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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Plannning board takes no action on subdivision

Development of a 70-lot subdivision in a restricted zone north of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base not only failed to gain the endorsement of the county Planning Board Tuesday, it set the board on course to reconsider the type...

Officers riding 100 counties to honor fallen comrades

A convoy of motorcyclists on a nine-day ride through all of North Carolina's 100 counties passed through Wayne County today, a gathering of solidarity and remembrance for law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. "We...

Teacher vacancies are still up in the air

Seven hundred applications came in during a recent teacher recruiting trip to Michigan, while another 179 candidates turned out for the district's career fair last month. But it'll be mid-June before school officials can match up educators with vacancies, says...

Duplin board asks schools to negotiate

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Commissioner Frances Parks joined several local business representatives Tuesday night to ask the Duplin Board of Education to work with the county commission to resolve their differences. "You know we cannot continue like we're going. There's...

City talks money

When asked just what it would take to create a balanced budget without the 5-cent property tax increase he recommended, City Manager Joe Huffman listed a few options: cutting services, closing the municipal golf course, requiring employees to take furloughs....

Public record

Occupied home shot A West Pine Street woman was at home around 9 p.m. on Monday when bullets pierced a door and a window, Goldsboro police reported. Anita Williams reportedly got on the ground when she heard the shots. Police...

Drummer boy

Charles B. Aycock High School student Christopher Howell practices keeping cadence in preparation for band tryouts on Friday. Tryouts are open to all Aycock students.  The Golden Falcon Marching Band is Aycock's largest and most visible musical ensemble. Under the...

Eight seniors receive Emmet and Mary Robinson Trust Fund scholarships

Eight Wayne County Public Schools seniors have been selected to receive Emmet and Mary Robinson Trust Fund scholarships. This fall, the scholarship program will distribute more than $44,000 in new and renewable scholarship funds to WCPS graduates. The trust...

Center Street Jams to kick off

The Center Street Jam concert series begins Thursday night with the Mighty Saints of Soul. The concert series brings a live band to downtown Goldsboro every other Thursday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. through August. One change this year is that...

Education grants available to military spouses

Michelle Hough looked for five years for something that would help her go back to school. With her husband stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Mrs. Hough, 29, was working as a receptionist at Segrave Aviation in Kinston....

Duplin industry wins site award

WARSAW -- WestPark Business and Industry Center in Duplin County has been selected as a Best Large Industrial Site by the North Carolina Railroad Company. The county's industrial park received the honor as part of the NCRR's Progress in Motion...