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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Stoney Creek Park Alliance still moving forward

The Stoney Creek Park Alliance met Thursday after two community forums earlier in the week where only a handful of people came to talk about the project. Despite the meager turnout, Alliance members say they are still committed to...

Public record

Investigations Goldsboro police are investigating these reports: *Marie Anntonett Drawhorn, 26, of Carver Drive, secured a warrant after a man she knew drove to her residence and was witnessed with a handgun in the vehicle. She told police he...

These swimmers are Olympic at heart

Tyler Lane licks his goggles. He pulls them down over his eyes. An instant later, he is submerged somewhere near the middle of the three-foot shallow end section of the Goldsboro Family YMCA pool. He doesn't have much form...

Thorne endowed scholarship created

An endowed scholarship has been established at Methodist University in Fayetteville on behalf of a Wayne County couple. The $25,000 gift was given by Wallace Thorne to honor the memory of his wife, Irene Newsome Thorne. Wallace lives in...

County school district announces plans to change, cut back on some bus stops

School bus routes for middle and high school students have been changed slightly this year -- a move that is expected to save the district up to $382,000 in fuel costs, officials said Friday. Fluctuating gas prices prompted the...

School district to announce Teacher of Year on Thursday

Wayne County Public Schools will announce its annual "Teacher of the Year" during a banquet Thursday night at Walnut Creek Country Club. Kathy Best, a business teacher at Rosewood High School, will turn over the title to one of...

Wayne County applies for grant funds for homes

Three households have been selected to have dilapidated dwellings replaced by new ones through a $400,000 federal Community Development Block Grant. Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning approved the grant application for the scattered-site housing project. The houses are located...

DHHS secretary takes action at Cherry

A ward at Cherry Hospital has been shut down and several staff reassignments made as investigation continues into the recent death of a 50-year-old patient. The state will also handle its own observations over the next day 90 days,...

Two staff at Cherry charged with assault

Cherry Hospital police arrested two health care technicians at the hospital Friday, charging them with assaulting a patient. William Kenneth Johnson, 52, of Devonshire Drive, and Taniko Dominique Upton, 33, of Central Heights Road were charged with simple assault...

Duplin will study state of county jail

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County commissioners decided Monday morning more information is needed on overcrowding in the county before they spend money to design a new facility. To that end, commissioners approved a $5,000 contract with Brennan Architects of Columbia,...

Community Soup Kitchen is looking for best chili cooks

Cooking teams are already signing up to compete in the second annual Really Chili Challenge. The chili cook-off is held each year in the Center Street Jam parking lot to help support the Community Soup Kitchen of Goldsboro. This...

Local former Olympian talks about opportunity

For former three-time Olympian Leora "Sam" Jones, watching the 2008 Beijing Summer Games has been a treat. From swimmer Michael Phelps' multiple golds in the pool, to sprinter Usain Bolt's domination on the track, watching the spectacle -- as...

Fight ends in gunfire and charges

DUDLEY -- A physical fight between two men led to a gunshot wound after one of the men returned with a gun, the Sheriff's Office reported last week. David Demarlo Thompson, 26, Beartrap Road, Dudley, has been charged in...

Mount Olive College enrollment up 16 percent

Enrollment of new students at Mount Olive College -- including freshmen and transfers -- is up 16 percent, officials said Thursday. Traditional classes resumed Wednesday, with what is believed to be the largest freshmen class since the college expanded...

County gets set for voter turnout

The number of one-stop voting sites and their hours of operation are being expanded by the Wayne County Board of Elections to help cope with a November General Election that is expected to be one of "historic proportions." "We...