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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Proposed train routes

The N.C. Department of Transportation has endorsed both Goldsboro, Fayetteville routes for Raleigh-to-Wilmington passenger trains. Better freight service would add nearly $200 million economic impact and at least 320 jobs over 20 years to eastern N.C., DOT estimates. The...

Eric Lane gets death penalty

Eric Glenn Lane, who murdered 5-year-old Precious Ebony Whitfield more than three years ago, will pay for the crime with his life. A Wayne County Superior Court jury of 10 women and two men needed only 50 minutes to agree...

Family: 'We miss her'

The grandfather of Precious Ebony Whitfield hopes her murderer, Eric Glenn Lane, will realize the grief and sorrow he caused. John Whitfield of Fayetteville said Monday he knew a Wayne County Superior Court jury would sentence Lane to death for...

Working on a railroad: Recommendation is in

No passenger trains have pulled into Goldsboro's Union Station for nearly four decades, and none are expected for years to come. But the possibility that the retired depot could again become a transportation hub had Goldsboro officials and businessmen celebrating...

Rail system through city will be boost, some say

Local officials and business-owners say they are excited about the potential for passenger rail service in downtown Goldsboro. Joanna Thompson, president of the Economic Development Commission, said she thinks the move could be a boost for downtown Goldsboro. "It's one...

No end yet for dispute on budget

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education met Monday to discuss their differences over money but settled nothing except the date for the two sides to meet again. Both boards said they wanted more information from the...

Eleven schools will have new start times this fall

Eleven of Wayne County's public schools will have new start and dismissal times when classes resume in the fall. The county Board of Education approved the changes Monday night. The adjustments were made to accommodate a smoother bus schedule, said...

Commissioners hear about growing Hispanic influence

Wayne County's Hispanic population has increased 300 percent in the past decade, Wayne County commissioners learned Monday, with most of the increase in the southeastern section of the county. Wayne is also getting the "cream of the crop" in terms...

Wayne schools honored

The Wayne County Public School system has been named school district of the year for eastern North Carolina for its efforts in international education and cultural exchange. The Visiting International Faculty Program announced the award. The school system has participated...

Public records

Bad headlight leads to chase When officers tried to stop a car with a defective headlight Monday night, the driver sped away and led them on a four-mile, high-speed chase in southern Wayne County. Sheriff's Deputy William Wells saw the...