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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Police seek man in woman's murder

Goldsboro police are looking for a man in the murder of a 23-year-old resident of the Carolina Pines trailer court, according to a release. Police said they had obtained a warrant for Cesar Becorril Romero, 23, of Whispering Lane, Dudley....

Retiring prosecutor advocated for victims

Jan Kroboth's prosecution unit had a nickname for a while -- "the old lady advocate team." The nickname came about because Mrs. Kroboth, an assistant district attorney who announced her retirement this month, was often assigned cases with elderly victims,...

Thousands raised for new veterans memorial

KENANSVILLE -- Nineteen sons of Duplin County were lost in Vietnam. But thanks to county Historical Society President Charles Ingram and a generous community, their names will never be forgotten. Just more than a month after 300 friends, neighbors and...

Santa's elves

Jessica Jordan, a gift wrapper for the Goldsboro Mayor's Youth Council, puts the finishing touches on a present at Berkeley Mall on Monday. Shoppers crowded the mall this week, trying to find that final Christmas gift. Many stores were offering...

Arrests made in pawn shop raids

Five people have been charged with possessing stolen goods after federal raids at two locally-owned pawn shops, police said. Mark Throm, Elizabeth O'Banion, Eric Ludwig, William Reavis and Kelletrina Willis all face charges related to receiving stolen goods and/or pawnbroker...

Automobile industry concerns might affect some county manufacturers

Washington, D.C., Detroit and the economic maelstrom swirling around the Big 3 automakers is more than a political football for the approximately 1,428 Wayne County jobs tied to the automotive industry. The local investment of those companies is "significant,"...

Public record

Shot in leg Rakeem Howell of Devereaux Street was riding his moped in the parking lot of a South Slocumb Street grocery store when someone fired a single shot at him, striking him in the right knee, Goldsboro police said....

Cold Stone Creamery closes its doors

Residents may have eaten their last scoop of Cold Stone Creamery ice cream -- at least while sitting in Goldsboro. The eatery's location in Berkeley Commons has closed for an undetermined amount of time. A sign on the door says...