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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Wayne will get $1.9 million from lottery

Wayne County will receive about $653,000 as part of a first quarter distribution of funds from the North Carolina Education Lottery that could total close to $2.8 million by year's end, officials said Friday. In addition to the first designation...

Rev. Barber: Resources not equal for city students

State NAACP president the Rev. Dr. William Barber says the problems in Wayne County's schools, specifically Goldsboro High, boil down to one word -- resegregation. Barber, who serves as pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church, in addition to his duties with...

Early voting turnout strong

Although Wayne County residents are not casting ballots for a presidential or gubernatorial race, more than 600 voters have already been to the polls to get a head start on November's general election, officials said Friday. One-stop early voting began...

Pate, Griffin battle for District 11 seat

Ronnie Griffin said he is running for the District 11 seat in the state House because district residents need more effective leadership. Griffin, a Democrat, former Marine and retired National Guard general, pointed to incumbent Rep. Louis Pate's effectiveness ranking...

One more road trip for demo derby pair

Larry Lane and Tim Kimbrough retire from the demolition derby every year. At least, that's what they tell people -- every year. But their crew chief, Bernice "Boss Man" Lane, says you shouldn't place a bet on that action. He...

Do you have the $30,000 ticket?

One mystery woman who purchased a Powerball ticket at a Goldsboro grocery store is $30,000 richer. The woman purchased the winning lottery ticket at Han Kuk Oriental Market on North Berkeley Boulevard, store owner Chong Piper said. The Powerball drawing...

Early morning fire destroys Dudley home

DUDLEY -- Wayne County sheriff's deputies were called early Friday to investigate the county's third suspicious fire in less than a month. The most recent fire broke out in a vacant home owned by a church in Dudley, fire officials...

Wayne Make a Difference Day will be observed on Saturday

Wayne County residents will once again join together to make a difference in the community. Make A Difference Day will be observed Saturday, Oct. 28. The event is a national celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Anyone who helps out with...

Water off on Spruce, Denmark so crews can repair water lines

Goldsboro officials said some residents on Spruce and Denmark streets can expect interruption of their water service early this week so that crews can repair water valves in the area. Monday, homes on the 400, 500 and 600 blocks of...

O'Berry Center technician receives honor from state

Curtis Graham, a health care technician at O'Berry Center, has been presented the State Employees' Award for Excellence for outstanding state government service. The award is the highest honor given to a state em-ployee. Cer-emonies were held Monday afternoon in...

Rogers to lead research program

Brig. Gen. Dr. Steven K. Rogers, the son of Col. and Mrs Ray J. Rogers of Goldsboro, has been appointed senior scien-tist for the Automatic Target Re-cognition and Sensor Fusion for the Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Material Command...

Public records

Stolen gun William Jones, a Neuse Corrections employee, told Wayne County Sheriff's deputies someone broke into his home on the 100 block of Stone Glen Road in Pikeville and stole more than $1,200 in belongings. The person is believed to...

Police, sheriff get $260,937 in drug money

Clutching a large white check for their share of $1.2 million seized from drug dealers, Goldsboro Police Chief Tim Bell and Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders vowed to continue their fight to eliminate drugs. Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent...

Mayor attends meeting of cities, says Goldsboro is doing just fine

Mayor Al King said his recent trip to Raleigh for a gathering of the League of Municipalities showed him one thing -- Goldsboro is moving in the right direction. Last week's meeting was an opportunity to network with officials from...

Fund-raiser planned for teacher recovering from transplant

When friends and neighbors discovered Sandra Tart, a Rosewood Middle School teacher, needed a heart transplant, they did more than say a prayer for her, they sprang into action. Not only did they take start helping with out chores while...

Duplin names director for EMS

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County has a new director who will oversee the county's ambulance services and other emergency medical operations. Emergency Services Director Craig Forlines introduced new emergency medical services director Brian Pearce to the board of commissioners last week....

City Council to consider rezonings, condemnations

Two public hearings, a presentation from the Wayne County Health Department and condemnation of four dilapidated dwellings will be on Monday's docket as Goldsboro City Council members hold their final meeting of the month. Chief Building Inspector Ed Cianfarra is...