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Sunday, March 20, 2005

Thousands take part in battle re-creation

FOUR OAKS -- Thousands of Civil War re-enactors and thousands more spectators filled the fields at the Bentonville Battleground on Saturday to mark the 140th anniversary of the battle. Donnie Taylor, the military coordinator for the event, said he estimated...

Bus system facing federal disability law

A federal mandate will force the Gateway system to begin offering door-to-door transportation within Goldsboro for many disabled people. Beginning April 1, people who qualify will be able to arrange an unlimited number of rides during any hours that the...

Wayne, Duplin, Sampson leaders take 'eye-opening' trip to Mexico

KENANSVILLE -- Problems that people in Mexico face are not that different from those we face in the U.S, said Duplin County Manager Fred Eldridge after he returned from a trip there. Eldridge was part of a contingent of Wayne,...

Briefly

Garbage pickup Wednesday Goldsboro city offices will be closed Friday in observation of the Easter holiday. Sanitation collections that would normally be picked up Friday will be done Wednesday instead. Waste Industries schedule Waste Industries will be closed on Good...

Diabetes a growing problem in Wayne

The number of diabetes cases reported in Wayne County has increased over the last decade, say health officials, prompting the need to look at new ways to provide education and intervention services. County Health Director James Roosen said that lifestyle...

Goldsboro singer among Gimme the Mike! finalists

Daniel D. Johnson, 30, of Goldsboro is one of 20 contestants selected for Fox 50's Gimme the Mike!, a statewide American Idol-style competition. Johnson was one of six hundred people who auditioned for the final round of competition April 13-14...

Student news

Crystal Prince of Goldsboro, a senior at Southern Wayne High School, has been awarded a Barton College Presidential Scholarship. The renewable scholarship will cover $6,500 of tuition for the freshman year. Miss Prince is the daughter of Butch and Denise...

Murder suspect remains at large

Search for murder suspect continues LAGRANGE -- The Lenoir County Sheriff's Department was still looking for a murder suspect Saturday night. Witnesses identified Pablo Baltazar as the shooter in the Thursday night shooting of Saul Sanchez Alonzo at Dooley's Bar...

Alzheimers caregivers workshop planned

A workshop is planned for later this month for family members and caregivers of Alzheimer's and dementia patients. Sponsored by the eastern North Carolina chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, the free workshop will be held Tuesday, March 29, from 9:30...

Superior Court

Wayne County Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Joseph Harold Battle Jr., 35, Wayne Avenue, possession of stolen goods (habitual felon), 80-105 months. *Bertha Wilcox, 29, North Center Street, assault with a deadly weapon...

Military Business Center established at WCC

Doug Simmons has been director of the Military Business Center at Wayne Community College since November. But he's just getting started. The North Carolina Military Business Center has established offices at the small business centers, or SBCs, of the four...

Shoe boxes for tsunami victims still being collected

Shoe boxes for tsunami victims There's still time to pack an Easter shoe boxes for children who were tsunami victims. Someone will be at Adamsville Baptist Church on Thursday, March 31 from 2 until 9 p.m. to collect shoe boxes...

Essay contest focuses on sexual abstinence

Wayne County health officials hope an essay contest will support teens already practicing abstinence and encourage others to follow their example. This will be the third year for the abstinence essay contest, sponsored by the Health Department in collaboration with...

Habitat for Humanity to celebrate 10th home

The public is invited to a dedication ceremony for the 10th house built by Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro Wayne County. The ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at 103 Winslow Place off John Street....