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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Dudley fire chief says stoplight caused wreck

Bobby Williams photo EMS workers remove David Stevens from the wreckage of his truck on Wednesday. For more information see Truck driver killed....

Truck driver killed

DUDLEY -- A driver for the Mount Olive Pickle Co. was killed Wednesday afternoon after his truck rear-ended a car stopped at a new stoplight on U.S. 117. David Addison Stevens, 56, of Beulaville, died after his truck overturned in...

Fire guts house; 2 escape

Two men escaped injury when a house on Arrington Bridge Road caught fire early today and burned to the ground. "It was a pretty hot night -- like an oven," said Arrington Volunteer Fire Chief Randy Rogers. Rogers said two...

Finally, Terri's long battle ends

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged woman whose 15 years connected to a feeding tube sparked an epic legal battle that went all the way to the White House and Congress, died today, 13 days after...

Student caught with gun at Eastern Wayne Middle School

A 13-year-old student at Eastern Wayne Middle School faces a year's suspension for bringing a gun to school before the Easter break. According to a Goldsboro police report, at about 1:30 Thursday afternoon, a student at the school told a...

Suspect brings weapon to court

A man convicted of knifing and shooting another man carried a switchblade with him during his two-day trial in Wayne County Superior Court. The knife was discovered when Jimmy Parker, 46, of Courtyard Circle, was being searched before being placed...

Public records

Investigations Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating these reports: *A shotgun with ammunition, two televisions, a DVD player and movie DVDs, a chest with coins, a video cassette recorder and 100 music compact discs were stolen Wednesday from a home...

Tutu's daughter to speak at Imani Celebration

The daughter of Bishop Desmond Tutu will be the featured speaker at a week-long session of events aimed at empowering the black community in Goldsboro and Wayne County. Rebuilding Broken Places will sponsor its second annual Imani Celebration on May...

Patetown fire district insurance rating improves

The Patetown Volunteer Fire Department's insurance rating has improved by a point, from a 7 to a 6. Officials say the improvement could save homeowners money in annual insurance costs. Chief John Gardner said the new rating was based on...

Tobacco buyout meeting April 14

The Duplin County Cooperative Extension Service will hold a tobacco buyout informational meeting for quota holders and farmers at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, in the Monk Auditorium at James Sprunt Community College in...

'Spoon River' to be held at Wayne Community College April 14-16

The Foundation of Wayne Community College will present the play "Spoon River," at April 14-16 at 8 p.m. April 17 at 3 p.m. in Moffatt Auditorium on the college campus. The play is based on the poetic masterpiece, "Spoon River...

Library poetry reading Saturday

The Wayne County Public Library will hold a poetry reading and open mike Saturday, from 2 to 5 p.m., to kick off celebration of "National Poetry Month." Michelle Gallant and C. Khalil Goodman, of Steele Sharpens Steele, will host and...

Briefly

Bloodmobile The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lowe's. Donors will receive a coupon for a free car wash. Grantham Fly-In The second annual Fly-In...

Bloodmobile stops scheduled for April

The April Bloodmobile schedule for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross has been released. April 1: Lowe's from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6: Wayne Community College from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 8: Wayne...