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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Union Station not detoured by commuter train study

A study by the North Carolina Railroad Co. that indicates Union Station in downtown Goldsboro, which is currently under restoration, would not be part of a commuter rail service planned by the state does not mean the project will...

Council to discuss future of annexation

The Goldsboro City Council is likely to discuss future plans for annexation at its work session Monday night. Planning Director Randy Guthrie said he wanted to follow up on the discussions about the topic at the council retreat held at...

Meet the gubernatorial candidates: Pat McCrory

Declining to classify himself as the "change" candidate, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory nonetheless is presenting himself as an alternative to the Democratic administration of the past eight years. Explaining that he had originally decided to not...

Meet the gubernatorial candidates: Mike Munger

The Democratic and the Republican parties aren't the only ones with a candidate in this November's gubernatorial election. Also running on the Libertarian Party ticket is Mike Munger, chairman of the political science department at Duke University. Munger, who...

A walk to remember

The numbers were down, but the spirits remained high for the seventh annual Alzheimer's Memory Walk at Herman Park Saturday. Showers threatened but held off as an estimated 200 walkers participated in the event to raise awareness and provide educational...

Guilty plea results in probation for cross burner

A Dudley man pleaded guilty in Wayne Superior Court to burning a makeshift wooden cross in the driveway of an interracial couple with whom he was feuding. Dixon R. Steward, 38, was sentenced to supervised probation, with a suspended...

Meet the gubernatorial candidates: Bev Perdue

Despite having been a part of Gov. Mike Easley's administration, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue is making it clear that she's going to bring a different attitude to the office if elected in November. "I think the...

CBA gets SBI visit

PIKEVILLE -- An investigation into "some allegations" at Charles B. Aycock High School is all law enforcement authorities will say is happening at the school after officers entered the school and conducted interviews last week. The State Bureau of Investigation...

School board hopefuls talk qualifications

Voters in District 3 are choosing between two Board of Education candidates, each of whom says he or she would be best for the job. Charles Wright has thrown his hat into the ring, running against incumbent Thelma Smith, the...

Walnut Creek town hall meeting Wednesday

The Village of Walnut Creek will hold its second town hall meeting Wednesday. The meeting, an open forum between residents and council members, will be held at the Walnut Creek Country Club at 7 p.m., prior to the regular council...

Chief detective Raecher looks back on career

Wayne County Sheriff's Office Maj. George Raecher, supervisor of investigations, the county drug squad and aggressive criminal enforcement team, has retired after a career spanning 20 years. Raecher is moving into another public service job on a part-time basis, already...

Health Department receives top state safety honor

The Wayne County Health Department has become the state's first Health Department to receive the Public Sector Star award, introduced by OSHA and the state's Department of Labor. The Carolina Star Program was designed to recognize and promote effective safety...

Development Corp. looks at South John Street upgrade

The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. board of directors met Wednesday to discuss topics brought up at its annual retreat about how to beautify and improve the downtown area. Several projects were discussed, including one that would improve one area in...

Chili showdown: Good soup, good time, good cause

Chili chefs from across Wayne County will be cooking for bragging rights in the Really Chili Challenge to be held Saturday in the Center Street Jam parking lot off Center Street. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Community Soup...