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Monday, June 27, 2011

Proposed voting maps

Proposed new voting district maps for Wayne County county commissioners and school board will be the topic of a July 12 public hearing at 9:15 a.m. in the commissioners' meeting room on the fourth floor of the county courthouse annex....

Mount Olive town board OKs budget

MOUNT OLIVE -- Town commissioners Wednesday night rescinded then readopted the same $5.1 million budget that they had approved just two weeks earlier on a "contingent" basis. "There is no such thing as contingent budget ordinance," said William Rivenbark of...

SJAFB facility named for pilot

It was just a simple piece of metal -- a bracelet purchased by a young ROTC cadet more than 20 years ago. But as Phil Heseltine came to know Maj. Robert Francis Woods, the name etched on that band...

Dr. Tyndall dies at 85

Longtime doctor Durwood Tyndall died Sunday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Dr. Tyndall, 85, practiced family medicine in Goldsboro for almost 40 years, working with his son-in-law, Dr. Howard Newell, for nine years before retiring. He was president of the...

Fremont budget gets approval

FREMONT -- The Fremont Board of Aldermen adopted the town's 2011-12 budget last week. It contains no increase in taxes, fees or utilities. Wayne County's recent tax reassessment would result in a tax neutral rate for Fremont of 60.97...

Duplin's Fussell to resign

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Commissioner David Fussell will resign June 30 due to illness, County Manager Mike Aldridge said Thursday. Fussell has been absent from commissioners' meetings since early March, and has been suffering bouts of illness ever since...

Best: Winning still not 'sunk in'

For perhaps the first time in history, Wayne County will have a contestant in the Miss America Pageant. Hailey Best of Goldsboro was crowned Miss North Carolina in Raleigh Saturday night. The 20-year-old former Eastern Wayne High School student beat...

Public record

Property damaged Goldsboro police are investigating a break-in at the home of Nora Smith, 78, of Seaboard Street. Police said that someone had broken into the home doing $1,600 in damages to a breaker box and $150 in damages...

Crash victims identified

FREMONT -- A head-on collision on U.S. 117, just north of Fremont, killed a Lucama woman and a South Carolina man about 9:30 Saturday night. Donna Jean Braman, 53, of Greg Swamp Loop, and James Richard Govan, 51, of...

Progress Energy customers can report outages online

A month into hurricane season, Progress Energy Carolinas has introduced a new tool this year to help customers report power outages more easily. In addition to its automated outage reporting phone line, the utility has expanded its online resources...