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Sunday, February 22, 2004

Seven Springs pleads to move library

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Wayne County library trustees said they would give more thought to allowing Seven Springs to move the library back into the main part of town. But they still are concerned about the potential for flooding. The...

Briefly

'Mockingbird' trivia In "To Kill a Mockingbird," the Finch children's aunt suggests their family is high class by showing them a book written by their cousin, Joshua St. Clair. Is that the cousin who was locked up for so long?...

Wedding earns award

Jason Wedding of the Goldsboro Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol has earned the Mitchell Award. This award honors the late Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell, an aviation pioneer and staunch supporter of an independent Air Force for the United...

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Several break-ins reported The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating a rash of break-ins that were reported Friday. Juanita Fay Phillips told deputies that a 19-inch television, VCR and six "Blue's Clues" tapes were taken from her home in the...

Who came up with 'The Garden Spot' for LaGrange?

LaGRANGE -- The great-granddaughter of the man credited with giving LaGrange its nickname "The Garden Spot" in the early 1900s has written a children's book honoring her family's history. Judith Shaw was born and reared in Brooklyn, N.Y., but...

Volunteers needed to help start inner-city baseball league

A plan to revive baseball and softball leagues for inner-city children is moving forward, needing only the help now of committed volunteers. "We're having a meeting Monday, and we want to see what kind of response and participation we...

Health Educator forms dance troup at GHS

When Kisha Floyd became a full-time health educator at Goldsboro High School, she did not envision her role would expand into advising a dance troupe. Amanda Cotton, a senior at the school, approached Ms. Floyd several months ago with...

Farm laborer group rallies in Goldsboro

Around 130 people demonstrated in Goldsboro on Saturday afternoon for better living and working conditions for immigrant laborers. The Farm Labor Organizing Committee, which wants to organize people who harvest cucumbers for Mt. Olive Pickle Co., held a rally...

Four killed in accident

Four people, including two children, were killed Saturday morning when their vehicle (pictured above) crashed near Mount Olive, turned over, landed on a junked car at a vacant house and caught on fire. The N.C. Highway Patrol identified the victims...

City could lose land from failed deal

Goldsboro may lose the undeveloped land in Harris Street Estates now that the developer, Project Homestead, is in bankruptcy. Moreover, the city might have to repay a sizable amount of money that it got from the state because the...

Community Lenten services to begin Wednesday

Wayne County residents of all denominations and races will once again gather for a series of midday services during Lent. The First Baptist Church on John Street will serve as the host church for the Community Lenten Services, which begin...

Medal of Honor recipients to attend museum event

The heroism of three Metal of Honor recipients from North Carolina is captured in a new book, and the men will gather next month to sign copies and tell their stories at the Wayne County Museum. The book, "Medal of...