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Thursday, March 17, 2011

County weighs sales tax hike

A dramatic multimillion-dollar decline in sales tax revenues over the past several years coupled with uncertainty over the future of state lottery funds had county commissioners toying with the idea of a quarter-cent local option sales tax for capital projects...

Board of Health says assisted living facilities need more oversight

There is a need for regulations governing the inspection and reporting at assisted living and adult care homes, Health Director James Roosen says. Since the hepatitis B outbreak that spread to eight residents at GlenCare of Mount Olive last...

LaRoque pushes to make public's right to know law

State Rep. Stephen LaRoque, R-Lenoir, is making open government one of his top priorities this session, and he would like to see it made part of the state constitution. In a bill introduced last month in the House --...

First jets come home

Family and friends gathered at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base to welcome back pilots and weapon systems officers from the 336th Fighter Squadron who had been deployed in Afghanistan. Stephanie Baker kisses her husband, Steve,  after he arrives in Goldsboro...

After tip from television show, man accused of shooting 3-year-old captured

Derrick Raymont Best, wanted for the murder of a 3-year-old girl, was arrested Wednesday night in Greenville, ending a nearly three-week-long search. Best, 29, was discovered in the attic of an apartment after a tip led U.S. marshals to...

Pittman honored for her many efforts supporting downtown

Debbie Pittman of Goldsboro has been recognized as a "Main Street Champion" by the North Carolina Main Street program. Ms. Pittman, who has been heavily involved in promoting downtown Goldsboro, received the award along with 33 other honorees from...