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Monday, May 3, 2004

Goldsboro landmark burns

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79-year-old community landmark burns

A tremendous loss and a tragic situation was how community leaders on Sunday described the scene at the Wayne County Memorial Community Building at 239 E. Walnut St. The building, a downtown Goldsboro landmark that had served generations, was...

Residents react to loss of Community Building

Many people in Wayne County have fond memories of the Wayne County Memorial Community Building and were saddened by the fire that destroyed the inside and the roof. Hilda Strider's father, O.C. Liles, was the building's superintendent from 1925...

Community Building has rich history

The Wayne County Memorial Community Building has been a fixture in Goldsboro for almost 80 years. On June 8, 1923, Capt. Nathan O'Berry won the support of "50 interested men and women'' of the Goldsboro community for a memorial building...

Baddour will not run for House seat

Phil Baddour Jr. has decided against a run this year for the N.C. House of Representatives, saying the new district lines would make it extremely difficult for any Democrat to win. Meanwhile, current legislators John Kerr and Larry Bell,...

Power outages reported in Wayne

From AP and staff reports Severe thunderstorms toppled trees and clipped power lines in central and eastern North Carolina on Sunday, and the weather is being blamed for a fatal traffic accident in Kings Mountain, authorities said. Wayne County Emergency...

Commissioners to swear in Best

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners will get a new face Tuesday, followed by some really new faces. During the board's regular meeting, Jack Best will be sworn in as the new District 6 commissioner. Best, a former Walnut...

Programs at Community Building canceled for now

All of the programs at the Wayne County Memorial Community Building have been canceled until further notice due to the fire on Sunday. Neil Bartlett, director of the Goldsboro Recreation and Parks Department, said that the department will transfer the...

Bonnie Taylor is new director of Wayne Pregnancy Care Center

A new director has been named at the Wayne Pregnancy Care Center, which works with expecting mothers who need help. Bonnie Taylor had worked as a computer program analyst for 17 years when she decided to broaden her horizons....

Public records

Intruder shot with own gun during robbery A man was shot with his own gun, another man was wounded in a drive-by shooting and two people were robbed Sunday, according to Goldsboro police reports. A man who entered an apartment...

Number one in Litter

Number one in litter Mount Olive Tribune columnist William Holloman can be almost poetic in his expressions of love for the out-of-doors. Especially for the beauty and solitude one can enjoy drifting down the Neuse River, or lounging amid the...

Beverly Withrow retiring from Home, Health Hospice

Home Health and Hospice Care President Beverly Withrow has announced she is retiring from the nonprofit organization she helped build 23 years ago. "I started as a volunteer with 3HC when it began in Mount Olive in 1981, and I...