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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Health reform forum will answer questions

This week's free community forum on health care reform was prompted by an offhand question raised at a recent Board of Health meeting, said Dr. Kim Larson, current board chair. "At our April meeting a community member during the public...

STOP the funeral holds prayer walk

Nearly 200 people from 22 area churches beat the heat Saturday to take part in the fourth annual STOP the Funeral Initiative unity prayer walk. The event began in the parking lot of St. Mark Church of Christ and included...

Revaluation in progress across area

County tax officials say it is too premature to speculate on what the ongoing property revaluation will reveal about property values and their average percentage of growth since the 2003 revaluation. Even when the new schedule of values is...

Project Turnaround

When people talk about Goldsboro High School, it doesn't bother John Twitty. It just makes him want to work harder. Twitty, a 26-year military veteran who was principal at Belfast Academy and Wayne High School Academy before being named principal...

It's not just about the game

It is not about who they were or where they came from -- or the struggles they had to face to get where they are today. It's not about how they managed to survive the dangers and lures of the...

After 28 years of service, GPD's Maj. Hopper retires

Maj. Mike Hopper said he was feeling "like it was the last day of school" during his recent retirement party, finishing a 28-year career with the Goldsboro Police Department. The police major, who has run the Operations Division of the...

Duplin official: Situation dire at animal shelter

The Duplin County animal shelter is in non-compliance with state regulations, and Ken Rau, interim chairman of the county's animal advisory committee, says the situation is bleak. "I'm just waiting for this now to become a crisis," Rau said. The...