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Friday, July 23, 2004

Historic Legion building destroyed

News-Argus/Barbara Arntsen All that's left of the black American Legion on Pine Street is a pile of rubble. The building was condemned by the city several months ago, and demolition began Thursday. For more information see Goldsboro loses landmark....

Runoff would cost Wayne $20,000

Wayne County may have to spend $20,000 next month to hold a second Democratic primary for two candidates for state schools superintendent. Following Tuesday's primary, an Aug. 17 election seemed likely to decide two statewide races. Richard Vinroot made...

Parents get school-transfer letters

Fewer than half of Wayne County's public schools have met new federal guidelines, which means parents at some of those schools have the right to transfer their children. The 2004 "adequate yearly progress report" was released Monday by Wayne...

Brother sues sister

A 19-year-old man is suing his 17-year-old sister for her share of an inheritance after she was convicted in Wayne County Juvenile Court of participating in their mother's murder. Jacob Eugene Lofton, whose home address was listed as North...

Byrd takes pay cut for job in Princeton

Gene Byrd, a former principal in Wayne County, has taken a $2,300-per-year pay cut to become assistant principal at Princeton High School in Johnston County. His last official day in the Wayne County school system was Monday, according to...

Family, friends gather for sad farewell to murdered mom

April Best reached tiny hands toward her father and cried. David Best, who was allowed to leave Neuse Correctional Institute to attend the funeral of his former wife, held his 8-month-old daughter briefly while the family filed into the...

Goldsboro loses landmark

Bricks crumbled into dusty piles Thursday morning on Pine Street as a piece of Goldsboro's history was erased by a wrecking crew. The black American Legion building at 221 W. Pine St. was a center of activity during World...

Woman sentenced for bilking residents

A 33-year-old woman who reportedly spurned college basketball scholarship offers and embarked on a life of crime was sentenced to about four year in prison after being convicted of 11 fraud charges. Louretha Mae King, a former Goldsboro resident...

Public records

Two men wanted Joyner Reeves Two neighbors are being sought by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office on felony charges of breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods. Jasper Wayne Joyner, 24, and Jonathan Lee Reeves, 22, both of...

Woman reports dog poisoned

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of animal cruelty at New Hope Trailer Park. Clara Worley of Josh Lane told investigators she thinks somebody poisoned her dog. She said she found her dog dead around 9 a.m....

Learn about legal assisting careers

Wayne Community College Continuing Education will offer a new introductory course for people considering careers as secretaries or assistants in law firms. The Introduction to Legal Assistant class will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays,...

Jackie Robinson League completes first season

More than 100 people gathered Thursday at the Dillard Alumni Center to celebrate the end of a season and the beginning of a dream. It was a banquet marking the end of Goldsboro's first season of the Jackie Robinson...