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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Seven Springs Library will close its doors after 40 years

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Angie Johnson was surprised when she found out the Seven Springs library branch her family has been coming to for years will close at the end of this month. "I've always been coming in here," she said...

Duplin County's spending plan includes employee raises

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County property tax rate will remain at 69 cents per $100 valuation, and many services once on the chopping block are funded in the 2010-11 proposed budget, residents learned Monday night at a county public hearing....

Pikeville officials give $1,000 back to local VFD

PIKEVILLE -- Members of the Pikeville-Pleasant Grove Volunteer Fire Department questioned the Pikeville Board of Commissioners on Tuesday as to why the town planned to cut its funding from $29,000 to $27,000. Chief Ken Jones said the department "went...

Schools add vocational academies

Wayne County Public Schools will add three new vocational academies at high schools in the fall -- in drafting, machining and transportation. The Board of Education voted Monday night to enter into a memorandum of agreement with Wayne Community...

Council approves budget with two fee hikes

After months of debate, the Goldsboro City Council, at last, adopted the latest version of City Manager Joe Huffman's recommended 2010-11 budget Monday evening. But the plan looked far different from when the board first reviewed it. There will be...

In it together, always

As Patrick Doherty fields a question about how his wife, Dee Dee, motivates him, you can tell they are in it together, the 4th Fighter Wing commander and his first lady. And by the time he finishes, she is looking...