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Sunday, October 30, 2005

The Blue Light Special team wins cook-off

Eastern North Carolina barbecue was on the menu Saturday at the second annual Feast in the East at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fairgrounds. Fifteen cook-off teams participated in the Swinefest, sponsored by the Arts Council of Wayne County. The teams...

Convalescent president convicted

The president of Convalescent Transport Inc., which has offices in Goldsboro and other cities, has been convicted by a federal district court jury of 343 counts of health care fraud and three other offenses. Brian Conner will be sentenced next...

Ministering with his music

Every fall, Mitch Ham says he gets the fever to record some of his music. The fever broke a year ago while he was attending a worship conference in the Great Smoky Mountains. "I was in my room praying that...

Officers want to talk to man seen at school

The man who roamed the hallways at Rosewood Elementary School and evaded law enforcement officers for two hours Thursday has been identified as a man from Durham, Sheriff Carey Winders said. But Conrad Alexander Burke, 26, will not be charged,...

City taking aim at litter bugs

Candy wrappers, cigarette butts, pizza boxes, a rusted out washer and dryer and one rotted out tire. Litter bugs are swarming the city and leaving their mark in various ways. Mayor Al King said as he drove down Ash Street...

'Life Savers Program' teaches students importance of saving

Fifth grade teachers at Tommy's Road Elementary School are banking on a program designed to teach students about the importance of saving for the future. The "Life Savers Program," launched last year through a grant, was so successful that several...

Kayaking grandmother tests the waters by pursuing degree

WILMINGTON -- It is 6:30 a.m. as Kristen Whitmore enters the surf with her flat bottom kayak. She calls it "dawn patrol," when the clouds are still pink and the wind soft. She says it's her favorite time of day,...

Wayne Red Cross assisted 51 families who were victims of fire

The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross assisted 51 families last year who were victims of fires. When local fire departments respond to a home fire, the Red Cross also answers the call, according to Teresa Williams, disaster...

Wayne County Superior Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Fanaro Devell Kornegay, 31, Randall Lane, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, 20 to 24 months. *Gary Lamarcus Langston, 16, East North Street, Fremont, breaking and entering of...

United Way still pushing to meet goal

Unlike any other United Way branch in the state, or even the nation, United Way of Wayne County has two goals it would like to accomplish in the upcoming year. Aside from its monetary goal, Executive Director Steve Parr said...

Public record

Armed Robbery Jennifer Mynhier of Cashwell Drive told Goldsboro police that an unknown black male showed a handgun and demanded cash from her early Saturday morning in the parking lot of Bicycle World in the 2200 block of E. Ash...

Festival offers alternative for trick or treat

When Timothy Whitfield first came to the W.A. Foster Recreation Center, the surrounding neighborhood had seen its share of violence and other scary activities on Halloween. However, for the past four years, Whitfield has made it his mission to provide...

Northeast Duplin Communities Library will be open for viewing

ALBERTSON -- The Northeast Duplin Communi-ties Library is almost ready to open, and people will be able to go inside during the upcoming fund-raising event there. The new library is in the former Peary Davis home at the intersection of...

J.B. Price elected to Civitan post

J.B. Price has been elected to serve as Civitan Lt. Governor of Area 6 for the 2005-2006 term. Area 6 consist of seven Civitan clubs, Clayton, Four Oaks, Goldsboro, Greenville, Kenly, Kinston and Smithfield. He will be required to visit...

Franklin Baking to hold barbecue for Katrina victims

Franklin Baking Company will hold a barbecue chicken cookout Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the company, 607 N. Carolina St. The cookout is open to the public with all proceeds going to the Flowers Foods...

Bertha King fair share finalist

Bertha King has been selected as the sixth finalist in the United Way Fair Share Challenge. She is employed with WAGES Headstart. The Fair Share Challenge is sponsored by Goldsboro Chrysler Dodge Jeep. Anyone who gives their fair share (one...

Wayne County District Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *April Tubbs-Chase, 30, U.S. 117 North, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, not guilty. *Theresa Oates Hill, 34, South Church Street, Mount Olive, second-degree trespass and harassing phone call,...