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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Company will look at viability of commuter, freight rail

By the middle of next year, North Carolina Railroad is hoping to know whether a commuter rail service on its line between Goldsboro and Greensboro might be feasible. But, cautioned company president Scott Saylor, residents shouldn't expect passenger trains to...

Two who want to lead Goldsboro share thoughts on future, each other

Two men want to lead Goldsboro for the next four years. One is an incumbent, while the other is a new challenger. And already, fireworks have begun. Mayoral candidate D.A. Stuart believes he is the man for the job. He...

Rosewood Wal-Mart ready for opening

Rosewood's new Wal-Mart Supercenter store at U.S. 70 and N.C. 581 will open for business Wednesday, company officials said this week, with a ribbon-cutting set for 8 a.m. The doors will open for shopping immediately following the ceremony. On Sunday,...

Aycock's lost sheep back home

FREMONT -- Annabelle, the lost sheep from the Charles B. Aycock Birthplace that local officials feared was already mutton on someone's table is back safe and sound in her pen. Leigh Strickland, manager of the historic site, said today that...

Boo-It attracts characters to downtown party

There were lions, tigers and bears. There were bite-size monkeys and the smallest gorillas. Scooby Doo and Winnie the Pooh even made appearances. The 14th annual Boo-It event started the Halloween festivities off right Wednesday night at Pedestrian Plaza. "All...

Playroom new add-on to city Rec Center plan

Moms and dads won't have to worry about finding a babysitter when they plan their workouts at the city's new community center. The South Center Street facility will include a playroom, Recreation Center Committee members discussed Wednesday. The committee met...

Schools ready to implement tobacco-free policies in 2008

As the public schools move closer to becoming "tobacco-free", signs have been posted in the central office and individual schools. The advance notice is designed to alert the community that, effective Aug. 1, 2008, the district will no longer allow...

Veterans expo Saturday

U.S. Rep. G. K. Butterfield will host a Military and Veterans Informational Resource Expo and Appreciation Awards Luncheon Saturday at the Dillard-Goldsboro Alumni Center at 801 Poplar St., starting at 10 a.m. and lasting until 2:30 p.m., with registration at...

Public record

Break-ins Goldsboro police say a string of break-ins on West Walnut Street, Fedelon Trail and U.S. 117 South are similar and are probably related. Two thefts were reported at Johnson Sherman Co., individual break-ins at R.N. Rouse, Coca Cola Bottling...