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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Ending crime a top priority, residents say

Steve Pulliam said Beech Street is no longer the "pleasant place" he moved to 25 years ago. The children who used to play in the front lawns that line his neighborhood have been replaced by drug dealers and prostitutes, he...

Thomas, incumbent Smith will battle for school board seat

In the only contested race for a seat on the Wayne County Board of Education, former teacher and coach Dave Thomas is challenging incumbent Lehman Smith for the District 1 seat on the board. Smith is seeking a third term...

Doll House's owners pay part of fines

A judgment issued against a couple who owned a business that included prostitution has been settled in court. Attorney Ron Lawrence delivered a $6,820 check to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office Monday. The check was issued by property owners, William...

Berry Towne Gifts is chance to create handmade crafts

Berry Towne Gifts, located in the middle of the O'Berry Center campus, might be one of the best-kept secrets in Wayne County. Each year, more residents discover the combination gift shop and studio. What they might not realize, though, is...

Lighthouse board eyes next steps for shelter

After a two-week closure and questions about finances that included non-payment of thousands of dollars in payroll taxes, The Lighthouse of Wayne County Inc. will return to business as usual Monday. But members of the board of directors for the...

Council targets more houses for demolition

Goldsboro City Council members condemned four dilapidated structures Monday at their final meeting of the month. Chief Building Inspector Ed Cianfarra said the three houses had run through all phases of minimum housing and that the commercial building has been...

Wayne County drivers take first and second at State Fair demolition derby

RALEIGH -- Wayne County demolition derby drivers Tim Kimbrough and Chris "Arab" Lane brought home first and second place at the derby competition at the North Carolina State Fair on Sunday. Kimbrough, 31, driving a 1975 Chevrolet Impala, was the...

Public records

Investigations Goldsboro police are investigating these reports: *An officer suffered minor injuries during a struggle with an inmate in the Wayne County Jail's booking office Tuesday morning. Officer Thomas Collins reported Rapheal Bizzell, 56, of Ruskin Road, Dudley, punched him...