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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Rezoning gets first OK, but commissioners will vote again

Wayne County commissioners split 5-2 this week on approval of a petition to rezone approximately 10 acres in the Mar Mac community. A second reading and vote will be required since the vote was not unanimous. Commissioners Jack Best and...

Earthquake eyewitnesses

Siegfried and Gloria Schaberg of Goldsboro fully anticipated that their New Zealand vacation would be memorable. They didn't expect it to be earth-shaking. "We were driving near the port of Lyttelton," Schaberg said. He and his wife had just finished...

College president keeps eye on budget

Being president of Wayne Community College these days is a study in contrasts, says Dr. Kay Albertson -- enrollment rose sharply as the economy plummeted, while officials meanwhile are keeping a sharp eye on possible budget cuts from the state....

'Most Wanted' joining search for Best

"America's Most Wanted" has joined the effort to find Derrick Raymont Best, the Goldsboro man accused of killing 3-year-old Princess King one week ago at a housing community on Day Circle. "This is the first time that I can...

Duplin manager calls county 'unsustainable'

"Unsustainable." With one word, County Manager Mike Aldridge summed up the situation facing Duplin County. With the county commissioners preparing to begin work on the 2011-12 budget, Aldridge gave his annual State of County address earlier this month, telling...

City is waiting for new leader

Tasha Logan is not yet willing to comment on whether or not she has thrown her name into the running to replace recently departed City Manager Joe Huffman. "I'm not going to say. I would love to tell you,...

WC Cruisers to help pay for hearing

While a sixth-grade social studies teacher at North Johnston Middle School last year, Lee Yahnker of Goldsboro was especially impressed by one of her students. Faith Strickland, now 12 and a seventh-grader, always did her work, was very conscientious...

Senior Games to kick off March 17

A Senior Health Fair will be held March 17 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Herman Park Center. Sponsored by Wayne County Services on aging, the event will feature a raffle that will help kick off the...

State seeking help providing summer meals for children in need

Summer vacation means fun for most kids, but state officials are worried that many children who receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year may not be getting enough to eat during the summer when school is out....

Closing in on spring

A blooming tree serves as a backdrop for Donnie Tate. Temperatures were up and down all week last week but temperatures remained in the upper 60s over the weekend, though a 100 percent chance of rain is in the forecast...

Being the best he can

With only 15 months at the Fremont Police Department, Rodney Jarman has already made a big impact. The 23-year-old, one of only two full-time officers, received his third official commendation from the department Thursday night for extraordinary service. The formal...

Duplin County's Neuse River Senior Games registration to end March 18

With nice weather coming, seniors in several Eastern Carolina are beginning to prepare for the 2011 Neuse River Senior Games and Silver Arts competition. The Silver Arts and games will be held in New Bern from April 26 through...

Duplin preparing to continue airport work

Efforts to build a new terminal building at the Duplin County airport began last month as the county commissioners signed off efforts to secure funding to replace the building, which was originally built more than 30 years ago. "We're...