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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

County rejects rezoning request near base

County policy discouraging development, even in the outer buffer zones surrounding Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, remained intact Tuesday morning after commissioners were unanimous in their rejection of a rezoning request. But even though the board refused to rezone...

Ready, set, showcase

Kristine Wright, art instructor with the city's ArtSmarts after school program, gives TeRique Butler, 11, a high five after she named the primary colors with Aaron Miranda, 8, looking on. The trio was preparing for the ArtSmarts Performance and Exhibit...

Recent rains shore up health of local crops

The much-needed rain these past two weeks was a welcome sight to area farmers. Field Extension Agent Kevin Johnson said it had been about five weeks since crops had substantial rain. "All the crops are looking good in the area,...

Fremont may raise water, sewer rates

The Fremont Board of Aldermen finally reached a budget its members could agree on at Tuesday night's work session. The new proposed budget, which will be voted on at the town's June 15 meeting, calls for a 5 percent increase...

Holiday slow for traffic citations

State Highway Patrol troopers joked during the Memorial Day weekend that half of Wayne County's population must have been in either Carteret or New Hanover counties, enjoying themselves at the beach. That led to a slow week overall in...

Duplin school board weighs compromise on funding lawsuit

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Education examined a compromise Tuesday that could avoid a potential 14-cent supplemental tax levy for county residents and begin rebuilding the board's working relationship with the county commissioners. Duplin County commission Chairman Cary...

One-stop voting set to open for second primary

One-stop voting will begin Thursday for the Democratic primary rematch between U.S. Senate hopefuls Elaine Marshall and Cal Cunningham. It is the only race on the June 22 second primary ballot when all of the county's 30 precincts polls...

Public record

Stabbing A West Oak Street man was stabbed after he was approached by a man he didn't know just after noon on Monday, accusing him of "hollering at his girl." The victim said he and the suspect, described as a...

Edgertons receive Long Leaf Pine honor

A local Goldsboro couple with a long history of helping others received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from Gov. Beverly Perdue last week. Bill and Jan Edgerton, founders of Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne, received the award...

After 40 years, shipmates reunite at Wilber's Barbecue

Laughter served up over barbecue and fried chicken melted away the 40 years since the three shipmates had seen each other, and for a brief time they were back aboard their ship, if only in their memories. For Garry...

EWHS cheerleaders headed to Gator Bowl

Eastern Wayne High School cheerleaders have even more to cheer about these days, since being invited to participate in the Gator Bowl parade and halftime show at year's end. Kerri Lee, cheerleading coach at the school for seven years,...