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Sunday, January 16, 2005

Herman Park gets new playground equipment

By the end of February, the city will have completed its efforts to refurbish or replace the Herman Park playground equipment. A gust of wind whips the yellow and black police tape that surrounds the playground, but no crime has...

Crime rate down in Goldsboro

Goldsboro police are taking a bite out of crime. Chief Tim Bell says the rate of major crimes was down by 2 percent in 2004 from 2003. But what makes Bell proud is that the drop was the fifth in...

Martin Luther King celebrations set

Goldsboro will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday today with a special play, and on Monday with an annual breakfast. The holiday celebration will start with the Kuumba Ensemble's "The Rumble in My Voice Production" at the Paramount Theater...

Miss Eastern Wayne Pageant Friday

The Paramount Theater will be the setting Friday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. as 10 women compete for the title of "Miss Eastern Wayne High School 2005." The theme of the 12th annual scholarship pageant is "Carolina Girls." Sponsored...

Purnell MOC directior at New Bern

MOUNT OLIVE -- Vaughn P. Purnell has been appointed director of the Mount Olive College location at New Bern. He is replacing Joe Klotz who was director for more than six years. Klotz will continue to teach psychology at New...

Sunday Briefly

State arts council The North Carolina Arts Council will crisscross the state in February to seek public input for its long-range strategic plan. Wednesday, Feb. 9, will find Arts Council board and staff members in Kinston in the Jenkins Room...

Four arrested on check charges

MOUNT OLIVE -- Four Hispanic men were placed in the Wayne County Jail without bond Saturday under charges of forging and passing checks from Carolina Turkeys. They were booked under the name John Doe Saturday night as investigators tried to...

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. For more information, people can contact Joy Pearce at 735-5151...

Superior Court

Wayne County Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Angelo Applewhite, 43, Red Hill Road, Fremont, first-degree rape, 288 to 355 months. *Patrick Ernest Borders, 43, Nahunta Road, Pikeville, possession of cocaine, 10 to 12...

Silver gets honorary degree

Dr. George Silver of Goldsboro was awarded an honorary doctorate by North Greenville College in Tigerville, S.C. The presentation was made during December commencement exercises at the college. Silver was president of North Greenville College from 1975 until 1980. According...

Mount Olive District Court

These cases have been heard in Mount Olive District Court: *Anthony Earl Rivers, 16, South Center Street, Mount Olive, injury to personal property, 45 days. *Kenneth Ray Devone, 22, Clinton, expired registration, 30 days suspended, 12 months supervised probation,...

Hunter's safety class Friday

FREMONT -- The Fremont Fire Department and the B and W Hunting Club are sponsoring a hunter's safety course for those age 10 and older. The class will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and from...

District Court

Wayne County District Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *David Ray Cannon Sr., Harrison Drive, second-degree trespass, not guilty. *Leila Livingston, Bolling Drive, communicating threats, not guilty. *Lon Devargo Nowell, 30, Koonce Street, larceny, 90...

Business Plan seminar

The Business and Industry Center of Wayne Community College will offer the free seminar "Develop A Business Plan That Works For You" on Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 6-9 p.m. in Room 145 of the Dogwood Building on the Goldsboro campus....

Public records

Investigations The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating the following crimes: *An employee at Tropical Pools at 4209 U.S. 70 East told police somebody took two pools and decks from behind the business. They are valued at $8,000. The report said...