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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Political races set

With filing for the May 6 primaries ending on Friday, Wayne County Board of Elections Director Vickie Reed is already beginning to look toward the next step and the beginning of absentee voting. "I think it went well," she...

Man pleads guilty to second-degree murder

A Mount Olive man has pleaded guilty to killing a former Goldsboro resident in a plea deal with prosecutors that allowed him avoid two charges in sentencing. Robert "Bobby" Leach, 36, will serve at least 20 years for the...

Red Cross launches 'Heroes' campaign

A tornado tore the roof off of Tammy Forrester's house. Carla Taylor's home burned down, and she lost everything. The American Red Cross helped both women rebuild their lives, and they shared their stories at the 6th annual Heroes Campaign...

WCC Gala to feature Emmy winning composer

From a baseball standout at Goldsboro High School to an Emmy award-winning composer in Hollywood, Ray Bunch will be the centerpiece for Wayne Community College Foundation's annual gala next month. Several events are planned for the weekend of April...

United Way marks end of 2007 campaign, sets sights on 2008

From staff reports More than 200 people gathered Thursday at the Goldsboro Country Club to mark the official end to the 2007 United Way of Wayne County Community Campaign. Jimmie Ford, 2007 chairman, thanked the many volunteers who brought the...

Smart Start celebrates 10 years in operation

Smart Start is 10 years old this year. And like any other 10-year-old, has had some growing pains along the way. With nurturing and patience, its potential is still being realized, but the future looks very bright, executive director Don...

City Council to decide fate of two houses

Goldsboro City Council members will be asked Monday to order the condemnation and demolition of two dilapidated dwellings cited by the city Inspections Department. Chief Building Inspector Ed Cianfarra is expected to tell the council that the properties, located at...

Vendors sought for Seven Springs festival

From staff reports SEVEN SPRINGS -- Vendors and parade entries are being sought for the Eighth Annual Ole Timey Days Festival, which will be held on Saturday, May 10 in downtown Seven Springs. With a population of about 70, the...