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Friday, April 23, 2004

Global TranPark hopes warehouse will attract businesses, jobs

KINSTON -- The N.C. Global TransPark will soon have an addition that officials say will spawn more business and create more jobs. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday at the TransPark for a 120,000-square-foot warehouse called GTP One. The...

Man who damaged hospital serves time

A Goldsboro man who went berserk last year at a hospital and then, when he went to court, pretended that he was an undercover federal agent and assaulted an audience member outside of a courtroom had his case heard...

Hines honored as Realtor of the year

Oscar Hines was honored Thursday night for his service to his country, his devotion to his family and his work for the real estate industry. He was so affected that he had to regain his composure before he could respond....

Man killed in shooting at neighbor's house

FREMONT -- A Fremont man was shot to death today in a neighbor's home. The victim was identified as Nicholas Lonte "Red" Jones, 25, of 309 W. Branch St. The shooting was reported at about 7 a.m. at 310...

Father doubts account of daughter's alleged plot

The father of a girl accused of plotting to kill him and his wife says the scheme was nothing more than the angry outburst of a love-struck teen-ager. Michael D. Johnson, 42, of Sandhill Drive says he was surprised that...

Letter says Duplin rendering plant plan may not be dead

KENANSVILLE -- A letter e-mailed to Duplin County commissioners said a rendering plant could possibly be built in the county. This letter prompted a vote Monday by the board to try to prevent such a plant from being built....

Rotary Centennial Project

Two memorials at Wayne Community College are now even more distinctive thanks to Goldsboro Rotary Club members. The Wayne County Emergency Services Memorial bears the names of fire, rescue and law enforcement personnel from Wayne County who gave their...

Warsaw group seeks change in Duplin school system

WARSAW -- Parents, grandparents and business owners will ask to be on the May 4 school board agenda to talk about consolidating high schools. They're inviting other parents to attend the meeting, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. on...

Hospital honors helpers

Volunteers contributed more than 33,000 hours of smiling, listening, comfort and cheer at Wayne Memorial Hospital last year. Honored during a luncheon on Thursday at Goldsboro Country Club, the 220 volunteers were reminded of how valuable they are to...

Transportation plan sets 2005 date for city bike paths

Goldsboro's long-awaited bike bath should be completed by the beginning of next year, say transportation officials. The Transportation Advisory Committee updated its plan for transportation projects Thursday. The plan includes completion of the bike path and continuing several on-going...

Public records

Man wounded A 22-year-old Goldsboro man was wounded Thursday night in a drive-by shooting in the 300 block of North Carolina Street, Goldsboro police said. William Javon Maye of South Slocumb Street told officers that he was walking down the...

City street vacuum to be ordered soon

Getting that trash vacuumed up from the sides of city streets is still a few weeks away, but the machine should be ordered by the beginning of next week. On April 5 the Goldsboro City Council approved buying a portable...

Girl Scouts honor leaders

The Girl Scout Council of Coastal Carolina honored all Girl Scout troop leaders on Thursday, which was Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day, for their outstanding dedication and commitment to over 8,500 Girl Scouts in the Council's 25 counties. Troop leaders...

Briefly

Library selections There is a correction for this notice Ms. Rustin, who is Wayne County's library director, is the president-elect of the N.C. Public Library Directors Association. The original notice follows: Two Goldsboro residents have been selected for positions to...