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Thursday, November 11, 2004

WWII pilot recalls service on Veterans Day

The sub-zero temperatures of Iceland stand out in the mind of former pilot Ken Collings. Collings, now a retired colonel, was assigned to Iceland with the U.S. Army Air Corps' 33rd Fighter Squadron in September 1944 during World War II....

City begins to enforce neglect ordinance

Putting off roof repairs or ignoring the peeling paint on your house may earn you some unwanted attention from the city. That's because Goldsboro's Inspection Department has begun its enforcement of the "demolition by neglect" ordinance passed by the council...

Company buys Honda dealership

Goldsboro Honda, a corporation formed this month, purchased Courtesy Honda on Tuesday. Matt Harper, general manager and partner, and Chris Doherty, partner, purchased Courtesy Honda from the Leith family. Doherty owns two other dealerships -- Lumberton Honda in North Carolina...

Local officials push for rail

RALEIGH -- North Carolina could never build enough roads to eliminate traffic congestion, a Goldsboro businessman told a legislative committee Wednesday. "The highway building frenzy that began at the end of World War II has not accomplished its objectives," Sandy...

Briefly

NAACP Veterans program is Sunday The Goldsboro-Wayne branch of the NAACP will hold its second annual Veterans Recognition Program on Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. at the Dillard-Goldsboro Alumni Cultural Center, 801 Poplar St. The program is free and open...

Arrests lead to long sentences in Duplin

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace said Wednesday that four of the drug cases he turned over to the U.S. Attorney General's Office have received lengthy sentences. The sentences were meted out Tuesday in federal court in Raleigh: *Jerome...

Four charged with drugs in Duplin

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace announced Wednesday that deputies confiscated drugs and cash from four people after traffic stops last week. Three men, two of them brothers, and a woman were stopped and arrested on drug charges. Three...

Artist to sign book

Artist Robert F. Irwin will be in Wayne County on Sunday to sign copies of his coffee table book, "Robert F. Irwin 40 Years." The signing will be from 2 until 4 p.m. in the conference room gallery at the...

Public records

Wanted Goldsboro police are seeking information on the location of two men who are wanted on felony charges. Dwayne Lee Hardy, 20, is being sought on charges of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, sale and delivery of...

Mt. Olive seeks parade entries

MOUNT OLIVE -- Entries are being accepted for Mount Olive's annual Christmas parade, which will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. Lineup will begin at 9 a.m. at the corner of Henderson Street and Breazeale Avenue. Prizes...

Teen indicted for assault charge

A Goldsboro teen-ager has been indicted on an assault charge after a stabbing, and two men have been indicted on multiple sex offenses. The indictments were three of the 33 true bills handed up by the Wayne County Grand Jury...

Emma Ward is new Seven Springs mayor

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Emma Ward is officially the mayor of Seven Springs. As mayor pro tem, she had been filling in since Jewel Kilpatrick resigned as mayor in August. At first, the town board didn't want to accept the resignation...