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Sunday, December 31, 2006

SUV rolls off ramp, killing Goldsboro man

A Goldsboro man was killed Saturday when his sports-utility vehicle rolled off of a work ramp. Rick Abrams, 42, of 314 Renee Drive, was apparently working on his transmission when his late-model gray Chevrolet Blazer rolled off the ramp and...

Mayor not yet sure if he will seek re-election

His golf game isn't what it used to be. The classic cars in his collection don't purr like they once did. But for Goldsboro Mayor Al King, serving the citizens of the Wayne County seat has taken priority over quick...

Cardboard ban boosts interest in recycling

Wayne County's ban on corrugated cardbord has not only succeeded in saving space in the county's landfill, but has encouraged residents to recycle other items, officials say. County officials enacted the carbboard ban this fall, ordering waste haulers and residents...

Two homes in city heavily damaged in fires

Goldsboro firefighters were kept busy Thursday and Friday as they raced to snuff out two house fires that left two families homeless as the new year approached. Fire and rescue crews responded to a fire at 409 Creech St....

Law enforcement officers on watch as holiday weekend starts

Drunken drivers, speeders and other violators beware. Troopers of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol will be out in force to reduce the number of fatalities on state roads during the New Year's holiday. Last year, 32 people were...

New Year's Day closings

From staff reports Wayne County should be quiet on New Year's Day as all government offices and many businesses will be closed. The City of Goldsboro and its departments will be closed for the holiday. Anyone who wants to pay...

Public record

Investigations Jesse Lee Garner reported Friday morning that someone fired four gunshots into his home on the 100 block of Talbert Drive, causing $400 in damage....