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Sunday, February 27, 2005

City officials plan to be deliberate with plans for Paramount

A week after the Paramount Theater burned, Goldsboro officials do not know if, when or how it will be replaced. And they do not know when they'll know. "We're still in the early stages, but we're gathering some good information,"...

Some want to do more than just rebuild theater

Rebuild the Paramount Theater? That question elicited a wide range of answers from representatives of some of Wayne County's arts organizations. *Of course! Return it to its original look, but make its interior state-of-the-art: up-to-date lighting and sound, a larger...

Commissioners call for educational council

Wayne County commissioners are ready to form an educational council and set a date for a retreat between the school board and the commissioners. Spurred on by discussions earlier in the week with the school board, commissioners decided Friday to...

Barnes receives United Way's top award

Donnie Barnes received the Emil Rosenthal Award Friday at the United Way of Wayne County's annual meeting. The award is United Way's most prestigious award. Presenting the plaque was last year's award winner, Don Magoon. He said Barnes joined United...

Local officials talk, legislators listen

Concerns about the use of Homeland Security funds, school programs and relief from Medicaid spending were some of the topics county officials talked about Friday with legislative leaders. Attending the meeting were: Reggie Holley and Janet Bradberry, assistants to U.S....

Extension of Mount Olive Airport could require part of road to be closed

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive cannot extend its airport runway any farther until it decides how to deal with a road that stands in the way. Airport Manager Mike Bass told the Mount Olive Town Board during a recent work...

Swine facility bids come in high

Bids for construction of a new experimental hog farm at Cherry Research Farm came in higher than expected, officials say. Faram superintendent Eddie Pitzer said the state Department of Agriculture is trying to re-allocate money so that construction of the...

Wayne County Reads program continues

Missing out on Wayne County Reads? It's not too late to join in. The Wayne County Public Library is stocking "Big Fish" at its main library in Goldsboro and its branches. At week's end, a few copies were available. But...

Public records (02-25)

Three hurt in wrecks Three people were injured and damages were estimated at $25,100 in five recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, officers reported. *Damages were estimated at $7,500 in a three-car collision at 3:12 p.m. Thursday at North Berkeley...

Wayne County court reports

Wayne County Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *William Billy Bowden Jr., 39, Edenton Road, Mount Olive, breaking and entering, 121 to 155 months (habitual felon) (appealed). *Lyndell Williams, 29, Stevens Mill Road, possession...

April 15 likely start of Arts Council membership drive

April 15 may be the kick-off date for the Arts Council of Wayne County's membership drive. A fund drive committee met prior to the Arts Council's board meeting to discuss possibilities. Treasurer Gwyn Wilson told the board on Thursday afternoon...

Alston to speak at NAACP event

Melvin "Skip" Alston, president of the N.C. chapter of the NAACP, will speak at the Goldsboro-Wayne chapter's celebration Saturday, March 5. The event, which marks the 96th anniversary of the NAACP's founding, will begin at 6 p.m. at Greenleaf Vision...

Briefly

'Peter Pan' Times for today's performance of "Peter Pan" are 2 and 7 p.m. in Moffatt Auditorium at Wayne Community College. People who bought tickets for a 3 p.m. performance should attend the 2 p.m. show. Any remaining tickets will...