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Monday, September 18, 2006

Attorney asks to speak to commission

A local attorney who represents a group of people who want to contribute to a new county animal shelter will make a presentation to the Wayne County Board of Commissioners Tuesday. Former Wayne County commissioner Tommy Jarrett has asked to...

City inspectors find violations of housing code

A homemade crack-pipe sits next to a rotting 'Home Sweet Home' sign inside a house on Virginia Street. Shattered windows let the breeze pass through, but still, the stench of mildew and human waste are ever-present as inspectors cite dozens...

Still more to do on city vice clean up

It won't be easy to eliminate prostitution in Goldsboro, but some officials say recent crackdown efforts have made a considerable impact. Goldsboro police kicked off a massive crackdown effort dubbed "Operation Clean Streets" in May 2006. Capt. Al King is...

Fire chief will retire from post this winter

When Bobby Greenfield was a little boy, he dreamed about becoming a firefighter so he could save lives and help people. But that wasn't all. The Goldsboro native decided he not only wanted to work at the fire department. He...

Colleagues, patients, staff remember doctor

Dr. Ralph Bland, a longtime physician in Goldsboro, was remembered today as an empathetic surgeon who set the standard in his field. Dr. Bland, 79, died Saturday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center after a long illness. He practiced medicine in...

Volunteer group finds homes for puppies

KENANSVILLE -- Two women loaded armfuls of pups into Kim Loyd's sport utility vehicle Friday outside the Duplin County Dog Pound. Ms. Loyd is president and founder of the Duplin Animal Rescue Team. "It will be a huge haul today,"...

Duplin landfill fees waived

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin commissioners will waive the tipping fees for the county's third annual Clean Up Day on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday. County officials said they took in 66 tons at the landfill during Clean Up...

Public records

Suspect caught after chase Sunday evening, four Goldsboro police officers responded to a breaking and entering call on Central Heights Road. When they arrived at the scene, the victim described a man who had allegedly entered his residence. The suspect...

Kennedy to lead Duplin hospital board

KENANSVILLE -- Thomasine Kennedy of Chinquapin has been named chairman of the board of Duplin General Hospital. She succeeds A. Ray Sanderson, who stepped down after serving on the board for nearly 28 years. Mrs. Kennedy has served on the...