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March 21, 2004 archives

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Sunday, March 21, 2004

Rapist convicted

A courageous elderly woman fought off an attacker last summer and then testified that he also had raped her in her Goldsboro home of more than 50 years. DNA evidence collected from the 76-year-old victim proved that the 35-year-old...

Guardsman's death discussed

Jocelyn Luis Carrasquillo died a hero. That's the one thing his family will feel certain of when they lay him to rest today in Goldsboro. Family members said Friday that they continue to want more details surrounding the National...

Electronic recycling

Keep Wayne County Beautiful is giving residents another chance to keep obsolete and harmful electronic equipment out of the county landfill. The organization is once again teaming up with Franklin's Recycling Co. to hold a one-day electronics collection. The...

City election Tuesday

Registered voters in Goldsboro's District 6 will go to the polls Tuesday to try to decide again who should be the newest member of the City Council. Danny Roseborough and Jackie Warrick will be on the ballot to see who...

Richard Glazier performs

"Can't sing. Can't act. Slightly balding. Can dance a little bit." This was the evaluation given of an actor who had auditioned for RKO in the early 1930s. Know who he was? Fred Astaire! Fortunately, Hollywood gave him a...

Red Cross auction

The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross made more than $10,000 on it first Heroes Campaign auction. It was held Thursday at Lane Tree Golf Club. The auction featured a multitude of sports memorabilia and other items....

Rock climbing wall

Students at Rosewood Elementary School are climbing the walls, but not because spring has arrived. A 42-foot-long rock climbing wall has been added to the school's physical education program. It is about 10 feet high and students climb across,...

Public safety course

A distraught husband calls 911. Within minutes, sheriff's deputies arrive to find a woman has been stabbed many times. EMTs determine she is dead. So far, it is all in a day's work for Wayne County public safety professionals. Then...

Wayne people in the military

Donald Fabrao Navy Seaman Recruit Donald A. Fabrao, son of Donna L. Fabrao of La Grange, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at the Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Fabrao completed a variety of training...

Volunteer Wayne

Volunteer Wayne offers opportunities to serve Wayne County for all ages. This service is provided by Volunteer Wayne and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Wayne Community College. Contact Joy Pearce at 735-5151, ext. 336, or at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer...

Sunday Briefly

Big barbecue sale The Salvation Army is getting ready for its annual barbecue luncheon, an event that has been known to sell as many as 2,000 dinners in two hours. This year's sale will be Thursday from 11:15 a.m. to...

Mount Olive court

Mount Olive District Court These cases have been heard in Mount Olive District Court: *James Marshburn, 20, Nelson Street, Mount Olive, assault, not guilty. *Dean Grady, 43, Emmaus Church Road, Mount Olive, assault inflicting serious injury, not guilty. *Gary Octavious...

Mathany's log cabins

Some familiar scenes in Wayne and Johnston counties have been brought to life in a multi-dimensional way. Dick Mathany, 86, of Goldsboro is a man of many talents. He plays the piano and has developed a hobby that keeps...

Imani event planned

The first Imani Weekend, sponsored by Rebuilding Broken Places, will include several activities designed to build a stronger community. "This celebration is intended to re-energize hope in our community, commemorate community struggles and contributions and provide a new hope for...

Duplin drug arrests

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Sheriff's Office has arrested three men and a woman on drug charges. They are Joel Candido Arias Rangel, 46, of Mount Olive, Federico Herrera Perez of Warsaw and Abelardo Borja and Joana Bermudez Martinez, both...

District Court

Wayne County District Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *Chrystal M. Ingram, 20, Shirley Drive, Dudley, injury to personal property and communicating threats, not guilty. *Tessa A. Jones, 26, Vanderbilt Circle, communicating threats and injury...