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Sunday, October 7, 2007

Mayoral hopefuls battling for spots

Goldsboro voters will decide Tuesday who will battle for the chance to represent them in the mayor's office this fall. Three candidates will be vying for the two open spots on the ballot. Voters will decide which two when the...

Multiple arrests made in Mount Olive raid

MOUNT OLIVE -- C.J. Weaver wanted his team to be prepared for anything -- a firefight, guard dogs, chases. So the Mount Olive police detective met with 30-plus local, state and federal law enforcement officers a few hours before Operation...

New rules could alter questions by officers

When police interview a suspect, they don't start with the hard questions first. It's called establishing rapport -- making an interview subject feel more comfortable with the investigator. And there's some question as to whether a new law might have...

Committee, community start another conversation on youths

Edna J. Turner wonders why efforts to combat youth violence are divided along political lines. Ms. Turner was at Goldsboro Public Library on Saturday, taking part in the Committee to Save the Children and Nesti Inc.'s conversation about youth crime...

Chatman will battle challengers for ballot

Residents in the third City Council district have three choices on the primary election ballot this year -- incumbent Donnie R. Chatman Sr. and challengers Jerry Broadhurst and Constance Foy Nixon. And on Tuesday, they will decide which two will...

Is city going to be ready if a hurricane hits?

Carlton Parks can tell you what a hurricane might leave in its wake. The Goldsboro Fire Department captain was one of the few on the streets after Hurricane Floyd left much of the city under water. "It was bad --...

Duplin approves incentive package

KENANSVILLE -- Thankful for the more than 100 jobs provided by Menlo Logistics Inc., the Duplin County Board of Commissioners wasted no time this week approving a $210,000 incentive package for the distribution and warehousing company located along U.S. 117...

Salvation Army seeks donors for 'Stuff a Stocking'

For the past 21 years, churches, civic groups and other organizations have taken part in helping the local Salvation Army's Women's Auxiliary with its Christmas Stocking Project. And the auxiliary is once again calling on Wayne area residents to help....

Public record

Missing persons *Jamika Shamone Car-michale, 15, O'Berry Center Road, was reported missing by her mother, Temeeka Honey, Thursday at 10:15 p.m. Ms. Carmichale is described as black, 4 feet 5 inches tall, weighing about 120 pounds, with black hair and...

High school talent takes center stage at fair competition

Thursday night's audience clapped, stomped and even danced along with some of the acts at the ninth- through 12th-grade talent show. Acts ranged from drum and guitar solos to clogging and step team performances. One of the first up in...

Senior health fair Wednesday

A senior health fair will be held Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Wayne County Agricultural Center at the corner of Chestnut and George streets. Flu shots and pneumonia shots will be available. Flu shots will be...

Goldsboro native honored as Air Force Spouse of the Year for Washington area

Michale C. Newton, a native of Goldsboro, received the Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year Award for the Virginia-Maryland-Washington, D.C., area. She is the daughter of Linwood and Betty Cherry of Dudley and the granddaughter of the late...

Flu clinic at county Health Department Oct. 19

A flu clinic will be held Friday, Oct. 19 at the Wayne County Health Department from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary. However, in order to promote faster processing, individuals are requested to report as follows per...

Talent takes stage at 2007 county fair

Some played difficult numbers on the piano, while others belted out well-known tunes. Still more did challenging gymnastic routines. All of the younger participants in the talent show at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair were winners just for having enough...

Carver students chosen for state elementary chorus

MOUNT OLIVE -- Two Carver Elementary School students have been chosen to sing in the N.C. Music Educators "Elementary Honors Chorus" next month. Elizabeth Vaughan, a fifth-grader, and Zachary Price, a fourth-grader, were chosen from more than 450 students across...

Health board needs nurse representative

The Wayne County Board of Health is accepting applications for a nurse representative. Board members serve a three-year term and can serve up to three terms, for a total of nine years. It is the members' responsibility to make health-related...