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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Downtown, next

Stop the bulldozers -- Julie Thompson, Joe Huffman and the Goldsboro City Council have a plan. City officials think it's time for a rebirth downtown -- restored homes in the historic district, revitalized businesses. And they say that they can...

Annexation trial resumes Monday

Goldsboro officials and residents along Salem Church and Buck Swamp roads will be back in court Monday to determine whether the neighborhoods will be forcibly annexed into the city limits. The residents have been staving off a city annexation for...

Washington trip connects county officials to federal lawmakers

Several Wayne County commissioners joined more than 2,000 other county officials in Washington, D.C., recently as a part of the National Association of Counties' 2006 Legislative Conference. Commissioners Atlas Price, Andy Anderson, J.D. Evans and Bud Gray spent four days...

Dawson memoir looks back at growing up black in Wayne

A poor, black, skinny and undernourished little boy who lived through the Depression and the evolution of a segregated society said he never allowed adverse circumstances to rob him of his dignity or his desire to succeed. Life might be...

Wayne Republicans gather for county convention

Congressman Walter B. Jones Jr. said the United States must balance its budget, stop illegal aliens and the flow of jobs overseas, equalize import and export tariffs and support military chaplains. Jones, and other candidates, spoke Saturday before about 60...

Duplin prosecutor unhappy with decision to cut killer's sentence

KENANSVILLE -- A jury that sentenced a man to life in prison for murdering his wife was not allowed to hear evidence about his long history of domestic abuse, the prosecutors in the case said. And because of a change...

Walnut Creek Country Club shifts focus, personnel

New staff members are intent on enhancing the image at Walnut Creek Country Club. Jerry Bosquet managed Kinston Country Club for 22 years before retiring in September 2004. A year later, Bosquet came out of retirement to help Walnut Creek...

Superior Court cases

Wayne County Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Lonnie Lee Leak, 26, Astor Court, habitual driving while impaired, 12 to 15 months. *Rodney M. Smith, 39, Stevens Mill Road, possession of controlled substance in...

Student art on exhibit at Berkeley Mall

From staff reports The center corridor of Berkeley Mall will be converted into an art gallery this week to showcase work from hundreds of Wayne Countys top art students. The annual Wayne County Public Schools art exhibition is scheduled for...

Public records

Two men assaulted Two men were assaulted Friday night in separate incidents, according to Goldsboro police reports. Freddie Simms Jr., 41, of Goldsboro was shot at about 7 p.m. at an apartment in the 900 block of Fairview Circle, a...

Parent workshop on No Child Left Behind law

From staff reports Wayne County Public Schools is hosting a workshop designed to help parents better understand the No Child Left Behind law. The parent training workshop will be held at the Wayne County Public Schools' Central Office on Saturday,...

Master Gardener plant clinic open

Got a gardening question? Master Gardeners are here to help. The 2006 Master Gardener Plant Clinic is now open at Wayne Center. The clinic runs through September, and will be open three days each week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from...

library to celebrate poetry month in April

From staff reports The Wayne County Public Library has scheduled several events in conjunction with National Poetry Month in April. Most of the activities are geared toward young people, but library patrons of all ages are invited to participate. Also...

Katrina relief funds available for evacuees

Hurricane Katrina evacuees residing in Wayne County could receive money from the North Carolina Helping Neighbors Fund for medical needs, mortgage or rental payments and utility payments. The money, designated to the county by Gov. Mike Easley, will be distributed...

District Court cases

*Calvin Louis Ferebee, 44. North William Street, no operator's license, 60 days suspended, 12 months supervised probation, 30 hours community service, $65 lawyer's fee, $100 fine and costs. *Jose Manuel Lomeli, 49, Stevens Mill Road, driving while license revoked, 45...