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Friday, October 27, 2006

More than 2,000 have cast ballots

More than 2,000 Wayne County residents have already cast ballots for November's general election, with about a week left before Election Day, officials said. One-stop early voting began Oct. 19 at the Wayne County Public Library and will continue each...

Schools, county will talk facilities

Discussion about Wayne County Public Schools' construction needs is expected to resume within the next two weeks, school officials announced Thursday. A meeting of the Master Facilities Plan Team will be scheduled in that timeframe, said Ken Derksen, public relations...

Renovations could run over $3 million, city officials learn

A general increase in cost for supplies, transportation and petroleum products is expected to push the cost of renovation and restoration of Goldsboro's original City Hall over $3 million -- at least, architect Grimsley Hobbs told City Council members this...

Woman injured in collision with train

A Goldsboro woman was injured Thursday when a train plowed into her automobile on Community Drive near Rosewood High School causing extensive damage to the vehicle. Taherah Shante Simms, 18, of Millbrook Village Drive, was traveling south on N.C. 581...

Goldsboro High students take on weeding, writing project

When Brandie Davis started teaching at Goldsboro High School last year, she said she noticed the grounds could use some sprucing up. The English teacher decided to involve her students, so she made the flower-planting project a class assignment. Junior...

Former employee faces sex charge

A former Cherry Hospital employee convicted of soliciting sex from a mentally ill patient won't have to spend a day in prison if he follows the terms of his plea deal, but he will have to register as a sex...

Duplin County murderer becoming eligible for parole

A man who was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in Duplin County on Aug. 6, 1991, has just entered a program that could allow him to be paroled...

Downtown Halloween festivities Tuesday

The city of Goldsboro and the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. have designated Tuesday evening, Oct. 31, as the official time for children in the city to trick-or-treat. And to make the holiday safer and even more festive, city officials have...

Wayne Memorial Hospital nurses among the "Great 100"

Two Wayne Memorial Hospital nurses are among the state's "Great 100" registered nurses chosen this year for demonstrating excellence in patient care. Shana Bostic, an RN in PACU, and Donna Edmundson, corporate health coordinator for the hospital, were recognized recently...

Man faces arson charges after fight

A Mount Olive man arrested for domestic violence Thursday after a fight with his girlfriend, now faces an additional charge in the case. Joseph Irving Powell Jr., 33, of Thunder Swamp Road, was originally charged with assault on a female...

Judge Rusty Duke makes bid for Supreme Court chief

Superior Court Judge Rusty Duke wants voters to know that the judicial candidates they will see on the November ballot are not just names on a piece of paper. Duke, a Superior Court Judge from Greenville, is running for Chief...

Faison sets hours for Halloween

FAISON -- Halloween trick-or-treaters in Faison are being urged by the Town Board to do their partying on Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. The board set those hours as the official trick-or-treating time for the town at its recent meeting....