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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Developing story: City hall mum on Ward's departure

Fire Chief Alvin Ward is no longer a Goldsboro employee, but city officials declined to comment on the circumstances that led to his departure from the position. Assistant City Manager Tasha Logan refused to disclose whether or not Ward was...

Carroll, Rouzer vie for N.C. Senate seat

Western Wayne County voters have a clear choice between the candidates for the 12th District seat in the state Senate -- a Republican who says his experience in national politics will help the district in Raleigh and a Democrat...

Concerns of privacy arise at deeds registry

A story published in a Johnston County newspaper describing the problems that can arise from the fact that some people's Social Security numbers are posted on documents at that county's Registrar of Deeds Office has touched off concerns here....

Testimony begins in murder of Jose Enriquez

Carle Lee, the mother of a stabbing victim who survived a bloody November 2006 brawl that left one dead, sat in a Wayne County courthouse witness stand Thursday. She testified about a phone call from defendant Mary Kim Little of...

Use good judgment to keep kids safe while getting treats

As youngsters look for candy at Wayne County doorsteps Friday, law enforcement officials say they're looking for ways to keep those trick-or-treaters safe. The easiest way, said Sheriff Carey Winders, is to have your costumed sugar-seekers skip neighborhood trick-or-treating...

Ready to howl despite the economic strain

Wallets might be lighter than they were last year at this time, but that won't stop ghosts and goblins from knocking on doors Friday night, looking for treats. This year, those greeting the door with candy might see more...

Business numbers at new high downtown

Goldsboro's downtown was more successful in its economic development efforts in 2007-08 than during any other year since 1984, statistics show. Each year, the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. compiles numbers on the economic status of the Municipal Service District --...

Deadline for military holiday packages approaches

Deadlines for holiday mail addressed to military installations overseas are approaching. To make sure your loved one gets his or her presents and cards by Dec. 25, have those items shipped by the following dates. (For those who want to...

Public record

Rape reported A Dudley woman reported that her housemate had been raped by a 50-year-old man she knows. Detectives have been assigned to the case and investigation continues, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. Horse shot Melissa Shaw...

Duplin prosecutor institutes new program for teen drivers

Fourth Prosecutorial District Attorney Dewey Hudson announced this week a new program for teenager drivers charged with a motor vehicle violation. Hudson, whose district includes Duplin County, said that completion of the program, "Alive at 25," will allow teenagers...