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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Keen calls for schools/county meeting

Wayne County Commissioner Steve Keen, who last month failed to sway his fellow commissioners to call for a joint meeting with the Wayne County Board of Education, Monday night took his case directly to the school board. Tuesday morning he...

Company gets incentive; town gets better water

Mt. Olive Pickle Co. could be in line to receive $70,000 in economic incentive funding from Wayne County as the company prepares to make $10 million in investments in real property including land and improvements, machinery and equipment over the...

ECU performers practice at Paramount

Wayne County residents got a rare behind-the-scenes look at one of three productions that will soon take to the Paramount Theatre stage. Students with East Carolina University School of Theatre and Dance are in town all week to perform for...

Driver loses control, hits neighbor's home

Kelly Springs Road in Mount Olive played host to a neighborhood get-together of a different sort Tuesday. James Whitman, 71, of 150 Kelly Springs Road, left his house in the early afternoon to visit his wife at a nursing home....

Matt Bartlett Band to headline concert at Busch Gardens

The Matt Bartlett Band may have had a built-in audience when it was chosen as opening act for popular contemporary Christian recording artist Third Day at Busch Gardens last month. But the sold-out crowd and response to the Facebook...

Eastpointe merger done, more changes still on the way

More than 10 years after the original state mental health reform efforts, the local system is still undergoing change -- the latest on July 1 when Eastpointe tripled in size, growing from four to 12 counties. The next major...

Public record

Identity theft A former roommate allegedly used a Kinston woman's personal information to obtain electric services. Frenchshall Dunk attempted to have power turned on at her new residence Monday only to be told she already had an account at an...

Optimists collecting computers Saturday

The Goldsboro Optimist Club will hold another Computers4Kids Collection Day Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Sam's Club parking lot to collect used computers and equipment in working or repairable condition. The Optimist Computers4Kids program provides...

Sign-up period under way for those who want to grow hybrid biofuel grass

CLINTON -- The sign-up period has begun for people who want to grow hybrid perennial grasses for a facility that would convert the grasses into ethanol even though no formal announcement has been made as to whether or not...