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Friday, April 8, 2005

Peace be with him

Associated Press photos The death of John Paul II has evoked a remarkable outpouring of affection from around the world and brought an estimated 4 million people to Rome in one of the largest religious gatherings in the West...

Former teacher pleads guilty in child porn case

A former Greenwood Middle School teacher was sentenced Thursday afternoon to probation after pleading guilty in Wayne County Superior Court to three charges of distributing pornographic photos of children on the Internet. Hugh Pate Jr., 52, of N.C. 111 North,...

Kerr supports state lottery for schools

Sen. John Kerr wasn't surprised that the state House of Representatives passed a lottery bill earlier this week. It was a total shift, Kerr said, from previous House votes, but the timing is right. "I think that people are ready...

Gas prices hurting local government expense budgets

From staff reports The recent, rapid rise in gas prices is hurting local governmental agencies' budgets, and few expect to find much relief soon. Goldsboro and Wayne County departments and the Wayne County Public Schools are all looking for ways...

Buyout sign-ups going smoothly

About 40 percent of the tobacco quota holders in Wayne County have already signed up for the federal buyout. Farmers and quota holders have until June 17 to sign up for the program, which will end the federal quota system...

Public records

Accidents Damages were estimated at $19,300 in three recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, officers reported. *A driver was charged with exceeding a safe speed after a rear-end collision at 12:45 p.m. Thursday on Edgerton Street near North Jefferson Avenue,...

Briefly friday

The train is running Get on board and then get some cotton candy. The miniature train and the concession stand in Herman Park are open for business again marking the true start of spring in Goldsboro. The train and concession...