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Tuesday, December 7, 2004

Morning fog

Bobby Williams A moisture-laden atmosphere combines with warm temperatures to create foggy conditions in southern Wayne County. This fog-shrouded barn is located on the Ronnie and Nelson Parks farm on Emmaus Church Road near N.C. 55....

Council approves plans for four new stores

Four new stores, including T.J. Maxx and Circuit City, are coming to Goldsboro, according to City Manager Richard Slozak. Slozak said the other two stores are Ross's and Bed, Bath and Beyond. Though there are still some details to be...

Board hopes to put brakes on stoplight

The Wayne County commissioners are trying to stop a stoplight on U.S. 117 South from being activated. County officials asked the N.C. Department of Transportation on Monday not to turn on the stoplight at O'Berry Road near Dudley and to...

City extends Slozak's contract

The Goldsboro City Council decided Monday to keep Richard Slozak around for at least another month. Slozak, the city manager, will retire Dec. 28 after working for the city for more than 30 years. He will stay on as an...

Council's vice-chairman vote angers Republican

Wayne County Commissioner Efton Sager criticized Democratic commissioners Monday for once again failing to consider a Republican for an officer's position. "Whatever happened to bipartisanship?" Sager said. "You are ignoring the fact that everyone on the board is qualified for...

Counciil bans aggressive begging

If you're going to beg in Goldsboro, you'd better do it politely. The Goldsboro City Council passed an ordinance Monday prohibiting "aggressive panhandling" within the city limits. Several councilmen said last month that they had received numerous complaints from citizens....

Empty Stocking update

Invitations to the Empty Stocking Fund party were mailed on Monday. Parents and guardians of 610 children will be asked to accompany them to United Artists Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 18, for a morning of ageless Christmas magic. Santa will...

Wayne man shot during alleged criminal act

A Wayne County resident was shot and killed near Whiteville over the weekend after allegedly trying to force a man to give him a rent receipt at gunpoint, according to law-enforcement officers. Capt. Bobby Benton of the Columbus County Sheriff's...

Briefly

Christmas dance The Starlight Dance Band will present its annual Christmas Dance Saturday from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at Herman Park Center. The event is being sponsored by the Goldsboro Recreation and Parks Department. Cost is $5 at the door....

Public records

Pair robs store A convenience store was robbed before dawn today by an undetermined amount of money and three bottles of alcohol, according to a Goldsboro police report. A clerk at The Pantry at 515 E. New Hope Road told...

Students enterprising poinsettias

Horticulture students in Wayne County high schools are learning more than just how to grow plants. Teachers also plant the seeds on how to work with customers and sell their wares. It all blooms into a marketing effort -- flowers...

Jones named mayor pro tem of Seven Springs

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Peggy Jones is the new mayor pro tem of Seven Springs. The town board also decided to interview three candidates for the vacant town commissioner seat. The town has been missing a town commissioner since August when...

City gets high marks on audit

The city received an excellent grade on its 2003-2004 fiscal year audit, the Goldsboro City Council learned Monday night. Dean Horne of Pittard Perry & Crone Inc. presented a review of the city's financial health, saying the city put back...