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Sunday, June 6, 2004

Former President Reagan dies

AP Photo/Ron Edmonds U.S. President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan walk to the waiting presidential helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, in this July 12, 1986, file photo, en route to spend...

Base commander wins national honor

Brig. Gen. Eric Rosborg, the commander of the Fourth Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, has received the 2004 Top Wing Commander award from Air Combat Command. Rosborg said he and his wife, Elizabeth, are excited. "But...

D-Day veteran can still hear the gunfire

D-Day memories come flowing back into the mind of retired Army Capt. Alfred J. Linton on this day. The sounds of gunfire are all too distinct. Losing four of his fellow soldiers stands out as he looks at his...

Price promises to help gain jobs

If re-elected, Wayne County Commissioner Atlas Price promises to help the county add new jobs to replace those lost in the last few years. "Since we have lost furniture and textile industries, as well as 50 percent of our tobacco...

Anderson wants to add balance

Wayne County Commissioner Andy Anderson doesn't plan many changes following his near-certain re-election this fall. "After 11-plus years as a commissioner, most people know how I think and vote and the values I stand for," Anderson said in his campaign...

Legal fees cost city more than expected

The city of Goldsboro has spent $160,221 in legal fees this year, $7,000 more than budgeted for the entire fiscal year, and there are still two months left in the fiscal year. Legal fees for the 2003-2004 budget were...

City Council plans vote on budget

The Goldsboro City Council is scheduled to vote on its annual budget Monday, after several budget work sessions and a few modifications. Those modifications include postponing a downtown survey, increasing city cemetery fees and giving an additional $2,500 to...

Severe storms roll through area

The National Weather Service received several reports about a tornado that touched down around noon Friday near the Nahunta area. Doug Schneider said the official report came in from law enforcement, but he said several people reported spotting it....

Jury orders schools to pay $250,000 for bleacher accident

A jury has ordered the Wayne County public school system to pay $250,000 to a man who fell off the bleachers at a high school basketball game. Richard G. Carter of Wilson had sued the Wayne County Board of...

Public record

Custodian sex charge A prison guard at Neuse Correctional Institution has been charged with sex by custodian. Shirleane Long, 43, of Brentwood Drive, Dudley, was charged on June 4 by Sgt. Anthony Carmon of the Goldsboro Police Department and SBI...

Purple Heart to be awarded in memory of World War I veteran

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The 5-year-old girl sat at the feet of her father, Levi Dawson, and listened to stories about when he was injured in World War I. "My daddy could really tell stories," said Jewel Dawson Kilpatrick, now...