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Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Murder for hire plot

A 16-year-old girl was arrested Tuesday by Wayne County Sheriff's officers and charged with asking two people to use a stolen firearm to kill her parents. One of the two accomplices was charged with possession of the stolen firearm and...

Flowers breaks ranks in Best vote

Wayne County Commissioner Arnold Flowers broke ranks with his party Tuesday and ended what could have been a two-month deadlock on the county board's vacancy. Flowers, a Republican, voted with the three Democrats to appoint Jack Best to serve...

Wayne officials to join The Latino Initiative

Wayne County officials agreed Tuesday to join The Latino Initiative, a year-long study of the county's fast-growing Hispanic and Latino population. The commitment includes sending an eight-member delegation to Mexico for a week next March to better understand their...

Belk lecturer explores Washington and slavery

Americans know George Washington as the father of our country and the one who could not tell a lie, but an image of him as a slave owner is not one that often comes to mind. Not only did Washington...

Old German cannon from city park goes on Ebay

The old cannon has seen a lot of action over the years. It has possibly been used in both world wars, and it mysteriously made its way to Goldsboro where it captured the hearts -- and one body --...

Crime Stoppers luncheon honors helpers

Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers turned the tables Tuesday. Instead of rewarding anonymous callers who help law enforcement officers solve crimes, the agency honored the officers who make the arrests and the news media who publicize them, at an appreciation...

Fatal car wreck

A person was killed today on U.S. 13 North near Saulston Road in a wreck. The identity or any other information about the person was not known at press time. Others were injured. The wreck occurred at about 11:15 a.m....

Briefly

Youth Sundays The Community Youth Program Family Sundays in the Park will start up again this year to be held every Sunday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Fairview Park, beginning May 2. The events are sponsored by various...

Public records

Driver charged in school bus wreck The driver of a car that collided with a school bus on Tuesday at Slocumb and East Walnut streets has been charged with a safe-movement violation and driving while his license was revoked. The...

Long range plan for Waynesborough includes expanded funding

Old Waynesborough Commission board members decided Monday that funding for the park is the most important part of their long-range plan, and they plan to ask the Goldsboro City Council and the county commissioners to pitch in more money....

Lane murder trial continued

The trial of Eric Glenn Lane, charged with the 2002 sexual assault and murder of a 5-year-old Precious Whitfield in Patetown, has been continued until the fall. The Wayne County Superior Court trial was scheduled for May 3, but...

Fremont town board allows replacement home

FREMONT -- A Fremont resident will be allowed to replace an old burned-out mobile home in a zone that does not allow them. The Fremont town board, after wrestling with the issue since August, approved a change in its...

Use of city compost studied

An experiment combining the resources of Goldsboro's compost plant, the Cooperative Extension Agency and the state Agricultural Department will help citizens know how to best use Goldsboro's compost. "We're basically trying to see how to grow different plants, using...

Cherry-O'Berry alliance update

Consolidating services at Cherry Hospital and O'Berry Center are creating leaner organizations better suited for the future of mental health services, officials said Tuesday. The two state facilities will have a single management team as of July. Discussions of...

Chance puts together advisory committee

Wayne County Register of Deeds John Chance has formed an advisory committee to give feedback on his office's operations. Many county agencies operate with some type of oversight board, Chance said Tuesday before the county commissioners. The Sheriff's Office...

Black Expo previewed

The history and heritage of blacks in and around Wayne County will be at the forefront during a day-long festival at Waynesborough Historical Village. The free event, called Black Expo -- A Glimpse of History, will be on Saturday,...