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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Making 'Our Town' their town

The fictional town of Grover's Corners is coming to life on stage at the Paramount Theatre in a way celebrated playwright Thornton Wilder would never have forseen. The Goldsboro Ballet will present "Our Town," a ballet interpretation of the award-winning...

Officials say 'no' to putting marriage issue on agenda

One vote by county commissioners happened so quickly last Tuesday amid the confusion and turmoil of a standing-room-only crowd opposed to a proposed housing project that most people probably missed it. With little discussion, county commissioners by a 3-4...

School district confident $5 million in lottery funds safe

School officials had not planned to empty their lottery fund account so soon. But that was before the governor announced the last quarter's proceeds would be reverted to the state to help with the budget shortfall. Then, said Nan...

Motorcycle party nets $10,000 for Edgewood students

Six years ago, area farmer Randy Gray decided to throw a party for a few of his motorcycle buddies. Response was so great, he toyed with the idea of taking it a step further. "I decided that since I was...

Fire department asks town to annex new station

PIKEVILLE -- The Pikeville-Pleasant Grove Fire Department has asked officials to annex their future fire station and make it an official part of town. Mayor Herbert Sieger and the commissioners agreed to let Town Administrator Kathie Fields explore annexing the...

Wayne GOP convention set for Saturday

The Wayne County Republican Party will hold its annual precinct meetings and convention Saturday at the Wayne Center at the corner of Chestnut and George streets. Party members will hear from a number of guest speakers as well as...

Red Cross offers March class list

The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will offer the following classes this month: Adult CPR/Automated External Defibrillator -- March 16 from 6 to 10 p.m. Child and Infant CPR -- March 17 from 6 to 10 p.m....

Public record

Vehicle 'burned beyond recognition' A city of Goldsboro employee said he found a burned out car in an open land area near the 2500 block of Royall Avenue, after the fire department had responded to a grass fire there on...

Pikeville employees to help make residents' homes energy efficient

Pikeville, a town where residents struggle with electric costs because of a deal penned in the early 1980s, will address the issue by having town employees help to install energy-saving devices, an official said. Town Administrator Kathie Fields said Wednesday...

Murder suspect returned from Florida

A murder suspect was returned to Goldsboro from Florida yesterday afternoon, police said. Anthony Dwayne Jackson, of North Leslie Street, is wanted in connection with the shooting of Barbara Bandy. Jackson was in Wayne County Jail as of about...