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Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Guardsman's new role unknown to family

A National Guardsman's death in Iraq was caused when an explosive device was detonated near his vehicle, according to the National Guard. Spc. Jocelyn "Joce" Carrasquillo, 28, was the only soldier hurt in the attack. He is from Wayne County...

City will not sell compost to residents

The Goldsboro City Council decided Monday not to sell bags of compost directly to the public because of liability concerns. But store will still be able to buy the compost from the city and sell it. Two weeks ago...

Man gets 2 DWIs in same night after returning to road

Correction As originally published, this article contained incorrect information. According to Goldsboro Police Maj. Mike Hopper, the driver was in a wreck on Arrington Bridge Road that the Highway Patrol responded to. The driver fled the scene of the accident,...

Block grant hearing held

Several community nonprofit groups, from a soup kitchen to several after-school programs, are hoping the Goldsboro City Council will give them part of a federal grant to help low-income residents. The city will receive about $800,000 from the community...

Building a wetland

KENANSVILLE -- A man-made wetland is taking form on a farm in the middle of Duplin County. A track excavator clears trees that will later be dragged onto higher ground to give wildlife a place to build nests. A...

Camo bus designed for country stars

KINSTON -- A 45-foot-long camouflaged tour bus sitting on U.S. 70 belongs to country music stars Daryle Singletary and Rhett Akins. It is temporarily residing at Camo Extreme, where it received the camouflage decorating job. Milton Turnage at Camo...

Gateway audit amazes FTA

The Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority received a glowing review from the Federal Transit Administration, board members learned Monday. "We had the review last week, and it was really outstanding," said City Manager Richard Slozak. "The Feds were amazed at the...

Briefly

Donation fund established A church in Mount Olive is collecting donations for a woman whose home was damaged by a wind storm. Iris Wooten was in her mobile home on Kelly Springs Road on March 7 when strong winds tore...

R.J. Reynolds denies reneging on promise, says it will buy as much leaf as last year

From staff and wire reports At 1:15 p.m. today, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. refuted reports that orders would be cut roughly in half this year in buying tobacco. The company said it would buy the same amount as last year....

Public records

Break-ins Two people are being sought by Wayne County Sheriff's officers and four others have been arrested in connection with one business and two residential break-ins. Sought on felony charges of breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods...