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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

House fire

Bobby Williams photo Smoke pours from a house on Shaw Court this morning as a Goldsboro fireman works on the roof. Firemen answered the call shortly after 8. For more information see Fire destroys Shaw Court home....

Fire destroys Shaw Court home

A woman awakened by the sounds of a fire in her bedroom was unhurt this morning after the fire heavily damaged her home on Shaw Court near Hooks River Road. Marquita Waters of 208 Shaw Court said she didn't hear...

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany named pope

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany is the new pope. The announcement was made at about 12:40 p.m. EDT today, about 45 minutes after white smoke poured from a chimney at the Vatican and bells tolled...

Man dies after 4-wheeler hits telephone pole

A Wayne Memorial Hospital police officer was killed Monday night when he was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle near the end of River Road, officials said. The victim was identified by the state Highway Patrol as Jason Reid Lee, 26,...

Defendant takes stand in murder trial

An emotional Dwight Sloan of Pikeville told a Wayne County Superior Court jury Monday he never intended to harm, shoot or kill Jamaal Rashaud Pearsall. The 23-year-old Sloan, his voice breaking at times, took the stand to answer first-degree murder...

Mayor chases Pizza Inn mascot pulls up lame

Goldsboro Mayor Al King made a make-it-or-break-it effort to win the Slowpoke Race at Saturday's De-Rail-A-Bration. The event pitted local officials against one another in a one-block foot race. King, who admitted that he did not stretch or warm up,...

Bloodmobile

The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Wednesday from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at Wayne Christian School. Donors will receive a free Blood Tour 2005 T-shirt....

Public records

Robberies A man and a restaurant were robbed Monday night, according to Goldsboro police reports. William Arthur Dixon, 65, of Evergreen Avenue told officers that two young black men, one armed with a shotgun, approached his car in a convenience...

Residents oppose changes to U.S. 70

A number of Wayne County residents opposed a plan presented Monday by state transportation officials to redirect traffic and close some median crossings on U.S. 70. Information on the proposals was presented in a workshop held at Eastern Wayne Elementary...

County officials set sucession plan

Wayne County is putting a succession plan in place for its key positions so the county will not be left unprepared if someone leaves unexpectedly. "What if I was hit by a bus tomorrow?" County Manager Lee Smith asked. "Who...

County commissioners disagree with state on Homeland Security spending

Wayne County's commissioners disagree with the state's mandate on how the county must spend Homeland Security funds, and they are sending that message to the governor. This morning, the commissioners unanimously passed a resolution opposing the funding process of Homeland...

Public hearings don't attract much attention

The Goldsboro City Council had more public hearings Monday night than it had people wanting to speak. The council sought comments on five zoning matters and an annexation request, but none of the issues proved to be controversial. Only four...

Cherry Hospital honors volunteers

Cherry Hospital honored its volunteers at an appreciation luncheon Monday, paying special attention to two who went above and beyond the call of duty. Dr. James Osberg, interim hospital director, praised the workers for following in the footsteps of other...

Borden roasted, toasted for service to Boy Scouts

Friends and relatives roasted and toasted Lee Borden to a turn Monday night as he received the Distinguished Citizen Award for his volunteer work with the Boy Scouts. Borden was well-done by the end of the dinner, an annual fund-raiser...