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Sunday, October 5, 2008

ME says Hulse died of natural causes

The investigation into the death of popular Goldsboro attorney Bruce Hulse is not closed, but police officials said Friday that the coroner's initial report is showing that he died of completely natural causes. According to police, although the official report...

State poll: Republicans are to blame for financial mess

Nearly half of respondents in a recent Elon University poll feel that the Republican Party is most reponsible for the current economic crisis, which many see as getting worse. Of those polled, 48 percent blamed Republicans, while 24 percent blamed...

Sen. Elizabeth Dole sets sights on battle with Sen. Kay Hagan

Visiting Goldsboro for a fundraiser Thursday night and several brief meet-and-greets across town Friday morning, Republican U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole sought to diffuse attacks that she has been an absent senator during her six years in office. "The campaign's going...

Braswell, Jones seek bench for Superior Court

To incumbent Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Jerry Braswell, his race for re-election against challenger Arnold Jones II comes down to three factors -- experience versus inexperience, black versus white and city versus county. "This is a first for Wayne...

Driver at fair derby dies after collapsing

Saturday's demolition derby ended in tragedy for one family when a driver collapsed after finishing his run, said Wayne Regional Fair Manager Milton Ingram. Jackie Potter, of Goldsboro, died Saturday of an apparent heart attack, Ingram said. "He was one...

Candidate forums set for this week

Wayne County residents will have three opportunities this week to see and hear from state and local candidates. The first will be Monday night when the Black Business Owners Professionals and Entrepreneurs, the Goldsboro Wayne NAACP and St. James AME...

Rusted and busted, but that truck is a winner

Woody Woodard planned to fix up his pickup truck and give it a paint job, but now he's glad he didn't, as his 1967 Ford 100 won the Ugly Truck contest Saturday at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair. "It's good...

Field work pays off for fair's tractor operators

Spring Creek High School senior Rex Price said he has driven tractors "pretty much since I could reach the pedals." On Thursday night he used those years of experience to back his way to first place in the senior division...

Parkstown festival Saturday

The Parkstown community will hold a Christmas Parade fundraiser on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at Earl's Place at 1157 LaGrange Road. There will be hot dogs for sale and a variety of crafts, cakes and...

Downtown restaurants now looking outside

Take a walk down Center Street, and you might bump into something you never have before -- tables and chairs. Central Lunch now has sidewalk seating, and it is the first restaurant in the downtown area to do so. Dee...

Time again to start planning for annual Operation Christmas Child

Adamsville Baptist Church will again serve as an area collection point for Operation Christmas Child, the Samaritan's Purse project that ships shoeboxes full of goodies to needy children around the world. Since its inception in 1993, more than 61 million...

O'Berry Center to host festival on Saturday

A Southern Heritage Festival and Craft Fair will be held Saturday at O'Berry Center on N.C. 581 west of Goldsboro. The event will start at 9:30 a.m. and last until 4:30 p.m. The festival and fair are celebration of the...

County to deal with dilapidated mobile homes

Wayne County commissioners plan to set aside $50,000 from recycling-generated revenues to launch a program to help rid the county of abandoned and dilapidated mobile homes. For the next 12 to 24 months it will be a voluntary program, with...

Library book sale set for October 10-12

The Friends of the Wayne County Public Library will hold its Fall Book Sale Friday through Sunday in the Gertrude Weil Auditorium at the Main Library, 1001 East Ash St. There will be a special preview Friday from 7 until...

Disabilities committee to hold annual awards luncheon Oct. 16

The Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities will hold its annual awards luncheon Oct. 16 at noon at the Lane Tree Golf Club. Nominees for Employer of the Year, Employee of the Year and the Mayor's Trophy for an individual...

City looking for funds to continue demolitions

After Goldsboro Mayor Al King ordered at a recent City Council meeting that more be done to rid the city of dilapidated structures, inspection department officials wrote up more such dwellings than ever before -- meaning more demolition and, in...

Area Christmas parades already looking for entries

Entries are being sought for three of the Christmas parades being planned for local communities. The Goldsboro Jaycees will hold their parade on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. in downtown Goldsboro. The theme will be "A Charlie Brown Christmas,"...