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Friday, November 9, 2007

Offenders can do conference to serve

Organizers of a conference designed to reach gang members and others involved in illegal drug activity have asked a judge to assign offenders to the gathering as part of their sentencing. Wayne County's Superior Court Judge Jerry Braswell is allowing...

Sales tax might be on next agenda

With 26 counties holding referendums Tuesday on one of two local taxing options, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners originally planned to spend much of its meeting discussing if and when it might put its own quarter-cent sales tax on...

Lawsuit filed over severed fingertip

The severed tip of a kindergartner's finger is the subject of a lawsuit filed this week against Wayne County Schools, court records show. The lawsuit alleges that unsupervised trips to the bathroom at Rosewood Elementary School were the cause of...

Mount Olive officials issue town's set of voluntary water restrictions

MOUNT OLIVE -- Town officials are asking residents to conserve water voluntarily -- even if the need to do so is not pressing. Town Manager Charles Brown said despite the fact that Mount Olive is one of the only municipalities...

City leaf collection scheduled to begin

As the leaves turn to shades of red and orange and begin to fall, the peak of Goldsboro's leaf collection season approaches. And every year, the city has a hefty time with the pickup process. But this year, city workers...

Thornton, Kenan named to Duplin Hall of Fame list

WARSAW - The two inductees into the Duplin County Hall of Fame Thursday night came from opposite ends of not only the county and the state's historical spectrum, but also the nation's. The first, a Revolutionary War hero, was a...

Volunteers sought for emergency reserve unit

The 38th Regiment of the North Carolina Emergency Reserves is seeking volunteer personnel for its 381st Battalion, headquartered in Johnston County. The team hopes to headquarter at least one company-sized unit in the Goldsboro area in 2008. NCER is an...

Red Cross sets November Bloodmobile schedule

The following is the November Bloodmobile schedule for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross: Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Seven Springs Baptist Church Tuesday: 1:30 to 6 p.m. at the Red Cross Chapter house, 600...

Entries being accepted for Goldsboro Christmas parade

The Goldsboro Jaycees' annual Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. in downtown Goldsboro. The theme of this year's parade will be "Polar Express." Parade entries are now being accepted. An entry form must be received...