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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Heavy storms, high winds drop trees across parts of city

Wayne County and Goldsboro received scattered minor damage from a storm front that crossed eastern North Carolina Tuesday night. High winds downed trees in several neighborhoods, scattered debris and left some residents without power. The county received from a half...

Suspect tagged with 12 break-ins

A Goldsboro man who ran from Goldsboro police after they found him at the scene of a crime now faces more charges, police said. Sgt. Chad Calloway said Joseph Renford Roberts, 48, North Virginia Street, broke into nine businesses over...

Agency weighs Easley's proposal

Faced with a mental health system in constant turmoil since he signed the 2001 reform package into law, Gov. Mike Easley seemed to be backtracking from his original role as he laid out a comprehensive plan of action Tuesday for...

Neighbors speak out about four-way stop at intersection

MOUNT OLIVE -- Kimberly Jones remembers the day a stop sign outside her home saved a life. It was at the intersection of College and Martin streets. "Right after the stop sign was put in place, I actually saw a...

City condemns house, holds off on another

The Goldsboro City Council delivered both good and bad news at its meeting Monday night. A house at 439 East Elm Street will stand another day, but a house located at 400 North John Street will soon be demolished. And...

Teenagers interested in starting new Grange

The rural Grange is making a come-back, say members of Wayne County's Pomona Grange. Years ago, farmers belonged to half a dozen community granges formed to advocate agriculture. They all held memberships in the county-wide Pomona Grange. But today only...