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More Water & Sewer Rate Hikes Recommended For Goldsboro

More Water & Sewer Rate Hikes Recommended For Goldsboro

(GDN) — Once again, the City of Goldsboro is having to consider a potential water and sewer rate increase for its residents. Dave Hyder of Stantec presented the new water and sewer rate study at Monday’s Goldsboro City Council meeting. Hyder says the study shows the city would need: A 15% increase in the rates…read more »

Paramount Theatre Holiday Shows Begin This Evening

Paramount Theatre Holiday Shows Begin This Evening

The stage is set for a busy holiday season at the Paramount Theatre in Downtown Goldsboro.  Jim Grant, Theatre Services Coordinator for the Paramount Theatre, appeared on Jeff Farrow’s Morning Show on Goldsboro’s Greatest Hits 1150 and 98.3 to talk about the theatre’s holiday programming. The University of Mount Olive’s a capella group, Carolina Sound,…read more »

NCDOT Crews Make Preparations For Winter Storms

NCDOT Crews Make Preparations For Winter Storms

North Carolina Department of Transportation crews are prepared for winter storms in maintenance yards across the state.  Trucks, plows and spreaders have been inspected by employees as part of the annual dry runs conducted in every county before winter weather hits.   Just before winter weather is expected to arrive in an area, NCDOT will…read more »

Pikeville Greets Christmas Season (PHOTO GALLERY)

Pikeville Greets Christmas Season (PHOTO GALLERY)

The weather was beautiful Sunday afternoon as people started to gather with their children and friends and their chairs to watch the Pikeville Christmas Parade. A large crowd of folks was standing and sitting as the parade got underway at 3 PM. Everyone enjoyed time with their families and friends as they watched the hour-long…read more »

1 Dead After Shed Collapses Near Goldsboro

1 Dead After Shed Collapses Near Goldsboro

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A person has died after a shed he was moving fell on top of the individual east of Goldsboro, North Carolina. WNCN reports that Wayne County officials said the incident was reported in a neighborhood near Elroy township at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Authorities said that Alex Economy, 64, died in…read more »

Wayne County’s Jobless Rate Continues To Decline

Wayne County’s Jobless Rate Continues To Decline

(GDN) — It’s the smallest step in the right direction as Wayne County’s unemployment rate decreases again.  According to the latest figures from the N.C Department of Commerce, Wayne County’s seasonally non-adjusted jobless rate dropped to 3.9% in October, down one-tenth of a point from the 4% unemployment rate recorded in September.  The latest figures…read more »

One Dead In Deep Run Blaze

One Dead In Deep Run Blaze

(GDN) — A Lenoir County fire leaves one person dead.  The blaze was reported around 3:45 PM Friday on the 1700 block of Vernie Heath Road in Deep Run.  The Deep Run, Pink Hill, and Southwood volunteer fire departments, as well as Lenoir County EMS, all responded to the scene.  One person perished in the…read more »

Governor Encourages Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather

Governor Encourages Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather

Winter Weather Preparedness Week is December 5 – 11 and Governor Roy Cooper is encouraging North Carolinians to plan and prepare now, before potentially dangerous winter weather arrives.   “North Carolina’s winter weather can be challenging and everyone should be prepared for dangerous conditions,” Governor Cooper said. “Make a family emergency plan, update your emergency…read more »

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