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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Communications system is in need of tax money, Smith says

Faced with an aging county communications system, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners decided two years ago to begin replacing it. "We literally have been duct taping our communication system together for years. It's 40 years old," Wayne County Manager...

Counterfeit money circulating in Wayne

Goldsboro police say a recent rash of counterfeit bill reports is more than mere coincidence, and suspect someone is peddling fake cash locally. Sgt. Chad Calloway said that people in the field have been taking in reports of someone either...

Downtown wireless Internet proposed

Downtown Goldsboro may soon have another attraction -- wireless Internet service. Businessman David Weil spoke to the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp.'s Board of Directors Wednesday about working with them to provide the service in part of the city. Weil said...

Fremont to charge for excessive 911 calls

FREMONT -- Fremont town aldermen decided Tuesday night to charge for excessive false alarm calls to law enforcement, following Goldsboro's lead. An ordinance adopted unanimously says Fremont fire and police departments "receive an abundance of false fire and security alarm...

Few speak at city hearings

The Goldsboro City Council will return to its historic chambers in the old City Hall at its next meeting. The council met Monday night for the last time in the City Hall Addition. The century-old City Hall has been undergoing...

Eastern Wayne student receives Park Scholarship

Eastern Wayne High School senior Michael McKnight has been awarded a Park Scholarship to attend North Carolina State University. The Park Scholarship, valued at about $59,000 for North Carolina residents and $107,000 for out-of-state students, is among the nation's most...

Man sought in shooting

Goldsboro police are seeking a 25-year-old man for attempted murder, police said. Investigator Dave Cloutier said Icshon Zaquan Jones, who goes by the alias "Trigger," shot into a car with the intention of killing the occupant. The shooting took place...

Public record

Break-in arrests Goldsboro police say they caught Michael Bellamy, 17, of Olivia Lane, and three juveniles trying to break into Citi-Trends on North Center Street. Two of the three juveniles were immediately taken into custody, and a third was soon...