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Sunday, September 26, 2004

Downtown buildings damaged but not destroyed

A fire that damaged an art shop and a warehouse in downtown Goldsboro on Friday could have been a lot worse, said a fire official. "I have been here over 30 years, and that was the best firefighting I've seen...

Missing student's body found

SYLVA -- The search for a former Wayne County resident missing in the mountains of North Carolina has ended. His drowned body was found Friday near a lake where he had been hiking. Aaron Joel Esteppe, 19, a graduate of...

Seven Springs park is testament to town's resolve

SEVEN SPRINGS -- About as many people as live in town converged on the playground for a Saturday morning dedication ceremony that just five years ago would have seemed unthinkable. It was in 1999 that the town was covered in...

Education summit urges cooperation

There may not be one simple answer to problems facing education. But there is a role that everyone can play. That was the message Saturday when 60 people of varying ages and backgrounds attended an education summit at Best Grove...

Fair starts Thursday

Improvements continue to be made at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair to make it more entertaining and customer-friendly, says the event's manager. About $30,000 has been invested in the fair's facilities this year, according to Milton Ingram, fair manager. There...

Former residents gather to remember Little Washington

About 150 people returned Saturday to remember the Little Washington neighborhood in Goldsboro as it used to be. This was the second reunion of Little Washington residents held at Waynesborough Village. About 100 attended the first one, said Doreatha Macklin....

Civil War re-enactor speaks at CBA

Don Collins has been with the Goldsboro Fire Department for 17 years. He has also had an increasing interest in the Civil War era since seeing the movie "Gettysburg." He learned that there are groups that travel and perform re-enactments...

Weather

Rain in the forecast Today, mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. A chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Monday, mostly cloudy with occasional showers. Highs in the upper 70s....

Court News

Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Bobby Detorus Harvey, 23, West Hooks River Road, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, mistrial declared. *William Suggs II, 31, Daly Boulevard, Dudley, possession of cocaine,...

Briefly

Kids' Fest The Wayne County Health Department is sponsoring its seventh annual Kids' Fest on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Berkeley Mall. Over 40 health and safety educational exhibits representing various community organizations will be...

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...

Fifteen vye to be Queen of the Fair

The Queen of the Fair Pageant will be Friday, Oct. 1, at 8 a.m. at the Wayne County Regional Fair. This year's participants are as follows: *Kiana Worrell, 10th grade, Southern Wayne High School, daughter of Sabrina Worrell and Bernard...

Public Record

Investigations The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating the following crimes: *Preservation North Carolina reported someone did $550 worth of damage while trying to steal the plumbing pipes out of a vacant house that is being restored, but they stopped when...

Choral concert scheduled

Markita Chanel Rowe, a contestant in the 2005 Alpha Kappa Alpha Debutante Pageant, will present a scholarship fund-raising choral concert on Sunday, Oct. 10. The concert, at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary of Madison Avenue Baptist Church, 300 S. Madison...

Cherry physician speaks on anxiety disorders

We have names for them -- worrywarts, nervous Nellies, scaredy-cats. What we need instead is some understanding and insight, a Cherry Hospital psychiatrist said Wednesday. Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses and affect both children and adults, Dr....