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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Public comment rules, voter ID discussed

The public comment section of Wayne County commissioners' Tuesday morning meeting at times more closely resembled a Republican rally than a public forum. Of the six speakers, two, Kenny Talton of Mount Olive and Bill Pate of Goldsboro, are GOP...

Stuart to run for mayor of Goldsboro

D.A. Stuart, a familiar face in city politics, has announced that he will again run for mayor in the upcoming election. Stuart, 56, announced Tuesday that he will run for the non-partisan position. He ran unsuccessfully in 2007, and...

New area code will change 919 dialing

Making local calls will require a touch more dexterity beginning March 31. The N.C. Utilities Commission announced in January that the implementation of a new 984 area code would result in the requirement of 10-digit dialing within the 919...

New mountain bike trail seen as economic boost

Following Steve Desrochers as he walks around the newly carved mountain bike trail through Stoney Creek Park north of Ash Street, it's easy to understand why he's known as Steve 21. Studying Desrochers' long, brisk strides, there's no doubt...

Kinston man sentenced on federal drug charges; Goldsboro Police Department assists

RALEIGH -- McKinley Fogg, 30, of Kinston was sentenced Tuesday in United States District Court to 11 years in prison on drug charges after an investigation in which Goldsboro police assisted. The sentence will be followed by five years...

Public record

Thousands of baby chicks killed Donnie Wiggs reported that his business, Gum Pond Farms, at 701 Ebeneezer Church Road, was sabotaged between 10 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday. He informed authorities that the night switches in a poultry house...