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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Morales murder suspect jailed

Wayne Sheriff’s Office authorities say a 23-year-old neighbor killed a Fremont mother of two in her home in March. Brandon Lee Williams, of N.C. 222 East, Fremont, lived just four miles away from his alleged victim, Silvia Benitez Morales....

Goldsboro Mayor Al King meets with local church leaders

Reaching out to one child. That is all it would take to start the healing process in Goldsboro's inner city, Mayor Al King said. A mentor, teacher, neighbor or baseball coach who really cares. That's all an at-risk child really...

For single father Dana Lewis, taking care of his daughter is his first job

Father's Day has special meaning for Dana Lewis. But nearly six years ago, he was more focused on how his world had been turned upside down. Divorce struck his family, and he was suddenly faced with survival. Would he lose...

Democratic contenders for state Senate District 5 prepare for June 24 runoff

By MATTHEW WHITTLE Assistant News Editor With only a week to go before the second primary on June 24, state Senate District 5 Democratic contenders Don Davis and Kathy Taft are busy campaigning throughout Wayne, Greene and Pitt counties. "Things...

State Senate District 5 Democratic candidates weigh in on current legislative actions

By MATTHEW WHITTLE Assistant News Editor They are not members of the state Legislature yet, but Senate District 5 Democratic candidates Snow Hill Mayor Don Davis and state Board of Education member Kathy Taft said they think the General Assembly...

Alleged cop shooter charged

From staff reports A man suspected of shooting a Goldsboro police officer during a traffic stop last week has been released from Pitt Memorial Hospital and is now in the Wayne County Jail, facing charges of attempted first-degree murder. Jerome...

New Goldsboro Fine Arts Academy looking for students and teachers

ArtSmarts, the newly-formed Goldsboro Fine Arts Academy, has found a temporary home and a program coordinator. Now all it needs are students and teachers. The academy will begin its afterschool program in August at the First Baptist Church Educational Building,...

Goldsboro City Council expected to approve budget Monday

Members of the Goldsboro City Council are expected to take action on the city's proposed 2008-09 budget Monday night, after delaying approval of the $48.2 million spending plan June 2. The budget includes resolutions increasing water rates 10 percent, as...

Wayne County Schools reassigns five principals, six assistant principals

Five new principal and six assistant principal assignments have been made for the upcoming school year in Wayne County Public Schools. Retirements and vacancies have created the openings resulting in the shift. The new principals will begin their duties July...

Spencer Rollins' family still in need of help

From staff reports Spencer Rollins is out of Duke Hospital's Intensive Care Unit. But the 2-year-old and his family still have a fight ahead of them. So Seymour Support Council chairman Troy Pate is making another plea to Wayne County...

No more charges expected in Aycock fire

When a set fire ripped through the birthplace of Charles B. Aycock, investigators examined all possible motives. Recent political controversy over the Wayne County native who served as governor more than a century ago led some to believe the fire...

Mount Olive town budget hearing to be held June 23

MOUNT OLIVE -- A new pay and job classification plan, restructured water/sewer rates and efforts to slow the hemorrhaging of dollars going to pay fuel bills are key components of the Town of Mount Olive's budget proposal. What is...