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Wednesday, August 9, 2006

What they want...

More than 100 residents told officials what they would like to see downtown in the future -- a new Paramount Theater, community building, more businesses and a revamped train depot. Residents added they hope to see fewer dilapidated houses...

Murder trial begins in Duplin

KENANSVILLE -- Jury selection began Tuesday in the murder trial of Antonio Jenkins. Jenkins is accused of stabbing 86-year-old Mary Beach Fulford to death in October 2003, when he was 13 years old. He is now 15. The victim was...

Residents tell council what they want downtown

A community building, Paramount Theater and restored train depot are among the facilities Goldsboro residents say they want to see around Center Street in the future. Seven years ago, only one person showed up when the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp....

Councilmen weigh in on theater plan

Now that a "doable" Paramount plan is in the city's hands -- compliments of Goldsboro native and businessman David Weil and his "ad hoc committee" -- some City Council members said it's time to find funding for the project. At...

Date set for new primary election

Eastern Wayne County residents will cast ballots Sept. 12 to decide whom they want to face Democratic candidate Van Braxton in the race for the District 10 seat in the North Carolina House this fall, the state Board of Elections...

Board cuts credits for high school graduation

High school students will find it four credits easier to graduate from Wayne County Schools, members of the county's board of education decided at its meeting this week. Students will now have to earn 24 units to graduate rather than...

City officials pledge support to United Way

Goldsboro City Council took action on a zoning request and heard about the United Way at its meeting Monday. During the requests and petitions of citizens portion of the meeting, local attorney Geoffrey Hulse spoke to council members about this...

Public records

Break-in charged Around 11 p.m. Tuesday, officers from the Goldsboro Police Department responded to an alarm at Edwards Service Station on N. William Street. Upon arrival, a subject was observed inside the building, so officers set up a perimeter around...

WCPS sponsors educators conference

The challenge for educators in the 21st century is to teach so that all students can learn, state schools superintendent Dr. June St. Clair Atkinson told a contingent from Wayne County Public Schools Tuesday. Dr. Atkinson was keynote speaker at...