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Sunday, January 18, 2009

With latest plans, walking trail nears reality for Stoney Creek Park

Stoney Creek Park will soon have a paved walking trail. The Stoney Creek Park Alliance met Thursday to discuss the cost of a 1,800-foot trail that will circle from the parking lot on Ash Street around the wetland area,...

Idaho F15-E pilots find warm welcome at SJAFB

There were no wives or girlfriends with tears in their eyes standing along the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base flight line Friday afternoon. There were no children waving American flags to welcome their daddies back from war. No father...

Despite classes being out, schools mark historic event

County schools are not in session through Wednesday, meaning students will miss out on classroom discussions of Martin Luther King Day and the presidential inauguration. Educators are keenly aware of the two events' significance, though, and have structured activities...

Family proud to span 'two worlds'

Robert and Virginia Gerald's living room walls tell the story of their 75 years of marriage, the dozens of framed photographs bright with the cap-and-gown smiles of children long grown and the promise of descendants yet to come. Five...

Former employee suit against Cherry heard

After nearly six years of waiting, Len Henderson has had his day in court. The case of the former staff development director at Cherry Hospital was heard in Wayne County Superior Court on Friday by Judge PaulRidgeway. No decision...

Old Dobbs Society gets lesson in rural medicine

The modern health care industry is one of the most tightly regulated in the United States. Most doctors have access to the latest diagnostic equipment, the Food and Drug Administration closely monitors the development of new drugs, and prospective...

State losing ability to help counties

RALEIGH -- When the state's county commissioners gathered two years ago for their legislative goals session, North Carolina had a budget surplus of nearly $350 million, and the state enjoyed a debt capacity of about $200 million a year....

Officials ask feds for help for rural areas

With the 111th Congress beginning to discuss the possibility of a second stimulus package worth billions of dollars, North Carolina officials are working to make sure the state's rural communities are not overlooked. Speaking during a roundtable discussion hosted...

Public hearings high on City Council agenda

The Goldsboro City Council will hold six public hearings and discuss the condemnation of several dilapidated dwellings at its meeting Tuesday afternoon. The first two hearings will be held on rezoning requests. Kathy Woodard made a request to change property...

Paramount to hold anniversary gala

On Saturday, Feb. 14, the Paramount Theatre will hold its first anniversary Celebration Gala. The featured performer for this year's event will be Goldsboro High School graduate Jean Bradel. Ms. Bradel, a world-class lyric spinto soprano, has performed as...

Commission approves new fire districts map

The new Wayne County fire districts map approved earlier this month by commissioners did little more than fine tune district lines, and perhaps more importantly, signal the first step toward simplifying a three-map system into a unified one. The...

Speed possible reason for fatal crash

One Sampson County teenager is dead after a fatal single-vehicle wreck on N.C. 55 outside of Mount Olive early Saturday morning. At approximately 1:30 a.m. Saturday, emergency personnel responded to a report of an accident on N.C. 55 about...