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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

No Paramount

File photo Those who had hoped to see a rebuilt Paramount Theater will not see one downtown. The Paramount Reconstruction Committee decided this morning not to move forward with the project for now. For more information see Paramount project...

Paramount project shelved

There will no longer be a $12 to $15 million Paramount constructed downtown — at least not for the foreseeable future. That message was conveyed by Paramount Reconstruction Committee chairman Chuck Allen in a meeting held this morning at...

Robbers hit store again in Fremont

FREMONT -- The Fremont liquor store was robbed Tuesday for the second time in three days. The robbers escaped with about $500, authorities said. Only the clerk was in the store at the time. He was at work when the...

One more day until lottery fever hits

Linda McIntosh at the Rones Chapel Friendly Mart is not looking forward to the work that will accompany the debut of scratch-off tickets in North Carolina Thursday. She said when people come in to buy lottery tickets she will probably...

Councilmen set city's priority list for 2006

Goldsboro City Council members have set their priorities -- and now they are setting their sights on technology upgrades, downtown development and several building projects. Among the building projects listed at the council's recent retreat, three stood out as high-priority...

Officials raise stakes for teen essay contest

Health officials, motivated by the messages conveyed in last year's abstinence contest essays, decided to send one of their own: They launched a college scholarship fund to reward winning entrants this spring. Board of Health members donated their stipend to...

Rotarians take tour of Wayne County

A contingent of Danish members of Rotary International visited Wayne County this week, getting a big slice of Southern hospitality while learning about the area's businesses, government, schools and its people. The group, which included a police officer, account manager,...

Public records

Kitchen blazes damage 2 houses Two kitchen fires resulted in Goldsboro have resulted in an estimated $65,000 in damages, Fire Department reports said. Unattended cooking was blamed Friday for a kitchen fire that caused about $50,000 in damages to a...

Deadline for landowner signup for conservation program is March

March 31 is the deadline for landowners to sign up for the Conservation Security Program. The program is a new conservation measure administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service that rewards farmers who have practiced good...