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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pikeville sore over rates for electricity

PIKEVILLE -- Members of the Pikeville Board of Commissioners expressed frustration over the town's contract with electric service provider ElectriCities at Monday night's board meeting. The issue, which has some Pikeville residents upset over what they consider steep rates for...

Planning Board has to delay effort to rename road

A deadline requirement in the county's secondary road naming ordinance has, at least for the time being, halted efforts to have a northern Wayne County road renamed. It could get back on track, however, if county commissioners agree to amend...

Lottery funds uncertainty worries county

It could be another two months before Wayne County learns the fate of state lottery funds that it has banked on to cover the principal payments on $15 million in federal bonds for major renovation projects at Eastern Wayne and...

Is springtime in the air?

Lynn Smith swings with her son, Keandre Newsome, at Herman Park. Temperatures reached near 60 on Monday and were expected to be in the 60s today, with rain possible tonight. Spring is toying with eastern North Carolina these days, bringing...

The key to their futures

Lutfiyya Portier lifts her arms towards the Kiwanis Key Club "K" while performing with the Goldsboro High School Ensemble during Key Club Night at Wayne Community College on Tuesday. This week has been proclaimed as Key Club Week in Goldsboro...

School board discusses suspensions, bus stops

The Wayne County Board of Education tackled several issues at its Monday night meeting, including student suspension rates, bus stop safety in rural areas and potential drainage problems at Eastern Wayne Middle School. Since joining the board in the fall,...

Johnston takes aim at some gunfire

SMITHFIELD -- Johnston County commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance Monday that will restrict the use of firearms in an attempt to shield county residents from stray gunfire. The law applies to areas outside municipal boundaries but includes extraterritorial jurisdictions....

First ever Miss WEMCHS pageant to be held Thursday in Moffatt Auditorium

Moffatt Auditorium will be the site of the first annual Miss Wayne Early Middle College High School Pageant on Thursday at 7 pm. Nine juniors and seniors will compete. The theme for the event is "Simply Irresistible." Elizabeth Rowe...

Ready to swing into spring

Despite the cloudy skies earlier this week, Billy Hales hits the driving range for the first time this season at Lane Tree Golf Club. With the official start of spring only two weeks away, golfers and other outdoor enthusiasts are...

Mount Olive College, local churches hosting women's conference March 19

Speakers, displays and special music will all be part of special day-long program later this month to help women be the best they can. The HOPE Women's Conference will be held March 19 at Mount Olive College. Sponsored by...