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Friday, December 12, 2008

Cause of death revealed in Dakota Street fire

An autopsy from the N.C. Medical Examiner's office in Chapel Hill shows two Goldsboro house fire victims died of smoke inhalation, Goldsboro police Sgt. Chad Calloway said via news release. Joseph and Hilda Allen apparently died of smoke inhalation and...

Cherry Hospital director to step down

Dr. Jack St. Clair, director of Cherry Hospital, will step down from his post, effective Dec. 31, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services. In a news release issued Friday afternoon, DHHS Secretary Dempsey Benton said...

Wayne schools earn 'quality' accreditation

Wayne County Public Schools have been accredited as a "Quality School System" through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and AdvancED. A review team of current educators in districts across...

Tax-listing schedule to be considered

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners will be asked to approve a local property tax listing period to run from Friday, Jan. 2, through Saturday, Jan. 31. The schedule will be considered at the commissioners' meeting Tuesday morning. Any...

Parkstown celebrates Christmas

Hundreds of people lined the roadway in the Parkstown community on Thursday for the annual Parkstown Christmas Parade. Once known as the "Biggest Little Parade in the World," the event faded from the scene for decades but underwent a...

Empty Stocking Fund party Saturday

Although donations have lagged, organizers say the Empty Stocking Fund party will go on Saturday -- just as it has for the past 96 years. The Christmas party for needy children sponsored by the Goldsboro Woman's Club, the Continental Society...

Price to sign copies of 'Folks Around Here'

Signings for copies of Gene Price's book, "Folks Around Here," will be held at the Lantern Inn Saturday morning, at the Wayne County Library from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, at the Downtown Deli from 11 until 1 p.m....

Public record

Man robbed at ATM Samuel Perkins of La Grange reported Wednesday that he was robbed by two black males while walking out of Sears on North Berkeley Boulevard. The two men drove up and asked him a question, Perkins...

Confederate monument at Whitehall Memorial Park to be dedicated Saturday

SEVEN SPRINGS -- A ceremony to dedicate a monument to the 13 Confederate soldiers killed at the Civil War Battle of Whitehall will be held Saturday at Whitehall Confederate Memorial Park on Budd Fields Road near Seven Springs. The battle...