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Sunday, July 1, 2007

Alliance starts northern Wayne study

At the Wayne County Development Alliance, it's the summer of the study. Faced with a bit of a slowdown in inquiries after AAR Manufacturing's announcement last year that it would be moving into the county's last shell building in...

916th Air Refueling Wing's Col. Sykes retiring

Paul Sykes would rather not talk about his retirement. He has little desire to discuss his 33-year Air Force career. The 916th Air Refueling Wing commander would rather spend his last few weeks in the post talking about his "heroes"...

Municipal election filing period starts Friday

Goldsboro's incumbents may have already declared their intentions to run for re-election, but the real race for municipal seats across Wayne County will begin on Friday as the Board of Elections office opens its doors for the start of...

List of municipal seats up for election

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS Goldsboro Mayor * Alfonzo King, elected 2003 Commissioner * Jimmy Bryan, District 1, elected 2003 * Bob Waller, District 2, elected 2003 * Donnie R. Chatman Sr., District 3, appointed 2004 * Charles J. Williams Sr., District 4,...

City takes steps to combat mosquitoes

You might see them early in the morning -- spraying down the trees and bushes on your block. But Goldsboro's three-truck mosquito-prevention fleet has gotten a little help this year from the heat. Chief Building Inspector Ed Cianfarra is used...

Wayne County Community Foundation wants to encourage at-home donations

Wayne County Community Foundation is asking residents to think closer to home when they are deciding where they want to donate money. The idea centers around gifts to a Community Fund, which provides annual grants for non-profit causes -- in...

Pikevile celebrates Independence Day on Saturday

PIKEVILLE -- Dennis Lewis never imagined he would one day wow local residents with a fireworks display to mark the end of the town's annual Independence Day Festival. But when opportunity knocked, the 46-year-old truck driver and son of a...

Public record

Sexual assault suspect sought A Goldsboro man is looking for a man who allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at about 3:30 a.m. Friday. The suspect was identified as Melvin Joseph Plummer, 31. His last known address was South Taylor Street....

Model plane training program kicks off July 14

Wayne Miniature Aeronautics of Goldsboro will its first ground school under the "Takeoff and Grow" program July 14. The purpose of the "Takeoff And Grow" program is to expose people interested in aviation to a hands-on flying experience without having...

July 4 closings

From staff reports Local, state and federal government offices will be closed Wednesday in observance of Independence Day. The holiday won't halt public transportation, although buses will run on a shorter schedule. The Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority announced its buses will...