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Friday, June 4, 2010

Former Pikeville resident killed on highway

A former Pikeville resident and business owner was killed early Thursday morning in Maryland. Ghassen "Gus" Sabra, 52, was stuck and killed by a vehicle around 1 a.m. while on Route 50 in Anne Arundel County, Md. The vehicle...

Duplin schools examine offer to compromise over funding

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Education disagreed Thursday on a funding compromise proposed by the county commissioners. Part of the memorandum of understanding drafted by the commissioners proposed an action that was not a legal option, the school...

Solar energy panels help company conserve

Jackson and Sons Heating and Air Conditioning is now producing more electricity than it can use, thanks to about 110 solar panels on its warehouse roof. The solar panels are supplying enough power to run the 20,000-square-foot warehouse on Indian...

Police are searching for clues in shooting

Goldsboro police have not officially developed a suspect in a Monday afternoon shooting that took the life of a 19-year-old man near a convenience store, Maj. Jeff Stewart said this morning. Stacey Lamar Edwards, who lived just blocks from...

Airman earns third Bronze Star

Van Hood is somewhat nonchalant when he talks about his 16-year career -- laughing about the day mortar blasted just beyond the reach of his unit; detailing, with a smile, the moment an Air Force recruiter told him he "could...

Public record

False fire reports The Goldsboro Fire Department and Goldsboro police were looking into a person who allegedly made multiple false fire calls to the county's emergency communications center. Police said they knew the calls came from the 400 block of...

County still looking at spending for 2010-11

Concerns about a $156 million county budget proposal beset by disappearing state funds and questions about the county's preliminary capital improvement plan and pay-as-you-go projects consumed the major portion of a Thursday morning county budget workshop. The session was...

Saturday pecan orchard tour open to all interested

Tim and Karen Haithcock will host the N.C. Pecan Growers Association for a spring orchard tour and workshop on Saturday. The event is open to anyone involved or interested in pecan farming. The cost is $15 and includes lunch....