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Monday, October 8, 2012

How Powell Bill money is disbursed

The first disbursement of Powell Bill funds were given to qualified municipalities in 1951, when 386 municipalities were given a combined $4.5 million. This year's total disbursement will be $142.8 million, divided among more than 500 municipalities based on a...

Local towns get funding for roadwork

Wayne County's seven municipalities will have received more than $1.25 million in state street aid funds by the time the second disbursement of Powell Bill and N.C. Highway Trust Fund money is handed out in January. The first disbursement,...

Southern Wayne High School Boosters crown pig champ

DUDLEY -- For Kim Brock of Calypso, the trophy her family received for Best in Show at this past weekend's Pigskin Cook-Off wasn't about winning the $200 prize. It was about remembering her sister by giving back to her...

School construction projects are likely ahead of schedule

Construction and demolition projects at Eastern Wayne and Norwayne middle schools are right on schedule, as officials anticipate moving students and teachers in within a few months -- possibly as soon as Christmas break. "We're supposed to be finished about...

County to eye mobile home change

The Wayne County Planning Board has been instructed to review and to make recommendations on a county ordinance that prohibits mobile homes 15 years and older from being set up in the county. However, county commissioners, not the Planning Board,...

Club's permit suspended

For the second time in a year, Teasers nightclub on U.S. 117 has had its alcoholic beverage permits suspended by the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. The announcement from Raleigh, effective immediately, came Saturday, less than a week after...

Writer hopes to win contract to publish her romance novel

A Goldsboro native is vying for a book publishing contract, the prize in an online writing competition sponsored by Harlequin and Mills & Boon. "So You Think You Can Write" is part of a global search to find new...

Arrests made in Saturday afternoon shooting

Goldsboro Police cannot yet say why the two suspects they now have in custody opened fire on at least three people in the 800 block of Slocumb Street, after 1 p.m. Saturday. Arraqib Ahad Hardy, 20, 615 S. Clairborne...

16-year-old girl missing for a month

Breanna Steffenhagen will have been missing for a month come Thursday. Penny Steffenhagen reported her daughter missing to Goldsboro Police on Sept. 11, after the 16-year-old failed to return home. Breanna left her residence at 809 S. Best St....