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Sunday, April 10, 2005

Wayne Democrats choose Hispanic county chairman

With an eye toward diversity and younger faces, Wayne County Democrats on Saturday elected their first Hispanic party chairman. Gaspar Gonzalez of Goldsboro took over the county's party reins from Larry Jones during the annual Wayne County convention in the...

Brain trauma growing problem among veterans

A Goldsboro psychiatrist is treating a record number of patients, mostly military, for a disorder caused by traumatic events. And new technology shows that this illness, known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, causes physical changes in the brain. "I follow...

County commissioners set priorities as budget process begins

Money for schools, plans for a new animal control shelter, zoning protection for local airports and sewer system improvements emerged Friday as high priorities for the county. Wayne County Commissioners spent two hours reviewing priorities as part of the board's...

Annual De-Rail-A-Bration to be held Saturday, Sunday

Goldsboro is preparing to party like it's 1926. The annual De-Rail-A-Bration returns Friday and Saturday to downtown Goldsboro. All events are centered around Pedestrian Plaza, corner of Chestnut and Center streets, in front of the police-fire building. This year's festivities...

Teen pleads guilty to manslaughter in baby's death

A teen-ager who hit his toddler son so hard that he died pleaded guilty in Wayne County Superior Court to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to five to seven years in prison. Donald Elbert Purnell, 17, of Rifle Range Road...

Guardian ad Litem volunteers honored for work with youth

Volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in court in Wayne, Lenoir and Greene counties were honored Friday with an appreciation luncheon. "I work with one of the most incredible bunches of volunteers," said Colleen Kosinski, the district supervisor...

Lane to go on trial May 23 for murder of 5-year-old girl

Eric Glenn Lane will go on trial May 23 in Wayne County Superior Court for the kidnap, rape and murder of 5-year-old Precious Whitfield in 2002. The date was confirmed Friday by Judge Gary Trawick of Burgaw. The date had...

Tractor show April 30-May 1

Antique farm implement enthusiasts will have a "field day" Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1, at the 4th Annual Farm Equipment Days event. More than 200 tractors, cars, trucks, engines and vintage farm equipment will be on display...

Ten students to compete in annual Jabberwock Beautillion

The Goldsboro Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will present its 16th Annual Jabberwock Beautillion Pageant on Saturday. The pageant will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Goldsboro High School Auditorium. Admission is free. The theme of this year's...

Superior Court

Wayne County Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Christopher William Hicks, 17, Waldrop Road, Dudley, breaking and entering of a vehicle and larceny, eight to 10 months. *Alvin Murchison, 17, Old Grantham Road, breaking...

Seven to participate in Miss Rosewood Pageant

Seven girls will compete in the Miss Rosewood Pageant to be held Friday. It will begin at 7 p.m. in the Rosewood High School gym. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5. The contestants are: Nichola Lumpkin, 18,...

Public records

Break-ins Goldsboro police are investigating these reports: *A compact disc player and $100 were stolen Saturday after a door was damaged at a rental home in the 900 block of North Center Street, police said. The resident, Larry Miller Jr.,...

Muscle and message Power Team hopes to motivate youth in Wayne

Josh Whisneant stands six-feet tall and weighs 275 pounds, with a muscled physique that would turn any woman's head and manners that would impress any girl's mother. Whisneant is a member of the Next Generation Power Team, a group of...

Miss Goldsboro to sponsor blood drive

Miss Goldsboro, Kandis Weeks, will sponsor a Bloodmobile Tuesday for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross. It will be held at the chapter house at 600 N. George St. from 2 to 6:30 p.m. and will be...

City workers to have their day

Goldsboro city employees will get the royal treatment Friday. That is, if kings and queens like hot dogs. The city will hold its fourth annual employee appreciation day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Herman Park Center. The employees...

Briefly

Old Waynesborough plans projects The Old Waynesborough Commission plans to start a million-dollar capital fund-raising campaign this spring. The campaign is the first of its kind in the 25-year history of Waynesborough Historical Village. A new brochure, titled "Preserve Our...

Advisory board to be chosen to operate Duplin center

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Commissioners has approved the formation of an advisory board to help them run the events center when it opens in mid-September. Commissioners told Fred Eldridge, the county manager, and Ed Emory, the director...