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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Police car smashed as man tries to elude

An elderly man involved in a car accident took a vehicle by knifepoint and led police on a chase before crashing into an occupied police cruiser, a church's brick column, trees, a clothesline and another car, Goldsboro police said. Police...

Leaders reject plan for drought

With steady rains falling over much of North Carolina so far this year, several local legislators are accusing Gov. Mike Easley of being slow in presenting a proposal to deal with the state's year-long drought and future water needs. Some...

College says 'no' at first to Dail's speech

Freed and exonerated former Goldsboro resident Dwayne Dail probably won't bring his speaking tour of college campuses to Wayne Community College. Dail and his attorney feel a college representative rebuffed a request by the former county resident and his co-speaker,...

Chamber plans State of the County

Hoping to kick off a series of community education meetings, the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce will host the 2008 State of the Community presentation on March 26. Presented by the chamber's Government Affairs Committee, the program will feature a...

Pate seeks reasonable limits on water, stronger stance against rising crime

As the Mount Olive Republican prepares for a battle for state Senate District 5, Louis Pate called out the state's Democrat governor on water issues Saturday morning. The Wayne County Republican Party held its GOP monvention at the Wayne Center...

Probation turns into second chances

Perry Bunn wasn't used to punching a time clock. And, to be honest, after landing on probation in October, it wasn't something he expected to be doing -- not with his background. But last week, as the 28-year-old reported to...

Volunteers needed to mentor offenders

While Wayne County Day Reporting Center Director Theresa Barratt is hoping to expand their job training and apprenticeship programs, she is also hoping to offer her charges some personal attention as well. She explained that while many of the criminal...

Counselor will focus on military children's needs

Wayne County Public Schools has hired a new counselor to help local military students and their parents adjust to their new hometowns. Jamie Livengood has been hired by the school system as its military counselor. The state legislature has already...

Family Y is looking for young leaders

Ryan Novo, the Goldsboro Family YMCA's new youth director, is looking for Wayne County's next generation of leaders. Novo said he plans to start a branch of the Leaders Club at the YMCA in August. He said Leaders Club is...

Public record

Counterfeit reports up Goldsboro police report a higher-than-usual number of attempts to pass counterfeit money, a crime that tends to run in cycles in police jurisdictions, according to authorities. Police received three reports of people trying to pass counterfeit bills...

Hearings on city's agenda Monday

With nine public hearings to be held, the Goldsboro City Council will have a full docket at its meeting Monday night, which includes two requests for conditional use permits for one existing and one new pub downtown. One hearing will...