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Monday, March 2, 2009

First arrest made in Bandy shooting

Goldsboro police have made one arrest in the death of Barbara Bandy, catching up with one of the suspects in Miami, Fla., Sgt. Chad Calloway said. Anthony Dwayne Jackson, last known to live on North Leslie Street, faces one...

Recruiter who signed up airman was also there for his retirment

The familiar hand that stuck an Air Force retirement pin onto Charles Nail's uniform Friday took him back more than 30 years. He shook that hand back in 1978, when recruiter Del Harris visited his Hickory, N.C., high school. "I...

Southco CEO is named national marketing association chairman

Sherwin Herring was 19 in 1971 when he started working for a $1.65 an hour in the warehouse at what was then Southern Wholesale. Now, 37 years later as CEO of the renamed Southco Distributing Co., Herring has just...

Upgrades planned for city's water facilities

Goldsboro's utility facilities are OK for now, but a draft of the utilities master plan study -- under way since 2008 -- states that the city's facilities will need some upgrades in the near future. And in some cases, major...

Paving scam hits elderly residents

A group of men selling shoddy asphalt is targeting elderly victims by offering to pave driveways at a low price, then pressuring victims to pay more, authorities say. People have called the Wayne County Sheriff's Office numerous times with...

Goldsboro Ballet to perform March 14 and 15

The Goldsboro Ballet will perform "Our Town" and "Carnival of Animals" at the Paramount Theatre on March 14 at 7 p.m. and on March 15 at 3 p.m. There is also a performance on March 13 at 9:00 a.m. and...

Habitat needs help with lunches

Habitat for Humanity is looking for organizations or individuals willing to feed college students who will be coming to help build a house in Wayne County during the weeks of March 2, March 9 and March 16. The students from...

Chamber to sponsor legislative briefing breakfast March 20

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a legislative briefing on Friday, March 20, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Goldsboro Country Club. State Sens. Don Davis and David Rouzer and state Reps. Larry Bell, Van Braxton...

November sales tax receipts lower

The county's sales tax receipts continued to decline in November, but not quite as sharply as they did in October. The two months combined fell by $1,099,590 compared to the same two months in 2007. Sales tax funds for...