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Thursday, May 19, 2005

The Force is back

Photo by Anthony Nesbit Tim Harrison, left, and Nathan Blount do battle in the lobby of Premiere Theaters while they wait for the midnight showing of the new "Star Wars" film last night. For more information see Start of...

BRAC work not over, officials say

Even though Seymour Johnson Air Force Base got good news from the Department of Defense Friday, local officials say their work to make sure the base stays safe is not over. "Right now, we're just kind of sitting tight," said...

Start of final Star Wars film greeted with cheers

"Oh. It begins." The message was shouted out by a member of the audience as the house lights dimmed for the midnight premiere of "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith." More than 500 people attended the screening...

City budget calls for hike in utility bills

Goldsboro property owners will pay more in utility bills, starting in July, and will also see an increase when their tax bills arrive this fall. The Goldsboro City Council held a work session Wednesday on the city's proposed 2005-06 budget....

Hospital tries to improve care, accessiblity for Latino patients

KENANSVILLE -- Imagine having a heart attack. You are in pain and know something is wrong; and you have to get to a hospital. Once you get there, however, you can't tell the healthcare workers what's wrong with you because...

Learning to de-stress their lives

Members of the Wayne County Mental Health Association learned how to de-stress their lives during the monthly Lunch and Learn seminar. Each month the association holds an hour-long seminar on topics relating to mental health, but Wednesday's presentation was geared...

A protest of reductions in state disabled services being held Saturday at Eastpointe

A protest against reductions in state services for disabled and mentally ill patients will be held Saturday in front of the Eastpointe building at the corner of James and Walnut streets, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Organizers say the...

Engineer for major road projects in Wayne leaving

Wayne County's board of commissioners passed a resolution of support earlier this week for Jim Trogdon, division engineer for the North Carolina transportation department. Trogdon managed Wayne County state road projects for more than five years, forging a strong relationship...

Wayne Community College golf tournament set for June 14

The Foundation of Wayne Community College will have its 13th golf tournament in June to raise money for scholarships. The prizes aren't huge, because the golfers realize all the money is going to scholarships, Foundation Executive Director Jack Kannan said...

Public records

Bank robber strikes again? A man matching the description of the person who robbed a Fremont bank Tuesday may have struck again today. A bank in Rocky Mount was held up by a masked gunman. Fremont Police Chief Ben Reid...

City officials honor members of Goldsboro Youth Council

Mayor Al King and the Goldsboro City Council honored 22 high school seniors this week who have been members of the Goldsboro Youth Council. Community Affairs Director LaTerrie Ward introduced the seniors at Monday's City Council meeting. City officials then...

Fremont board grants zoning variance

FREMONT -- The Fremont town board granted a zoning variance, approved a legal contract for financing a new fire truck, selected a new town auditor and a town engineer, approved garbage pickup for some out-of-town residents and adopted a budget...

Bloodmobile

The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Chevrolet-Cadillac of Goldsboro. Donors will receive a Texas Steakhouse coupon....