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Wednesday, April 7, 2004

Council threatens lawsuit over schools

The Goldsboro City Council threatened legal action today if its concerns about the problems facing schools in central Goldsboro continue to be ignored by the school board. Council members outlined their concerns in a letter to the county commissioners,...

County sets zoning hearing on changes to protect base

Wayne County residents will have a chance next month to speak about a proposal to make it tougher and more expensive to build near Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The county commissioners agreed Tuesday to call a public hearing...

Fire at Wayne Motel to be investigated

A fire damaged three rooms at the Wayne Motel on Tuesday night and was referred by fire officials to Goldsboro police for a further investigation. The guests were evacuated quickly, and no one was injured. "We're trying to determine...

Men indicted for restaurant heists

Two men accused last year of robbing numerous businesses, including Chinese restaurants, in eastern North Carolina have been indicted on felony charges in Wayne County. The men were indicted by the Wayne County Grand Jury on charges of robbing...

Bowles says he's focused on east's needs

Erskine Bowles wanted to go to Congress two years ago to help improve the lives of rural North Carolinians, he said then. He still does, he said Tuesday. "It's been a long time since we've had a senator who was...

Borden building dedicated

The Borden Building was formally reopened Tuesday afternoon as the new home for local mental health services. More than 100 people, including Goldsboro Mayor Al King and the Wayne County commissioners, attended the dedication service. The ceremony also honored...

Youngster injured in traffic accident regains consciousness

A fourth-grader at Tommy's Road Elementary School remains hospitalized at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville after a Monday night accident that claimed his mother's life. Ryan Goins, 9, of South Harding Drive, was listed in critical condition but has regained...

Briefly

World War II re-enactment The Wayne County Museum is hosting a re-enactment called, "The American and German Soldiers during World War II." The goal is to take attendees back in time to experience the war through the eyes of the...

Three solutions given for Duplin schools

KENANSVILLE -- It looked as if a 1,000 people turned out Tuesday night to argue for and against consolidating high schools in Duplin County. Most of them were parents of students in either the B.F. Grady, the North Duplin...

Public records

Resident finds thieves in home A Dudley man returned home Tuesday and saw two men inside stealing his property, according to a Wayne County sheriff's report. The robbers had picked up a handgun, a holster, a jar of change and...

Forte loses appeal

Linwood Earl Forte, sentenced to death last year for the murders of three elderly people in Goldsboro, has lost his appeal of a seven-year sentence for assaulting a prison guard and trying to escape before his trial. After he...

City approves purchase of litter vacuum

Goldsboro roadways should soon be a little cleaner. The City Council approved buying a portable litter vacuum machine at Monday night's board meeting. The vacuum, which will remove debris and trash from roadways and right-of-ways, will cost the city...