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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

15-year-old charged in toilet paper fire at Southern Wayne

A 15-year-old juvenile told arson investigators he set a stack of toilet paper on fire at his high school, then returning to class, letting the fire burn without telling anyone, authorities say. A school resource officer, Deputy Russell Rice, was...

Cashwell could connect to U.S. 70

Goldsboro planning officials are considering a plan that would create a shortcut from Berkeley Boulevard to the U.S. 70 Bypass. The city is working with Wayne County Public Schools officials to extend Cashwell Drive from its terminus at Berkeley Park...

Officials talk more about plan for depot

The Union Station project might or might not include a separate building for GATEWAY and Greyhound bus service. Goldsboro and North Carolina Department of Transportation officials and GATEWAY board members met Tuesday afternoon as a steering committee for a study...

Woman shot in her car on street

A 42-year-old woman was shot "several times" while sitting in the driver's seat of a vehicle outside 304 N. Leslie St. on Tuesday evening, Goldsboro police said. Barbara Ann Bandy, who lives at the address of the incident, was...

Plans firmed for GATEWAY use survey

Residents will have a chance to voice their opinions about the GATEWAY transportation system April 1. The meeting is part of a state study examining GATEWAY's performance and organization. It is expected to take five to six months to...

County vigil shines candlelight on abused, neglected children

The light from 551 tiny candles flickered for an hour Tuesday night, reminding those in attendance of children suffering abuse and neglect in Wayne County. Another 25 burned brightly to honor the children who have died in North Carolina. The...

Wooten donates Fremont home to WCC for scholarships

A TV writer/producer who hails from Fremont has donated his childhood home to Wayne Community College, with proceeds from its sale to provide scholarships for future educators. Jamie Wooten, who has written for such TV show as "Golden Girls" and...

Tobacco Associates meeting Friday

WILSON -- Tobacco Associates Inc. will hold its 62nd annual meeting Friday at the the Wilson County Agricultural Center Auditorium at 1806 S. Goldsboro St. in Wilson. The meeting program will begin at 10 am. This year's speakers will discuss...

EWHS students among finalists in auto tech competition

The North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association has announced that Eastern Wayne High School students Matthew McKinnon and Jekevyn Peele are among four finalist teams to compete in its 2009 Automotive Technology Competition. The students won a spot to compete in...

Public record

Two schools broken into Dillard Middle School custodian Janice Sumlin and cafeteria manager Carolyn Raynor reported Monday morning that eight windows at the school had been damaged, according to Goldsboro police reports. There were also damages to at least...

Miss N.C. to attend Seven Springs festival

SEVEN SPRINGS -- An appearance by the reigning Miss North Carolina, Amanda Lauren Watson, will highlight the Ole Timey Days Festival in Seven Springs. The town's ninth annual Ole Timey Days will be held on May 9, and Miss...

Man arrested in December shooting

One man is in Wayne County jail for the December shooting of Louis Muniz of Faro, but the Sheriff's Office is looking for another, authorities said. The Sheriff's Office arrested Terrance Lee Melton, 18, of Northwest Acres Drive, Greenville,...

James Sprunt to apply for grant for public safety building

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Commissioners has agreed to let Dr. Lawrence Rouse, president of James Sprunt Community College, apply for a $90,000 grant to have plans drawn up for a new public safety education building on campus....

Additional charges filed in meth raid

A Mount Olive area man has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine for "starting the process" of making meth in the back of his car, authorities say. The Sheriffs Office has also charged one other person in a traffic stop...