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Wednesday, September 1, 2004

It has a great view

Pictured are the silos with a house on top at Cherry Hospital. Don Edwards, buildings manager at Cherry, has researched the history of this odd building. For more information see What's that house doing up there?...

What's that house doing up there?

The number one question posed by tour groups at Cherry Hospital is about the mystery silos with the house on top. "What's that? How'd the house get up there?" is heard often by Tanya Rollins, director of special services. The...

Bigger tax bills hit Wayne County property owners

School, football and hurricanes have already arrived. Now here comes the fourth horseman of the fall — property tax bills. The Wayne County Tax Department mailed nearly 63,000 notices Friday, so by now most people should know what they...

15 drug dealers taken off streets

Fifteen people were arrested and charged this morning for various drug offenses as a result of a nine-month undercover operation conducted by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad. "I hope this will make an impact," said Sheriff Carey Winders. The...

Counties try to shorten delays on U.S. 70

Counties along U.S. 70 East, including Wayne, are considering a proposal to spend their own money to push improvements for the highway. An informal meeting of county officials in Kinston last week resulted in a proposal that each county...

Sold-out crowd gets taste of Wayne

A near-record crowd of 1,200 people came out Tuesday to the 14th annual Taste of Wayne County to sample mouth-watering delicacies from 30 local restaurants. The people started lining up at the main gate to Seymour Johnson Air Force...

City refines ordinance that would eliminate neglected property

City officials are still working out the details of an ordinance that would require property owners in downtown Goldsboro to take steps to protect buildings from decay. If the property owner doesn't comply, a fine of $100 per day...

Many Mount Olive College students are adults

MOUNT OLIVE -- College classrooms are no longer exclusive to recent high school graduates. This year alone, nearly 2,600 students at Mount Olive College will be considered non-traditional. Those students, with a median age of 31, will not only be...

Rotary rings in 100 years

One of several gold bells making their way around the world came to Goldsboro on Tuesday. The bell signifies the ringing in of Rotary International's 100th year of service. One of the bells is currently on a tour of eastern...

Public Record

Motel standoff Goldsboro Police Chief Tim Bell said today that the motel standoff that took place on Aug. 26 is still in the hands of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Sheriff's and Police departments assisted in the arrests at...

Four new deputies added to Wayne County Sheriff's office

Four new Wayne County sheriff's deputies have graduated from the Basic Law Enforcement Training course at Wayne Community College. Deputies Edward Miller, Matthew Miller, Rodney Lovic and Zino Mitchell completed more than 800 hours of training in 12 months. Edward...

Ailments accumulate for Goldsboro woman; benefit planned

Janet Gooding's finger tips fell off. "It's a two-year process," she said. "It's painful when they harden." Today, when they get dry, she wears nitroglycerin strips around them to keep the blood flowing. She suffers from Raynaud's disease. Her...

Briefly

Rising river Rain from Tropical Storm Gaston is sending the Neuse River on the rise this week. The river is forecast to crest at 16.5 feet Saturday in Goldsboro. That would be 2.5 feet above the 14-foot flood stage. Structures...