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Sunday, May 23, 2004

Image of a bank robbery

A bank camera caught this image of a man robbing the New Century Bank at 425 N. Spence Ave. on Friday morning. The man demanded money from the teller, according to Goldsboro police. He took an undetermined amount of...

Bowles speaks to farmers

FREMONT -- Farmers from across the state gathered Saturday hoping to hear some encouraging news about the possibility of a tobacco buyout this year. Music, sweat, cheers and standing ovations were all a part of the day at Jerry...

City budget hearing Monday

The Goldsboro City Council will hold a public hearing Monday night on the proposed budget, even though it hasn't finished its discussions on the document. The next budget work session will be at 11 that same morning, and several...

Dillard weekend planned

The 49th annual Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni homecoming celebration will begin on Thursday and continue through Sunday with dozens of activities throughout the Memorial Day weekend. Hundreds of alumni of Dillard and Goldsboro high schools return each year to celebrate. Activities begin...

Hurricane season is here

The sun is shining, the temperature has warmed up and thoughts are turning to having fun in the summer time. But with the summer comes hurricane season, which starts June 1 and goes through Nov. 30. Wayne County has...

Praise for hospice

When Thelma Mills took her mother to the hospital, it was with the expectation that she would return home when she was released. Mamie Stanley Taylor had some dementia, had had a stroke and while hospitalized, experienced pneumonia, a...

Skydiving at 75

Adrenaline rushed through Lillian Galloway's body. She clinched her fists. Sweat beaded on her forehead. As she looked 14,700 feet down from a twin-engine airplane, there was only one thing left to do. Jump! And that was how she...

Ole Timey Days planned

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Vendors are welcome to sign up for the Ole Timey Days festival next month, which will feature two narrated performances of a Civil War battle. Union and Confederate soldiers fought the Battle of Whitehall in 1862,...

Youth council project

The Goldsboro Youth Council wants to help rising juniors and seniors improve their math scores on the SAT, but it needs the community's help. The program targets under-privileged students, and the Youth Council is hoping for donations to fund...

Walnut Creek gets CERT team

Ten Walnut Creek residents now can play the role of rescue personnel and firefighters, should a disaster prevent those emergency workers from reaching the village. The 10 completed a 21-hour course over four weeks to become the first Community...

Volunteer Wayne

Volunteer Wayne offers opportunities to serve Wayne County for all ages. This service is provided by Volunteer Wayne and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Wayne Community College. Contact Joy Pearce at 735-5151, extension 336, or at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer...

Superior Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *James Matthew Kitchen, 28, Bennett Road, larceny, 80 to 105 months (habitual felon). *Sean Michael Fowler, 24, Vail Road, Pikeville, child abuse inflicting serious injury, 30 to 45 months....

Sunday Briefly

Sen. Dole to visit base U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole will visit Seymour Johnson Air Force Base on Wednesday and Thursday as part of her tour around the state's military installations. Mrs. Dole is a member of the Armed Services Committee...

Student News

Melissa S. Longwith completed the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Campbell University and graduated with honors on Sunday, May 9. She is the daughter of Jane Longwith and the late Buford Longwith and is a graduate of Southern Wayne High...

Mount Olive Court

These cases have been heard in Mount Olive District Court: *Lakisha R. Browne, Clover Ridge Court, Dudley, fraudulent disposal of mortgaged property, not guilty. *Robert R. Browne, 28, Clover Ridge Court, Dudley, fraudulent disposal of mortgaged property, not guilty....

Military News

Patrick Farrell Capt. Patrick Farrell, a flight instructor with the 333rd Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, has earned the Secretary of the Air Force Leadership Award. He attended the five-week Squadron Officer School last November at Maxwell...

District Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *David Henry Hooker Jr., 43, Atlantic Avenue, assault, not guilty. *Sheila C. Seymour, North Spence Avenue, communicating threats, not guilty. *Irish Carnella Etheredge, 16, Biltmore Drive, communicating threats, not...