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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Food stamp rules changing this July

More people in Wayne County will qualify for nutrition benefits through the Food and Nutrition Services program beginning July 1. People who make up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level will meet the income requirement to receive food...

Suspects sought in meth lab blast

Three people are facing charges after a flash fire-type explosion at an alleged operating meth lab at a single-wide trailer in the 1300 block of Stevens Mill Road, authorities said early today. Authorities are searching for Brittany Ann Futrell, 20,...

Reading dog George hangs up his collar

George Pettypool has spent the last four years at Meadow Lane Elementary School helping students improve their reading and communication skills, simply by being a good listener. Quiet and attentive, he has enjoyed the weekly visits where each student spent...

N.C. DOT worker dies in trailer truck crash

WARSAW -- A state Department of Transportation worker was killed Wednesday and two others were injured in an accident on Interstate 40 in Duplin County. Jonathan King, 21, of Autryville was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer truck while...

Board to review county budget

Wayne County's $156 million budget proposal was expected to be the subject of a morning work session for county commissioners today. The session was actually a continuation of the board's Tuesday meeting. A second workshop, if necessary, will be...

DGDC chief speaks out on loss of rec center

More than a month after members of the Goldsboro City Council voted to not move forward with construction of a recreation center along Center Street, the loss is still being felt by those who have worked for the last...

Committee prepares to start work filling school board seat

With applications already being submitted, meetings should begin within the next couple of weeks for the nonpartisan committee charged with making a recommendation to county commissioners for someone to fill the unexpired District 2 school board term of Shirley...

Progress Energy to hold local vendor fair

Progress Energy is planning on having a vendor fair Monday for its upcoming power plant project in Wayne County. The fair is for local companies interested in learning more about possible work opportunities associated with the power plant. "The...

Rotary community service grant applications now being accepted until June 8

The Community Service Committee of the Goldsboro Rotary Club has opened a grant application period. Local non-profit organizations seeking funding are asked to complete an application form by June 8. These forms may be obtained from club President Fletcher...

Pikeville residents won't see rate hikes

Pikeville town commissioners moved forward with their proposed budget for 2010-11 Tuesday. The proposed budget doesn't have any tax or utility rate increases, but the monthly water tower maintenance fee will increase from $2 to $3 if the budget...