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Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Commissioners discuss school needs

Wayne County officials expect the school board to deliver an updated list of construction needs by the end of March, with a total that could be as high as $100 million. The county commissioners want to meet soon with...

Iraq explosion

As many as 10 killed in Baghdad hotel explosion BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A large explosion destroyed a hotel in central Baghdad today, and rescuers pulled bodies from the rubble. Witnesses said it was a bomb blast. Two U.S. soldiers...

Less than week before City District 6 re-election

There's less than a week left before Goldsboro's rematch election between Danny Roseborough and Jackie Warrick in District 6. Warrick and Roseborough will face off in the election next Tuesday for the district that spans eastern Goldsboro. The election...

Feast in East to boost local economy

The smell of eastern North Carolina barbecue, the rich history of Wayne County, and the soaring jets from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will be at the forefront of a week-long festival in October. The first "Feast in the...

DMV doubts duplicate vehicle tag

See resolution of this story here Goldsboro City Councilman Charles Williams has been unsuccessful in convincing the Department of Motor Vehicles that its computers erred in issuing the same license tag twice. So he came to the newspaper to shed...

Order of Long Leaf Pine will be awarded to four

North Carolina's highest honor -- the Order of the Long Leaf Pine -- will be presented Saturday, March 27, to four people who have called Wayne County home. Three of the presentations will be made posthumously, accepted by widows...

City condemnations

The Goldsboro City Council voted unanimously Monday to condemn a house and a storage building. The house, at 722 Longleaf Ave., was originally inspected last June and found to be beyond repair by the city inspection department. The storage building,...

Drop-off site set for old electronics

Haul out those obsolete computers, outdated VCRs or old television sets, but don't throw them away. Instead, take them to Sam's Club parking lot on Saturday, March 27, for Keep Wayne County Beautiful's third electronic recycling day. The one-day...

Briefly

DWI correction An article Tuesday on a man getting two charges of driving while impaired in one night contained incorrect information. According to Goldsboro Police Maj. Mike Hopper, the driver was in a wreck on Arrington Bridge Road that the...

Public record

Baby died of head wound, officer says Wayne County Sheriff's detectives have been told the 4-month-old baby who died allegedly at her father's hand sustained a fatal head wound. They've been told the official autopsy report could take six to...

How to stop theft

Because auto theft is a big business and thieves can steal a car in few minutes, Goldsboro police are offering these tips to reduce the chance of a vehicle larceny: Always lock the vehicle. Park in well-lighted, populated areas...

Fremont board gets sewer money

FREMONT -- Fremont got a $250,105 windfall to continue to repair its sewer problems. Retiring Town Administrator Tom Barnes said the money came from funds that had been withheld by the state because the entire project had been finished...

CBA teacher memorialized

A Charles B. Aycock High School teacher who died from breast cancer two years ago has been memorialized in a picture plaque that will be displayed in the school library. Shirley Gardner taught English at the school before she...

Health forum planned

A forum to help families get healthy will be offered on March 30 at the Herman Park Center. The purpose of the forum is to inform parents about the importance of nutrition and healthy living and how to start...