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Friday, May 21, 2004

Accident on N.C. 111

Bobby Williams Edward Deese of Mount Olive died in this car after it went through a stop sign at the intersection of N.C. 111 South and Zion Church Road and was struck by another vehicle. For more information see...

Bank on Spence Avenue robbed

Goldsboro Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred around 9:30 this morning at New Century Bank at Spence Avenue and Cashwell Drive. The bank was immediately closed to customers while police interviewed employees and viewed tapes taken by...

Graduates begin walking the stage

High school graduation season has arrived, with two private schools holding ceremonies this evening. Seven other schools across the county will follow suit next week. The Wayne County public schools will have 1,086 seniors graduate this year. Five of...

Land owners opposed to zoning around base

Wayne County officials plan to halt -- for now -- a proposal to tighten development rules in high-noise areas around Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's flight lines. The county commissioners said Thursday that the proposal needs to be revised,...

Mount Olive man dies in automobile accident

SEVEN SPRINGS -- A 23-year-old car passenger was killed Thursday in a collision in southern Wayne County, the Highway Patrol said. The victim was identified as Edward Deese of 317-A Tadlock Road, Mount Olive. The wreck was at N.C....

Defense says "snitches' planted in client's cell

KENANSVILLE -- A Superior Court judge heard motions Thursday in the trial of a Mount Olive woman accused last January of murdering her boyfriend at their home in Duplin County. Judge Gary Trawick told Tammy Sue Wilt's defense law-yer,...

Who's buried there?

There are 800 soldiers buried under the Confederate Monument in the Willow Dale Cemetery, but reports are divided about whether they are all Confederates. The Web page for Goldsboro's Travel and Tourism Department says Union soldiers are there, too....

Vintage airplanes visit Wayne

PIKEVILLE -- The bright skies of Wayne County were a haven Thursday for nine vintage aircraft. Aviation enthusiasts of all ages anxiously awaited their arrival. Around 9:30 a.m., a Waco ZPF-7 airplane made a fly-by and landed at the...

Public records

Car theft A man who left the keys in his car late Thursday night while he was at a Goldsboro night club got good news today. The car was recovered, and the driver was arrested by Goldsboro police and charged...

Pikeville proposes sewer rate increase

PIKEVILLE -- The town board has proposed increasing sewer rates for all of its customers. The increase is included in the upcoming 2004-2005 budget, which the board discussed on Thursday with its accountant, Gary Pittman. The increase would begin...

Cause of house fire not determined yet

A fire that destroyed a brick home, which officials said was the center of a domestic dispute, has been turned over to authorities for further investigation. The cause and point of origin of the fire in the home at...

Briefly

New city assistant A familiar face is back at City Hall. Former Goldsboro resident Tasha Logan has returned to take the position of assistant to the city manager. Ms. Logan worked as an intern for the city during three summers...

House votes to delay base closings

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House broke with the Bush administration over military base closings Thursday, disrupting the otherwise smooth passage of a massive defense bill aimed at securing the nation's military strength and winning the war in Iraq. The...