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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Depot project gets $1M in funds

Goldsboro's Union Station is $1 million closer to becoming a renovated, passenger rail service station. Mayor Al King announced that the city received $900,000 in additional funding for the project at the Downtown Goldsboro Devel-opment Corp.'s Annual Dinner and...

Storms prompt tornado warning

Wayne County was pummeled by hail and heavy rain during a quick-moving storm that raced between Dudley and Goldsboro shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, but officials are saying that there were no funnel clouds on the ground, despite the...

Plans out for work on parks, facilities

After taking the summer off, the Goldsboro Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission reconvened Tuesday to begin one its biggest projects to date -- prioritizing the list of repairs for the city's 14 recreation areas. But with only two of...

County officials say day care center off the table for county employees

A committee of Wayne County government employees next week is expected to recommend no action by the county on establishing a day care for the children of county employees. Day care issues topped a list of employee concerns when...

Prominent city defense attorney, 60, dies

Police have launched an investigation into the death of a prominent local criminal defense attorney, who was found dead Wednesday night in the back yard of his brother, also a long-time Goldsboro criminal defense attorney. A Goldsboro police report...

DGDC to hold historic trolley tours Sunday

The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp.'s Narrated Historic Trolley Tours will be held Sunday. This is your opportunity to sit back, relax and take in the history of your downtown. The tours have become a favorite for Goldsboro locals, as...

In the still of the night...

Barb Williamson and Edwin Gurkins have been working at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair since 7 a.m. Now it's 11:15 on Wednesday night. The twirling, colorful lights on the carnival rides have been turned off and the public has...

Public record

Two mall vehicle break-ins Richard Smith of Evergreen Avenue and Scarlet Price of Steven's Mill Road reported vehicle break-ins and thefts from their vehicles parked at Berkeley Mall on Berkeley Boulevard on Tuesday night, Goldsboro police said. About $1,070...

Goldsboro Fire Department to open its fire store beginning on Saturday

The Goldsboro Fire Department is preparing to open its annual Fire Store at the Berkeley Mall. It will be open from Saturday until Sunday, Oct. 12. On Saturday and Sunday, the store will be open during the mall's regular...

Fair winners

The following are winners from competition Wednesday at the Wayne County Fair. Talent Vocal solo 1st place, K-12: Lydia Wiler, Grantham; 1st place, grades 3-5: Zachary Price, Carver Elementary. Instrumental solo 1st place, K-12: Jalen Carroll, Carver Elementary; 1st...

After hours at the fair

Lt. Sherwood Daly may have been one of just a few people at the fair after closing hours, but he had plenty of companions to keep him company. Standing in the reception area of the office building, he smiles...

Senior contest shows locals have talent

Patsy Cline aka Barbara Wiler, belted out "Crazy" and concertgoers cheered. Wiler and other contestants had the opportunity croon tunes during the senior citizens contest at the county fair Tuesday. The competition was fierce and Mrs. Wiler was one...

Big Sweep effort set for Saturday at the Neuse

Join park rangers, the Wayne County Cooperative Extension staff and volunteers on Saturday at the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park to help clean up litter. Big Sweep is a statewide volunteer effort to clean up litter around our...

Aycock birthplace to hold fall festival on Saturday

FREMONT -- The Charles B. Aycock State Historic Site will hold its "Fall on the Farm," program on Saturday from noon until 4 p.m. Visitors will be able to get a look at how farm families in eastern North...