis, executive director of Communities in Schools, which is responsible for the program. Teen Court recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary and with it, the milestone...

Sims has sold her house; may give up seat

Board of Education member Shirley Sims has sold her Dudley home, but said she plans to remain on the school board at least until the school year ends. For nearly 20 years, she has represented District 2, which encompasses the...

City leaders to eye proposed budget

Members of the Goldsboro City Council will take their first official look at a budget Tuesday morning that recommends, among other things, a 5-cent property tax increase. A budget work session scheduled for Tuesday at 9 a.m. will also...

Regulations on using 911 funds could get look from legislature

Wayne County's efforts to build an almost $10 million emergency communications system would benefit from a legislative committee draft bill that calls for more flexibility on the use of 911 funds. The bill would allow authorized expenditures to include...

Legislators will be back in session Wednesday

Wayne County's legislators will return to Raleigh Wednesday hoping -- and expecting -- to approve a 2010-11 budget and then quickly adjourn to come home. "I think it's going to be the budget and get out. Everybody's on a...