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Sunday, December 12, 2004

Hollywood hooray planned for spring

A three-day gala called "From Tinsel Town to Hometown" is planned for the spring to honor two Goldsboro-born celebrities who went on to find fame and fortune in Hollywood. Actress Anne Jeffreys and Johnny Grant, Hollywood's honorary mayor, will be...

Stoplight battle yields to push for overpass

The Wayne County commissioners did a U-turn Friday, deciding not to fight a stoplight on U.S. 117 South. Instead, the county board has reached an informal consensus that the intersection at O'Berry Road, near Dudley, is dangerous, and the already...

United Way seeks to make goal before end of year

With three weeks to go, United Way of Wayne County has reached 95 percent of its fund-raising goal of $1,332,000. A total of $1,270,100 has been raised as of Friday, said Steve Parr, director. He said this amount will help...

Gift given in gratitude for fund's impact

Empty Stocking Fund volunteers don't do what they do for recognition -- but it is nice when it comes with a $1,000 donation. Fred Thigpen, a native of Wayne County and a lawyer with offices in Moore and Montgomery counties,...

Two from Goldsboro to help president begin second term

Hundreds of military personnel will travel to Washington, D.C., in January for President Bush's inauguration, and two Goldsboro natives will help make sure the 10-day event runs smoothly. U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Michael King is based at Bolling Air...

Family Y's popular father-daughter dance returns in January

Fathers and daughters of all ages had such fun at last year's dance that the Family Y has decided to give them another turn around the dance floor. This year's "Father-Daughter Dance" is planned for Saturday, Jan. 29, from 7...

Public Record

Investigations Wayne County Sheriff's deputies are investigating these reports: *Damages were reported Friday after the back of a vehicle window was knocked out and the side of the vehicle was kicked at Mobile Circle. The owner and victim, Brenda Lee...

Briefly

New name Berkeley and Goldsboro are common names here, and they're also names for "Commons." The Commons being the shopping centers -- one of which is planned for Berkeley Boulevard across from Lowe's Home Improvement Store. The sign to announce...

Store, motel blazes top monthly fire report

Goldsboro firefighters put out three major structure fires, including those at Delmus' Hardware and the Best Western Goldsboro Inn, while answering 188 calls in November. Fire Chief Bobby Greenfield wrote in his monthly report that an electrical problem contributed to...