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Thursday, July 15, 2004

Fire at gas station

Bobby Williams photo Best Gas and Grill at 4453 U.S. 117 Alternate, Dudley, was destroyed today in a predawn fire that was being investigated by the State Bureau of Investigation and Wayne County Sheriff's Office. For more information see...

Wayne farmers see bumper corn crop

Harold Overman of Grantham is cautiously optimistic about his corn crop. "I hate to brag, because it's not in the bin yet," he said. "A storm could blow it down." But Overman says this crop is probably going to...

Fire destroys Dudley gas station; cause undertermined

DUDLEY -- Best Gas and Grill, a combination service station and grocery store, was destroyed before dawn today in a fire. The cause of the fire at the store at 4453 U.S. 117 Alternate South is being investigated, but...

Arrest made in shooting death

A 27-year-old man wanted by Goldsboro police on a charge of murder was arrested Wednesday in Benson. Leandren Andre Wilson of North Kornegay Street was charged with shooting Corry Lavon Grantham, 26, of Nor-Am Road. Grantham's body was found Sunday...

City says officer move wil put greater emphasis on cleanup

City code enforcement officers will soon have a more prominent spot in Goldsboro's daily operations. The two officers will move offices July 26 from the maintenance complex on Clingman Street to the city manager's office downtown. It's part of...

Public records

Safe stolen A safe and a tip jar with money were stolen before dawn today from Brooklyn Pizzeria at Mar Mac. Wayne County sheriff's deputies saw two men drive away from the restaurant, chased their car and recovered the stolen...

Briefly

Transparent toad The mystery of a pinkish toad found in a Pikeville yard last week is still being researched, but the amphibian has been invited to be guest of honor at a program on Saturday night. Jana Barfield of the...

Smart Start hires two new employees

Two new employees have been hired by the Wayne County Partnership for Children to work with Smart Start early childhood programs. Lora Lee is the director of program coordination and evaluation, and Cristy Barnes is a program associate for...