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Sunday, February 5, 2006

County has new bioterrorism specialist

Before his workday gets under way, David Hesselmeyer sits down at his computer and checks out the latest news. Beyond having a passing interest in current events, he said it is actually critical to his job as bioterrorism planning coordinator...

Confessed murderer considered for parole

A man sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty in 1993 to second-degree murder is being considered for parole. Lionel Lamont Cox, now 33, of Lillington is being considered for release under the mutual agreement parole program, or MAPP,...

'Gamers' flock to try latest

Hundreds of video game enthusiasts packed the floors of Wayne Community College to get the chance to play their favorite games and to learn about the technology that makes those games possible during the inaugural Goldsboro Gaming Expo Saturday. The...

Brashear named Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizen

Harold Brashear of Goldsboro will receive Torhunta Boy Scout District's 2006 Distinguished Citizen Award this spring. The Boy Scouts chose Brashear to receive the award during the district's annual banquet at 6:30 p.m. March 28 in the Goldsboro Country Club....

New Red Cross wall will honor donors as well as their heroes

People who donate to the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will have the opportunity to be a permanent part of the chapter's history. The Gallery of Heroes wall will be located inside the main lobby of the...

Festival will showcase other cultures

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College will host its fourth annual International Showfest on Tuesday, Feb. 21. To be held in the Lois K. Murphy Regional Center at 7:30 p.m., the event is sponsored by the Mount Olive College International...

Retired state employee awarded Long Leaf Pine

Brenda Britt, a retired state employee with the Department of Prisons and Community Corrections, has been named a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Gov. Mike Easley. Ms. Britt, a Goldsboro resident who retired in December...

Two sentenced for roles in home invasion

Two young Goldsboro men have been sentenced to prison for their parts in a home invasion and assault in 2005 in Goldsboro. Lindsay William Young, 17, of Bright Street and Tishan Geigher, 21, of Courtyard Circle pleaded guilty in Wayne...

21 students nominated for Governor's School

The 2006 Governor's School nominees have been announced by Wayne County Public Schools, with 21 students on the list in the areas of academics and performing and visual arts. The Governor's School of North Carolina is the oldest statewide summer...

Public Record

Investigations These incidents are being investigated by deputies of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office: * Between Jan. 20 and 11 a.m. Feb. 3, a 1994 white GMC Sierra truck with the license plate number NWM-4973 was stolen from the 2600...

Nominations sought for Mount Olive DSA

The 54th annual Mount Olive Jaycee Distinguished Service Award Banquet will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Southern Wayne Country Club. The cost for the banquet will be $15 at the door. The doors will open at 6:30...

MOC Valentine's event set

The Mount Olive College at Mount Olive Student Government Association invites the public to "An Evening of Love" at the Murphy Center Dining Hall on Feb. 14. A dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $7. After dinner,...

Man pleads guilty in armed robberies

A 20-year-old Goldsboro man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for his part in several armed robberies last year in Goldsboro. Marcus Demetrius Benton of Courtyard Circle pleaded guilty to two armed robberies and was sentenced...

Goldsboro Builders Supply moving to Patetown Road

After 53 years downtown, Goldsboro Builders Supply is moving this summer. The company will relocate from Carolina Street to 701 Patetown Rd., the former site of SouthCo Distributing. Arthur Lee Perry founded Goldsboro Builders at its current location in 1953....

Fremont enters sewer repair agreement

FREMONT -- The Fremont Town Board of Aldermen has adopted an amended engineering services agreement to repair its sewer system with its contracted engineering firm. The board voted unanimously Tuesday night during a special meeting to accept the agreement with...

Council to consider rezonings, landscaping

The Goldsboro City Council will consider rezoning two tracts of property and approval of several building landscaping and renovation plans at its meeting Monday. The council meets at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall following a six-month...

Andy's founder honored by state Restaurant Association

Kenneth Moore, the founder of Andy's Cheesesteaks, was a finalist for the Restauranter of the Year award given by the North Carolina Restaurant Association at its 59th Annual Awards Dinner in Pinehurst on Jan. 22. Tommy and Donna Haddock of...