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Sunday, December 2, 2007

County managaer discusses urbanization and agriculture in Wayne

Faced with the need to balance agriculture and urban development, Wayne County Manager Lee Smith believes that 2008 will prove to be a pivotal year for farmers. "In the last 12 months I've watched two major commercial and 20...

Thousands cheer parades around Wayne County area

Elizabeth Bynum, 8, and younger sister Helen-Anne sat on their multi-colored blankets at the start of the Goldsboro Christmas parade route on South Center Street Saturday afternoon, watching intently as each entry passed by. Waiting patiently to see brother Darden's...

Late Wayne doctor left $7 million to Wake Forest University

A former Goldsboro physician who lived modestly and "always put others first" will continue to do so through a $7 million gift to Wake Forest University, the alma mater he shared with his father and brother. Dr. Ralph Wingate Bland,...

Cost of tuition could keep illegal immigrants out of community colleges

Having an open door admissions policy at community colleges, even for illegal immigrants, is essential to a successful future workforce, officials say. The state's community college system recently defined a policy concerning admission of undocumented individuals, reversing a 2004 ruling...

Goldsborough Bridge re-enactment held at site of original battle

For the first time in nearly 135 years, cannon fire and musketry rocked the Neuse River south of Goldsboro Saturday as Civil War re-enenactors re-created the Battle of Goldsborough on the same site where the battle took place in December...

Chamber looking for next Cornerstone Award recipient

They exist in every community -- those people, whether out front or behind the scenes, who are always involved and just seem to make things happen. Some individuals are easily identifiable. But others are not. And that, said Patty...

Humane Society selling commemorative bricks for new shelter

Working to raise funds for the new animal adoption and education center, the Wayne County Humane Society has begun selling granite pavers to anyone wishing to memorialize their pets. The pavers, which feature a brief inscription and a picture,...

Council to take up halfway house issue Monday night

Goldsboro City Council has a full agenda for its meeting Monday night -- decisions on a halfway house, new faces, new positions and proposed new zonings to name a few. Residents will know Monday if a halfway house will be...

Second trolley added to downtown Tuesdays

Horses clunking down Center Street, people caroling and chilly temperatures can mean one thing -- Christmas is coming. And to get in that holiday spirit, free trolley rides will be held downtown every Tuesday before Christmas from 6 to 8...

Putting to benefit others as part of United Way's 'Final Lap'

They suffered all sorts of setbacks. Runaway balls, itsy bitsy putters and unruly spectators -- and competitors. But in the end, skill and determination helped the City of Goldsboro team take home the title at the first-ever United Way Greater...