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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Community building to be razed

After several months of deliberating what should be done with the burned-out Wayne County Community Building, the building's board of directors and trustees voted unanimously today to demolish it. "I don't think we have a choice," said Trustee Ed Borden....

Third man is arrested in 2003 home invasion

Police have arrested a 19-year-old man who was wanted on charges involving the brutal home invasion of a Chinese restaurant owner and his wife and numerous armed robberies more than a year ago. Curtis Arlandea Washington, who had Hookerton and...

Support group for single fathers forms

Carlos Stanley considers himself an advocate for the little man. Out of work since February 2003, he became a single parent to 3-year-old daughter JaCoria Cox when she came to live with him in March. He learned about a support...

Juror hearing set

A hearing to determine if a juror in the first-degree murder trial of Eric Glenn Lane should be held in contempt of court was continued Monday to Dec. 13. Wayne C. Harrison, 71, of Pikeville was accused of making prejudicial...

Families of deployed Guardsmen get dinner, support, companionship

Families who are left behind while soldiers are deployed to Iraq will gather to support each other and share their thoughts on Saturday. The 230th Support Battalion Family Assistance Center in Goldsboro is sponsoring a dinner at noon at the...

Public records

3 airmen report break-ins, thefts Three airmen at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base said they had almost $10,000 worth of property stolen over the weekend, according to law-enforcement reports. The property included $5,337 worth of Air Force camera equipment that...

Children to receive toys, gifts

Poverty's child knows the sinking feeling that follows hearing his teacher say, "You may bring one toy that you got for Christmas for Show & Tell." It was for this child that the Empty Stocking Fund was created in 1912....

Briefly

Indian culture program The Wayne County Museum will host a program on Native American culture at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Duane Everhart, an active member of the Piqua Sept Shawnee Tribe, will discuss the eastern woodlands people. The focus of...

Tips for safe holiday shopping

With the Christmas shopping season in full swing, Goldsboro police are warning people not to leave valuables, including gifts, in view in their vehicles. Police Maj. M.D. Hopper said too many people leave their purses on car seats and return...

Ambulance company's bid not presented

KENANSVILLE -- Some people are upset with Duplin County officials for not presenting a private ambulance company's proposal to them. Duplin County commissioners and about 45 citizens met Monday night at James Sprunt Community College to hear a proposal by...

Local student is collegiate Heisman finalist

Will Collins, a senior at Eastern Wayne High School, was named one of 18 state finalists for the Wendy's High School Heisman award. Presented in conjunction with the collegiate Heisman Trophy, the prestigious award honors high school seniors who best...

Former high school star sentenced

A remorseful former Goldsboro High School football star admitted that he had made a terrible mistake last summer when he robbed a tire company of more than $2,400. "I'm sorry for what I did," Derontae Tremaine Lee of Central Heights...

Money sought to redevelop Cobb-Coley Lane neighborhood

Wayne County is asking the state for a $700,000 grant to improve the quality of life along Cobb-Coley Lane. The county commissioners have chosen the neighborhood, off Durham Lake Road south of Goldsboro, as the focus for a Community Development...