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Friday, March 11, 2005

City Council aims to hit violators in the pocketbook

PINE KNOLL SHORES -- Goldsboro City Council members were shocked Thursday to find out that people who violate city ordinances have not been fined in nearly a year. Fines are likely to resume in April and at higher levels --...

Areas surrounding downtown need study, DGDC chairman says

PINE KNOLL SHORES -- Rebuild the Paramount? Sure, only do it somewhere else, one Goldsboro resident said. While she said she had wonderful memories of the theater, she had been afraid to go there for years, the woman wrote in...

Alternatives to closing road being investigated

Some Mount Olive residents are opposing a proposal to expand the town's airport runway by closing an adjoining road, but local officials say they are still willing to look at all options. "We're planning a workshop with landowners around the...

Briefly

Wild weather ride Hold on to your hats, Wayne County could be in for another wild weather ride over the next few days when everything from storms to snow is possible. There is the risk of severe weather this afternoon,...

Public records

Man charged in murder try A 20-year-old Goldsboro man -- wanted by Goldsboro police on a charge of attempted first-degree murder on New Year's Day -- was arrested Thursday night by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Cedric Levern Smalls of...

City fights eight big fires including Paramount Theater

Goldsboro firefighters extinguished eight major fires in February, including the predawn blaze that destroyed the century-old Paramount Theater on South Center Street. The eight fires caused an estimated $1,177,700 in damages, including $1.1 million to the historic downtown theater. The...

Rosewood boy's dreams come true at Cherry Point

By TOM BONÉ The Havelock News Dalton Wallace wore his flight suit to church. The 7-year-old from Goldsboro was still flying high from a recent visit to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, where he was the center of attention...

Salvation Army to renovate shelter

The Salvation Army will soon be renovating its homeless shelter, thanks to money from the city. A $100,000 grant, made possible through the Community Development Block Grant program, will allow the Salvation Army to upgrade the inside of the building....

County social workers honored by schools

Social workers in Wayne County public schools were dubbed the "Magnificent 13" during its annual luncheon at Goldsboro Country Club on Thursday. Patsy Faison, the principal at Tommy's Road Elementary School, coined the phrase during her remarks as guest speaker....

Wayne Country Day to open Monday

Wayne Country Day School will reopen Monday, says its headmaster. The school has been closed since a severe storm Tuesday damaged several classrooms. Headmaster Eddie Radford said today that most of the damage to Wayne Country Day was to the...

Pickle Fest plans being firmed

MOUNT OLIVE -- Plans are taking shape for the 19th annual N.C. Pickle Festival. The festival will be held April 22 and 23, with kick-off events set for April 16 and 21. On April 16, the Tour de Pickle bike...

Commemoration of CSS Neuse scuttling scheduled

KINSTON - The scuttling of the Confederate ironclad CSS Neuse, which was built at Seven Springs during the Civil War, will be commemorated Saturday at 3 p.m. at the CSS Neuse/Richard Caswell state historic site in Kinston. The boat, built...

Farm buildings damaged by Tuesday storms

Tuesday morning's storms caused damage to farm buildings across Wayne County, according agents with the Cooperative Extension Service. Kevin Johnson said that many farm buildings were damaged by the high winds. Nine tobacco greenhouses sustained heavy damage, while others received...