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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Architect plans to preserve history of old city train depot

As architect David Gall walked around Union Station in his yellow hard hat and boots this week, a few pieces of the antique building caught his eye. They weren't items that most people would get excited over -- clay tiles...

County not likely to discuss school facilities till October

Despite earlier indications by Wayne County Manager Lee Smith that he and his staff would have a school facilities funding proposal ready by the end of September, no such discussion was held by the commissioners at their second meeting...

Gaylor honored by downtown development group

Charlie Gaylor has many accomplishments under his belt -- attending law school, helping to restore the historic city hall and helping get Union Station back on the map. Friday night, he got added one more line to his resume. Gaylor...

Seymour Johnson ceremony honors POWs and MIAs

Sam Johnson can still smell the musty floors of a Vietnam prison cell he called home for nearly seven years. He relives the torture -- the day an enemy soldier pulled his arm back until it snapped, the beatings and...

Eureka figures payments but still hunts funding

EUREKA -- The $160,000 sewer debt shared by this town of about 150 people will get paid in $40,000 installments over two years, officials said. They just are not exactly sure how they will accomplish that goal. The installments total...

Dropout rate topic of public meeting

A mother pleaded with lawmakers Saturday to fund a program that would motivate her dropout son to go back to school. "Please, I do not want this program to fall," Tridecia Campbell told State Reps. Louis Pate of Wayne County...

Cleanup begins at McCall's in Clayton

CLAYTON -- Town resident Amanda Lowder's next wait shift at McCall's Bar-B-Que and Seafood restaurant was scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday. Five hours before that shift started, the 22-year-old Johnston Community College student watched firefighters and police work to...

Minority teachers honored at Imani celebration

Goldsboro High School's first minority teachers took a place of honor on the Wall of Firsts Friday during the fourth annual Imani Celebration at the Greenleaf Vision of Faith Community Center on William Street. Officials of the Rebuilding Broken Places...

Anderson wants commissioners to beef up agendas

A member of the Wayne County Commission protested a trend toward brief meeting agendas at the group's most recent meeting. "In the last few years, our agendas are getting shorter and shorter," county Commissioner Andy Anderson said. "There's lots of...