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Sunday, March 14, 2004

Truancy Diversion Project impresses judge

Truancy is an ongoing problem faced by school systems, and in recent years delinquency court filings have more than tripled. But since truancy court does not necessarily prevent the problem, alternative measures are being taken. In Wayne County, judges...

Study says Goldsboro residents want better public transit

Consultants studying Goldsboro's future transportation needs say that, so far, public transit is the top concern. Members of the city's Transportation Planning Oversight Committee heard an update on the study Thursday from the Kimley-Horne consulting firm. The goal is...

Theater begins preparing for construction

After a frenzied day of activity Friday, United Entertainment Co. gained a significant lead over All Star Entertainment in the race to build the first multiplex movie theater in Goldsboro. The city issued the company a foundation permit late...

Briefly

Fire victim needs clothing Friends of a man who was severely burned in a fire near Seven Springs are seeking donations of clothing. Dennis Wanamaker, 45, of 1941 Pineview Road, is currently in Wayne Memorial Hospital where he is being...

Salvation Army gets beds

The Salvation Army recently received a donation that could allow some people in need to sleep more soundly. Sam Jernigan, president of Jernigan Furniture Inc., gave the Wayne County chapter of the Salvation Army 15 sets of bedding. The...

Public Record

Woman swindles elderly, sheriff reports A Clingman Street woman was arrested after she reportedly took advantage of an elderly woman who allowed her to use the telephone. Mary Patricia Moody, 22, was arrested following an investigation by the Wayne County...

NAACP honors pioneers in Wayne County

The Goldsboro-Wayne branch of the NAACP recognized seven pioneers in the community Saturday night at Greenleaf Vision of Faith Community Center. The event was also a celebration of the NAACP's 95th anniversary. An estimated 200 people attended. Honored were...

Ten to compete for Miss Eastern Wayne

The Paramount Theater will be the setting Friday, March 19, at 7 p.m. as 10 young ladies compete for the title of "Miss Eastern Wayne High School 2004." The theme of the 11th annual scholarship pageant is "All That Jazz."...

Medal of Honor winners sign books

The four living Medal of Honor recipients from North Carolina visited the Wayne County Museum on Saturday to talk with residents, have their pictures taken and sign copies of a book commemorating others like them. Retired Col. Joe Marm,...

Man charged with baby's murder

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office has released few details on murder charges filed Friday in the death of a 4-month-old baby. On Friday, the office charged Timothy Ray Carmon, 35, of 411 Outlaw Road, with murdering the child. Sheriff's officers...

Curb Market attracts crowd with tasty food

Open the door to the Wayne Center on any Friday afternoon and you'll be greeted by a plethora of fine foods, designed to tempt even the most stalwart dieter. If you're not hungry before you go to Goldsboro's Curb...

City to demolish more houses

The city of Goldsboro is moving forward with plans to get rid of deteriorating and dilapidated houses. Two more houses are scheduled to be condemned at the council's Monday meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. and is held in council...

Man dies in wreck

MOUNT OLIVE -- A 21-year-old man who drove his car into a house near Mount Olive early Saturday morning later died at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Anthony Victor Murphey of C.E. Grady Road lost control of his car...

Henrietta Williams is 107 years old

Henrietta Highsmith Williams just might be the oldest citizen in Wayne County. The 107-year-old Mount Olive woman spent some time in Wayne Memorial Hospital last week while a room was readied for her at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Dr....