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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Study will measure commuter rail interest

The North Carolina Railroad Co. will conduct a study to gauge interest in a proposed commuter rail line that would connect Goldsboro to Research Triangle Park and beyond. If the project moves forward, commuters in the Triangle and Triad areas...

Seymour Johnson AFB to offer improved veterinary services for airmen

When Daniel Ruffino picks an undersized tennis ball off his lawn, his dog, Guido, puts on his game face -- eyes focused, tongue hanging out, jaw trembling. And when the Air Force technical sergeant releases his Boston terrier-dachshund mix's favorite...

Jury now deliberating outcome of murder case

Jurors began deliberating Monday afternoon in a Wayne County Superior Court trial of a Goldsboro man accused of killing two people in 2006. Roderick Miles "Ricky" Davis Jr., 25, is accused of killing James Lee "Slick" Croom, 24, of...

Mount Olive to apply for funds from stimulus package to repair sewers

MOUNT OLIVE -- Town officials are hopeful that having a shovel-ready sewer rehabilitation project on hand and the support of the Clean Water Management Trust Fund will enhance the town's chances of receiving $717,000 in federal stimulus funds. Town...

Golden LEAF funds in sights of some, but no change yet

Faced with a $2 billion budget shortfall next year, some state legislators have been looking toward other funding sources to help make up the deficit, including the master tobacco settlement funds that are directed toward the Golden LEAF Foundation....

Public record

Armed robbery Clint Marable of North Carolina Street told police on Saturday that two unknown black males, both about 21 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, about 140 to 160 pounds with a slim build, one with a...

County courthouse shoe display will mark incidents of child abuse

The county courthouse atrium next month will be adorned with hundreds of children's shoes to draw attention to child abuse in the county and state and the public's support is being sought to help make that happen. Each of...